Well if it’s good enough for their mentors… After Batman v Superman’s bodacious brawl this summer at the box office, their scrappy sidekicks decide to get in on the action, and recreate the feud on a much smaller scale.
Batman and Superman couldn’t be more different if you paid them, chalk and cheese, night and day… they are literal polar opposites in the realm of the Superhero. So it would be pretty damn obvious that their offspring would be also, and guess what, they really are.
Damian Wayne is the biological son of one, Bruce Wayne, otherwise known as The Batman, Damian is a mischievous malcontent of the highest order, he’s also been trained by the world’s foremost martial expert… his father, but for all of this he may have just met his match against the son of Clark Kent.
Jon Kent is the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, and is a chip off the old block in every way, including the fact that he also has super powers, just like his father. Jon’s powers though do differ to the Man of Steel’s, Jon is a powerful telekinetic, which helps him mimic feats such as flight, super strength and superhuman speed.
After a disagreement between Bats and Supes (this really does happen on a regular basis guys, perhaps you just aren’t cut out to be Super-Buddies after all!) is resolved without fisticuffs (for a change) Alfred offers to introduce Superboy to Damian’s pets, but of course, Damian dependably ruins the enforced ambience by insulting Superboy, who reacts with…
Damian though isn’t the type to take that lying down, and neither are his loyal pets, if you take on one member of the Bat Family, you take on them all…
Of Course, this frenetic fracas does not go over well with their respective patriarchs, and let’s be honest the last person you would want to upset would be The Batman, I’m sure Damian’s punishment will reflect his Father’s rather unforgiving nature…
Superman #10 is a fantastic and fun read, it’s always great to see the big two together especially when they’re at odds, and having their sidekick sons enact their on/off animosity makes for a quirky and amusing ride. Highly recommended.
Welcome my comic collecting cohorts to new comics Wednesday, and with it comes a slew of classic covers to obsess over by some of the medium’s most illustrious illustrators. But with so many cool covers available each week how on earth do we pick just one for the honour of featuring in our weekly highlight… we don’t, because this week, you do, my celebrated comic contingents.
Before we get to the most important part, your vote, let’s take a look at our heroic hopefuls that are currently squaring up for this blistering battle-royale…
Superman #10 teams together the Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder, with the Man Of Tomorrow and the Boy Of Steel in an awe inspiring adventure aptly called “In The Name Of The Father.” The cracking cover is finely wrought by Marvellous Mick Gray and perfectionist Pat Gleason.
Harley Quinn #7
Harley Quinn #7 brings a colossal conclusion to Harl’s punk rock escapades as it finds our irascible heroine, and her bandmates way too deep on their undercover assignment to take down a brutal gang of thieves and murderers, in a tale entitled “Eat To The Beat.” This illuminating issue’s cover is brought to you by the always astounding Amanda Conner.
Green Arrow #10
Green Arrow #10 follows Oliver Queen’s new Trans-Pacific Railway, an undersea vehicle that symbolises world peace, on its maiden voyage… but it seems not everyone is enamoured by Ollies olive branch to humanity as the Ninth Circle attempt to stage a high profile assassination onboard the luxury liner. Luckily Green Arrow, Black Canary and John Diggle are onboard as stowaways in a terrific tale titled “Murder On The Empire Express.” The iridescent issue cover is brought to you by jaunty Juan Ferreyra.
Bombshells #19 brings back our fave team of fighting females ‘The Batgirls’ as they take on the malevolent shadow known as The Reaper, to thwart his attempts to exact vengeance on Harvey Dent, Hugo Strange, Killer Frost and The Penguin. The cosmic cover is brought to you by the astonishing Ant Lucia.
Which of the four do you favour my fellow fanatics of fantastic fiction? cast your valiant votes below…