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This is actually the second time Batman and Spider-Man met, but this one stands on its own. It's a great story and a lot of it probably has to do with J.M. DeMatteis whose proven in the past that he knows how to handle both Spider-Man and Batman. it's a shame that there haven't been any more Batman/Spider-Man stories after this as I feel that there's a lot of potential.

Also the original one-shot was about 51 pages.

Long story short, Ra's al Ghul wants to do business with the Kingpin, so you know both Spidey and Bats have an interest in what's going on.







Kingpin turns down Ra's (who is acting through his daughter Talia) offer because he doesn't want to be involved with a terrorist organization. Vanessa Fisk, his wife, soon becomes sick.







Ra's plan is to start an earthquake that will sink Manhattan Island, the first of many natural disasters that will strike the globe. In the chaos, Ra's will emerge to offer an solitude and redemption to the world. Kingpin scoffs at her offer and tells her that any act against New York will be considered by him to be an act of war. Before she leaves, she tells Fisk that Ra's can cure his wife's cancer.

Later, concerned about his wife's wellbeing, the Kingpin decides to accept Ra's offer.





Ra's tells Fisk that they are petty annoyances beneath them, and has some of his thugs deal with them while they go on to more pressing matters. By the time Spider-Man and Batman are done, Kingpin and Ra's have escaped.







Spider-Man is knocked out in the ensuing avalanche and Batman brings him to the safety of a nearby cave.

Ra's tells Fisk that when the world is his, he will need men of like minds to administer his judgements. He tells Fisk that if he becomes his disciple, the world will be his.



Kingpin accepts his offer.







Ra's accuses Batman of getting to Talia through him, but she had nothing to do with it.





Batman offers to bring Talia back with him, but she tells him that she is by his father's side because she chooses to be.

Back in New York, Kingpin is able to elude the law by giving interpol information on Ra's. When the hideout is found, however, Ra's and Talia are missing.

Date: 2011-12-23 05:13 am (UTC)
mommy: Arshtat; Suikoden V (The same thing we do every night.)
From: [personal profile] mommy
That actually made my feel sympathy for Kingpin. I think this is a first.

Date: 2012-01-02 02:25 pm (UTC)
bariman: by perletwo (Default)
From: [personal profile] bariman
Except for the Ultimate version of Kingpin. Guy wants his guys to blow up a school 'cause Spider-Man told him fat jokes. Tsk.

Date: 2011-12-23 11:56 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
It's easy to do when the story is centered on him and Vanessa.

Date: 2011-12-23 03:32 pm (UTC)
filthysize: (Default)
From: [personal profile] filthysize
Not even in that Brubaker story where Fisk quits being a criminal and lives a normal life in a quiet European village and falls in love with a woman and her little children?

Date: 2011-12-23 05:17 am (UTC)
aeka: Art by Adam Hughes (Huntress [Helena Wayne]:)
From: [personal profile] aeka
Oooh, this was actually nice. Great story! I think DC and Marvel should do crossovers more often. :)

Also did anyone else think Spidey and Nightwing would make great friends? That was all I could think of as I kept reading this story. XD

Date: 2011-12-23 10:18 am (UTC)
superfangirl1: (Default)
From: [personal profile] superfangirl1
"Also did anyone else think Spidey and Nightwing would make great friends?"

I think they would go along perfectly as friends too, wise cracks and all. <3

Date: 2011-12-23 10:34 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-12-23 11:57 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
If JM DeMatteis is writing them, sure.

Date: 2011-12-23 04:57 pm (UTC)
pyrotwilight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
It could be fun. Though I just thought of it being nice if Spider-Man ever met Cassandra Cain. He'd be her wisecracking Uncle. I mean she gravitates towards them as seen with Steph and Kon.

Date: 2011-12-23 07:59 pm (UTC)
espanolbot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] espanolbot
The fancomic where he becomes friends with an older, slightly bitter Azula was kind of fun. It's from the series where the Avatar and Marvel universes merge and Doom and Azula have a kid.

