SUPERMAN VS. EVERYONE - Media Geek Original Comic Strip

A great many people were expecting a direct sequel to Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, but instead will be getting a mini version of the Justice League as the film includes (at the least) Batman and Wonder Woman. The Media Geek & Friends comic strip decided to have a little fun with this.

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By EdGross - 3/11/2014
CBM has served as a longtime home for the occasional Media Geek and Fleischer comic strips, and this is just the latest installment, taking on the notion of Batman vs. Superman. The strip is written by Ed Gross with art by Matias Festa.

Source: Yakman Press
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Jollem - 3/11/2014, 5:32 AM
"not as cool as a batman/superman film"

lol

good stuff, Ed. the drawer fellow is pretty good, himself
Pasto - 3/11/2014, 5:34 AM
Lol, I want more of these.
feedonatreefrog - 3/11/2014, 5:43 AM
Make the same comic for Avengers 2.

Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Vision? Talk about crowded.

/sarcasm.
GodzillaKart - 3/11/2014, 5:44 AM
Superman is MOS was a "Beacon of Hope" in the sense that everyone hopes he doesn't destroy any more towns.
TheGreenRanger - 3/11/2014, 5:48 AM
It's hilarious to me the idiots on this website say a movie is TOO crowded with characters.... my god people! why are you not excited to see more and more characters brought to the big screen!
Jollem - 3/11/2014, 5:49 AM
dude, ever read a superman comic before? there's destruction aplenty. especially when you have a brawl with god-like beings. and sometimes superman cannot save every single person. you know what he did save, tho?

the world
Dev7 - 3/11/2014, 5:51 AM
The movie becomes crowded when you have 2 hacks of a director and writer in Synder and Goyer behind the helm. They'll probably focus more on the action rather than actually flesh out all these new characters.
GodzillaKart - 3/11/2014, 5:54 AM
@Jollem: Easy, Dude. That was a joke. Anyway, I don't have any problem with the destruction in Metropolis. It appeared Superman did his best there. I have a problem with his decision to take the battle to downtown Smallville earlier in the film.

However, that horse isn't even twitching anymore, so we can move on.
Jollem - 3/11/2014, 5:56 AM
snyder and goyer are not hacks. look up the actual definition of hack. see? incorrect, sir
SuperCat - 3/11/2014, 5:57 AM
Jollem - 3/11/2014, 5:59 AM
@Zilla - hardee's will be coming out with their "Bacon of Hope" burger to promote MoS 2. then we can talk about destruction. porcelain destruction :)
feedonatreefrog - 3/11/2014, 6:01 AM
@Godzillafart.

I wouldn't really call that a decision so much as an accident.

He tackles Zod to save his mom (probably the first time he's ever tackled someone like this), and the next thing he knows he's in Smallville.

@TheGreenRanger

I know! I blame it on Spider-Man 3, making people think that a movie with multiple big-name characters = automatic failure.
SageMode - 3/11/2014, 6:02 AM
The fact that Batman and Wonder Woman are both A-List DC characters, their presence in this film is more than likely gonna take away from the attention that's due to Superman in his own movie. That would like if IRON MAN 2 had The Hulk, Thor, and/or Captain America in it.
MightyZeus - 3/11/2014, 6:04 AM
Good stuff Ed. That's some killer stuff!!!
feedonatreefrog - 3/11/2014, 6:05 AM
Who says this is "Superman's movie"?

It's a Superman/Batman movie, the follow up to Man of Steel.
GodzillaKart - 3/11/2014, 6:08 AM
@feedonatreefrog: Perhaps...but it did make him look careless and dangerous. Not a "Beacon of Hope".

"I blame it on Spider-Man 3, making people think that a movie with multiple big-name characters = automatic failure."

I agree. TDK had quite a few characters in it (Joker, Dent/Two-Face, Lau, etc) and managed them all very well.
BboiBlack - 3/11/2014, 6:12 AM
Spot on about the double expectations for blockbuster gross. Only two marvel films have grossed more than MOS and mostly do to novelty gymnastics. Even Batman Begins grossed less. It's a solid start.
feedonatreefrog - 3/11/2014, 6:15 AM
@Godzillfart

Well he's not yet a beacon of hope in the beginning...

But by the end, when he was the only one who could save the human race, then yeah, I'd say he was responsible for giving the world some hope (well him and the US military).

But I get where you're coming from.
Prime - 3/11/2014, 6:16 AM
We are gonna have like, 5 pages of bullshit are we?
Prime - 3/11/2014, 6:17 AM
Oh and WB can go [frick] themselves.
NightWatcher - 3/11/2014, 6:19 AM
Great Stuff Ed!
BackwardGalaxy - 3/11/2014, 6:20 AM
This felt like one of those Family Guy moments where it's not actually a joke or story so much as Seth MacFarlane having the Brian character tell us what he thinks... and then the episode plays out exactly the way it needs to in order to support that one anti-Christian/anti-Conservative argument.
Prime - 3/11/2014, 6:23 AM
I really hope to see a solo Superman movie down the Lane.
feedonatreefrog - 3/11/2014, 6:26 AM
If this Superman/Batman movie is good, I don't care about the studio's reasons behind the film-making decisions.

