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Subj: Thoughts on Superman's appearance in Batman #36 *SPOILERS*
Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 at 02:55:09 pm EST (Viewed 141 times)



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1. Superman is conveniently making himself busy stopping a train from crashing from the bridge is missing scenario while talking to Lois who says he needs to call Batman so Lois and Clark can meet Bruce's fiancé, Selina Kyle.

2. Superman makes excuses that he's busy, but Lois ain't buying it. She knows her husband all too well. Clark is stalling. He doesn't wish a criminal like Selina to know he's Clark. Lois makes a good point about trust when she brings it up. She points out that Batman is Clark's friend, that Clark trusts Bruce daily to help save the world, but that Clark doesn't trust Bruce to love someone we can trust.

Clark is stalling. Lois also points out that Selina is very good and finding things that people try and hide, that she likely already knows Clark and Superman are one and the same.

3. Batman is stalling too, likely because he's debating on telling Selina Clark is Superman. Catwoman points this out and proves that Lois's reporter instincts are correct. Selina Kyle already knows Clark is Superman. "Guy who always writes about Superman, who looks just like Superman. But with glasses. And slicked back hair. I'm a thief. I find the hidden things...darling, I already know."

The glasses disguise didn't fool Selina. I wonder how long she's known? Smart woman.

4. Trouble comes up and Clark changes into Superman to deal with it. After he does he thing, Lois councils him to call Batman. Clark agrees.

5. Batman is afraid to talk to Clark and Selina sees through the masked fear as she points that out to Bruce. I'm really liking Bruce's relationship with Selina. I might just have to start reading Batman on a regular basis. She understands Bruce like no other.

6. Superman is now battling some nameless villain in the desert. Again, Lois reminds Clark to call Bruce and Superman says he will. but Lois is not buying the excuses anymore and says that tonight they will all have a meeting together. No more excuses.

7. Then we have a nice parallel dialogue where Bruce and Clark talk about each other. What Batman says about Superman is a perfect example that proves that Superman is NOT a cardboard cutout, one dimensional, character. But those of us who actually read the comics, we already know this. ;\)

8. Superman and Lois finally have a meet up with Batman and Catwoman. Lois introduces herself, shaking Selina's hand. Then two bad guys show up. A funny moment happens when Superman asks Batman, "Vengeance is the night?" In which Batman replies, "Up, up and away."

9. Good to see Lois has BLUE eyes for once. Too bad the main Superman titles always get it wrong with those purple eyes. I also liked seeing her with black hair. The brown hair is nice, but black not only looks better, but it's Lois's original hair color anyway.

Good issue. A fun read, I recommend it.





It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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