Cover image for Batman/Superman. Volume 4, Siege / written by Greg Pak ; pencils by Ardian Syaf [and six others] ; inks by Sandra Hope Archer [and nine others] ; color by Ulises Arreola [and five others] ; letters by Rob Leigh ; collection cover by Ardian Syaf, Danny Miki and Wil Quintana.
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Batman/Superman. Volume 4, Siege / written by Greg Pak ; pencils by Ardian Syaf [and six others] ; inks by Sandra Hope Archer [and nine others] ; color by Ulises Arreola [and five others] ; letters by Rob Leigh ; collection cover by Ardian Syaf, Danny Miki and Wil Quintana.
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Title Variants:
Siege
ISBN:
9781401263683
Publication Information:
Burbank, California : DC Comics, [2015]

©2015
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
General Note:
"Batman created by Bob Kane."

"Superman created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, by special arrangement with the Jerry Siegel family."

"Originally published in single magazine form as Batman/Superman 16-20, Batman/Superman anual 2, Batman/Superman future end 1"--Title page verso.
Contents:
Superman's Joker / Adrian Syaf, penciller -- Deathwatch / Adrian Syaf, penciller -- Sacrifice /Adrian Syaf, penciller -- Phantoms / Adrian Syaf, penciller -- Family matters / Adrian Syaf, penciller -- Siege / Tom Derenick, Tyler Kirkhan, Ian Churchill, Adrian Syaf, Emanuela Lupacchino, pencils -- Undone / Cliff Richards, Jack Herbert, Vicente Cifuentes, artists.
Abstract:
"Who is Superman's Joker? It seems it's the unseen terror, who makes the battle personal for Superman! By attacking all things related to the Man of Steel! Together, Batman and Superman start to track down suspects but the true identity of the villian will truly shock you! No one is safe when the one you are hunting has no motive or pattern like the real Joker!"-- Provided by publisher.
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WHO IS SUPERMAN'S JOKER? Someone is targeting the people closest to Superman-those who wear his sigil, those he cares most about, even innocents whose lives he's saved. The attacks seem random, but Batman recognizes the pattern. A madman who hates you so much he strikes at the people around you...this is Superman's Joker. Worse, the method of the attacks is even more bizarre: the bullets leave no residue, no clues, then seem to disappear into nothingness. Even the World's Greatest Detective is at a loss. But when Batman hatches a plan to draw the killer out of hiding, a crucial clue is uncovered-one that reveals that the killer is more closely tied to Superman than they could have imagined! Can Superman, Batman and Supergirl defeat this threat from Superman's past...or will Superman's Joker prove to be his final undoing? Writer Greg Pak (ACTION COMICS) and artist Ardian Syaf (BATGIRL) add a deadly new name to Superman's rogues gallery...one that will test Superman's strength and Batman's mind equally! Collects BATMAN/SUPERMAN #16-20, BATMAN/SUPERMAN ANNUAL #1 and BATMAN/SUPERMAN: FUTURES END #1!


Author Notes

Greg Pak is an American film director/comic book writer, known for his work on books published by Marvel Comics, which include Incredible Hulk, Incredible Hercules and the crossover event World War Hulk, and more. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he was a member of the Purple Crayon improv group, and studied history at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and studied film at New York University. His student film, Fighting Grandpa, won the Gold Medal at the 25th Student Academy Awards. He is currently writing BATMAN/SUPERMAN and ACTION COMICS for DC Comics.


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Library Journal Review

A dynamic, intelligent, and odd tale that pits younger, alternate versions of Superman and Batman against older, more experienced versions of themselves. Evil goddess Kaiyo-minion to Darkseid-transports the four heroes from place to place "like chess pieces" to compete against one another to prove who is strongest. In a strange parallel world, Batman and Catwoman are married and Superman hasn't yet begun dating Wonder Woman. Awe-inspiring art by Lee (The Dark Tower; Hellshock) presents moody, dark, angular people and structures. Shadowy black spires fill a surreal Gotham City skyline, weird technorobots run amok, and a wispy, fiery Kaiyo appears and disappears at will. Heated battles erupt. Veteran Batman takes on young Superman (who can't fly yet but leaps into the sky); Wonder Woman tackles Kaiyo; young Bats squares off against old Bats; and young Supes wallops veteran Superman a few times. Writer Pak (Incredible Hulk) includes clever twists on well-known characters and plenty of smashing and crashing. Verdict More appealing on a second reading. Keeping track of which Superman and Batman populate a given panel is difficult, despite small visual cues. Wonderful coloring aptly conveys atmosphere, from insidious blacks and greys and muted tans to splashy bright oranges and blues. Fans of DC's "Elseworld" stories may appreciate the issues collected here more than others.-Jeffrey W. Hunter, Royal Oak, MI (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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