“We had this idea of the different weaponry in the torture chamber. We had the shark. OK, how does Batman interact with the shark? … One of the ideas we originally had is the shark comes out and grabs the raft. And then Batman pulls out shark repellent and he opens it up, and inside the shark repellent was a massive knuckle duster. And he just smashes the shark on the nose. And then we thought: maybe the tone is going a bit wrong… then we thought we’d slip it in for New Game Plus. We decided not to.”
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and that means that it’s time once again for one of the most high-pressure situations in the life of an elementary school student: exchanging Valentines with classmates. Fortunately for amorous young comic book readers, this year has seen a plethora of super-hero themed choices for when it comes time to express your love.
But are they really all that great? This is, after all, the single most important romantic decision a young person can make, and selecting the wrong valentine can send your love life into a disastrous spiral from which it may never recover. That’s why today, I’ve grabbed a few boxes of this year’s crop to figure out the Best and Worst in Super-Hero Valentines!