Showing posts with label Mister Mxyzptlk. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mister Mxyzptlk. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Superman Reborn | Comics

Following the entire world witnessing "The Final Days of Superman" while a Superman from another world was also present at the scene, a mysterious Clark Kent also showed up later, who is not a Man of Steel though.

During the Doomsday incident at Metropolis, this new "Clark" met Superman and Lex Luthor as they were already handling the situation, both of them very surprised to see him. He then starts having feelings for Lois Lane and she finds every similarity among him and her husband quite uncanny and disturbing as well.

Alarmed by a sudden breach at his Fortress of Solitude, Superman rushes there only to find out that Superwoman is in critical health condition and brought in by his friend Steel. As he tends to see Lana, his nemesis Blanque taunts him by calling his civilian name.

Superman figures out a way to save the life of Superwoman by putting her into a Kryptonian battle armor from Fortress. At the same time, a team of explorers led by Hank Henshaw were trying to locate Superman's Fortress of Solitude but things go wrong for them.

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Superman Reborn | Comics

Somewhere else, a secret prison in an undisclosed location of Mister Oz, Tim Drake teases him stating that one of his prisoners has gotten away already. As he goes to investigate towards a tower, he finds numerous drawings and writings for the Man of Steel inside the walls of the tower.

Though this prison still holds monstrous entities like Doomsday and Prophecy, the escaped prisoner seems to have upset Oz quite a great deal. Which means, either this person may cause great peril for Kal-El or may reveal something important to him, that he is not supposed to know right now.

Meanwhile, realizing about his feelings towards Lois, the mysterious Clark eventually proposes her, only to be declined politely. He follows Lois back to her home after she rejected his proposal of marriage, Clark reaches at Smith Farm, Hamilton County to discover that she already have a family and it really cracked him up badly.

Lois was celebrating her marriage anniversary with her husband and son, when finally coming to the realization of his true identity after long. The other Clark shows up at their front door and leaves a photo album titled "The Kents" before disappearing to thin air just like a ghost.

They suddenly saw fire in their house and then everything around them starts getting erased, including their son Jon. Superman and Lois heads straight to Metropolis seeking for answers and Clark's doppelganger was not present there at his own apartment.

Out of the blue, he showed up there and managed to stop an enraged Superman from attacking him. According to him, he was locked up in that cell because Man of Steel never cared for him and then he even solved Clark's secret identity problem.

When Kal-El fails to deduce who this mysterious fellow really is, he starts dropping hints by frequently changing into Bizarro, Brainiac, Cyborg Superman, Doomsday, Lex Luthor, Mongul and Parasite one by one, asking to say his name. Superman eventually figured out it was his old enemy Mister Mxyzptlk and the imp erased Jon from existence for big-blue forgetting him.

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Chronicle of The Kents

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Bringing answers to many questions since the beginning of DC Rebirth, "Superman Reborn" crossover aims to clear up certain things. The team of writers Dan Jurgens (Metamorpho – Year One, Superman/Doomsday – Hunter/Prey), Patrick Gleason (Brightest Day, Sinestro Corps War) and Peter Tomasi (Batman – Arkham Knight, Forever Evil – Arkham War) have collaborated with artists Art Thibert (Outsiders, Trinity), Doug Mahnke (Final Crisis, Justice League Elite), Patrick Zircher (Green Arrow – New 52, Suicide Squad – New 52) and Stephen Segovia (Action Comics – Men of Steel, Action Comics – Welcome to the Planet) to create this crossover.

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Mystery of Mister Oz

The story collects issues #973-976 of Action Comics and issues #18-19 of Superman monthly series from DC Comics. "Superman Reborn" has ushered a new chapter from where the mysteries of DC Rebirth will slowly unfold and deadly secrets will be revealed.

Mysteries regarding Mister Oz starts to get even more complex than it already were seeing what sort of indivuals he is keeping as prisoners. The saga will be followed by "The New World" and "Black Dawn" storyline from Action Comics and Superman monthly series as the series progresses.
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Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Superman – Emperor Joker | Comics

In a world where Superman is the most dangerous criminal, Bizarro  is the greatest hero and that means the world has gone crazy!

Superman wakes up discovering himself imprisoned in a cell of Arkham Asylum wearing his black and silver Kryptonian battle costume, having no idea of how and when he got here. After breaking his chains he escapes from his cell, which prompts an emergency call to the J.L.A. by Warden Solomon Grundy.

He learns from a poster on street that he is here for murdering Lex Luthor and that doesn’t make any sense to him because Superman doesn't kill. His old enemy Mr. Mxyzptlk shouts to him for hearing him out but is interrupted when the imp is hit by a train before the Man of Steel could even hear him.

As he was wandering around Meflopolis, Bizarro appears to apprehend him on behalf of Joker League of Anarchy. A fist fight breaks in between them where the hero was repeatedly pummeled by the impish being and ended up crashing through Lane Corp building when his enemy unleashed his heat breath on him.

