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What’s New In The New 52: Brett Booth Joins BATMAN/SUPERMAN

What’s New In The New 52: Brett Booth Joins BATMAN/SUPERMAN

By Bob Harras Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Yesterday, I gave you a sneak peek at Rafael Albuquerque’s upcoming art on ANIMAL MAN. Today, allow me to spotlight artist Brett Booth’s gorgeous work on BATMAN/SUPERMAN.

Booth joins the creative team of this acclaimed series with issue #5, which is presented in a horizontal format. In this issue, Clark and Bruce face off against Metallo – but when this super-villain mysteriously vaporizes into thin air and disappears, the duo know that there must be a larger force of nature at work.

While Superman investigates what triggered Metallo’s vanishing act, he learns that the Toymaster has created a video game in which 3-4 contestants take over real world avatars to fight the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight. But who is the Toymaster working for? And what do they stand to gain by taking down Batman and Superman?

“It's back to the modern times,” Booth recently teased of his first arc in an interview with COMIC BOOK RESOURCES. “Batman and Superman are basically drawn into this big fighting thing, and so they'll be fighting a bunch of people you know, and some you don't know -- most of them that you know, some that you might not have seen yet. Metallo's in it, Nightwing's in it. There are a couple of other characters that I don't want to mention. I'm looking forward to it.”

Above, take a first look at Booth’s interior art for BATMAN/SUPERMAN #5, presented here in all its widescreen glory. And don’t forget to pick up the issue when it flies into stores on November 6.

More tomorrow!