We mentioned this was happening yesterday – now we have the full proof. Neal Adams and Tony Bedard have created a custom comic through DC Comics for British price comparison website, Compare The Market, using their decade-long promotional characters, the Eastern European meerkats.
Last year, Compare The Market took the 2 for 1 Wednesday Cinema promotional position away from Orange mobile phones and have used it to bump up their movie marketing messages. This marks the first time DC Comics has entered into such a custom comic deal with a British company.
And they've done it with Neal Adams!
Look! Here he is at his booth at a recent comic con, pretending to be drawing the comic book, for the camera.
He's very convincing.
The comic sees best friends Aleksandr and Sergei causing havoc on the streets of LA dressed as Batman and Superman before seeing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Their journey is far from smooth as they get caught between rival street gangs and snarling dogs as they try to make it to the cinema on time.
The first part can be downloaded now, the second on 27th May.
Raders can also win one of a limited number of hardbound copies of the comic online at comparethemarket.com over the coming weeks.
For those utterly mystified here are a few examples, from the first…
…to the most recent…
Even some unexpected guest stars.