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Superman/Batman, Vol. 1: Public Enemies (DC Comics Coleção de Graphic Novels #5)

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A tale of loyalty and unlikely friendship featuring two of the most recognizable and popular super-heroes on the planet, SUPERMAN/BATMAN: PUBLIC ENEMIES pairs the Man of Steel with the Dark Knight. The iconic super-heroes unite when longtime Superman enemy Lex Luthor, now president of the United States, accuses Superman of a horrible act against mankind, and assembles a to ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by DC Comics (first published January 1st 2004)
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Kat Stark
Feb 29, 2016 Kat Stark rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, reviewed

WARNING: Homosexual pictures everywhere.

What started off as super awesome, showing a contrast of the light and dark lines that made Superman and Batman the heroes they are today, slowly became a little...I hate to say it, but gay for me.


The storyline is actually not that bad. Bruce and Clark grew up together and they each tell their own stories. They get into some fights. The main villain is Lex Luthor this round,
Mar 11, 2016 Roxanne rated it liked it
Lex puts out a warrant for Supes, a bunch of villains/heroes turn up to help/capture him, it's not heavy on plot as it focuses on Batman and Superman waxing poetic about each other. I'm not sure about the artwork some of it works and then at times it looks like a shitty knock off Bruce Timm.
After reading some reviews i was expecting some over the top bromance, proclamations of love, life saving endearing moments, y'know a lil something something.

But nah son, you all lied.
It's probably a bit t
Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
You can find my review on our blog by clicking here.

The world’s oldest question: Superman or Batman? Now, what if it isn’t always a “or”? The two titans haven’t always been either side of the fence. Although their sense of justice and their means vary grandly thanks to differences in their childhoods, there are various similarities that bring these two together more often than not. Legendary Jeph Loeb brings forth one of the many popular series that stars the “World’s Finest” duo as they tackle
Oct 20, 2015 Sarah rated it it was ok
This is literally like a McDonald's value meal for the eyes. I consumed something, yes, but it's not lasting and I don't feel sated. Sigh.
Feb 26, 2014 Scott rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I am so loving that I committed to reading more graphic novels in 2014 because books like this are so much fun! I'm actually a Marvel guy and have never read much in the DC universe but this book was a blast.

Asteroid heading toward earth. President Lex Luthor offers a bounty on Superman (blames the asteroid on him) and an all out battle royal ensues. It's pretty much everyone against Superman & Batman - Soloman Grundy, Hawkman, Green Lantern, Power Girl (yea), Mister Freeze, Captain Cold, M
Apr 15, 2016 Koen rated it it was ok! What was this? They were really trying to .. euhm, well, I can't even find the words for this... trying to sabotage this in a way?
It's like Kat Stark said in her review .. there's some serious Bromancing going on! :D
Really missing the bad-ass action, drama, darkness!
And what the hell was up with that robot??!
I liked the backstory though.. And where it was going to in the end.. And that last word.. ;) But of course, I knew that was coming - I AM reading the prelude of IC.
Well, wh
Callie Rose Tyler
Jul 31, 2014 Callie Rose Tyler rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics, batman, dc
I really wanted to like this one, but it was bad, painfully bad. It had a moment or two of hope and it held my interest, but ultimately I was left hugely disappointed. First off, this is by far the most homoerotic comic I have ever read. The relationship between Batman and Superman surpassed the “Odd Couple” and dabbled into the very strange territory of secret love affair. I’m sure this was not the intention of the author but the constant secret admiration and worship of one another is uncomfor ...more
Feb 09, 2013 Gavin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
I wasn't sure I was going to like this because I'm usually let down by team up editions, (although I do like when either one shows up in the others' adventures) but this was a great book. The inner monologue is told by both Superman and Batman, and traces back to the first time they crossed paths (as children in Kansas apparently). The monologue does a great job of showing how very similar they are in so many ways, but since they don't talk as openly as some, they don't know just how similar the ...more
Reprints Superman/Batman #1-6. Batman and Superman team-up when Luthor frames Superman for the impending doom of the world. First off, I kind of like the art, but the story and writing is really bad. The juxtapositioning of Superman to Batman is interesting, but it is so forced that drawing out an entire series based on it seems fake. The supporting characters are so out of synch and the idea that Lex Luthor could turn the world against Superman with a lame press conference is laughable. At leas ...more
May 24, 2011 Anne rated it it was amazing
I love Loeb's Superman/Batman! If you haven't checked these out, you are seriously missing out on the fun.
Jul 18, 2011 Nicki rated it did not like it
Well, let’s start with the art because that’s my biggest complaint. I felt like I was seven again. I hated this style. Perhaps it’s because I didn’t grow up in the 70’s. I was a 90’s kid. Almost everything from the 90’s was dark and gritty. That’s the way I like my comics. Dark, gritty, edgy, and clean, not cartoon-ish. If I wanted cartoons, goddamnit, I could have picked up the next Naruto.