Guess what? The Avengers was made to make money as well.
ALmazing - 3/11/2014, 6:27 AM
lol

feedonatreefrog - 3/11/2014, 6:39 AM
Funny but also true, Marvel expected more from The Incredible Hulk and that's why we don't get another Incredible Hulk movie.

Funny but also true, Marvel paid a ridiculous amount for Robert Downey Jr in A2/A3 because they know how integral he is to the Avengers' success.
nikgrid - 3/11/2014, 6:42 AM
Wah! Whatever. We're getting a film with [frick]ing Superman, Batman & Wonder Woman...it's actually happening.

So pretty please with sugar on top, shut the [frick] up you whiners.
MrHollywood - 3/11/2014, 6:52 AM
@BboiBlack

You're right that only two MCU movies have grossed more than MoS, but those two doubled MoS. TDW and IM2 were not far off MoS either. In fact, over the 8 movies released by Marvel Studios, the average box office haul is about $40 million more than MoS made.
JayJayCAW - 3/11/2014, 6:53 AM
@feedonatreefrog: who said its a Superman movie? Zack Snyder himself......20 seconds before calling out Henry Lennix to introduce us to the Superman/Batman logo
KrazyForKomix - 3/11/2014, 6:54 AM
Conversation heard on another website:

"Man, I can't wait for them to do a sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine! That was an awesome flick!"

"Dude, are you kidding? They got more than a few things wrong in that movie. Deadpool was controlled by computer, for crapssake! All you needed to do was type in (on the keypad) words like 'engage' or 'decapitate.' Not really in keeping with a mouthy, free spirited assassin."

"Dude yourself! Why ya' got beat a dead horse? That's ancient history. Let's move on. The film was great!"


Can you believe it? Someone actually thought that because a movie with flaws came out more than six months ago, that somehow it had moved passed the ability to be criticized for outstanding, glaring weaknesses; that now that "enough time" had passed, one could bring up any movie (that had major shortcomings) and wax poetic about it's perfect place in film history.
That's soooo silly.

That could never happen on THIS site, thank goodness.
KrazyForKomix - 3/11/2014, 6:57 AM
@ feedonatreefrog

i think you lay even more blame at the feet of Joel Shumacher.
Batman an' Robin anyone?
Brainiac13 - 3/11/2014, 6:59 AM
@Ed

Classic!! Love it!
feedonatreefrog - 3/11/2014, 7:03 AM
@JayJayCAW

When people say that Batman is being shoehorned into "Superman's movie", I assume that they think it's only supposed to be "Superman's movie". I should clarify that I meant it's not 'only' his movie.

It is indeed a Superman movie, as Snyder calls it, but it's also a Batman movie. That's why all the official press releases are referring to it as a Superman/Batman movie.
jp688 - 3/11/2014, 7:12 AM
I wonder if Superman will even show up in this film.
EdGross - 3/11/2014, 7:12 AM
For those who enjoyed the comic strip, thank you! The comments are really appreciated.
EdGross - 3/11/2014, 7:16 AM
Hey JP688, a while ago I posted this on my personal blog:

"This is mind-blowing, and exactly what the audience won't be expecting! According to our unnamed inside unverified source, since the decision was made to add a rebooted Batman into the mix, it's been decided that Superman is not a necessary component of Man of Steel 2. "The filmmakers have been inspired by the classic Marvel story 'Spider-Man No More.' The idea is that Superman has gone missing, and Batman, the world's greatest detective, begins to investigate, driven by the idea that a god doesn't just vanish." The theory is that since there's such strong feelings regarding the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight trilogy, audience interest will be much more towards Batman than Superman anyway. Our source doesn't rule out the possibility of a Man of Steel cameo towards the end of MOS 2. — Get out there and spread it!"
MrNiklander - 3/11/2014, 7:20 AM
@EdGross I literally layghed my ass off man good stuff can't wait for MAN OF STEEL 2 or whatever will be called
MrNiklander - 3/11/2014, 7:21 AM
And seriously folks it is still a Superman movie just wwait and see
Brainiac13 - 3/11/2014, 7:26 AM
@Ed

"This is mind-blowing, and exactly what the audience won't be expecting! According to our unnamed inside unverified source, since the decision was made to add a rebooted Batman into the mix, it's been decided that Superman is not a necessary component of Man of Steel 2. "The filmmakers have been inspired by the classic Marvel story 'Spider-Man No More.' The idea is that Superman has gone missing, and Batman, the world's greatest detective, begins to investigate, driven by the idea that a god doesn't just vanish." The theory is that since there's such strong feelings regarding the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight trilogy, audience interest will be much more towards Batman than Superman anyway. Our source doesn't rule out the possibility of a Man of Steel cameo towards the end of MOS 2. — Get out there and spread it!"

Are you saying Supes will only have a small role in the next movie?
JediPhilosopher - 3/11/2014, 7:28 AM
I want to feel good about Superman again. If they get that right about this movie, I'll be cheering.
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