Adventures of Superman #45 [download]
↳ written by Ron Marz and art by Evan Shaner
Lois, dear Lois. I loved you most of all. And no matter how dark it seems, there’s always a way.
— All-Star Superman
I don’t! I love Batman! He’s one of my all time favorite characters. I could talk about how great he is for days.
But…I feel like all this massive hype and excessive fanfare around Batman has drowned out all the other great characters that I love. DC and their fans seem so focused on only Batman that it’s gotten to be overkill for me. There’s just too much Batman all the time and not enough of anybody else. If there were an equal amount of Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, etc stories being published to the amount of Batman ones? Then bring it on! But there’s not. It’s just a LOT of Batman and maybe sometimes the other heroes. Who get to team up with Batman.
It’s a weird thing for me to complain about, because I am a Batman fan.
You know what DC needs more of? More Batman! Thank goodness for his 75th Anniversary.
I love Batman. I do. But I cannot overstate how overkill this is. Seriously, I feel like I’m being drowned in Batman stuff. He has a dozen monthly comics, a weekly comic, Arkham Origin and now Knight, Batman and Son, Assault on Arkham, and the Bruce Timm and Darwyn Cooke shorts, and Batman is highjacking the Man of Steel sequel. Just rename DC Comics to Batman Comics.
Sounds like a disgruntled Superman fan to me lolol. It’s true though, I guess, as a business, you distribute what sells and right now nothing is selling at DC, or Marvel, based on monthly comic book sales, more than Batman — add in that it’s the character’s 75th anniversary and this is what we get!
But Batman isn’t the only thing that can sell. I am a disgruntled Superman fan tbh. It was his 75th anniversary last year and we got next to nothing compared to all the stops they’re breaking out for Batman. And Superman was the first superhero.
Look, like I said, I love Batman. He’s awesome and I think that DC has been telling really great Batman stories. But I want more than JUST Batman stories. I want Superman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Flash, even more from lesser known characters like Booster Gold or Captain Marvel or Zatanna. I need a little diversity in the characters and types of stories being told at DC. Splattering Batman all over the place all the time is exhausting. I have OD’d on Batman.
[By: Nicolas Barbera]
Oh Billy, you look so small right there…
Superman’s sheer anger over Billy Batson’s situation is a sight to behold. Batman and Robin get away with it because he knows it’s the world’s best internship and that Bruce is willing to put out all the stops to protect him. But Billy? He doesn’t have anyone looking out for him. And that pisses off Superman more than anything.
Seriously, Clark’s face here
He is ready to kick the ass of whoever put this boy in this situation SO HARD
Next page he really lets the Wizard Shazam have it.
Shit, son. I might have to buy this book for those last two panels alone.
When Superman is written well he is an amazing goddamned character.
these few pages are some of my favourite in comic book history. So good. For anyone wondering what the next few pages look like, here you go:
This is a bigger deal than some of you might think, because Superman is one of the heroes in the DC Universe who keeps his secret identity pretty damn secret, because as probably the most powerful and influential person on earth, a lot of people do not wish him well - and would jump at the chance to hold people dear to him as leverage.
Yet, he trusts this poor, scared little kid. To comfort him, and entrust him with his biggest secret - just as Billy did for him.
Superman is just really important, ok?
this for people to truly understand superman
This looks like a job for Superman!
"What am I doing in Africa?"
#Superman #ClarkKent #WonderWoman
[[*Gasp!* I’ve seen a whole set of Batman ones, but never the Clark one! Yes! Want as a print to join my wall of fandom!]]
[By: Erik Von Lehmann]