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Black Mercy for Birthday 1

Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons team up to present a fantastic adventure of Superman, Batman, Robin (Jason Todd) and Wonder Woman for a celebration of the beloved Kryptonian in his Fortress of Solitude. It´s such a well writen story, where Moore captivates the reader with so many details about the main characters, exploring the inexperience of Todd meeting Superman, the friendship that bonds these characters, Batman´s witts to solve the problem, Diana´s grit and strength since she goes toe-to-toe wi...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Memorable 2

This is one of the most memorable issues in DC Comics prior to Crisis on Infinite Earths (so much so that it was made into an episode of Justice League Unlimited).  Batman, Wonder and Robin (Jason Todd) make their way to the Fortress of Solitude in order to celebrate Superman's birthday - which is not something that would happen in modern comics - and find him there trapped by the Black Mercy.  Mongul is there keen on revenge after suffering defeat numerous times at the hands of Superman.  The s...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Birthday Wishes 0

This is probably one of the more interesting back issues that I have ever read. I was first acquainted with this story through and old Justice League unlimited episode and the only difference between the two is the appearance of Jason Todd in the plot. In this issue Batman and Wonder Woman travel to the fortress of solitude to celebrate Superman’s birthday, but they find him unresponsive due to the hypnotic effects of a plant known as “Black Mercy” which was planted -- no pun intended -- by Mong...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

For the Man Who Has Everything: comparing Superman & Wonder Woman 0

I first read this story on my 15th birthday, when I got "Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow", which had a reprinted version of this issue in it. For starters, the story is great, (you would expect any less from the great Alan Moore?) Mongul gets to shine as a villain, we get to see Superman's greatest desire brought to life before his own very eyes, there's the awesome Superman vs Mongul fight scene complete with the "burn" moment, etc.One thing I like about this story that few people seem...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Before Watchmen ( Superman and Wonder Woman kiss!!!) 0

September of 1986, saw the publication of two outstanding stories by writer Alan Moore that would resonate through the years. One, of course, was Watchmen, which changed comics forever; and the other was the Superman storyline, 'Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?', which changed Superman comics forever. Both of these featured a super-human character besieged at his final refuge in Antarctica, where his superpowered pet tries to defend him and pays the ultimate price, and ultimately ends w...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

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