I told myself that I was going to lay off posting about Batman and Superman for a bit. But then I came across these panels in World's Finest #294:
I love the phone sex lighting in the first panel. I love that Batman has a gallery of framed photos of himself and Superman and they're not even in the Batcave. They are just, like, in his den or something. (I can't believe Bruce Wayne would ever go for wood paneling, but anyway). I also love that he's just gazing at them and stroking them longingly (In the dark? With a flashlight?).
But those last few panels? Unbelievable. I am being crushed by the angst. Batman's silhouette with the clenched fist! Clark fiddling with the phone cord! Clark's single tear!!!
As an aside, I love that Superman keeps the glasses on even when he's home alone. In the dark. Crying.
So basically what I am saying is that Superman/Batman Annual #1 wasn't really over-the-top. This sort of puts everything in perspective.
Ok...next post totally won't be about Superman or Batman.