Today my 5 year old came to me and informed me he was sad that good guys like captain american and superman are not real. I agreed that this was in fact sad. He then asked if bad guys were real. And oh man shit got real. I did my best to explain the idea that while “superheros” and “villains” may not be real there are plenty of people in the world who are good and unfortunately plenty of people who were bad. He then wanted to know what bad guys look like since they all wear masks on tv. So I had to break the news that you can’t tell just by looking at someone. That it doesn’t matter what someone looks like, what matters is their actions.
Pretty much the whole time I was thinking don’t fuck this up!this knowledge is helping to build the foundation of his whole word view here. yeah, no pressure or anything.
In Superman/Batman issue #15, they’re like time hoping through Universe’s and timelines (agaaiiin) and Bruce gets killed in one of them, Clark’s in so much pain, he actually goes and seeks revenge:
He faces the killer and says:
you took from me, my brother…my family…my life…
BREAK MY HEART YOU TWO. Superman calls Batman his life… He goes on to call him his brother, but calling Batman a brother is not nearly saying enough, I like to read this as more than platonic love when he calls him family (because that would make the brother redundant, so what’s more than a brother? more than a friend?) he stretched it more by calling him his life (a saying you’d use for a lover).
And he’s so destroyed and broken, he breaks his no killing rule.
But this is different.
Superman would do anything for him. He’s his everything. Confirmed.