Batman Superman #16
Written by Gene Luen Yang
Art by Ivan Reis
Inks by Danny Miki
Colors by Sabine Rich
Letters by Saida Temofonte
The Rundown: Two different worlds converge as a new threat emerges.
Two separate, but similar worlds feature heroes dedicated to saving people. On one, Superman finds himself at a presentation of a new piece of technology that will revolutionize clean energy. Unfortunately, it is attacked by Lex Luthor leading an army of robots and claiming that his science has been stolen by Martha Wayne and her company. In the ensuing investigation, Clark and Lois visit the home of billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne and discover that there is a secret hidden below the surface of Wayne Manor.
On another world, Batman and Robin chase down a group of prisoners who have escaped Arkham with the help of the mysterious Spider Lady. When they stop the criminals and bring them back to the asylum, they discover that the warden is keeping some interesting secrets, including a ship that holds the skeleton of an alien infant recovered from Kansas. A ship that leads them to a hidden base in the arctic where a bigger secret is revealed.
The Story: Gene Luen Yang crafts an entertaining and interesting story in this issue. As the start of a new arc, it hooked me with its strange and compelling plot and dialogue. There are definite Esleworlds elements to the story and a unique way to bring the stories together while introducing a new threat for Batman and Superman.
The Art: Reis has some beautiful art throughout this issue. There are great visual moments and the design of the characters is fantastic.