Issue 16 was a joy to read. Two worlds, different from the one we’re used to, with the stories running together in parallel “on film”. I did not expect that moment at the end, and those who read it know what I’m talking about. Yang shows that Superman Smashes the Klan was not a fluke… and Ivan Reis is an absolute master. The way Metropolis is imagined, retro yet futuristic? The new, but old, costumes? It’s all so ■■■■■■■ great. Sorry; excuse my French. We’re only one issue in, but I’m hooked. Can’t wait for #17. This preview art… just give us the figures & statues already!
Ok… too much gushing… back to real life…
I’m loving the use of serial villains so far, definitely a highlight.
SN: Is there such a thing as a non-participating digital platform? I’d be curious why a platform wouldn’t participate.
Although I liked it, the film strip gimmick was too distracting (for me) to go on for a full issue. I credit them for trying something new but I read each story on its own and found it hard to block out whole sections of the page.
I have not liked the direction of Batman and Superman for a long time so this Elseworlds feeling is nice to just enjoy. And aside from the film strip, the art is great. Is Reis in for the long haul though because I thought I saw a solicit with a different artist? If memory serves, he’s reliable with a monthly schedule.
Not sure if the film strip thing is just a gimmick for the panels, given the film strip regular Bats & Supes (what are they called now, Earth 0?) find on the satellite at the end of the issue. I do get your point though. I read them concurrently, so didn’t bother me at all.
Saw the same solicit. Reis was very reliable on Bendis’ Superman run, but did have another artist (forget the name) with similar aesthetics spell him for a few pages here & there. Then there was Kevin Maguire doing a couple issues, as well. Not sure if this is a similar case, or if Reis is just doing single arc. Time will tell, I guess. Hope he’s in for the long haul.