Justice League #24: Superman v Batman at the twilight of the multiverse
I review Justice League over at Batman News, and when Scott Snyder and Jorge Jimenez are on the book, it’s an absolute joy to review. They’re currently nearing the end of an arc called “The Sixth Dimension,” and here’s the tldr;: the World Forger—a cosmic being responsible for the makeup of reality—claims that Superman’s idealism will be the undoing of everything, and that Batman will have to make the tough decisions to ensure the preservation of life in the multiverse. It seems like Bats is falling for it—though most of us who read the book think he’s faking—and issue #24 paints a stark picture of the difference between the morality of Superman and the morality of Batman:
And it’s not as though Clark clings to his principles because of abstract notions of right and wrong alone:
So he does the right thing because it’s right, but he also believes (rightly, I think) that compromising principles does not actually earn the intended benefits.
It’s a classic philosophical question, and one that I think Snyder handles well here. You can read the whole review at Batman News, and let us know what you thought of the book below in the comments!