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This is from the Sam Loeb memorial issue of Superman/Batman (#26)

For those unaware of the story behind this, Jeff Loeb's son Sam died of cancer at the age of 17, having fought it for three years.

Sam had been a lifelong comics fan, and before his death he'd been writing a story to submit to DC for Superman/Batman. Sadly, he never lived to see it, but after his death, his father and 25 of the top pro's in the business collaborated to write and draw the issue; Jim Lee, Joe Casey, John Cassaday, Joyce Chin, Ian Churchill, Allan Heinberg, Geoff Johns, Joe Kelly, Mike Kunkel, Pat Lee, Rob Liefeld, Paul Levitz, Jeph Loeb, Joe Madureira, Jeff Matsuda, Ed McGuinness, Brad Meltzer, Carlos Pacheco, Duncan Rouleau, Tim Sale, Richard Starkings, Michael Turner, Brian K. Vaughan, Mark Verheiden and Joss Whedon

Now, some of these are contentious figures in terms of reputation and talent perhaps, but in this instance I really don't care. Every single one fo them donated their fees and all royalties, and the proceeds from auctioning all the original art for this issue to The Sam Loeb College Scholarship Fund, and for that they have my respect and admiration.

The story is Tim, after Kon's death in "Infinite Crisis", recalling one of their more... insane cases. Superman and Batman had sent them to look for Hiro, a semi-regular in Superman/Batman, a teenage Japanese megagenius who created enormously complex gadgets and robots, and was known as Toyman. He'd vanished from his last known location (having failed to deliver a new Batmobile Batman had ordered from him), and now one knew where he'd gone

They investigate and discover that Hiro's base has been trashed.... they go inside to check things out and get separated. Tim is, as is his want, plunged into darkness and attacked by a large number of ninja's, and he only just makes it to the only door out of the place, now worried as to what the heck has happened to Kon (Who has been annoying him on this mission more than usual)

The dialogue for these pages is Joe Kelly, the art on the first page is Art Adams, on the second it's Joyce Chin.



It's sleazy, dubious in the extreme, and Kon's smug face is almost disturbing, but even so, you can sort of see his point...

Tim is less than amused...



I'm not honestly sure if the perfect moment here is the smug grin, the look of utter contempt Kon gives Tim, or the notion of "Underwater Teen Titans Twister".... get Dick, Roy and Garth to play and I could cheerfully commission that one from now until 2020!

Oh, and I wonder if either Tim or Kon ever told Cassie ALL the details about this little episode? :) (It should be noted that she's in the group of people Tim is relating this story to, but he might feel it a little untactful to go into TOO much detail!) 

Date: 2010-07-26 07:42 pm (UTC)
robotguy27: (Default)
From: [personal profile] robotguy27
Man i'd love to see Cassie react to this

Date: 2010-07-26 07:46 pm (UTC)
mullon: (Starfire)
From: [personal profile] mullon
"No one can cuddle Conner in a hot tub except me!"

Date: 2010-07-26 07:56 pm (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
That gives a whole new meaning to the sleaze face.

Date: 2010-07-26 10:01 pm (UTC)
megami18:  Adam West does the Batusi from TV series (Default)
From: [personal profile] megami18
And it could explain the bubbles!

Date: 2010-07-27 09:29 pm (UTC)
megami18:  Adam West does the Batusi from TV series (Default)
From: [personal profile] megami18
Aw! I just love pet names!

Date: 2010-07-26 08:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] whitesycamore
Why is Tim so tiny next to Kon at the end there?

Love how Kon invites him to come in. "Mmmm, this is almost perfect, but it just feels like someone's missing..."

Date: 2010-07-26 10:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] joasakura
it's just not nekkid bubble fun without Timmeh :D

Date: 2010-07-26 08:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slim-summer.livejournal.com
What does it say about me that I can see Conner's point? and agree with it?

Date: 2010-07-26 08:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crinos
Reminds me of that Bugs Bunny cartoon where the mad scientist lures him to his castle with a robot girl bunny.

"Huh, mechanical."

*Robot kisses him*

"Well? SO SHE'S MECHANICAL!" *Follows robot*

Date: 2010-07-26 08:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
He does kind of have a good point. (Although if I were him, my response would be 'well, duh. That's why I'm able to do this.')

Date: 2010-07-26 09:08 pm (UTC)
shale: Guybrush Threepwood (Default)
From: [personal profile] shale
"He treats objects like women, man!"

Date: 2010-07-26 09:39 pm (UTC)
benicio127: (Damian)
From: [personal profile] benicio127
Hahahaha omg I love this. "Dude, one day you're going to grow a hormone...."

Tim, we're still waiting for that day to come...

Date: 2010-07-26 10:04 pm (UTC)
megami18:  Adam West does the Batusi from TV series (Default)
From: [personal profile] megami18
I've heard people mention that line so many times. I'm so happy to see where it came from!

Date: 2010-07-26 09:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverzeo
"I hate you. I hate you more than anyone else I have ever know."
Amanda Spence would break out in tears if she heard that... although the Underwater Teen Titans Twister does sound fun in a bun :D

Date: 2010-07-27 04:27 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] his-spiffyness.livejournal.com
Kon's been hanging out with Guy a little too much.

Date: 2010-07-27 05:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] webbgirl
I love this issue beyond words. This scene and the opening one where the guys are sure they're in trouble are my favorites.

I do admit that I tend to sniffle a bit each time I read the issue though.

Date: 2010-07-27 11:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
Yea, it was both a great issue and a great tribute. It was simply, fun.

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