Date: 2011-12-25 04:05 am (UTC)
sunkist_lover: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sunkist_lover
Do you happen to know where I can find it? I saw it a long time ago at the original sd and I'd love to see it again!

Date: 2011-12-23 10:31 pm (UTC)
anothermoviegeek: (Default)
From: [personal profile] anothermoviegeek
I think Dick's love of red heads would come between them.

Date: 2012-01-02 02:24 pm (UTC)
bariman: by perletwo (Default)
From: [personal profile] bariman
Peter: Are good-looking, intelligent, funny, athletic guys with great asses inherently attracted to redheads, or are redhead inherently attracted to good-looking, intelligent, funny, athletic guys with great asses?
Dick: Good question. I think the answer is "yes."

Date: 2011-12-23 05:28 am (UTC)
mullon: (Jade Curtiss)
From: [personal profile] mullon
Dammit Vanessa, stop having sex with strange foreign women. People will talk.

Date: 2011-12-23 01:15 pm (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
Oh great. Now I can't get it out of my head of the chick that played Jordan on Scrubs playing the part of Vanessa.

Date: 2011-12-23 10:30 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Some great characterisations here, plus plausible duplicity on everyone's (except Spider-Man's of course) )part

Thanks for posting.

Date: 2011-12-28 01:28 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
And I LOVE that Kingpin is drawn precisely on Romita's model.

My slash sense is tingling.

Date: 2011-12-23 01:00 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] runespoor
Well, since no-one has jumped to the shallow end of the pool yet, I will:

That last panel on the second page doesn't look like it has to finish with a handshake.

Re: My slash sense is tingling.

Date: 2011-12-23 07:03 pm (UTC)
moetushie: Beaton cartoon - a sexy revolution. (comix  → bat coffee)
From: [personal profile] moetushie
+ 1

Date: 2011-12-23 01:26 pm (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
Thought I'd let you know I tweeted this post and JM retweeted it. So I think you made someone smile.

Date: 2011-12-23 08:28 pm (UTC)
flash_fan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] flash_fan
Wow this is great! We need more crossovers like this in comics. Is this collected?

Date: 2011-12-24 01:07 am (UTC)
flash_fan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] flash_fan
Thanks I looked for it myself but was unable to find it lol.

Date: 2011-12-23 09:38 pm (UTC)
mola_ram: let's put a smile on that face (Default)
From: [personal profile] mola_ram
2 page, top picture
Batman (looking at Spidermans crotch) ; I'll handle this.
Spiderman; Oh No, you don't.

Some days I wonder why I even bother trying to drag my mind out of the gutter, it'll just slide back in there again... ;)

A funny niggle...

Date: 2011-12-23 10:31 pm (UTC)
kenwyn89: Luke Skywalker (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenwyn89
I love this story, I really do... but I laughed when I saw Spidey rip off the fake face mask... and showed his mask underneath. There had to be some fancy make up to cover that...

Date: 2011-12-24 05:30 pm (UTC)
salad_barbarian: A comic News Elf asks for help. Nina says she will. (Save comics)
From: [personal profile] salad_barbarian
I think I've mentioned it before but I love split pages like the Batman and Talia one.

Date: 2011-12-25 04:02 pm (UTC)
joysweeper: (Default)
From: [personal profile] joysweeper
I'd seen the climbing page before, but not the rest of it. Cool!

PS

Date: 2011-12-28 01:26 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
Another thing about JM DeMatteis: turns out he reads this site on a regular basis. Just thought you should know.

Re: PS

Date: 2011-12-28 02:44 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
Yep, but I called his attention to that one specifically.

Re: PS

Date: 2011-12-28 02:45 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
(that's how I found that out)

Date: 2012-01-19 05:16 pm (UTC)
kate_fatale: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kate_fatale
I actually think this is a surprisingly good story, as cheesy as a Batman/Spiderman teamup sounds. It goes a good job of showcasing Ra's' cult-leader personality.

And you know, Talia's just fabulous. As always.

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