Gail Simone Defends the “Martha” Scene from Batman v Superman

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Comic book writer Gail Simone, who is best known for her Wonder Woman and the New 52 Batgirl run, went on to Twitter defend the “Martha” scene in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, she states that while the scene may be a bit weird, she will defend it.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is one of the most polarizing comic book films to come out in the last few years and in the genre period. It was a financial success, but critically bashed, with fan opinion being mostly split.

One of the more talked about scenes both positively and negatively was the infamous “Martha” scene where Superman thinking he may die uses his final words to ask Batman to “Save Martha. ” Knowing Batman is a good guy who has lost his way due to his fear, it’s not until Lois tells Batman that its his mother’s name does he snap out of his rage.

Eric Curto

Eric Curto

My name is Eric and I am loving this current comic book boom, I was around for the first one with Superman: The Movie, Supergirl(being the first female and crossover film) and Batman and have been enjoying the resurgence since Blade. Can't express how much I cannot wait for WB & DC to take back the film universe but until than I love the TV shows we have gotten. I only started reading comics about 10 years ago but am connected more to DC over Marvel or any other major company. If you wanna chat feel free to contact me
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  • GAB

    This is the most intelligent and smart scene of history of cinema. Is the smartest and deep scene. Period. In just one sequence, two intelligent people, Zack Snyder and Chris Terrio, who both have universtity degrees, they perfectly synthesized the essence of Superman, the most altruist person, who’s ready to die but he wants to save another person and Batman, a man who losted everything he loved when he was a child and the only reason of the existence of Batman is the death of his beloved parents. If people haven’t understand this scene, they haven’t understand anything about Batman or Superman, so I guess that they just watch the images rather than read comics. There are two kind of people in this world: intelligents and ignorants, Snyder and Terrio are two intelligent people, the critics and stupid fanboy who have criticized this scene are ignorants. “Driven by hunger, a fox tried to reach some grapes hanging high on the vine but was unable to, although he leaped with all his strength. As he went away, the fox remarked ‘Oh, you aren’t even ripe yet! I don’t need any sour grapes.’ People who speak disparagingly of things that they cannot attain would do well to apply this story to themselves.