In Arkham, the Scarecrow wraps his arms around his legs and rocks backwards and forwards, mumbling consoling words to himself.
Sinestro shudders, even the vacuum of space could not cause the cold sensation running down his spine.
Even on the grim world of Apokalips, the mighty Darkseid raises his head and utters that rarest of sounds, a laugh (if a sound like slamming coffin lids down a mineshaft can be called a laugh), as he realises what has transpired on Earth.
The Rebirth issue of Red Hood and the Outlaws features Jason Todd to the exclusion of the other two new members of the team; Bizarro and Artemis (The Amazon 90's replacement for Diana as Wonder Woman one) to create the "Slightly warped Trinity" team.
It's been a pretty bloody awful week all things considered, the tragedy in Orlando, the murder of a British MP, the general political situations on both sides of the Atlantic (and elsewhere in the world of course) and my mood is definitely not helped by the latest news about Anton Yelchin passing away.
As such I am using the BIG guns to celebrate Father's Day because I think I need to.
"Alan Moore and I once had about a six-hour argument about the Joker, back when he did comic books -- because he believed that the Batman and Joker were almost parallels that were separated at birth. Alan had a much more, a sort of attitude of moral relativism about what was good and what was evil. I took a much more arched view, because I believe that the Joker is not so much insane as satanic. He's evil incarnate, and he's so malicious that it goes beyond anything we could understand. That's what's so terrifying about him, is that he simply wants to do as much harm and damage as he possibly can." - Frank Miller
WORLD'S FINEST was a ten issue miniseries that covered Batman and Superman's friendship over ten years in the post-Crisis post-Zero Hour DC Universe. For most of that decade, they thought their refusal to work together resulted in an innocent man dying. They find out they were wrong.
Batman 49 came out this week, setting up Bruce Wayne's return as Batman for the big next issue. And what a path it was to that point in this issue, so much that I kind of felt the need to post that return in the last three-ish pages because it was a thing of art.
Since it was on January 12th 1966 that the Batman TV series started, I had an idea to make a post, and I probably will too, before the day is out, but I've niow discovered that one of our most beloved fan-artists has beaten me to it.
So it with great delight I present The Black Cat's