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Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)
by Jeph Loeb, Stan Berkowitz, Sam Liu

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

Medium: film

Publication date: 29 Sep. 2009

Publisher: DC
Written by: Jeph Loeb, Stan Berkowitz
Directed by: Sam Liu


56 characters in this story:

Character
(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Religious
Affiliation
Team(s)
[Notes]
Pub. #
app.
Superman Superman (Clark Kent)
(lead character)
hero
CBR Scale: S Methodist / Kryptonian religion
The Justice League; Kryptonians...  DC 13,409
Batman Batman (Bruce Wayne)
(lead character)
hero
CBR Scale: ICBR Scale: S Episcopalian / Catholic (lapsed); atheist
The Outsiders (leader); The Justice League...  DC 11,112
Lex Luthor Lex Luthor
(lead character)
villain scientist
CBR Scale: S Episcopalian (lapsed); Nietzschean atheist
Secret Society of Super Villains; The Legion of Doom...  DC 1,508
Black Lightning Black Lightning (Jefferson Pierce) hero
CBR Scale: S Northern Baptist (ABC/USA)
The Outsiders; The Justice League...  DC 353
Katana Katana (Tatsu Yamashiro) hero
CBR Scale: S Bushido / Buddhist
The Outsiders; Birds of Prey...  DC 223
Hawkman Hawkman (Carter Hall / Katar Hol) hero
CBR Scale: M Egyptian classical religion; Thanagarian religion
The Justice League; The Justice Society of America...  DC 1,270
Power Girl Power Girl (Kara Zor-L) hero
CBR Scale: I Kryptonian religion
The Justice League; The Justice Society of America...  DC 576
Captain Marvel Captain Marvel (Billy Batson) hero
CBR Scale: S Greco-Roman classical religion / Protestant
The Justice League; Shazam's Squadron of Justice...  Fawcett DC 756
Starfire Starfire (Koriand'r) hero
CBR Scale: S Tamaranian religion (X'Hal)
The Outsiders; The Teen Titans DC 841
Mr. Freeze Mr. Freeze (Victor Fries) villain
CBR Scale: I Catholic (lapsed)
Secret Society of Super Villains; Cold Warriors...  DC 175
Solomon Grundy Solomon Grundy (Cyrus Gold) villain
CBR Scale: I atheist
Infinity, Inc. (founder); Secret Society of Super Villains...  DC 102
Gorilla Grodd Gorilla Grodd villain
  Secret Society of Super Villains; The Legion of Doom...  DC 199
Killer Frost Killer Frost (Dr. Louise Lincoln) villain
  Secret Society of Super Villains; Cold Warriors...  DC 110
Captain Atom Captain Atom (Nathaniel Christopher Adam) hero
CBR Scale: U Catholic
U.S. Air Force; The Justice League... 
[major in U.S. Air Force]
DC 259
S.T.A.R. Labs S.T.A.R. Labs supporting character group scientist
  [science lab] DC 98
Captain Cold Captain Cold (Leonard Snart) villain
  Secret Society of Super Villains; Cold Warriors...  DC 188
Amanda Waller Amanda Waller supporting character hero
CBR Scale: U Methodist
Checkmate; The Suicide Squad...  DC 211
Metallo Metallo (John Corben) villain
CBR Scale: I manifestly non-religious
The Legion of Doom; Injustice League...  DC 125
Lady Shiva Lady Shiva (Sandra Woosan) hero
  The League of Assassins; Birds of Prey...  DC 96
Major Force Major Force (Clifford Zmeck) hero
  Freedom's Ring; Injustice League...  DC 46
Nightshade Nightshade (Eve Eden) hero
CBR Scale: S Catholic
The Suicide Squad; CBI...  Charlton DC 156
Icicle Icicle (Cameron Mahkent) villain
CBR Scale: I manifestly non-religious
Secret Society of Super Villains; Injustice League...  DC 43
Mongul II Mongul II villain
CBR Scale: I alien
[1st app: Showcase '95 #8 (Sep. 1995)] DC 28
Silver Banshee Silver Banshee (Siobhan McDougal) villain
CBR Scale: M Celtic pagan
[underwent ritual her clan used for men] DC 38
Toyman Toyman (Hiro Okamura) supporting character
  [1st app: Superman (vol. 2) #177 (Feb. 2002)] DC 9
unnamed general unnamed general supporting character
 indeterminate  U.S. Army
[high-ranking general serving under Pres. Lex Luthor]
DC Warner Brothers 1
Lois Lane Lois Lane
(cameo)
supporting character
CBR Scale: I Catholic
Raleigh College
[Superman's girlfriend, then wife]
DC 3,859
Alfred Pennyworth Alfred Pennyworth
(cameo)
supporting character
CBR Scale: I Anglican
[butler] DC 3,048
Bane
(cameo)
villain
  Secret Society of Super Villains; The Suicide Squad...  DC 148
Deadshot Deadshot (Floyd Lawton)
(cameo)
villain hero
  Checkmate; The Suicide Squad... 
[was a freelance operative for Checkmate]
