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Greetings True Believers! This S_D 1.0 classic needed a re-post. Superman/Batman Annual #1. The issue that launched a thousand slashfics. The story that covered the founding of DC's greatest friendship (Or depending on your point of view, it's greatest romance).

This story has everything. Action, humor, the multiverse, screwing with Lois and a certain Merc with a Mouth?


Bats and Supes take care of some baddies and joshing each other about uncovering each other's identities. Meanwhile....Deathstroke has been hired to kill Bruce Wayne.

Sitcom plot time: Clark and Lois are sent to cover a cruise while Bruce is on the same boat to help cement his "playboy" image.

Bruce and Clark meet, the hate each other on site. Sitcom plot time part 2: They have to share a room! The steward dude asks if one of them will give up the room:

There is dinner and dancing that night and Bruce and Clark compete for the Beard's...I mean Lois's attention. Clark accidentally saves Bruce from a poisoning ala Deathstroke.

The insult-flirting continues.

And the page that launched a thousand and one slashfics.

A dimensional rift opens above the ship.

I love this panel.

Time to hero-up! But first to get rid of that meddlesome reporter/playboy but wait! La'Gasp!!

I love the little background on Clark's "disguise".

Sitcom plot 3: The unexpected guest-star!

Lois runs into Owlman and Ultraman (Who also just met) who captures her. Meanwhile back in the cabin:

Ha! Shakespeare.

Supes grabs Lois back. Ultraman is Ultra-Creepy.

They are dispensing with "sub" in subtext.

Meanwhile, Superwoman is trying to kill Bruce but is stopped by Dea--Ack! (Running joke in the issue, he never gets to finish saying his name).

Ouch! My super-balls!

Bruce and Owlman meet.

The fight-fight continues with much of the funny. But that rift thing is starting to get serious.

Superwoman is all like "Screw This".

And the boys can't seem to stop flirting.

The plan swings into action and we bid adieu to our mysterious Merc.

The day is saved and everyone is in their proper universe. But the icing on the cake is of course...screwing with Lois so she stays in the dark about Bruce and Clark.

Oh Lois....Shut-up. I love this issue so much. I didn't even need S_D's corrupting influence to see the sub-text. BTW, Clark's super-ventriloquism? Silver-Age Superdickery! Ha!

Date: 2009-12-15 09:59 am (UTC)
stig: "It Was A Boojum..." (Default)
From: [personal profile] stig
I really don't like that line. For one thing, I don't see any similarity between 16-17th-century language and the word 'Batarang'. For another, I'd have thought Superman an intelligent enough person to appreciate Shakespeare rather than use the name as a derogatory term.

Actually he meant the opposite.

Date: 2009-12-15 10:30 am (UTC)
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I don't think that was the case, he was being sarcastic when he said " 'batarang' sounds like Shakespeare" I mean Bruce just told him "What you just said sounds kind of silly" to which Superman responded "Oh yeah and I am sure the way you call your stuff sounds really poetic"

So yeah Clark was just being sarcastic.

Re: Actually he meant the opposite.

Date: 2009-12-15 12:52 pm (UTC)
stig: "It Was A Boojum..." (Default)
From: [personal profile] stig
Ah, thanks, that would seem to make more sense.


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