Next, to the story. Oh my God, it was only slightly better. My biggest complaint was all the fighting. I k
Kevin Izworski
Mar 19, 2014 Kevin Izworski rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
Just wrapped up "Superman | Batman: Public Enemeies

I gave it 3 stars, it certainly had it's moments, but a lot of it was crap.
Basically Superman and Batman team up (as the bestest of best friends) to take on President Lex Luthor who has amassed a team of Supers to take the Man of Steel down all while a continental sized hunk of Kryptonite hurtles towards earth (really fast!) threatening to destroy the world. It's really a Superman story, Batman is important to the plot mostly as a love
Jul 04, 2007 Mo rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphicnovel
Review originally published Imprint (Volume 29, Issue 33) []

Superman and Batman have always stood on separate ends of the "superhero" spectrum.

The Kryptonian poster-boy of truth and justice has never seen eye to eye with Gotham City’s night prowler, having sparred on more than occasion for the very same reason.

This comic collection from writer Jeph Loeb sees them fighting side by side, bending the spectrum to show that at the core, the two crime fighters a
Dec 29, 2015 Brandi rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Paige
Shelves: read-in-2015
The thing that I love most about this comic book is how Superman and Batman have this friends-yet-enemies relationship going on. Their ultimate goal is the same, but their methods and beliefs on how to reach that point are very different - just like Professor X and Magneto.

On a random side note, I didn't realize how many sidekicks/knock-offs Batman and Superman had until I read this comic book...
Nerdish Mum
Mar 05, 2016 Nerdish Mum rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the beginning of this and Batman and Superman talking through their beginnings. I really enjoyed their internal dialogue throughout showing their love and respect for each other. Their relationship is one of my favourites in the superhero universe as they are such opposites but they work together so well. The story itself is well written and is interesting but this is not my favourite version of Lex Luthor and he just didn't work for me.
Sep 23, 2008 Nicholas rated it really liked it
This is my review for the whole series.

This Superman/Batman series is everything it should be. It's epic and personal at the same time. Loeb brilliantly manipulates the tension between Superman and Batman, whose friendship at times seems to rest superficially on a common interest to do good in the world. The two characters greatly disagree as to methodology and are frequently at each other's throats throughout the series. This difficult relationship makes the times when they genuinely show respe
J.M. Hushour
Feb 21, 2013 J.M. Hushour rated it really liked it
That perennial shitass Lex Luthor, at this point in DC continuity, had managed to get himself elected Prez. In a dark yet often hilarious (lots of jokes about DC heroines' boob sizes) near political satire, Supes and Bats team-up to take down that mahfah. This also means taking on most of the cooler DC villains (Solomon Grundy vs Batman on the White House lawn!) and the pansy good guys who side with Luthor (Shazam! is lame, anyway). All this is going on while a giant Kryptonite meteor streaks to ...more
Sep 10, 2015 VeRMiNaaRD rated it really liked it
Hiç fena değildi. İkisi birlikte değil de birbirlerine karşı kapışsalardı daha iyi olurdu :D
Feb 18, 2013 bkwurm rated it it was ok
Maybe I have been spoilt by the likes of Dark Victory and the Long Halloween but I expected far better from Jeph Loeb's work.

While entertaining enough, the plot was just not believable. I mean, look, this is superman we are talking about, the beloved superhero that other superheroes look up to. Even if anyone accepted that a threat to earth was a threat to earth only because of him, how was that grounds for the arrest of superman?

The book was highly recommended. After reading it, I find it hard
Dmitry Yakovenko
Apr 08, 2016 Dmitry Yakovenko rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
Superman/Batman, Vol. 1: Public Enemies, Superman/Batman, Vol. 2: Supergirl, Superman/Batman, Vol. 3: Absolute Power, Superman/Batman, Vol. 4: Vengeance.

Прочитал довольно знаменитый ран Джефа Лоэба, у которого я люблю его работы про Бэтмена. В этот раз он взялся за один из самых популярных бромансов в комиксах, за дуэт Бэтмена и Супермена.

