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If you visited either DCComics.com or VertigoComics.com yesterday, you likely saw our slides suggesting that Alfred E. Neuman was joining the DCU as our newest Robin or teasing a new spinoff series called Canadian Vampire—co-written by Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire. They were, of course, a joke, and anyone who clicked on either of the slides was taken to a page revealing the gags.
Unsurprisingly, many of you called these as jokes before you clicked on the link. But how many of you caught our other April Fool’s Day prank?
In addition to the fake projects, we posted a link to “newly updated” profile pages for Batman and Superman, and if you read any of them, you may have noticed a shocking connection between Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent…and their mothers.
Here are the profiles, if you didn’t catch them yesterday:
Dark Knight. Caped Crusader. World’s Greatest Detective. Whatever you know him as, wherever you know him from—the blockbuster movies, TV shows, video games, cartoons, or millions of comics—Batman is proof you don’t need superpowers to be a superhero… and the poster boy for what a bad childhood can do to you.
Millionaire Bruce Wayne was just a kid when he watched his parents get gunned down during a mugging in Gotham City. The crime would define his life, as he dedicated himself to becoming the world’s greatest weapon against crime—the Batman. What the world doesn’t know is that Bruce’s mother, Martha Wayne, was the real target for the mob hit the night that Bruce’s parents were murdered. While in the ambulance it was discovered that she was still alive, and the doctors were able to save her. She signed over guardianship of Bruce to the family butler, Alfred Pennyworth, in hopes that the young boy would be protected, and she was put into the Witness Protection Program and sent to Smallville, Kansas—a quiet town where nothing ever happens.
There Martha met and married a nice young man named Jonathan Kent. With a new inability to carry a child due to the bullet wound, Martha and Jonathan were unable to have the baby they so longed for. However, their prayers were answered when out of the sky, a rocket landed in a nearby field as the couple was driving by. There was a small baby in the rocket who they adopted and gave the name Clark Kent, and who would grow up to be Superman!
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