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not that i give a shit about these things like, but, y'know....now its in my head...anyone know what happened?
hey...malick...don't you think that the whole batman series could do with a clean up and a bit of a sBRUCE (<wink wink!!) in general.
ha. me and you malick, me and you.
we can be the new punt and dennis?
hale and pace?
miller and armstrong?
we could have it all
after a lot of psychological torture/mind games from some shady group headed/called the black glove, it turns out bruce wayne has failsafes for literally everything, he has a back up personality just in case anyone tries to attack him mentally/induce post hypnotic suggestion. the black glove's sorta alluded to as the devil, but its very ambiguous. batman punches bad dude in helicopter, helicopter explodes and then batman is apparently not seen for at least six months. he's definitely alive though since he's in final crisis at the moment which takes place after the events of batman rip. kind of anti climatic, but also doesn't really make much sense out of the context of the last six issues [/nerdy]
I love him and Batman is my favourite comic character but I've given up buying individual comics. Hopefully there will be a trade out soon. His X-Men stuff was excellent.
Batman, I've read a few reviews that suggest it's been pretty good. New X-Men is frigging amazing, as is pretty much everything else I've read of Morrison, bar Arkham Asylum which I've never really liked and something like Miracle Man.
but very good, it gets amazing about halfway through
the run's been really great, he basically deconstructs batman to the core of his character. only problem is this conclusion seems at odds with the themes developing and the promises morrison made. but oh well. it doesn't really compete with stuff like doom patrol, his run on animal man or the invisibles, and i'd seek those out before his batman stuff. or just download it all, idunno
I guess they'd never really allow him to kill off Batman, he's too important a character for them to have such a massive shift, unless it was in a one off comic rather than in one of the core ones.
He tried to kill off Magneto at the end of his run on New X-Men but Marvel ret-conned it so that it turned out that it was Xorns 'evil twin', or something like that, wearing the mask.
It was Kid Eternity that I was trying to think of, not Miracleman which I've heard good things about although I don't particularly like Gaiman, from what little I've read of him.
i'm not sure the intention was ever to kill batman in a literal sense, but perhaps bring about some kind of massive reinvention. i can't tell if morrison wussed out or was forced to move away from it by dc. the implications the black glove is the devil were pretty bad too, and i'd hate for that to be the case. i'm quite enjoying the "batman is the black glove" theory right now, he sort of is his own worst enemy in a way. despite all that, the last page is marvelous.
miracleman is well worth reading, the bulk of the series is moore anyhow, but the gaiman issues are suprisingly great, and contain some of the best art i've ever seen in a comic. its moore's first exploration of what a superhero in the real world would really mean, and as such i guess is sort of a precursor to watchmen.
he certinly has the chops to pull it off.
Cool, I'll keep an eye out for that.
however, it had the misfortune of following up Moore's work on it. Which is pretty much mindblowing; and has probably the greatest, erm.. 'punch up' in comic book history (well, that I've ever seen).
the pages of miracleman jr in london are insane
its been a while
Well, Steve Rodgers has, but Captain America has continued. Even if Bruce kicked the bucket (which I very much doubt), Batman would continue.
How old is Wayne according to DC chronology now? I thought he'd given up after Bane snapped his spine or something. And didn't Frank Miller get rid of him anyway? I don't know. I've always stuggled to keep up with Batman.
Miller he's really old. I think he's doing a new run on him now, not sure which timeline it fits into.
They're constantly doing new iterations of it. Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale have done a few story arcs on him, all of the ones I've read have been good, lots of two-face and Joker action.
They've pretty much had to give up continuity altogether. This is why they can never pull off an iconic event like "the Death of Batman", because in a narrative sense it's pretty much meaningless. I'm sure there's loads of good Batman stuff out there - I just wouldn't know where to begin.
The Death of Captain America - now there was an event! So good.
are good places to start.
that even if they do "kill" Batman in his own titles for a couple of months then he'll still be appearing in other series set during the same period not suffering from any ill effects.
isn't this very similar to the Knightfall arc?
with Nightwing, Robin and Azrael (Damien this time) being left to pick up the pieces and replace Batman
Talk about running out of ideas. Rubb!
Damien being the mean "I'm going to do DAMAGE Batman" which is what Azrael did before he was taken down by Bruce and replaced by Nightwing as a new sane Batman while Bruce continued recovering.
*in the distance the bottom of barrel being scraped can be heard*
these big stories get on my nerves a bit because eventually they'll have to take it back to how things generally were because it puts new readers off.