“[A] fun read….Batman and Superman meet in this retro-flavored novel set amid the Cold War sensibilities of the 1950s.”—USA Today
The Dark Knight meets the Man of Steel in Enemies & Allies—the thrilling story of the first-ever meeting between Batman and Superman, brilliantly imagined by New York Times bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson. One of today’s most popular writers pits the iconic superheroes against Lex Luthor and the Soviets—and each other—in a spellbinding story of destiny and duty set against the backdrop of America’s Cold War era.
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About the Author
Kevin J. Anderson has published more than eighty novels, including twenty-nine national bestsellers. He has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFX Reader's Choice Award. His critically acclaimed original novels include Captain Nemo, Hopscotch, and Hidden Empire. He has also collaborated on numerous series novels, including Star Wars, The X-Files, and Dune. In his spare time, he also writes comic books. He lives in Wisconsin.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Since reading this book I have read 17 other Kevin J. Anderson books. His writing style is outstanding. Truly a entertaining tale between Batman and Superman. Loved it!
This could be the biggest story the Planet has ever run! As far as I know, this is the first time Batman and Superman have interacted with one another outside of the occasional comic book crossover. I figured since I loved the film Batman v Superman, I would love this, plus it takes place in the fifties which only sounds like an added bonus. I was right! Veteran bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson once again crafts a story I care about. I don’t know if he can ever top the Dune books he is (never-endingly?) writing with Brian Herbert, but this is a solid story, at least on par with his previous Star Wars novels, that is to say, excellent. Setting this story in the present day probably would have worked out fine, but I must say I really enjoy the 1950’s era, it adds a very interesting background to this tale, and sets it apart from the most recent movie. There are many period references throughout, from current films like Invasion of the Body Snatchers to the newest James Bond novel. I’m a sucker for historical fiction so I really enjoyed all of that. If this is your first novel by Anderson than you should know that you are in good hands, he will not let you down. Also of interest, I just found out that the same author wrote another Superman novel called The Last Days of Krypton. I think you know what to read next (or first?).
Kevin J. Anderson in his new book, “Enemies & Allies” published by It Books gives us the first team-up between Batman and Superman. From the back cover: It was a time of international tensions, a time of hope and fear—when rock ‘n’ roll, UFOs, and the Communist menace preoccupied America; the first time in history when human beings had the power to destroy their world. It was a time when heroes were needed more than ever. Evil is loose in the world. As the United States and the Soviet Union race to build their nuclear stockpiles, two extraordinary men are called upon to form an uneasy alliance. Studies in opposites—shadow and light—a Dark Knight and a Man of Steel must overcome their mutual distrust to battle a darkness that threatens humankind. And when the paths of these titans cross, a bold and exciting new chapter of history will be written . . . and nothing will ever be the same. If ever Hollywood wants to make a Superman movie right they should just allow Mr. Anderson to write the story and then everyone would go and enjoy it. The 1950′s had The Cold War, Invasions from space mania and the threat of nuclear war. Into this Mr. Anderson has added Superman and Batman. Bruce Wayne is dealing with corporate espionage among his board. Batman is dealing with police corruption and is considered a vigilante. Clark Kent is assigned to the flying saucer story and Superman, while saving sinking ships at sea and other emergencies is dealing with being the only alien on Earth. Lex Luthor is doing his best to try to become ruler over all the planet. With this kind of threat it is inevitable that Superman and Batman should meet and join forces to defeat this menace to civilization. Mr. Anderson has written a thriller as both the lives of Superman and Batman are in danger. He has also written one of the absolute best stories that I have read this year! There is so much going on as the scenes change from Metropolis to Gotham City to Siberia to a Caribbean Island that you really will not want to do anything else until you finish this book. Mr. Anderson has given us a highly entertaining story that is very imaginative. I would like more stories from Mr. Anderson please. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from It Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”