Levitz wraps up the arc with a Legion of Super-Heroes story guest starring Batman. Superman’s in a panel or two. Lex’s planet has paid-off (in the future), with a Kryptonite-infused Lex clone going through history after Superman (and Superboy).
The story’s unpredictable and funny. And Ordway’s mostly just drawing, not trying to look painted, so the art’s much better.
The rest of the issue is two-page anniversary stories.
Seagle and Kristiansen’s is pointless self-indulgence. Tucci’s actually funny. Hughes does a poster; great art, of course. The big surprise is the Krul one (with Manapul on the art). The writing’s actually funny. Thompson’s got a couple pinups. Green and Johnson (art by Davis and Albuquerque) are unmemorable.
Rouleau’s got a fantastic one, so do Azzarello and Bermejo.
Finch and Williams’s one is atrociously written.
Tomasi and Ha’s entry is pointless but looks nice.
Excellent feature though.
Resurrection; writer, Paul Levitz; artist, Jerry Ordway; colorist, Pete Pantazis; letterer, Steve Wands. It’s a Bat…; writer, Steven T. Seagle; artist and colorist, Teddy Kristiansen; letterer, Wands. Brothers in Arms; writer and artist, Billy Tucci; colorist, Hi-Fi; letterer, Wands. Worlds End… …But Life Goes On.; writer, artist and colorist, Adam Hughes. Friendly Advice; writer, J.T. Krul; artist and colorist, Francis Manapul; letterer, Wands. Batman’s Siren; artist and colorist, Jill Thompson. Superman’s Better Half; artist and colorist, Thompson. Night and Day; writers, Michael Green and Mike Johnson; pencillers, Shane Davis and Rafael Albuquerque; inkers, Sandra Hope and Albuquerque; colorist, Brian Buccellato; letterer, Wands. A Superhero’s Best Friend; writer and artist, Duncan Rouleau; colorist, Chuck Pires; letterer, Wands. Joker and Lex; writer, Brian Azzarello; artist, Lee Bermejo; colorist, Trish Mulvihill; letterer, Nick J. Napolitano. Eternal; writer and penciller, David Finch; inker, Scott Williams; colorist, Peter Steigerwald; letterer, Wands. We Can Be Heroes; writer, Peter J. Tomasi; artist, Gene Ha; colorist, Buccellato; letterer, Wands. Editors, Rex Ogle and Eddie Berganza; publisher, DC Comics.