The Earth wakes up one day to a brand-new world order - one
in which Superman and Batman rule with an iron fist. Humankind
has a choice: Obey or die. How did things get this way? And
is anyone left who can stop them? Before long, the World's
finest duo is sent careening through a series of bizarre alternate
Earths, facing an assortment of classic DC characters including
Kamandi, Sgt. Rock, Haunted Tank, and many more...!
one of the best Superman/Batman stories I've
read. The main narrative unfolds in an alternate Earth where
Superman and Batman have led very different lives. Firstly,
Superman was not found by Martha and Jonathan Kent when his
spacecraft fell to Earth (well, he was, but then someone killed
them and took Superman to raise as their own) and Batman's
parents were not killed in Crime Alley. Instead Bruce Wayne
grew up knowing his parents and preparing to take over the
family business when his father retired.
both Kent and Wayne still became Superman and Batman, they
were now both working for a mysterious group of aliens which
has decided that the best way to rule Earth is with an iron
fist. The Justice League of America has been destroyed, as
have many other superheroes, to ensure that these aliens plans
are carried out uninterrupted. The Green Arrow is one of the
few remaining superheroes who still tries to keep law and
order on his streets. However, with Superman and Batman on
his back, things are not that easy.
as our heroes are thrust into different realities (including
an amusing homage to Planet of the Apes) it start to
become apparent that someone is deliberately altering the
timeline to fit their needs.
again Jeph Loeb weaves an intriguing tale that will have Batman
and Superman fans on the edge of their seats... If you are
a true Batman or Superman fan then you need to add this to
your collection now.