Batman and Superman for me. Are we at or near a point where the best superhero books being published are Batman and Superman? This would be a first, and I would say maybe.
I love what DC is doing now. I have been buying their books but they are clearly labeled so that I can drop them whenever they do any multiverse bullshit or crossover bullshit, and then pick them up again right after and not miss a thing. So I just picked Superman up again after sitting out two arcs, and it’s as good as ever. The characters are so nicely sketched right now and in perfect situations…it won’t last forever but I hope DC isn’t going to throw out the baby with the bathwater with the big shakeup. This issue has the pie splash page that someone shared over in the DC thread, and ends with Batman facing off against a cow named Bessie…it’s all innocent and fun but not ridiculous, and is just kind of sweet.
Batman was not really sweet, as we go from Bessie to Bane. It was pretty hardcore, with King channeling Frank Miller with a lot of the violence and narration. It was highly well done, however, revealing depth of character in really sly ways. He also gave Batman his own gaze into the fist of Dredd moment (though not played for laughs), which I enjoyed.