Целых 25 выпусков чистого, концентрированного веселья с участием огромного количества персонажей и классных событий. По атмосфере всё немного напоминает перв
Jan 19, 2016 Brad rated it did not like it
I think graphic novels with team-ups may not be my thing, Identity Crisis being the exception to the rule. With character upon character entering the story, it just felt like a game of who can one-up who, ah-ha-ing their way into victory. I don't find that sort of focus nearly as interesting as character development, which with so many characters falls to the side here. With Long Halloween, Dark Victory and Hush, it's clear Jeph Loeb really enjoys incorporating tons of characters into a single s ...more
Jan 11, 2015 Mike rated it really liked it
A great start to what looks like a excellent series of books. One down and eleven to go!
Ian Williamson
Oct 23, 2015 Ian Williamson rated it it was amazing
Any self respecting comic book fan can appreciate the genius of Jeph Loeb. His stories are inventive, smart, funny and more importantly add a layer of emotion and pathos to characters that have never had that side explored. It's unusual to read a Loeb story without his partner in crime Tim Sale on art duties but McGuinness is just as talented and captures a lot of emotion and grit in a quite cartoonish style, which I very much approve of. I've found with a lot of adapted stories to the animated ...more
John Mccubbin
Sep 02, 2014 John Mccubbin rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic story, and I'm very happy that I've finally gotten round to reading it. Jeph Loeb does a fantastic job of bringing these two characters together in a story that was both extremely exciting and entertaining. Loeb also does a great job of balancing the story between both characters, as although the plot itself is more focused towards Superman, Loeb doesn't forget about Batman, allowing him to shine just as much as Superman, making the title very appropriate, rather than just a ...more
Feb 07, 2016 Joseph rated it liked it
Opinion and reviews of this book seem oddly divided. Some loved it, a lot hated it, and most noticed that Batman/Superman have some epic sexual tension here. With the movie coming out soon, I assume a lot of people will be checking out the Superman/Batman series for the first time, so I figured I'd throw my two cents on the pile. The short of it is, this is a good book, and thus far a good series overall. (I'm on the 6th trade collection currently)
Note that I say good. Not great, not terrible, j
Federiken Masters
Mar 05, 2010 Federiken Masters rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Poca gente
Recommended to Federiken by: Ofertas
Si el guion estuviera a la altura del dibujo, la historia sería otra. Pero como por más bonito que dibuje McGuiness el dibujo de Loeb sigue siendo de lo más pavote e inverosímil, me veo forzado a promediar para abajo.
Marco la edición española por aproximación, ya que lo tengo en los números sueltos de SD. Lástima que jamás conseguí el #5 :(
Mss Black (Smoke)
Jan 23, 2016 Mss Black (Smoke) rated it liked it
La idea está muy bien y el principio de la historia me ha cautivado.

Sin embargo los enemigos/Lex Luthor no podía estar en una versión de sí mismo ni un poco menos carismática. A partir de que se centra en el meteorito (que es la trama principal) el cómic se vuelve un poco tedioso.

Por algún motivo los personajes masculinos tienen todos un calentón encima que no pueden con él, siendo Power Girl el objetivo principal de tanta hormona suelta que no viene a cuento para nada.

El dibujo no me gusta much
I loved this. On top of it being a fascinating turnabout on heroes and villains from the perspective of public perception, generating some unorthodox collaborations among characters, it was also a window into the synergy between Batman and Superman. The aspect of it that appealed to me the most was that it was told, simultaneously from the internal perspective of both Batman and Superman. Having access to their unvoiced, personal thoughts as they reacted to the same sets of circumstances was ins ...more
Jul 02, 2013 Ben rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
This is definitely for younger readers, even before the rocket is shaped like a weird combination of Batman and Superman.
Jack Haringa
May 24, 2016 Jack Haringa rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Loeb understands Batman and Superman well, and his characterization of them is deep and accurate. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for his handling of many of the other characters who appear, particularly those members of the JLA and JSA who seem slavishly obedient to President Luthor, viewing none of his decisions as suspicious nor giving Batman and Superman the benefit of the doubt just so that the plot can unfold as Loeb wants. The whole scheme is dubious, even from Luthor's twisted pers ...more
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Joseph "Jeph" Loeb III is an Emmy and WGA nominated American film and television writer, producer and award-winning comic book writer. Loeb was a Co-Executive Producer on the NBC hit show Heroes, and formerly a producer/writer on the TV series Smallville and Lost.

A four-time Eisner Award winner and five-time Wizard Fan Awards winner (see below), Loeb's comic book career includes work on many major
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