The Life Mistaken
I was a big fan of the Green/Johnson run on Superman/Batman, as while they weren't perfect, they had a certain charm and fun to them, while staying true to the main characters and their relationship, actually saying something about it. So, as they are now officially, well for a while now actually, moving on to bigger and better things from the title, I thought I'd post certain scenes from their first issue, which had me laughing at several points.
Before the explanation for the story arc, let's just begin with the first pages of that issue, which were just too awesome to put in to words.
The movie Batman is a blond himbo, who is easy to read emotionally, can not keep a secret and took the name Batman after his mother beat his sister to a coma with a baseball bat. How is that not awesome. Oh yeah, and he also has a base on the moon.
So, what does the real deal think of this?
Things get complicated when Livewire hits a prop with a lightining and turns out they were using real kryptonite at the movie shoot. Thus, she accidently takes out Superman. Batman calls JLA for backup while taking out Livewire with ease. Who shows up to handle the situation but a certain scarlet speedster.
That 'Standing right here'? Priceless.
So Superman takes a few days to heal, with the aid of Alfred, pondering things before returning to Batman to discuss things.
There is a great discussion of things, which leads to the two deciding to clean Earth from kryptonite. I really enjoyed the overall storyarc, as it did explore in great depth Superman hubris, how none of them truly understand what it means to be Batman, the trust for the symbol of Superman and why people might not want that weakness removed. But that was more heavy stuff and I wanted to limit this post to the funny. Hope you liked it as much as I did and that it was worth of at least a few chuckles.