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[personal profile] thanekos2017-09-15 11:58 pm

Batman drove towards the Washington Monument.

Men working for the man he was after chased him.

That man, atop the Monument, took his call.

Batman accused him of orchestrating the end of the world through the works of Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, and the Mad Hatter.

He said that those were only a lesson.

" I was showing you the three most likely ways the world would end.

" Cataclysm.

" Plague.

" Solipsism.

" Those are the ways the world would have ended, in a year, maybe five, if it wasn't ending here now. Tonight. In a fourth way. My way. "

He aimed his sniper rifle at Batman, who was closing in.

He asked what it was that'd pointed the way to him.

" ..

" I found a ' daemon. ' "

He pulled the trigger, shooting Batman's cycle out from under him.

He, Ra's al Ghul, watched Batman and the cycle's wreckage fly through the air.

He looked down on his work. )

Dark Nights: Metal #1



'There are beats in “The Button” that will be referenced, and there are things coming in this story that I think also look back at some of the stuff [there]. They’re about different things in the DCU, but are parts of the same universe. They make sense happening together. We worked hard to both give each other enough room, and also to make sure we didn’t feel isolated from one another, and the stories were all part of a big plan. I hope fans see that with DC right now, one of the joys being a creator here is that there is an uber-plan for us right now, between what we did with Rebirth, what we’re doing with Metal, the stuff coming after that I can’t talk about — you’ll hear very soon about stuff coming soon after. There really is a big plan for over the next two years. You can say, “I see it from here, now I can play within these structures.” Geoff has been great about that. He had me out for a weekend, and he was just like, “Let’s put everything up on a whiteboard, and we’ll talk story.”' - Scott Snyder

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[personal profile] thanekos2017-09-12 10:25 pm

Men calling themselves the Blackhawks were on Batman's heels.

They'd followed him to Alaska and Mr. Freeze.

They'd met him in Nevada, with Poison Ivy.

They were before him in Mississippi, in front of the Mad Hatter.

He fought them off and went to confront the Hatter, thinking about the first time he'd met him.

It'd been some time back. )
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[personal profile] thanekos2017-09-09 12:55 am

Poison Ivy was in Death Valley, working with a tree.

She heard a sound outside her tent.

She opened the flap.

Batman appeared before her.

" Dr. Isley. "

She tried to drive him away. He vanished.

She asked if he was here to take her in.

" No. "

She caught him.

" I'm *unh*.. I'm here to ask for your help. "

He showed her the problem. )
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[personal profile] thanekos2017-09-05 10:14 pm

All-Star Batman's been taking parts of Batman's mythos in turn.

Issue #6's focus was Mr. Freeze.

It opened in Alaska, three hundred miles north of the Arctic Circle.

Batman entered a research station and saw its occupants frozen.

He heard sounds.

" Victor! "

He turned.

" What have you done? "

What Victor'd done came out of the shadows. )

Dark Days: The Casting #1



"Whenever it’s that level of shocking darkness, I think it gets you in the store. But I also genuinely believe that it’s been a really rough year for everybody, regardless of what political side you’re on. It’s a rough time. People are angry at each other. There’s a lot of divisiveness and terror out there about what’s going to happen, and from all corners. Metal is a story that’s about things that keep me and Greg up. It’s about the ways in which you can find yourself in a story that you didn’t think was possible, and it’s much darker than the one that you thought was inevitable." - Scott Snyder

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[personal profile] thanekos2017-07-29 07:35 am

Last month's Batman/the Shadow #3 had the former captured.

The Joker and the Stag (the ritual murderer of exemplars introduced in last year's Batman Annual) knocked him out.

He woke up restrained.

" Exciting! " smiled the Joker.

" I wasn't sure you'd wake up this time. "

Batman took in his surroundings. )
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The origin of Two-Face's coin

As per All-Star Batman (not to be confused with All-Star Batman and Robin)...

Heads I win, scratched up heads, I also win )

1 page from issue 3, approximately 2 from issue 4.
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[personal profile] thanekos2016-10-22 01:02 am

Implacability's often found in those pursuing a goal.

It's a terrific quality in a hero.

It's a terrifying one in a villain.

This month's All-Star Batman demonstrates the latter case with someone promised a reward for killing Batman.

They're not one of the ones promised by Two-Face.

They're someone promised by those who wouldn't mind both of them being dead. )
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[personal profile] thanekos2016-10-18 10:16 pm

There are things one knows not to do.

There're some who don't know not to do those.

There's occasions where the latter does the former.

There is one in last month's All-Star Batman.

It's a nicely done one. )