I cracked up at that first panel itself. Clark's acting for all the world like a girl who got stood up at her prom. I love the story too - although this conclusively proves that the Great Coffin Escape in R.I.P Batman definitely had precedent even in the days when Bruce wasn't written as a Bat-God.
The NML one - OMG that's beautiful. Of course, I wouldn't expect anything less from Kelley Puckett.