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Super Friends #18

Super Friends #18

Scheduled to arrive in stores: August 19, 2009

Cover date: October 2009

"This Am Not The Title!"

Writer: Sholly Fisch
Penciller: J. Bone
Inker: J. Bone
Cover: J. Bone

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

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Roll Call: Superman, Aquaman, Green Lantern: John Stewart, Wonder Woman, Flash, The Batman, Bizarro, Bizarro Aquaman, Bizarro Green Lantern: Not John Stewart, Bizarro Wonder Woman, The Bizarro Batman

Chapter One:

We visit Bizarro World, the weirdest place in the universe where everything is back to front or twisted beyond recognition. The Bizarro Super Friends are saving their world in their own special way. They do such a good job at... what they do they decide they should help Earth too!

Activity: Bizarro and Otpyrk's "The Great Boo-Boo Hunt" puzzle

Chapter Two:

The Super Friends are battling Amazo, who Professor Ivo has recently upgraded. Amazo smashes a dam so badly that the Super Friends have to give up their chase to stop the disaster in waiting. Of course this is when Bizarro's team arrives to 'help'.

The Super Friends have to work extra hard to fix the disasters their doppelgangers cause. While they bicker confusingly amongst themselves Amazo has arrived at an amusement park and again ready to cause maximum carnage. Telling the Bizarro team to stay put, our heroes fly to the rescue - forgetting that whatever they say the Bizarro's will do the opposite!

Activity: Bizarro Batman's "Not make your own Bizarro World" kit.

Chapter Three:

The Super Friends manage to stop a roller coaster crash while their doubles step in to do the opposite. Ivo and Amazo are angry with the insanity and to their surprise Superman surrenders his team to Ivo.

Hearing this Bizarro deduces that means Superman wants them never to give in and his team clash with Amazo. Ivo scowls that Amazo is more than powerful enough to defeat them as he's programmed to copy all the Super Friend abilities he sees.

This is when he realizes his mistake...

Amazo mimics the Bizarro team too!

Bizarro Green Lantern's crippling fear,

Bizarro Batman's poor physical prowess,

Bizarro Flash's laziness,

Bizarro Aquaman's stupidity,

Bizarro Wonder Woman's Apathy...

Ivo forbids his robot to shut down and Amazo follows his new bizarre programming - shutting down!

When the children in the theme park rush over to offer thanks, the Bizarro Super Friends read the opposite into it and vow to return to Bizarro World where they aren't wanted!


Activity: Are you a Super Friend or a Bizarro?

5Story - 5: In one respect this book was awful, muddled, and downright annoying, in another it was a bizarre story and they are always a welcome dose of fun and comedy!

2Art - 2: Real heavy inks this month and it really detracted from the story. Especially in places where the lack of detail is sometimes brought to the fore because of the heavy brush strokes.

4Cover Art - 4: If you not remember back to issue one this am a terrible rendition copying it. Awful* (in Bizarro speak).

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