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In the cold vastness of space, a battle of immense proportions is taking place. The Man of Steel, the defender of truth and justice can't keep up the fight any longer. His bones ache. He tastes the blood that he has spilt, but most of all, he is exhausted. He had been sent to tackle a monster that has escaped the infamous Phantom Zone. How it managed to escape is unknown but the last son of Krypton wasn't prepared for its arrival. He doesn't have the time to think or react. He's just been taking one punch after another. He can't go on like this.
As they start to enter the Earth's upper atmosphere, The monster begins to radiate a luminous glow. They are falling at a steep angle. They could hit the ground at any minute. Superman is tired. He is weary. His senses are tingling. His eyes burn as his sight begins to fade. The Monster is falling much faster than he is. He can't get his bearings just yet, but he knows that it is heading for the ocean. He knows that he must go after it and end it once and for all. He tries to fly, but he can't muster his strength to pull out of the dive. The monster is now out of visual range. He has no choice but to bail out and fly away. He needs to recover, to regain his strength but most of all, he needs to let Lois know that he is safe. After a second attempt, he pulls himself out of the dive and flies away. He stops for a moment to check himself over. He's made it this time, but it wasn't enough. He knows he's failed.
His vision is blurry, but his hearing did pick up something. The monster has hit the ocean. He just doesn't know where. What should he do? Go down there and fight? Or hobble away to recover. He's died once before. He doesn't plan for the Human race to mourn for him again. So he heads north towards his Fortress of Solitude, where nobody can disturb him.
Off the coast of Tokyo Bay.
Tokyo never sleeps. Her nightlife has just awakened. She is a city that is used to the strangest of things. Monsters, Aliens and other supernatural forces, she has seen it all. However, this explosion has her standing on her toes. The Monster hits the waters not far from the coastal limits. Its sheer mass sends a tidal surge that batters the busy quayside. It's too huge for the civilians not to notice. They instantly react. They alert the media, the authorities. Everybody is on high alert. They think that a legendary monster is coming. Something begins to shift in the water. A huge rock shaped body rises up from the water. It's glowing red eyes scanned the skies around him. It has no interest in Japan. The military responds with a wave of tanks and missile launchers. They've prepared for this situation so many times. They haven't seen this monster before. They stand there confused, as they watch the monster take off into the sky. They find it a little hard to believe that this was just a false alarm.
However, beneath the sea, the water is still boiling. The monster's energy has stirred up something. It has awoken another monster. Its eyes spring wide open, it snarls with fury. It isn't happy. Using its legs, it pushes its entire mass up towards the ocean's surface. The moonlight shines down on its face. The Military has just caught its first glimpse of Godzilla! Splashing the waves with its tail, Godzilla lets out a thundering roar. They open fire, throwing over a thousand rounds of cannon and machine gun fire at it, but the monster isn't bothered. It didn't even flinch. A few minutes later, the commanding officer calls for a cease-fire. Godzilla has left the vicinity heading towards an unknown destination. Where was it heading? The media eventually arrive. Their cameras and helicopters canvas the water in search of a story. They want to show these monsters to the city. It's not long before they find them. The images are shown live on TV screens across the country. Everybody is mesmerised at the new unknown monster until the images crossed the eyes of one Gotham billionaire.
Bruce Wayne arrived in Tokyo to attend a business trip to once of his company branches. After an exhausting meeting, Alfred drives him home. He expected it to be a standard trip that would involve boring executive meetings, poor room service and expensive bills. Then the images appeared on his TV.
Japanese TV reporter: *In Japanese* We are broadcasting live from Tokyo Bay. Godzilla has emerged once again and it is confirmed to be leaving Japan. It appears to be following another monster that is yet to be identified. The Mayor of Japan has been in contact with the Prime Minister who has this to say.
Japanese Prime Minister: *In Japanese* We are currently tracking the path of these two monsters. Godzilla seems to be chasing this other unidentified creature out toward international waters. We have alerted the Governments of the world to prepare and to be vigilant.
Alfred: I take it that your assessment report for Mr Tao will be delayed, sir? Shall we continue on towards the hotel?
Bruce: Yes, Alfred. However, we'll have to skip out dinner. Have my jet prepared. We're heading back to Gotham.
Alfred: Do you think that's wise sir? I mean, Godzilla is well known around these parts. I am sure that the Governments will monitor him quite sufficiently.
