Yeah, Burnham's the best. Now if only we can get through the rest of the issues without random fill-in art in the middle of the story
Maybe I'm just really impatient, but this issue felt a little lacking in terms of moving the plot and overall saga forward. But it was still a lot of fun with nice dialogue--the Bruce 'brunch' line was really nice--and great art for Chris Burnham. Another really good Bat-comic from Morrison and Burnham, but I want more.
The bird of Hermes is my name, eating my wings to make me tame.
Where's Rikdad from the old DC boards when you need him?
Also, why was Talia asking to save Gotham or Damian? Damian seemed safe and tucked away to me. It seems by saving Gotham Bruce would destroy Damian in the long term knowing what we know from the 666 future. Is that how we're supposed to take it?
If Bruce "saves" Damian by allowing him to become the future Batman shown in issue #666, then the events of Batman Inc #5 will occur which result in Gotham being blown up. But if he forsakes Damian and sends him back to Talia, then Gotham is spared, but at the cost of losing Damian to her.
"John Stewart. LAME! ...this guy having a ring is like giving the batmobile to a blind old woman with her left leg in a cast."
"Pym biting Blobs head off seems like something that would have happened when i was ten years old and playing with action figures."
"i always assumed that [the blob] had the same powers as his 616 counterpart because, if simply being a huge fat guy was enough to be considered a mutant then there sure are a lot of mutants in 'real life'. "
Actually, in this issue Talia confirmed that Damian really has nothing to do with it. It's the "Third Batman" that does it, so Bruce can't really change it.
I just think the ultimatum is trivial to the #666 figure. Bruce has to hand over Damian or Talia herself will take out the city right now, in the present.
So many pages of thread in such a short time...
Pull List; seems to be too long to fit in my sig...
Other than that the art is great. Keep up the good work.
I really like the Heretic = 666 third Batman theory. So many lines in 666 are that much more awesome. Unfortunatly... How do we reconcile Damien's line "The killer is the last of three men, insane replacement Batmen who haunted my father years ago"?
That makes it sound like Damien thinks its Lane. If it was really a clone of himself, wouldn't he know? I really hope someone smarter than me can come up with a good explanation because other than that one line the theory is perfect.
This issue was brilliant, by the way. Just flawlessly executed on every technical level, emotionally devastating and right on target. This is probably the 'simplest' run Morrison has done on Batman since the very early stuff, in terms of reference and connection, but I am loving it for what it is.
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