Superman\Batman: Public Enemies

Synopsis: When Lex Luthor gets elected US President, he uses the threat of an oncoming kryptonite meteor striking Earth as a rationale to frame Superman.
Director(s): Sam Liu
67 min

- crime rate soaring to an all-time high.

- virtual gridlock on capital-

- tax and spend, big government-

- fear mongering, deregulation-

- filing for bankruptcy protection-

- stock market takes a beating-

- announced a new round of layoffs-

- unprecedented deficit

is crippling the economy.

We all need to tighten our belts.

- riots breaking out in major cities.

Our civil liberties are being trampled.

Housing market continues its decline.

- rabid inflation-

- affecting global markets.

Severe economic downturn

may be, quote, "irreversible. "

- declare a state of emergency.

- mobilizing armed troops.

- today imposed martial law.

Death toll now stands at 87.

Lex Luthor's attempt... win the presidency

the old-fashioned way... buying it,

seems to be picking up steam.

New polls show

that 22 percent of Americans... support his third-party bid.

In a completely unrelated story...

...twenty-two percent

of Americans indicate a preference...

...for getting in the

with a red-hot poker.

Tough times require a tough man.

And the tougher times get...

...the more the voters will realize

they need me in the Oval Office.

And not the least

of the problems we face... that of aliens

and so-called superheroes...

...who act on their own as judge,

jury, and often, executioner.

No one is above the law.

I learned that for myself many years ago.

And now

this principle will be the driving force...

...of my presidency.

I have already taken steps

to bring some of these superhumans...

...into the service of our government...

...where their unique powers

will be utilized...

...for the benefit of all Americans.

They are Captain Atom...

...Black Lightning...

...Power Girl...

...Katana, and Major Force.

I hope

that in the months to come...

...many more will voluntarily

make the choice they've made.

And if they don't, they will find...

...that they are not as far

above the law as they think.

This started

with a routine traffic stop an hour ago.

The driver brandished a gun

at police, and-

Whoa! That was close.

This man's car

has close to 600 horsepower...

...and can go

almost 200 miles an hour.

That's faster than any police car.

And even the helicopters

are having a hard time keeping up w-

Wait a minute.

So this is what you've been up to

these last few months.

Chasing cars.

I help wherever I'm needed.

But you haven't been

needed much lately, have you?

- What do you want?

- We want you to admit something.

I'll shoot myself, I swear!

Just a minute.

I'm gonna- Ah!

- Come on, you.

- Out of the car.

Now, what am I supposed to admit?

That Luthor hasn't done a bad job.

Told you this would be a waste of time.

Luthor did the one thing

nobody was expecting.

He made things boring again.

And boring is good, isn't it?

The economy is back to normal.

Crime is down.

There are no wars or anything.

He's up to something.

Can't anybody see that?

That's what I thought at first.

Eventually, I realized

all he's trying to do... put that formidable intellect

to work doing such a good job... one will have a choice

but to respect him.

It's all about ego now.

I'll never respect him. He's a sick man.

He's not the first to sit in the Oval Office.

He's right. There have been womanizers,

drunks, crooks...

...but Nixon helped turn our worst enemy

into our best trading partner.

And Johnson gave us

the Voting Rights Act.

Thanks for the history lesson,

but I'm not buying it.

Come on, work with us. Please?

We need you.


I guess Luthor's not the only one

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Jeph Loeb

Joseph "Jeph" Loeb III () is an American film and television writer, producer and comic book writer. Loeb was a producer/writer on the TV series Smallville and Lost, writer for the films Commando and Teen Wolf, and a writer and co-executive producer on the NBC TV show Heroes from its premiere in 2006 to November 2008. In 2010, Loeb became Executive Vice President of Marvel Television.A four-time Eisner Award winner and five-time Wizard Fan Awards winner, Loeb's comic book work, which has appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list, includes work on many major characters, including Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, Hulk, Captain America, Cable, Iron Man, Daredevil, Supergirl, the Avengers, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, much of which he has produced in collaboration with artist Tim Sale. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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