Fans have always loved it when Superman and his best bud Batman get together and kick some villain butt. And Superman Batman Public Enemies is the tale of one such team-up!
Lex Luther has managed to become President of the United States and faces the crisis of a giant Kryptonite meteor hurtling towards earth. While trying to deal with this, Lex decides to declare Superman rogue and places a billion dollar bounty on him. Batman pitches in to help his friend survive, take down Lex, and save the planet.
Just like in the Superman Batman Movie, half the fun of the finest heroes in the world being around each other is hearing the endless small talk. Whether it is playfully arguing about each others humour, or nattering away during a trip through the sewers, these two really define friendship.
In order to take them down, Luther enlists the help of Captain Marvel, Hawkman, Power Girl, Captain Atom and Black Lightning from the heroes ranks. And he employs Solomon Grundy, Major Force, Metallo, Gorilla Grodd and Killer Frost from the villain’s ranks. Many, many more are also seen. Can you name them all?
For fans of Superman, this is a great Superman tale. For fans of Batman, this is a great Batman story. And if you are a Luther fan, this is a great Luther yarn. Put them all together, you have an epic journey!
…is currently reading In Other Worlds by Margaret Atwood.
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 opened Friday, June 14th 2013. For an indepth look at the creation of this landmark movie, check out Jeffrey Taylor’s columns.