The final battle for Earth is at hand and the World’s Finest are together again!
But what dark connection does Superman hold to the visiting aliens, and how will his secrets forever change Batman and Earth?
Geek DadThe resolution this issue is a little abrupt, but there are some surprisingly emotional moments at the end of the issue as one hero gets a proper sendoff—but then we get the strangest moment of the series, as a massive status quo change is revealed and sets up more adventures that I’m not sure we’ll ever get. However, this new character—a major power player who could be either the greatest hero of the multiverse, or its greatest threat—makes me think we might see more of this universe in the future.
AIPTThough not the epic knock-down drag-out fight some may have been expecting, the ending of this comic opens up some very interesting possibilities for a sequel series.
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Lyles Movie FilesWhitta works in a very interesting conclusion that could potentially pave the way for a sequel. There’s enough story options that a sequel might be justified. Batman Fortress’ finale certainly defies expectations creating a unpredictable conclusion that might warrant revisiting this particular corner of the multiverse.
ComicBook.comFortress completely cements itself as an "outside of continuity" story with its grand finale, taking some big swings for the fences when it comes to the future of this DCU. Not all the swings land however, with one involving Batman's status quo at the end of the issue being quite the curveball to what we saw before. Whitta and Robertson made an interesting team book with this spin-off series, though a lot of that gets shuffled to the side following the revelation of the Man of Steel's current status. While the landing was shaky, Fortress' last issue did find its footing in more ways than one.
The Super Powered FancastThe Story: Fast-paced and filled with surprising moments, the finale of this story starts off well, but quickly falls apart under the weight of the previous issues in this series. Everything in the finale just happens with little to no rhyme of reason and a sever lack of logic. All of the tension that has been building throughout the series is lost in this issue as the story seems content to just end story points abruptly. Even the surprise ending was poor. It wasn’t in any way shocking and was in every way disappointing. The Art: Robertson delivers some great character designs in the issues and there are a couple of great looking sequences in the story.
Batman-NewsFortress still isn’t the worst Batman comic ever published but it might be the least essential. I’d rather read the Dark Knight Strikes Again or Batman: Odyssey over this any day. At least those are entertaining in their insanity. This is just a dull half-story that didn’t need to be told. Save your money.