By Kevin J. Anderson
As the US and the Soviet Union race to construct their nuclear stockpiles, amazing heroes needs to shape an uneasy alliance. those stories in opposites—shadow and light—must conquer their mistrust of one another to conflict evil and injustice.
Sputnik silently circles within the skies above the fabled towns of the U.S. as risk lurks within the Earth's darkest corners.
In Gotham, the shadowy vigilante often called the Batman haunts Gotham's streets . . . and the police are only as petrified of this darkish Knight because the city's criminals are.
In city, the infamous Lex Luthor is leveraging overseas tensions to construct LuthorCorp right into a military-industrial empire, competing opposed to his enterprise rival Wayne Industries, that is run by way of Gotham's enigmatic millionaire, Bruce Wayne. Luthor's actions have raised the curiosity of day-by-day Planet reporter Lois Lane, who's starting to detect that Luthor may possibly cease at not anything to be successful.
whilst, Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen are investigating the rumored crash of a flying saucer. Clark is wanting to understand if there's different misplaced interplanetary viewers on the earth secretly residing between them—visitors like himself.
whilst Batman's and Superman's paths pass, their lives swap, and heritage isn't an analogous.
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He didn’t even need gloves to touch the metal. “If only I had the manpower to investigate the mystery. Fortunately, our beloved premier is bound to arrest more Soviet scientists soon, charge them with crimes against the state, and sentence them here to my gulag. ” Luthor had noticed an odd smell in the headquarters cabin— wood smoke with a spoiled, vinegary undertone. “The wall paneling? And this table? ” The wood grain on the polished table, as well as the tongueand-groove paneling that covered the wall, had strange, hypnotic swirls that drew Luthor’s attention.
Lois was driving too fast, intent on the chase. She slammed on the brakes to keep from plowing into the halted police cars, laying a smear of black rubber on the metal gridwork of the bridge. Her bumper smashed through the guardrail, and the shrieking metal slowed her momentum. But not enough. Her convertible pushed through, its front wheels rolling into space, and the undercarriage caught on the edge. Lois held her breath as the snappy convertible teetered slowly, tipping her inexorably toward the river.
Clark, a country bumpkin fresh off the bus from Nowheresville, Kansas, had arrived at the Daily Planet ofﬁces when Lois, like every other reporter in town, was scrambling to get the story. —from a burning tenement. But nobody knew who he was or where he’d come from. And Clark had waltzed in with a ﬁnished report, a front-page article that gave the amazing details of all the hero’s exploits. He had meekly asked for a job at the paper, and Perry gave it to him on the spot. Clark Kent—with his self-effacing sense of humor, his chivalry, and his bumbling kindness—had somehow scooped Lois Lane.