As America and the Soviet Union race to build their nuclear stockpiles, two extraordinary heroes must form an uneasy alliance. These studies in opposites—shadow and light—must overcome their distrust of each other to battle evil and injustice.
Sputnik silently circles in the skies above the fabled cities of the United States as danger lurks in the Earth's darkest corners.
In Gotham, the shadowy vigilante known as the Batman haunts Gotham's streets . . . and the police are just as afraid of this Dark Knight as the city's criminals are.
In Metropolis, the notorious Lex Luthor is leveraging international tensions to build LuthorCorp into a military-industrial empire, competing against his business rival Wayne Industries, which is run by Gotham's enigmatic millionaire, Bruce Wayne. Luthor's activities have raised the interest of Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane, who is beginning to realize that Luthor may stop at nothing to achieve success.
At the same time, Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen are investigating the rumored crash of a flying saucer. Clark is desperate to know if there may be other lost interplanetary visitors on Earth secretly living among them—visitors like himself.
When Batman's and Superman's paths cross, their lives change, and history will never be the same.
Kevin J. Anderson tends to spend a lot of time in other peoples worlds, from Dune to Star Wars. Recently he has taken a stab at the world of DC Comics - first with ‘The Last Days of Krypton‘, and now with a story about the first meeting between Superman and Batman. Anyone who knows these characters well understands that their approach to crime fighting is very different. And ‘Enemies & Allies‘ does a pretty good job showing the opposing views of these two super heroes.
Set in a more nostalgic setting of the 1950’s, this story remains faithful to the characters as they were depicted during that era of comic books. It’s classic space ships, kryptonite, communist generals and Lex Luthor at his finest worst.
I truly enjoyed the chance to spend some time back in a classic comic book setting. The writing style is easy to read and makes this a book to spend some relaxing fun time with. This isn’t the type of book that will have you thinking to hard, but it was just too much of a childhood super hero zone out to put down. I found myself finding every free moment reading it.
If your a DC Comics super hero fan, you will thoroughly enjoy this book. I can’t wait to share this with my kids someday.read more