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[personal profile] espanolbot 2012-01-21 12:46 am (UTC)(link)
Bruce having a Black Swan moment there.

Still, despite what people are saying about this being a retread of the Black Glove storyline (which is both is and isn't), his breakdown here seems a bit less silly than the back up personality thing that Morrison introduced.

Not bashing RIP, it had its good bits, just that I think that some parts work better here.

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2012-01-21 12:53 am (UTC)(link)
"Bruce having a Black Swan moment there."

You know, I didn't notice that the owl characteristics were showing up that early until now. I just thought it started after Talon stabbed him--if that part is even real.

It should also be noted that this also a bit like Batman: The Cult, specifically in that Blackfire truly BROKE Batman, whereas in RIP he always had something hidden under his sleeve.
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[personal profile] mrstatham 2012-01-21 01:53 pm (UTC)(link)
The thing is, it's not even a retread of the 'Black Glove' storyline. It's a generic 'villains are tormenting the hero' storyline - and the execution is, as always, where the quality comes into play. Morrison used it to further his 'Batman has a plan for everything' concept, which is true to his version and doesn't really hurt anything, and Snyder's got this, but it's hardly anything that started with RIP.

I mean, the Kevin Smith Guardian Devil story is pretty similar to RIP in that respect. Unseen foe is actively and constantly tormenting the hero? Check. Mental instability? Check.

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2012-01-23 05:54 am (UTC)(link)
Hell, Miller's Born Again damn near created this troupe in superhero comics.