Okay, I got a buddy who claims that if Superman had had Batman with him his first fight with Doomsday wouldn't have ended so bad for him, the part he couldn't answer was how Batman would have actually helped in the fight. Now I firmly believe if he had worked with the classic JLA team it would have gone way different mostly due to folks like the Flash, Wonder Woman and Martian Manhunter actually using his full power (See for those that don't know MM was there in the guise of Bloodwynd and didn't know who he really was at the time) but I'd like to know if people honestly thought Batman alone would have helped and how? And please no "Cause he's Batman" or vague statements about prep time.
@wolverine08: No I'm talking about The Death of Superman, you know when him and Doomsday fought for the first time and both died. Okay technically Superman went into a coma and Doomsday only died temporarily. Tho beating Superman into a coma is still an impressive feat.
@joshmightbe: Are you going to settle this debate with your friend, show him this thread? And no, I agree with the other sentiments on this thread. Batman would have been useless in this fight. He had no foreknowledge on DD and even if he did, there was no way he could have done anything physically to help Superman anyway.
@lvenger: This has been a long standing argument for a while now and honestly I just wanted to confirm for myself that I was right. I'll probably send him a link to this tho. Tho in the writing of this statement it occurs to me that this could be somewhat petty.
@joshmightbe: Batman even with any amount of prep or anyway couldn't had helped his friend except joining him in death & then DC would have to rename comic Death of Superman into Death of the World's finest. Only Adam West Batman who actually is on nigh-omnipotent level with Anti-Doomsday device can beat Doomsday lol
batman wouldnt have been able to do crap. He has no prior knowledge of doomsday (as lex luthor found him in the ground), so he cant prep against him. Not to mention that if superman was struggling to put him down, i highly doubt that batman's baterangs or gas would have done anything.
well, i take it back. batman would have been a great distraction for doomsday before doomsday oneshots him. superman could have used that 1 second to land some more punches on doomsday.
now, with the justice leagues help, yeah, superman probably wouldnt have died. it would have been 7v1 and doomsday wouldnt have been able to focus all of his attention on superman
@knightofzero: The comic never explained where Dday came from or why he was destroying stuff. They just pieced that together in later stories. In the original run no one knew anything about him aside from him being a monster who destroyed everything he came within arms reach.