The adventures of the post-New 52 Man of Steel and Jim Gordon as the mech-suited Dark Knight spill over into the pages of Batman / Superman #22. The epic “Truth” story-arc continues to unfold with “Truth Hurts.” Writers Greg Pak and Ardian Syaf deliver a tension-filled issue elegantly drawn by Vicente Cifuentes.
A powerless Man of Steel is in Gotham in Batman / Superman #22. He's reluctantly pushed into an uneasy alliance with the new Dark Knight as a warrior from another realm threatens our heroes and the human race. Can Superman accept the truth about his new partner? Where has the real Batman gone and who is the GCPD’s newest recruit? Will Superman survive this harrowing visit or will he be forced into some bad company?
Issue #22 of Batman / Superman is rated T for Teens. It contains violence, profanity, and frightening and intense scenes. There’s nothing out of the ordinary for those used to PG-13 movies.
Batman / Superman #22 gets medieval on its readers with the appearance of a Viking-type Beastlord named Ukur who comes from Subterranea. He brandishes a sort of spike-edged axe and is accompanied by monstrous dinosaur creatures. Let’s just say that a bickering Batman and Superman have their hands full as they try to get over their own suspicions of each other.
Batman / Superman #22 is available now in print and Kindle editions.