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 Post subject: Superman/Batman: Apocalypse & Superman/Batman: Supergirl
PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:12 am 
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This is a double headed review. First I will do the Graphic Novel Superman/Batman: Supergirl. Then I will do the animated movie based on it, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. I watched the movie the day before and just finished reading the book. So without further ado:

Superman/Batman: Supergirl

Jeph Loeb, & Michael Turner foreword written by Jeph Loeb.

Full color , 160 pages. Full Kryptonian alphabet bonus in the appendix.

I always wince when they do a book focusing on my favorite characters. I'm one of those "oh, no. Now they're going to screw up Supergirl." But, Michael Turner did a pretty good job drawing her. As well as Big Bard, Artemis, Wonder Woman, and the Furies of Apocolipse. He's not afraid to draw super-powered women that look strong (as well as sexy gorgeous.) Jeph Loeb does a great job writing. Some of the banter between the title characters is quite memorable. (while Batman has secluded Superman in the Batcave for almost two weeks he asks him to save the day and Superman does, saying "Anything else you want me to do .. before you send me back to my room.") The cover price is right on, about $13. But I noticed the hardcover edition has gotten ridiculous. If you see this book at a convention for cover price grab it. It is well worth it.

Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

Kevin Conroy & Tim Daly

For this movie they brought back the original voices for a lot of the characters from the animated series especially the title ones. I liked that a lot. Kevin and Tim do the best Batman and Superman today. They stuck very close the the source material. Aside from the ending and buffing out some of the fight scenes (especially the one where WW and BB fight the Furies), deleting some of the dialog (a narration would have been great but you won't miss it), you basically got page for page the comic animated into a movie. The animation even looked a lot alike the comic's art. The bonus features are rad. Green Arrow (and special guest star) had my friends and I on the edge of our seat with the hand to hand fighting scene. There was a preview of All Star Superman and a 15 minute documentary on Supergirl (nice, but I wanted a longer more in depth one). If you don't spend the extra money to get the 2 disc version you're not going to miss much, but definitely get the one with Green Arrow. Even if you have to spring an extra couple bucks.


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