With over a year until the Superman/Batman movie, people have already begun speculating how WB will portray the first big screen meeting of the World's Finest.
The buzz so far indicates that Ben Affleck's Batman will be an older and more world-weary foil to the novice Man of Steel.
Since Zach Snyder invoked an excerpt from The Dark Knight Returns
to announce the project at Comic-Con, people cite that story and Kingdom Come
as the most likely comic touchstones for the forthcoming depiction of Batman.
And they will probably be right, since those are the most prolific 'Elder-Batman' depictions by a wide margin.
Although, I'm guessing they'll at least tweak things to make Batman more 'tired and battle-scarred' rather than just 'old' since they probably don't want to slather old-age makeup on Affleck's face and hair.
Nonetheless, I thought it would be interesting to revisit a more obscure Old-Batman story that was published in the pages of Legends of The Dark Knight #55-57
Written by Chuck Dixon, drawn by Mike McMahon, with coloring by Digital Chameleon, Watchtower
in some ways remind me of a lighter version of TDKR.
It's not as politically tinged or deconstructive, but the blocky art style and 'Over-The-Hill Batman' premise always draws the connections in my mind. Also I think old Bruce sort of looks like virtual Reagan. ( Ok, enough yapping, here we go. )