30 Day Challenge – Question 15: Favourite rivalry
For the most part, the members of the Justice League all get along, early on, it’s because there’s very little to differentiate any of them from one another. As time went on and more characterisation became commonplace, then they got along because they had history and the lone dissenting voice was often the liberal firebrand Green Arrow. Everyone else took him with a pinch of salt, with all that fatcats and fascists talk. The only one who took real issue with him was Hawkman. When inter-team friction became the norm it was often those two filling the air with vitriol.
When Kevin Smith brought Green Arrow back, he went right back to that war between the two of them and in a comics universe full of people all getting along, it’s nice to see this kind of relationship, we don’t always get along with our colleagues as well as we think we should.
Bruce Wayne and Lex Luthor.
It took me a second to get his thinking here, with Lex being much more of a Superman man character. But then it dawned on me, jealousy is one of the great motivators of the modern Luthor. He wants to be the big man and resents this alien coming to Earth and taking all the spotlight from him. Bruce Wayne however is like him, rich, human and seen as a benevolent man by the public, everything that Lex sees himself as. It was best shown during the Lego Batman straight to DVD special where Bruce Wayne beats Lex to the Gotham’s man of the year award, but not for the first time and Lex is seething.
I got two uninterrupted hours this morning, just me and my dog. During the week when I get up, it’s all jobs to do and places to be, on the weekends it’s usually me and SuperSam having cartoons and the dog acting up to get attention. But this morning, there was no SuperSam and I got to chill out. When SuperSam came home, we worked on his tree, moved stuff around in the kitchen and as I write this, we are watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. I love this time of year.