DC 213
Parasite Parasite (Rudy Jones)
(cameo)
villain
  [] DC 126
Eclipso Eclipso (Bruce Gordon)
(cameo)
supporting character villain scientist
CBR Scale: M Angel of Vengeance
Shadow Fighters
[incarnation of the Wrath of God]
DC 67
Captain Boomerang Captain Boomerang (Owen Mercer)
(cameo)
villain hero
  The Outsiders; Secret Society of Super Villains...  DC 79
Copperhead
(cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: S demonolatry (temporary)
Secret Society of Super Villains; The Suicide Squad
[sold his soul to demon Neron]
DC 52
Catman Catman (Tom Blake)
(cameo)
villain hero
  Secret Six; Misfits DC 50
Despero Despero
(cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: M hatred of the Justice League; alien (Kalanor) with mystic powers
Secret Society of Super Villains; Injustice League...  DC 108
Cheetah Cheetah (Dr. Barbara Minerva)
(cameo)
villain
  Secret Society of Super Villains; The Legion of Doom DC 150
Black Manta Black Manta
(cameo)
villain
  Secret Society of Super Villains; The Legion of Doom...  DC 95
Giganta Giganta (Dr. Doris Zuel)
(cameo)
villain
  Secret Society of Super Villains; The Legion of Doom...  DC 83
Black Spider Black Spider (Eric Needham)
(cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: M vengeance; resurrected
[as drug addict, accidentally killed his own father] DC 23
Brimstone
(cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: M religious
[artificial creation Darkseid sent to Earth as distraction] DC 14
Girder Girder (Tony Woodward)
(cameo)
villain
  [criminal; steelworker] DC 19
King Shark King Shark (Nanaue)
(cameo)
villain deity
CBR Scale: M Polynesian shark demigod
Secret Society of Super Villains; Secret Six
[child of a shark god and a Hawaiian woman]
DC 27
Jon Stewart Jon Stewart
(cameo)
supporting character real/historical person
CBR Scale: I Jewish
[host of popular "Daily Show" news satire program] Comedy Central DC, etc. 2,227
Larry King Larry King
(cameo)
supporting character real/historical person
CBR Scale: I Jewish agnostic
[long-time CNN TV news interviewer] CNN DC, etc. 855
Kestrel
(cameo)
villain
CBR Scale: D agent of Chaos
The Injustice Society; Lords of Chaos
[created by spell of M'Shulla and Gorrum (Lords of Chaos)]
DC 35
Riot Riot (Frederick von Frankenstein)
(cameo)
villain scientist
  [scientist] DC 17
unidentified villain unidentified villain
(cameo)
villain
  [attacks with short spears; tried to collect Superman bounty] DC Warner Brothers 1
God God
(mentioned)
deity real/historical person
CBR Scale: D God
[1st app: Old Testament (1402 B.C.)] various 313
The Joker The Joker
(mentioned)
villain
CBR Scale: M anarchist; obsessed with being Batman's arch-enemy
The Injustice Gang; The Joker League of Anarchy (leader)...  DC 1,679
Flash Flash (Wally West)
(mentioned) 
hero
CBR Scale: I Protestant; Speed Force
The Justice League; The Teen Titans...  DC 915
Richard Nixon Richard Nixon
(mentioned) 
hero real/historical person
CBR Scale: I Quaker
X Presidents (ally) NBC Random House 504
King Solomon King Solomon
(mentioned)
supporting character clergy/religious leader real/historical person
CBR Scale: M Jewish prophet
[son of David] Marvel DC 17
Magpie Magpie (Margaret Pye)
(mentioned)
villain
  [thief] DC 13
Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon B. Johnson
(mentioned) 
supporting character real/historical person
CBR Scale: S Disciples of Christ
[U.S. President] DC 211
William F. Buckley, Jr. William F. Buckley, Jr.
(mentioned) 
real/historical person
CBR Scale: M Catholic
[intellectual Conservative leader] DC 51

This film is an adaptation of: Superman/Batman #1 (Oct. 2003): "World's Finest".

The animated film Superman/Batman: Public Enemies is based on the same-titled graphic novel written by Jeph Loeb, pencilled by Ed McGuinness and inked by Dexter Vines. The "graphic novel" is actually the trade paperback collection of issues 1 through 6 of the Superman/Batman monthly comic book series. The story arc was originally called "The World's Finest." The cover dates of the original comics were October 2003 through March 2004. The film adaptation is not simply an explicitly direct "filmed version" of the comics, but it stays fairly close to the source material.