if Superman and Batman had aged normally from their debuts
in 1938 and 1939. Jumping in 11-year increments from 1942
to 2019 we explore the darkest days of World War II, the groovy
'60s, the grim and gritty '80s as well as a shocking near
here's an interesting idea for a comic collection. Take two
heroes who are friends, but who will try to destroy each other
if either oversteps the mark, and see how their relationship
and private lives change over the years.
Byrne's artwork (which brings to mind the work of 2000AD
artist Carlos Ezquerra) and writing style is to be applauded.
There are plenty of references and character appearances to
keep serious fans entertained. It is also well written enough
to survive as a standalone story for a new generation of comic
are appearances by plenty of old favourites including Batgirl,
The Joker, Robin and members of the JLA. And there is also
a moving appearance by a departed Alfred.
would have preferred to have seen different artists working
on different ages - to give it that authentic 60s, 80s and
modern-day style, but otherwise this is a bit of a winner.
also loved the "An imaginary tale" strap on the
title. Because obviously all other superhero stories are based
on real life.
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