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"Absolute Power" is a Superman/Batman storyline written by Jeph Loeb and illustrated by Carlos Pacheco


Synopsis

"Absolute Power" is a Superman/Batman storyline written by Jeph Loeb and illustrated by Carlos Pacheco

Story

Lightning Lord, Saturn Queen, and Cosmic King — the Legion of Super-Villains from the 31st century — eliminate members of the Justice League of America, except for young Superman and Batman, whom they raise as their own children. Batman and Superman are raised to be dictators of the world, eliminating all opposition and killing people who would otherwise be their friends. During a fight with Wonder Woman and the Freedom Fighters, as Uncle Sam has been given Hal Jordan's power ring, during which Batman is killed but Superman is able to kill Diana with her lasso, the timeline is thrown into chaos - warping and changing many events in history, and sending the two men travelling through alternate timelines.

In one alternate timeline, Superman and Batman is transported to modern-day Metropolis, which was ravaged by the Great Disaster - an apocalyptic event that was suppose to happen farther in the future. They ended up fighting against a group of intelligent apes together with Kamandi and his group. Afterwards they end up in another timeline, this time in modern-day Gotham City, which is protected by Western-themed heroes and where Lex Luthor is president. Superman and Batman are then killed by Jonah Hex and Scalphunter, though this doesn't kill them entirely- they are again thrown back across the timeline.

Darkseid makes a deal with them in one reality to send them back through time to stop the supervillains who raised them from altering history. However when trying to change Batman's history back, Batman breaks down and shoots Joe Chill. Lightning Lord, Saturn Queen, and Cosmic King then team up with Ra's al Ghul to take over the world. The two finally succeeds in defeating Mekt Ranzz - the person who caused the change in the timeline, which resulted in the timeline finally being put back into place. Superman and Batman restore history, but the murders they committed haunt them.

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