Batman Superman #12
Written by Joshua Williamson
Art by Max Raynor
Colors by Alejandro Sanchez
Letters by John J Hill
The Rundown: Two heroes unite to discover who or what destroyed the Batcave and receive an ominous message.
The Bat-Computer is destroyed. There is destruction all over the cave and both Steel and Batwoman want to know why Batman and Superman are missing. Kate follows the clues and Steel manages to tap into the Cave’s security and a picture begins to form of what happened. When an unknown entity takes control of the cave’s security system and vehicles, Batman and Superman fight to stop it before one of Bruce’s security measures is unleashed.
When Steel and Batwoman discover a message from a battered Batman telling then what happened, they learn that the duo raced off to confront the threat that almost killed them. Unfortunately, there may be more to the message than meets the eye.
The Story: Joshua Williamson begins with an interesting and entertaining premise for the characters. I like the fact that there is a mystery to be solved and the dialogue is well done between the characters. While the premise and the characters are dynamic and interesting, the antagonist isn’t. Once it’s revealed what happened and who is behind it, the story loses many of the elements that made it engaging in the first place. The story is alright, but the next issue will determine if it is worth continued reading.
The Art: Max Raynor does some impressive work with the art in the issue. The characters look great and I loved the design of the backgrounds and panels. A great looking issue.