The Center Cannot Hold in ‘Action Comics’ #34
Doomsday is all brawn (and/or energy absorption). Brainiac is all brains (it’s in his name!) so how are you going to handle both of them ruining your world at once? This is exactly like grade school, when the wormy little twerp you could lick in a fair fight would provoke trouble and then run behind the tough kid who could kick your butt. (You are correct to think this is a metaphor about you, Joe Mehlman.) What’s a Superman to do?
No clue, because he can’t be found. Brainiac is disabling the entire planet in a matter of minutes, and even Batman is helpless as the crisis immediately turns into more than nine Justice Leagues can handle. So you can forgive him for asking Red Hood a question as obvious as “Can you see the spaceship blocking out the sky?” He’s under stress. It’s like that old saying: there are no stupid questions, just stupid Batmen.
Of course, these super-yahoos would be better prepared if they had read our interview with writer Greg Pak about all the catastrophe he intended to serve up to Superman in in “Continuity is the Devil” — Writer Greg Pak.
Look, we get it. Bruce Wayne is a busy guy. We’re just saying everyone has time to read Man Cave Daily. It’s not like you need to bury your nose in another book about soil samples along the Gotham River. If Batman had done the smart thing–the moral thing, even–and liked our site on Facebook, he would have had critical info show up in his feed to stop crime on a planetary scale.
Don’t be a Batman. Read the preview below.
Read the rest on Wednesday in Action Comics #34!
You know we interviewed Charles Soule, right? He told us that “Things Can Fall Apart Any Second” in this book.