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Next post, a decent Bruce one, I swear. But right now, B&R #32 and Robin Rises: Omega:

One Line Summary:

Robin gets kidnapped away to Apokolips, and Batman fails to save him.

The Story:

Glorious Godfrey is on a mission to retrieve the pieces of a crystal that belonged to Darkseid. This crystal, specifically:

But since Damian was like marinated in the crystal's energies during his birth or something, an intrigued Godfrey wants to snatch his sarcophagus away:

And so they Boom Tube away from the Arctic. Batman barely makes the trip, but is snatched away from the last second by Shazam. (whom he whales on, after the fact.)


I'm not sure why Ra's stowed that crystal inside Damian's sarcophagus, you guys. The art is decent though, barring the fight scenes.

I'm still stoked that Damian's about to come back, though. It's been too long! Also What is it with the Waynes and Apokolips? Did Silas Wayne run over Darkseid's puppy, or something?

Food for Thought: They just released some previews for Batman Earth One: Volume Two at SDCC. Apparently Croc is in it, although no news for the Riddler.

Date: 2014-07-24 03:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
Did Silas Wayne run over Darkseid's puppy, or something?

heh okay, i giggled.

Date: 2014-07-24 03:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I was slightly distracted by two things in this storyline

1) One starts to see why Jason has something of a complex, if Bruce is prepared to go to these lengths of Damian, why the hell didn't he make the same efforts for Jason when HE was dead? It just kind shows Batman in a bad light.

2) There's a panel in the issue where a very angry Batman punches Shazam in the face and Shazam is knocked back and you can see how the punch has impacted on his cheek (like you see when photos of boxers throwing punches are taken. I can see what they were going for, but I just can't see Batman being able to punch hard enough to have any impact at all on someone who is superstrong and invulnerable.

Date: 2014-07-24 04:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lucean
I agree on the first issue, although for me it is even larger than just Jason. One of the things I always loved about the Bat-clan was how it was about bonds created by causes which are stronger than blood. Yet ever since they introduced Damian, there was this insane shift of making all the important bonds blood-related. They even, for some really I cannot comprehend, had Dick Grayson be a descendent of the Waynes.

While I appreciate them giving room to tell story of Bruce losing Robin instead of glossing over it as they did in Death in the Family, the lengths they are going is kind of setting Damian being more important to Bruce than any other member of the Bat-family, which makes me really uncomfortable, as it seems to really drive to the point that blood relations are always stronger and more important than adopted families.

Date: 2014-07-24 05:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Whilst I agree that linking Dick to Gotham was spectacularly pointless as a plot point, adding nothing to the character of any worth or note, he's not descended from the Waynes, he's descended from the Crowne family (through Amelia Crowne), and a steet urchin turned circus performer and Talon whose name was Nathaniel Cobb.

Date: 2014-07-24 05:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lucean
Did I really remember it that wrong. My apologies on that, although is was such a bizarre plot point.

Date: 2014-07-24 04:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] coldfury
Referencing a character remembering things pre-FlashPoint (and as being a different version of himself, as opposed to 'it still happened in the new continuity') makes my head hurt.


Date: 2014-07-24 04:23 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] chortles81
I believe that he's speaking of Earth-2.

Date: 2014-07-24 06:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Isn't Bruce actually talking about the stuff happening in Superman/Batman? Where they met for the first time but had their minds wiped at the end of the story?

Date: 2014-07-24 11:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] walkingthroughforest
It is referencing that story, but also the previous issue referenced Final Crisis, Bruce being lost in time, and all of Batman Inc.

It's frustrating as FC and TROBW shouldn't be able to be in continuity because of the pre-established history between the New Gods and the post-flashpoint world.

Date: 2014-07-24 04:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] silverhammerman
Damian wasn't artificially aged in the old DCU, right? Curious if that element is just DC having to bend over backwards to justifying something in their 5 year timeline.
Edited Date: 2014-07-24 04:36 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-07-24 05:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I think there's a reference to Talia using technology to grow him at an accelerated rate in (artifical) utero, but it's not very clear whether he was aged faster after that.

Date: 2014-07-24 11:46 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] drtechnobabel
That is what I immediately assumed when I read it, and I wouldn't be surprised if that's exactly why they mentioned it.

Date: 2014-07-24 05:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Don't want Damian to come back, doing so so soon just removes any teeth from Batman Inc and any of the related stories.

Date: 2014-07-25 11:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
I want to see what happens when Batman gets seven Chaos Crystals.


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