Batman #41: OK, not as bad as I anticipated. It's nice that most of this issue was spent with Gordon being like "this is ridiculous" and "can I do this?" Because honestly, he can't. Or at least shouldn't. Jim might be '46' but they draw and write him like he's 60. And even so, Batman is like a fucking Adonis, and trained all across the world to be the best fighter on the planet. Jim Gordon has a beer gut and perpetually has one foot out the door and into retirement.
Also, even if I hate this run on Batman, all the little nods to Batman Beyond are nice. I really don't trust this Powers lady. I also like how they don't fuck around with the bullshit 'he's dead' nonsense and have Bruce show up at the end.
Earth 2: Soceity #1: I curse you Earth 2. You were so good, and now you are tainted. But I read on. The guy they've got on the art for this is really good. And I kinda like how they can call it Earth-2, now that the original Earth of that universe is kill, so it's literally a 2nd Earth for these people and not people being aware of the meta when they shouldn't be.
I really like Dick Grayson as Batman, even if the hoops they jumped through in this comic was fucking stupid to get him to that point. He's also the ugliest fucking Batman ever. I know it's a nod to Wildcat, who this Dick even trained under for a while. But come on.
I also hate what Earth 2 has done to Alan Scott. They took one of this universe's most interesting character and stripped him of all his personality. I look forward to reading stories about this world rebuilding because that could be really neat. But I hope they give this book some time to breathe before plunging it into a bunch of stupid crossovers or rebooting it again. Watching Helena Wayne be THE Wayne on the block and rebuilding Wayne Enterprises should be fun. Having Powergirl & Val-Zod be a thing should be very fun. But this book is on probation as far as I'm concerned.
Batman/Superman #21: Why is Lex Luthor surprised to learn that Superman is Clark Kent? Didn't he have his identity outted when they were both in the Justice League?
It's also really discombobulating that both this, and Action Comics #41 both expect you to have already read Superman #41, which isn't even out. Especially when they're making reference to why Superman's identity got outted by Lois - which is apparently 'for a good reason' even though we don't know what it is.
Starfire #1: Ick.
Red Hood/Arsenal #1: Double Ick. Where do they pull these artists from????
Harley Quinn #17: <3