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espanolbot ([personal profile] espanolbot) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-09-20 09:30

Steph Lives Post-Reboot: Official! And Other DC Solicits!


"Grant Morrison is back on BATMAN INCORPORATED for a giant-sized one-shot called LEVIATHAN STRIKES. Gotham’s greatest detective will learn that there’s more to his deadly foe than meets the eye. So what is the Leviathan’s shocking secret? We’re not saying…but for now, we’ve got a first look at the cover by Chris Burnham.

“The long-awaited conclusion to season 1 of BATMAN INCORPORATED is here at last!” said Morrison. “For months, Batman and his allies have fought a shadow campaign against the deadly legions of the mysterious Leviathan, but now it’s time for all-out war – a war which Batman may not be able to win. Schoolgirl assassins! Bat-robots! Nazi masterminds with Alzheimer’s! Guest stars galore! Batman and Spoiler team to face the School of Night while Batman Incorporated travels to a sinister Cold War interrogation facility to face the mind-bending menace of Doctor Dedalus for the last time while the true identity of Leviathan is finally revealed, with shocking consequences for the Dark Knight. With incredible artwork from Cameron Stewart (BATMAN AND ROBIN MUST DIE) and Chris Burnham (BATMAN INC.), LEVIATHAN STRIKES! rounds out season 1 and is also the prologue to 2012’s BATMAN: LEVIATHAN – the epic, tragic, final act of a story six years long.”

BATMAN INCORPORATED: LEVIATHAN STRIKES goes on sale December 21."
http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2011/09/19/batman-incorporated-leviathan-strikes-first-look/

So, this apparently is in continuity, judging from the mandate that said RIP etc. were all still in continuity, except that that's Bruce's prereboot outfit. Oh well. And Steph's the Spoiler again, huh, maybe her time as Batgirl was was retconned after all. :(

Still, they could have ordered Grant to rewrite it as Barbara who was having to go undercover at the British Finishing School, so Steph still being in the story is good.


THE SHADE #3

Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art by CULLY HAMNER
Cover by TONY HARRIS
1:10 Variant cover by CULLY HAMNER
On sale DECEMBER 14 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 12, $2.99 US RATED T+
Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for more information.
The Shade must take a trip “Down Under” to find the answers he seeks about his past! In Sydney, he encounters an old ally named Diablo Blacksmith. But deep in the heart of the Outback lies a monstrous foe, one that The Shade must face completely on his own, and one that knows all of The Shade’s weaknesses.

Why would an Australian have Diablo as a name? Huh, well I guess if the Shade knew him, he could have been one of those guys who moved from the States to Australia while looking for gold back in the 1800s.

BLUE BEETLE #4

Written by TONY BEDARD
Art by IG GUARA and J.P. MAYER
Cover by TYLER KIRKHAM and SAL REGLA
On sale DECEMBER 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
What is Jaime Reyes going to do? La Dama and the unstoppable, mechanical monster known as Silverback both want the scarab for their own nefarious purposes, and Jaime’s family and friends want to know why he disappeared. Can he keep his secret safe, or will he risk everything to tell his loved ones the truth?

Hey everyone, can y'all say: unnecessary reboot! Also, cybergorilla. Hee.

These and the other books DC doesn't want to promote, found here,
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=34464

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2011-09-20 14:52 (UTC)(link)
I'm also fine with her not being Robin--for one thing, it was part of possibly the WORST era of Batman's history, around the same time as War Games and all that shit. For another, the way it was done was stupid as all hell--Jack Drake, who was always a shitty, abandoning father up until he couldn't afford it anymore, finds out that his kid is a superhero and decides to BLACKMAIL BATMAN to get Tim to stop. Bullshit.

I mean, I thought some of the Steph-as-Robin scenes were cute, but really, excising that entire era from continuity only helps the characters, IMO.
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[personal profile] bariman 2011-09-20 19:39 (UTC)(link)
Jack Drake, who was always a shitty, abandoning father up until he couldn't afford it anymore, finds out that his kid is a superhero and decides to BLACKMAIL BATMAN to get Tim to stop.

Lucius Fox: Let me get this straight: You think that your neighbor, one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the world, is secretly a vigilante who spends his nights beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands. And your plan is to blackmail this person? Good luck.