Tim Sale provides the art for the story in a style reminiscent of the Superman for All Seasons miniseries. In "The Enemies Among Us" issues 28—33, illustrated by Ethan Van Sciver for Parts 1—3, with Matthew Clark picking up Parts 4—5 and Joe Benitez concluding with Part 6Superman, Martian Manhunter and other alien superheroes are being controlled by an entity known as Blackrockwhich later infects Batman when he takes the rock to successfully stand up to Superman. After Superman visits Lois Lane to be reminded why he fights for Earth, he is able to force Blackrock to leave Batman by convincing it that he will kill his friend to spare him being used by the rock. Challenging the aliens to read his mind again, Superman convinces them that they were wrong about Earth.
Joss Whedon "Sam's Story", a back-up story written by Jeph Loeb 10 days after his son's death, depicts young Clark Kent's friendship with a boy named Sam who gets cancer. Tim Sale provides the art for the story in a style reminiscent of the Superman for All Seasons miniseries. If they cannot reverse the process in time, the women's personalities will soon reassert themselves and destroy the men's consciousness, killing them.
In "The Enemies Among Us" issues 28—33, illustrated by Ethan Van Sciver for Parts 1—3, with Matthew Clark picking up Parts 4—5 and Joe Benitez concluding with Part 6Superman, Martian Manhunter and other alien superheroes are being controlled by an entity known as Blackrockwhich later infects Batman when he takes the rock to successfully stand up to Superman.
After Superman visits Lois Lane to be reminded why he fights for Earth, he is able to force Blackrock to leave Batman by convincing it that he will kill his friend to spare him being used by the rock. Tracking Blackrock to its source, they discover that it was actually being 'led' by Desperowho convinced an alien race that Earth was not worth saving by giving them access to Superman's mind during a period of self-doubt.
Challenging the aliens to read his mind again, Superman convinces them that they were wrong about Earth. Bruce Wayne hires the Metal Men as security guards. They go on a rampage and steal a prototype OMAC unit. Alan Burnett[ edit ] Known for his work on the DC animated universe and The Batman television series, Alan Burnett took over as writer of the series with issue In "Torment" 37 to 42, illustrated by Dustin NguyenSuperman is psychologically tortured by the Scarecrow and brought to the war planet Tartaros by DeSaad.
DeSaad plants a mind-controlling spike in Superman's head, and sends him to retrieve Highfather 's staff from the Source Wallwhich Darkseid plans to use to restore his powers, which have been steadily waning since his escape from the wall.
Batman comes after Superman, but is sidetracked by Orion 's wife Bekka. Both are unable to control their attraction to one another.
Superman retrieves the staff, but is trapped in the Source Wall as a result. Batman and Bekka take advantage of DeSaad's attempted betrayal of Darkseid to steal the staff and bring back Superman.
Superman, Batman and Bekka return to Earth, bringing Scarecrow with them. Bekka is retrieved by Orion, and is later seen being killed by a shadowy assailant. In "Darklight" 43, illustrated by Mike McKoneDoctor Light infiltrates a dark matter fuel experiment on a Waynetech satellite, by creating solidgram versions of the original Teen Titans to distract the guards.
He then uses the experiment's Kryptonian processor to enter the Fortress of Solitude. While Superman battles the Titan solidgrams, Batman manages to head off and defeat Light by trapping him in a Dark Matter crystal.
Light is later freed by Lex Luthor, who wants him to join his new Injustice League. In "Nanopolis" 57—59the Prankster tricks Superman and shrinks him to microscopic size. Batman must find him and return him to normal size. Before returning to normal, the two heroes must rescue the microscopic civilization whose existence has been inadvertently endangered by the Prankster.
Mike Johnson and Michael Green[ edit ] As of issue 46, Mike Johnson joined with Michael Green to continue the series; issue 44 was the beginning of the new run.
They are the first writers to hold regular roles on this series since Jeph Loeb. In "K" 44 to 49, illustrated by Shane DavisSuperman and Batman began a mission to collect and rid the Earth of every piece of Kryptonite, a substance lethal to Superman, which has been in great abundance since Kara's arrival earlier in this series.
Along the way, Batman and Superman receive a lot of support from other heroes, including Firestormlooking for membership in the JLA. They surprisingly also encounter some resistance, especially from the new Aquaman.
This story also includes the reveal of two new variations of Kryptonite that have been also enhanced by a magical charm. One causes Superman to feel like a child and carefree for the day, which also has implications of a drug-like effect, while the second restores him to normal.
As they continue to search, they encounter the Last Line, a team run by Amanda Waller and a new Kryptonite-powered version of Doomsday created by Waller. In the end, Superman decides to give Batman the last piece of Kryptonite, because he feels he needs his weakness to be human and also in case he goes rogue.
After he flies away, the Caped Crusader retreats to the Batcave, where it is revealed that a sample of each Kryptonite variation, along with large chunks of green Kryptonite, are still kept there.
In "The Fathers" 50while rebuilding Smallville following the events of "K", Superman and Batman uncover a piece of Kryptonian technology that reveals that Jor-El came in contact with Thomas Wayne while searching for an appropriate planet to serve as baby Kal-El's new home.
These Lil' Leaguers are childlike versions of the heroes and have similar powers. They face off against the Lil' Villains, and learn the harsh truth that the world is a very dangerous place when Lil' Superman is killed by a Father Box-enhanced Lil' Doomsday.
Superman meanwhile, tries to lead a normal life as a husband and journalist. Their allies realized that the power switch has a psychological side effect to both men, as Batman's behavior becomes increasingly aggressive and Superman himself becomes emotionally depressed despite living the life he has always wanted, realizing that the transfer was the result of a curse that would give each man what they had always wanted, while simultaneously rendering them incapable of using it properly.
In "Mash-Up" 60—61 Superman and Batman meet the Justice Titans in Gothamopolis and together they must take down the city's worst villains. Francis Manapul is on covers and interiors for this two-parter.
In "Night and Day" 63, illustrated by Rafael AlbuquerqueSuperman is forced to flee Earth when Gorilla Grodd succeeds in filling the planet's atmosphere with Kryptonite. Subsequently, Grodd conquers Earth, having used his mental abilities to control the minds of every remaining inhabitant of the planet except Batman, who resists using his mental discipline.Download the Batman v Superman Tour app to embark on a journey to great destinations in the city of Detroit, used to film many scenes in Batman v Superman: Dawn of timberdesignmag.com awards, take custom photos, and view imagery and videos from the movie as you tour the buildings and areas that served as backdrop to this thrilling movie.
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