Batman Wants To Get Politics Out Of Superhero Comics (Spoilers)

I don't know if Justice League: The Last Ride is an Elseworld, set on The Elseworld, but it makes for a very entertaining twist on the classic Justice League set up. Which means Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern and Aquaman. Okay, not Aquaman. Maybe he'll come along later. We have a Batman with Alfred Pennyworth and Batgirl.

Batman Wants To Get Politics Out Of Comics

We have Superman with Lois – but no kids. Barry Allen is Flash, Hal Jordan is Green Lantern, Wonder Woman is alive and the Justice League headquarters is on the moon.

Batman Wants To Get Politics Out Of Comics

But things have gone wrong, very wrong.

Batman Wants To Get Politics Out Of Comics

Something very bad happened between Bruce and Clark that destroyed the Justice League. It might explain why Aquaman isn't there. It definitely explains why the Martian Manhunter is not.

Batman Wants To Get Politics Out Of Comics

But they're all back together for one last… meeting. On the moon. Apparently, Zoom isn't around in this version of the Justice League. And Hal Jordan in his regal gear is back with a proposition – and a need. Apparently, there has been a Crisis (another one) and the Green Lanterns are not what they are. Something similar to what's been going on in Green Lantern right now?

 Get Politics Out Of Comics

Especially when you hear what his proposal is.

Batman Wants To Get Politics Out Of Comics

And then going further, with the Green Lanterns and the Justice League of Earth,

 Get Politics Out Of Comics

A full protected Earth, a centre of universal Justice, and a protected planet. Of course, someone would be against all that.

Batman Wants To Get Politics Out Of Superhero Comics
Batman Wants To Get Politics Out Of Superhero Comics

That's right, the billionaire who beats up the poor, defends the banks, works with the police, and turns orphans into vigilantes is against getting involved in politics.

Get Politics Out Of Superhero Comics
Batman Wants To Get Politics Out Of Superhero Comics

Given that Gotham's police are all famously corrupt, is that really the call you want to make, Batman? And will anyone start chanting Green Lives Matter as a result of this? The world of the Last Ride keeps turning, published today from DC Comics.

JUSTICE LEAGUE LAST RIDE #1 CVR A DARICK ROBERTSON
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Miguel Mendonca (CA) Darick Robertson
Once the most powerful group in the world, the Justice League was destroyed by tragedy and time, disbanding under a veil of mistrust and anger. Now, on the eve of the universe's greatest murder trial, the League must come together one last time…but can Superman and Batman bury the past before the cosmos's greatest villains bury them? Learn the shocking truth in this new digital-first adventure by writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Miguel Mendonça!
Retail: $3.99

Batman Wants To Get Politics Out Of Superhero Comics
Batman Wants To Get Politics Out Of Superhero Comics

I bought my copy from Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Piranha Comics is a small south London comic store chain with a small south-east store in Kingston-Upon Thames's market centre, and a larger south-west store in Bromley, with an extensive back issue collection and online store. With a new store planned for Watford, if you are in the neighbourhood, check them out. 

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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