Happy Birthday Superman! This year you are 75 years young, and to party with you, I am taking a look at The Last Son of Krypton in all sorts of other media. This week, a three part episode of the Superman The Animated Series which was packaged all by itself into the unconquerable Batman Superman Movie!!
Who cares? We have Superman and Batman fighting then teaming up, all to take down the villain duo of Lex Luther and the Joker! Throw in a little Bruce Wayne/Lois Lane romance (yes, you read that right), and you got a slam bang fun time!
With all the chaos and mayhem these two team-ups cause, the absolute best fight does not even belong to the four main characters. When the sidekicks of Luther and Joker meet, it becomes a crash bang spectacular. The commanding presence of Mercy Graves versus the chaotic nature of Harley Quinn will demolish your senses.
When the world’s finest duo finally do meet-up, it settles once and for all the age old debate of who would win. Not to give it away, but this Superman fan was very happy with the resolution of that non-question. Kal-El Rules, just like he always should!! (Okay, I did kinda give it away, I blame Kryptonite)
The Batman Superman Movie is simply the best, possible the pinnacle of both series. I will always speak highly of this gem!
…is currently reading It’s Superman! by Tom De Haven.
P.S. This post is one of several I hope to do this year to celebrate the 75th Birthday of Superman. Happy Birthday Kal-El! Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
P.P.S. Superman Man Of Steel opens Friday, June 14th 2013. For an indepth look at the creation of this landmark movie, check out Jeffrey Taylor’s columns.