Bruce: It's not Godzilla that I'm worried about. It's this other monster. I have seen it before, but I can't think where. *Pauses for a moment* I'm sorry, Alfred. I know you were looking forward to having the night off, but I have to find out. It may be heading for The States.
Alfred: I understand completely, sir. I'll email Mr Tao as soon as we're in the air.
With their preparations put into action, They take off for Gotham City under the cover of darkness.
Gotham City, Fourteen Hours Later.
A sleeping Gotham City awakes to the constant smell of pollution and rain. In the comfort of the bat-cave, Bruce gets to work. He hasn't slept since he got back from Tokyo. He's been recording and monitoring the Japanese airwaves in an attempt to search for the mystery monster. He knows he's seen it before. His instincts tell him that there is a danger looming. He scans footage after footage until he makes the connection.
Alfred: *Places down a tray of coffee and eggs* Breakfast is served, Master Bruce. Why you haven't had a wink of sleep. You really ought to stop pulling these late nighters.
Bruce: I have no time for sleep, Alfred. I'm on to something. I knew I saw this monster before. *Pulls up a data file from the Justice League Watchtower* It's a creature that was banished to the Phantom Zone after it attacked an outpost that was occupied by the Lantern Core.
Alfred: What an ugly monstrosity. I thought the Phantom Zone was inescapable. How on Earth did it get out?
Bruce: I'm not sure. When the Justice League did a search on the creature's biology, they discovered that it travels by detecting various distinctive scent patterns. It's said to follow these scent trails as if they are roads on a map.
Alfred: So it's following a scent as we speak that's leading it into International waters. That explains it's direction, but where does Godzilla fit into all of this?
Bruce: I'm not sure, but if I were to take an educated guess, I'd say that this monster had awakened it from its deep sleep cycle. I've been reading some of the declassified files that the Japanese Government released. They reveal that Godzilla has appeared to defend the Earth as if it were his home. Each case ends with the same result. Godzilla is the alpha predator....
Alfred:... with this monster as his threat. Godzilla must be very angry. That's all very well sir, but that doesn't answer the next question. Where are they heading?
Bruce: I was able to tap into the orbiting NASA satellites and I've been able to plot their heading.
They both glare at the screen. The destination is Metropolis. The city of light, justice and opportunities.
Bruce: Metropolis is going to be hit without any warning.
Alfred: Superman must know about this, I'm sure of it?
Bruce: *Frowns* That's the thing, he's not there. I've contacted The Daily Planet. He hasn't been into work. The monster must be homing in on his scent that has masked the city with. In order to know that, He must have battled Superman on his way to Earth, but if Superman lost then that must mean.....
Alfred: Sir, you don't think that this creature could have killed him do you?
Bruce: Who, Clark Kent? I hardly think so. I know exactly where he'll be.
Snapping to it, Bruce heads into the depths of the cave, re-emerging as The Dark Knight. The lights flick on one at a time, revealing his batwing. He had been prepared for launch from the beginning. The doors open, revealing the sun. He never went to work during the day unless the situation was serious.
Batman: You might as well have the day off, Alfred. I'll be gone for some time, but keep this channel open.
Alfred: Very good sir. Have a safe journey.
The batwing's thrusters roar to life. He takes off and heads for the Antarctic. He plots a course and tries to raise Superman again but he is met with static. He knows that he isn't being ignored, but something else is going on.
To Be Continued
Hey I'm Lee and I live in the UK, South-east to be specific. I love digital art and other art types that evolve around many TV shows, movies and other fantasy stuff. I'm just improving on my own talent. I'm not great but I'm not terrible either.
I love to draw and I love to make photo-manipulations for my favorite things that keep me interested. When it's made, I'll share it with my amazing viewers
The proudest thing I have ever made is the creation of the Marvel Dynamic Universe and the adventures of The Dynamic Spider-Man...then I killed him off. That was even more fun.
Recently, I have become an amateur Photographer who's been studying it for a hobby but might eventually consider chasing a career out of it. Who knows I might just be that good at it
Current Residence: Chatham, Kent, South East England, UK
Favourite genre of music: Alternative Rock
Favourite style of art: comic book concept art
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: Sony Walkman
Favourite cartoon character: Robot Chicken Nerd
Personal Quote: It's a free world so do what you feel like