Batman v Superman:Dawn of Justice #1-5
Written by Christos Gage
Pencils by Joe Bennett
Inks by Sean Parsons
Colours by HI-FI
Letters by Derin Bennett
Published by DC Comics
Reviewed by Dawn of Comics
Let’s judge this book by its cover… All five covers are pretty straight forward, each show the character the book it’s about on a backdrop of metropolis. The art isn’t bad, the faces are done very nicely.
Book One is Batman, Inside we learn from some thugs that Batman wasn’t always as violent as he is today, he was always serious about stopping the bad guys but he wasn’t as dark as he is now, what could have changed for him? did he lose someone he cared about? A partner maybe?
The art is great and the action is very Batman, it feels very short and doesn’t really reveal much.
Book Two is Lois Lane, Lois is taking down a business man who is selling off kryptonian weapons he found after the attack on metropolis. Again not much happens and it feels very blah. The art is is just a good as book one.
Book Three is Senator Finch, The senator is trying to pass a bill that will allow the government to spy on superman to learn his weaknesses and his secret identity. In this one we get to see that not everyone thinks Superman is here to destroy mankind and see him as the hero he is. We get a great look into the fears of the government.
Book Four is Superman, Superman saves a train full of passengers, we learn that it isn’t as easy as he makes it look. His every move is scrutinized and analysed by a TV panel of experts.
Book Five is Alex Luthor, in one we get a little insight into Alex and his hate for superman and the lengths he’s willing to go to stop him. It’s a slow book like the last four.
Overall these can be skipped. You don’t need to read them to enjoy the movie next month. 3 stars for them as a whole.
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