As Superman fans know, there have been a variety of different types of Kryptonite introduced over the years. The main form of Kryptonite, usually refered to just as “Kryptonite”, is green and its radiation rapidly fills Superman’s cells and drives out the solar energy stored therein. Prolonged exposure to green Kryptonite would be fatal to Superman.
Other varieties of Kryptonite seen in the comic books include red, blue, black, gold, white, jewel and others. (For more details on these see our Kryptonite FAQ).
Now, within the pages of “Batman Secret Files #1”, writer Tom King is introducing a new form of Kryptonite… Platinum Kryptonite.
The 48 page comic book, which was released on October 31, delves into Batman’s case histories to take a look at Bat-mysteries past and present. One of the stories, titled “True Strength” sees Superman present Batman with a gift, a piece of Platinum Kryptonite.
With Batman bruised and broken from a night fighting crime, Superman leaves the rock on a table for him saying, “Just touch it, Bruce, just once, and it lasts a lifetime. Then you can fight as I fight, as you should fight. With true strength.”
What would it be like to be Batman… but with the powers of Superman?
Buy Batman Secret Files #1 for Kindle, iBooks or in Print.
I know that there was a Superman/Batman story that was out a few years back where Batman temporarily had Superman’s powers. He even went up against Bane with those powers.
I think Superman should’ve offered Lois those powers before asking Batman in my opinion.
This is what happens when writers are allowed to indulge themselves. Batman would never take the powers and Superman would never offer them. UGH.
This is true. I recall somebody once stating that there are two types of writers at DC, traditionally. Batman writers and Superman writers. King seems to be closer to a Batman writer than a Superman writer, evident on the fact that he actually believed that it would be in-character for Superman to refer what he has as “TRUE STRENGTH.” That’s the kind of detached, alien reasoning that usual Batman writers think Superman believes. That he’s some weird benevolent god hovering above us mortals that will never truly understand what it means to be human. Seemingly forgetting the fact that this… Read more »
Bruce’ll just add it to his pile of GL rings, Thanagarian wings, Zeta Beam transmitters, time machines, and Lazarus Pits, lol.
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These lines that are supposed to be coming from Superman: “Then you can fight as I fight. As you should fight. With true strength.” WTF. Since when does Superman view the strength of humans as false let alone having this much ego about his own? Does not seem like Clark’s voice and personality at all to me and neither does this decision. This is really just seems like more of DC’s bat-worship in effect. Batman is often written ridiculously over-powered while simultaneously having the story tell us that he’s superior to other superheroes for fighting while not having any super… Read more »
What you said is true MattComics. Batman went up against Darkseid in the Supergirl origin story Superman/Batman apocalypse . He didn’t need powers then, why start now?