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Dick Grayson (the birthday boy), that is.

Prelude to the Batman arc "Night of the Owls".

With revelations about who the Bat-clan is facing.

Batman is saved by someone (sorry, I know it is someone we have met before, but I don't recognize) with battery jumper cables, and a wounded Batman makes his way through the sewers to one of the satellite Bat-caves. Of course, Batman's Batman finds him and takes him in, and the Bat does what he does best.

Prepare to engage the enemy with tons of prep and research to kick their butt.

Nightwing comes down to the Batcave as Bruce is doing an autopsy.
Bruce wanted to keep some info close to the vest, but with this and new revelations from the Nightwing book, the deeper threat and danger comes to light.

A Wolverine healing factor? Not regeneration ability?

Of course this is just one shoe to drop. Dick knows Bruce is still holding out on him, and starts pushing buttons to get the truth out of him, since everyone has been worried for some time now as Bruce was in the maze of the Owls.

Of course Bruce responds the only way he knows how.

It's not like Bruce is going to get that with his tongue, now is he?
After knowing Robin so intimately for all these years, Batman, how could you have missed that?

All those talented people who have died in Haly's Circus (Grayson's family) and previous versions of said circus over the centuries... that's who Batman is fighting.

Meanwhile, the Court activates ALL of their Talons, and they take flight prepare to take over Gotham.

Date: 2012-03-21 07:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jaybee3
It's strange how I think Snyder is a gifted writer (probably the best on the Batbooks right now and I'm counting Morrison) and yet some of these plot points seem too soap opera-ish convenient and "on the head" for me. Does everything in Bruce's world have to be connected? James Gordon Jr. just happens to turn out to be a sociopath. Haly's Circus just happens to be deeply connected to Court of Owls. What next? Tim Drake's dead dad (who was a blue blood) was a member as well?

Date: 2012-03-21 07:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
I don't see how James Gordon Jr being a psycho is connected to anything, really - if anything, I think it provides an interesting contrast to Barbara (who I can't stand at the moment but that's neither here nor there). The books have always been soap-operaish, though. I mean, the revelation of Doctor Hurt - and like, EVERY revelation, reeks of soap opera jokes like they used to do on friends.

"I, Doctor Hurt, am the guy involved in that isolation treatment you underwent years ago!"

"I, Doctor Hurt, have been empowered by the tool of a dark God of Evil and have come across hundreds of years to destroy you!"

In the revised continuity, though, I don't see how connecting Haley's to the Court of Owls is a particularly awful thing, though. It at least does something interesting with the concept and furthers the notion of Gotham really belonging to the Owls. It gives Dick more of a reason to hate them, and it makes it that much more satisfying when Batman and Co inevitably take them down.

Date: 2012-03-21 07:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sistermagpie
Why does connecting them to Haley's further the notion of Gotham belonging to the Owls?


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