Superman begs for help to take down Bizarro and look up to see a megalomaniac Lois Lane standing beside him. She does help him . . . getting caught by her fierce pet hounds until he is taken away.

Jimmy Olsen is Bizarro's pal Gravedigger Lad, who takes care of his Graveyard of Solitude, where Huntress, Nightwing and Robin are buried. The grey goliath attempted to drown Big Blue but a fish-headed Aquaman with an axe for an arm interrupts them, only to be freezed by ice vision.

Bizarro drops Superman at Arkham on care of Warden Grundy and while he was leaving, someone from not afar screams in pain. Through the streets of Meflopolis, Mxyzptlk was hurriedly running before getting squashed by an iron safe.

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Superman – Emperor Joker | Comics

In a religious temple around town, Niece Matrix receives a vision of Superman that prompts her to scream and priest Perry White came in to see her hovering with flaming wings. It's not a secret anymore that this is a warped version of reality they are dwelling in and the Man of Steel is routinely escaping from Arkham every night now.

This time, he promises himself to not get caught and came across Lois in a helicopter. She took him to a hidden bunker of her for doctors to examine him and locked up behind electric fields.

In Watchtower, Poison Ivy was ranting on Bizarro about how stupid he is and then her tune changes when he arrives. Big "B" goes out seeking the escapee along with Scorch right away. Seeing him coming to them, Lois frees Clark and told him to leave but right before that they share a kiss. On his way, he is confronted by Mr. B and his fiery partner, giving him a hard time.

Supes managed to get free and Matrix appears to him as Earth Angel moments before he is caught and swallowed by Jimmy Olsen, who has become a giant Turtle Boy after getting bit by The Turtle during his fight with The Flab.

He wakes up in S.S. Arkham under the care of a superhuman telepath Skizm; a member of J.L.A. Big Blue stumbles onto John Henry Irons, who started to make sense and they two eventually broke out of the joint. While Irons try to work out his suit, cowboy gunslinger Bounty from Joker League of Anarchy arrives to take them in but is taken care of by Superman.

Bizarro too joined the party soon for Steel and Superman to beat him in wits. Lois then came to their rescue and picked the heroes up to help, after a powerless Mxyzptlk gave them hints to find out the anomaly of this weird reality and regain control.

Throughout a series of more bizarre events and a face-off with living weapon Ignition, Superman finally remembers the abnormality of this reality, which is The Joker, who has tricked Mr. Mxyzptlk into giving his power and has re-shaped entire reality in his own maniacal image, now claiming himself as Emperor Joker!

Apart from spreading chaos, the Clown Prince of Crime also had another sinister agenda of keep torturing his arch-nemesis; The Dark Knight to death and have him experience that over and over for an eternity.

For more information on Superman – Emperor Joker storyline, you can check out the link below.

Superman – Emperor Joker (Comics) DC Wikia

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He Who Laughs Last!

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Superman – Emperor Joker

A nine-part crossover story titled "Emperor Joker" is featuring Superman that was started publishing in 2000 mostly throughout the second volume of Superman alongside The Adventures of Superman, Superman – The Man of Steel and Action Comics monthly ongoing comic-book series from DC Comics.

A one-shot titled "Emperor Joker" was also released to highlight the main theme of the story. Many new characters were created for an entire new depiction of reality and many of the existing ones got a twist of their roles to fit in this quirked universe. Ignition and Scorch were one of those who debuted during the event and they made it to New Earth reality after everything was reverted back.

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The Dark Knight Lives Again

Various renowned writers like Joe Kelly (Justice League Elite, Our Worlds at War), Mark Schultz (Aliens – Apocalypse, Aliens – Havoc) and Jeph Loeb (Batman – Dark Victory, Batman – Hush) has came up forging a bizarre story of The Joker ruling the universe.

Also on board were artists Carlo Barberi (Deadpool – Suicide Kings, Ororo – Before the Storm), Doug Mahnke (Batman – The Man Who Laughs, Black Adam – The Dark Age), Duncan Rouleau (Superman – Ending Battle, Metal Men), Ed McGuinness (Superman/Batman – Public Enemies, Superman/Batman – With a Vengeance), Scott McDaniel (Batman – Dead to Rights, Batman – Impostors) and Todd Nauck (Legion of Superheroes, Teen Titans) to create this remarkable tale.

One of the biggest aspects of "Emperor Joker" event was how the Justice League of America turned into a team of maniacs called Joker League of Anarchy. Advertisement of Wonder Woman starring in porn "Amazon Women Behind Bars" was a bit subtle pun that could easily go unnoticed. Replacement of Superman's arch-rival Lex Luthor with his love of life, Lois Lane as a ruthless businesswoman was also interesting.

Revelation of what really is going on with Steel, Supergirl and Superboy had unique takes that had the touch of fun. Special appearance from Darkseid, Harley Quinn and Spectre was also quite noteworthy.
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