We’ve received the final—and gorgeous—cover for my Batman/Superman novel Enemies & Allies, which comes out in hardcover on May 5 from William Morrow.
A time of postwar conservatism and international tensions, of fear and hope, when Howdy Doody, UFOs, Elvis, and the Communist menace occupied America. A time when human beings had, for the first time in history, the power to destroy their world. A time when heroes were needed more than ever.
A time for the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel.
As America and the Soviet Union race to build their nuclear stockpiles, two extraordinary heroes must form an uneasy alliance. These studies in opposites—shadow and light—must overcome their distrust of each other to battle evil and injustice.
Sputnik silently circles in the skies above the fabled cities of the United States as danger lurks in the Earth’s darkest corners. In Gotham, the shadowy vigilante known as the Batman haunts Gotham’s streets . . . and the police are just as afraid of this Dark Knight as the city’s criminals are. In Metropolis, the notorious Lex Luthor is leveraging international tensions to build LuthorCorp into a military-industrial empire, competing against his business rival Wayne Industries, which is run by Gotham’s enigmatic millionaire, Bruce Wayne. Luthor’s activities have raised the interest of Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane, who is beginning to realize that Luthor may stop at nothing to achieve success. At the same time, Clark Kent and Jimmy Olsen are investigating the rumored crash of a flying saucer. Clark is desperate to know if there may be other lost interplanetary visitors on Earth secretly living among them—visitors like himself. When Batman’s and Superman’s paths cross, their lives change, and history will never be the same.
TheTrades.com also just ran a lengthy review of the novel, and soon they’ll be giving away a few signed copies. Check it out at TheTrades.com.