Batman/Superman #2 continues the duo’s battle towards the Batman Who Laughs, and the villain’s plans stay unclear. This difficulty does quite a bit to determine some little recognized information about Batman en-route to the staff determining a approach to uncover what their adversary is as much as. The Dark Knight often has a plan or contingency for every part, however he was caught without warning when an evil Shazam hit him with the total power of his lightning.
Superman was compelled to save lots of his teammate as he plummeted from the sky as an alternative of chasing after Shazam. When Batman got here to, he was livid at his accomplice for letting the magic-user escape. The Man of Steel calmly explains his reasoning earlier than exhibiting Batman what he’s realized concerning the particular Batarangs that the villain has been utilizing. Then, inexplicably, the detective reveals that he can learn Kryptonian on the spot.
This takes his teammate without warning, nevertheless it should not shock followers as a result of Batman often has methods of figuring something and every part out. He’s the form of guy who has a number of battle plans already drawn up in case his buddies get too far out of line and have to be taken down. In this difficulty alone, Superman notes that if the opposite Justice League members knew that Batman was housing a safe facility for probably the most harmful criminals under the Hall of Justice, they might flip.
In a second that helps the reader perceive what makes this such a potent staff, Superman willingly plans to defect to The Batman Who Laughs‘ facet. The Man of Steel breaks the villain out of that jail beneath their headquarters and hopes to assemble info as a result of his proximity to the mastermind. At least initially, every part goes to plan, however the twisted model of Batman won’t be completely satisfied to search out out that Superman is planning an enormous double-cross.
After all, this is similar being that murdered his personal world’s variations of Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Plastic Man, and even his personal Superman in chilly blood earlier than invading different worlds. This can also be a Batman we’re speaking about right here, so there will likely be contingencies within the works if issues start to go sideways. The primary universe model of The Dark Knight appears all too recreation to begin up this recreation of chess now that he has put one in all his strongest items on the board.
It feels just like the place this storyline began with has been handed by some time in the past. Back when Batman and Superman had been attempting to trace down a boy named Danny who had been kidnapped. It is obvious from the Batman Who Laughs infecting Shazam, the stakes have been raised significantly. The others current within the “Six” are nonetheless on the market and who is aware of who the villain will flip to his facet subsequent. The journey will solely proceed to get wilder as issues progress.