Saturday, December 27, 2008


Courtesy of the CBR

97. Superman vs. Batman (New Frontier)

One of the more intriguing parts of the Darwyn Cooke mini-series, The New Frontier, was the quickly referenced fight between Batman and Superman in the early issues.

The fight is only barely shown, so Cooke took the opportunity in his New Frontier Special #1 (coinciding with the release of the New Frontier direct-to-DVD cartoon movie) to show the entirety of the fight, which involves Superman trying to take in Batman for the government.

The fight is about as clever as a Superman vs. Batman fight can be, and there is beautiful artwork from Cooke. It is also quite interesting to see how Cooke fits Batman’s methods within the time restraints of the era. The introduction of Kryptonite was a nice touch, as well.

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