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"Another small conceit shaped GENERATIONS, however, beyond the notion of exploring what might happen to super-heroes and their friends if they aged in 'real time.' Each 'chapter' of G1 attempted to capture something of the tone of the decades in which those stories might have been published - the goofiness of many comics in the '50s for instance, or the 'grim and gritty' milieu of the '80s." - John Byrne

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Mikel [Janin] is widely known for drawing the sexiest men in comics. The idea of doing a buffer, sexier Riddler — I like that. I think he’s a reflection of Batman and I think of him like a scary, evil Batman. Like Bruce Wayne without a conscience. -- Tom King

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Jul. 12th, 2017 06:47 pm
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My previously mentioned Batman binge was partly motivated by Arkham Knight, and partly because on the spur of the moment, I added Batman #24 to my comixology basket one Wednesday morning. Because CBR is essentially unusable (and here are 15 reasons why CBR is completely unusable) I've managed to move well out of the loop on comics news, and it's pretty great, so I missed the big final page reveal being spoiled by the comics press and was able to actually be surprised at the end.

Anyway, from #24 (Every epilogue is a prelude) I went back and consumed Tom King's run on Batman, split into I am Gotham, Night of the Monster Men, I am Suicide, Rooftops, I am Bane and then the Flashpoint and Swamp Thing short stories.

And as a thread running through all of them was one character who ran a line through the whole story.

Hell Yeah. )
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Everyone’s done vengeance, everyone’s done "The night is so dark." Giving Batman more pain doesn’t reveal anything about his character because he’s taken as much pain as he can. But giving him love and joy, that combines with the tragedy of his past into something new... -- Tom King

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I loved that run on Swamp Thing and what [Alan Moore] did with that character. And there was a beautiful Batman crossover that was all about the power of Swamp Thing next to the power of Batman. I wanted to have something in communication with that and sort of pay tribute to it. -- Tom King

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King has obviously had an amazing year, and I can't help but think his use of the nine-panel grid and formalist work is exactly what Moore would have been hoping for post-Watchmen rather than people just making everything violent. He's so good he scares me a little. -- Kieron Gillen

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'Wanted to write this page since I was 9. Hope it inspires a picked-on kid, as the comics of my nerdy youth inspired me. "I'm still here."' -- Tom King

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"Mikel [Janin] drew him naked for the scene. I think it's a sort of inside joke with Grayson because he always drew Grayson with his shirt off. I looked at it and it came out of my mouth: 'Should we put clothes on him now?' There was something about it I like. He was so confident in his prison. He knew exactly who he was and he didn't give a f***.

"He had no care in the world. But it was just a sign of his power over all those people. Like, dude, I am the perfect god here and gods don't wear clothes. You know? To me, it was a symbol of that, a symbol of his willpower.

"I think what you're seeing in 'I Am Bane,' the arc that's coming up is he puts the clothes back on, he's got the Venom going back on, and those, to Bane, are signs of weakness, in that when he takes the Venom and leaves Santa Prisca, in my head that's a sort of sign he's giving into his worst impulses in a weak sort of way. His moment of strength was when he was comfortable with himself and not wearing any clothes."
-- Tom King

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'It was Andy Khouri, my editor on “Omega Men,” who asked if I knew his origin. I was like, “Yeah, he was raised in a prison.” And he was like, “No. Do you know his origin?” And I said, no, I guess I don’t remember. And he told me that not only was Bane raised in a prison, but he was stuck in a cell for 17 years that flooded every night. And he had to tread water while eating fish that were biting at him and leeches that were sucking off of him and then the water would go down. He’d almost die every night. It reminded me of Conan pushing the lever around. The will to have gone through something like that is the only thing that could challenge Batman. And then I became obsessed with him.' -- Tom King

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"1. Cassandra 2. Dick 3. Bruce 4. Damian 5. Kate 6. Helena 7. Jason 8. Duke 9. Stephanie 10. Tim" -- Tom King, ranking fighters

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This is an Elseworlds storyline that combines Batman with the films Nosferatu and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. It's a sequel to a comic called 'Superman: Metropolis' which combined Superman with (not surprisingly) Metropolis; I'm a fan of Bats, Nosferatu and Caligari, less so Supes and Metropolis so I'm just going to share this one.

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They came with the same matter-of-fact effectiveness as the one he'd made at the end of #16.

They were well-aimed blows at Batman, struck with the precision befitting their striker.

They were elegant ones to see- the ease of their effect was the only thing a bit jarring about them.

One of them was a particularly neat illustration of that.

It happened amongst ruins. )

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