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A little over three pages from the latest issue...

This issue's largely set-up, as Bruce Wayne builds up the ranks of the franchise.

I doubt the "low maintenance" line was a dig at DiDio, but who wants to bet the internet smart alecs are going to interpret it is as such?

Some people think Wingman might be the original Wingman, back from the dead, but I don't think that's at all likely. Firstly, if it was him, there would be no need for the mystery game. Why obscure the character's face at all if he's exactly who he appears to be? Secondly, Morrison wrote the guy as petty, evil, and an all-around punk. He wasn't the sort suited for a redemption arc.

Also, David, the African Batman's look seems to be based on this guy...

...from the story "The Batman Nobody Knows," in BATMAN 250. [personal profile] icon_uk did a post on the issue here, from which I took the above pic.

I love this series.

Date: 2011-05-13 12:25 am (UTC)
pepperspray101: Cass Cain is searching for an answer (cass cain)
From: [personal profile] pepperspray101
But, perhaps that would be the best for him? So he's not butting heads with the others and reliving bad memories...

Then again, where is Wingman located? Bruce said he had to make one more stop on his way home, Somewhere between Africa and Gotham City I guess? (Where was the original wingman from?)

Date: 2011-05-13 03:09 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] guilty_as_changed
Wingman was from an unidentified European nation in his first appearances in Batman, and was similarly unidentified in terms of national origin in his modern appearances in Morrison's Black Glove/Club of Heroes 3-part story.

Pre-Crisis he was unidentified, and Post-Infinite Crisis his home nation has yet to be mentioned on panel.

However, Post-Crisis, and Pre-Zero Hour, it was established in the All-Star Squadron and the Dc Who's Who books that the Club of Heroes were a team from an older generation of heroes, instead of being inspired by Batman, they predated him by decades, existing in the post-WWII DC universe. Wingman was identified in that continuity as being the Club of Heroes representative from Sweden, and this form of the Club of Heroes was the inspiration for the Global Guardians in their continuity.

I think it is reasonable to assume he is from Sweden, but it is also possible his native land could be changed as well, having not made it to print in the current canon/continuity at this point.

Date: 2011-05-14 03:34 am (UTC)
pepperspray101: Cass Cain is searching for an answer (Default)
From: [personal profile] pepperspray101
ooh! Thanks for the info. I didn't know that. :)


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