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espanolbot ([personal profile] espanolbot) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2012-04-18 08:37 pm

James Gordon's Retirement Party

At the official retirement dinner for Commissioner Gordon, following his attempted murder and his wife's actual murder via the Joker, Sasha Bordeaux, Bruce Wayne's official bodyguard and the only famous Swiss person in the DCU, is getting frustrated.

Having put up with Bruce's playboy nonsense all night, she finds that he's once again disappeared while she's supposed to be guarding him. This was after she'd already yelled at him for repeatedly sneaking off, as she was hired by his company to keep him safe, and if she has no idea where he is half the time, how is she meant to be able to do her job.

Storming off to the men's loos, she attempts to track down her playboy client,

And as a bonus, here's a cute page from before the above scans, with Bruce and Stacy the GCPD temp, who shows up in a larger role in Gotham Central, having fun with the "wacky" billionaire,

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[personal profile] biod 2012-04-18 08:18 pm (UTC)(link)
This is one of my favorite Two-Face moments, but what gets me is the "what if?" This could just as easily been a massacre instead of a touching moment if the fickle finger of fate hadn't intervened.
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[personal profile] mrstatham 2012-04-18 08:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Dennis. Neal.


But really, the Batbooks could use some of this flavour again. I like Snyder, but why isn't Rucka headlining Detective Comics?
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[personal profile] anothermoviegeek 2012-04-18 08:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Loved the henchmen named Dennis and Neal. Nice tip to the best (imo) Bat-group editor/writer ever.
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[personal profile] anothermoviegeek 2012-04-18 08:24 pm (UTC)(link)
This is after Sasha "discovers" the bat-suit and tools in the suitcase right?
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[personal profile] mrstatham 2012-04-18 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)
I was being kinda rhetorical, since I know about Greg's issues with DC, but still. DC should've extended an olive branch to the guy. Imagine if we'd still have him at DC, he'd be writing Batwoman still and writing Detective Comics, I'd like to wager. Also, Rucka going to Marvel was actually something of a surprise, since I remember him saying he was done with mainstream superhero comics for a while.
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[personal profile] salinea 2012-04-18 08:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Good question.
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[personal profile] mrstatham 2012-04-18 08:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Mm. I just.. I don't think there's really any 'detective' flavour to Detective Comics at the moment. Whereas Rucka or Brubaker both do great crime stories involving superheroes. I mean, hell, if DC were desperate to keep Tony Daniel around, give him his own Bat-book. I'm sure it'd still sell.
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[personal profile] filthysize 2012-04-18 08:51 pm (UTC)(link)
That's the thing... I have no idea why Daniel and Snyder switched titles. It's pretty obvious to everybody that his story is the more "detective" of the two.
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[personal profile] halloweenjack 2012-04-18 09:21 pm (UTC)(link)
I wonder if it was simply a matter of the other "architects" not wanting to share the spotlight with him.
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[personal profile] filthysize 2012-04-18 09:21 pm (UTC)(link)
I just wish they'd live up to the title and use Detective to tell noir/mystery stories in Gotham, starring civilian characters or cops, and Bats sporadically appearing. Something like Gotham Central, but not necessarily so proceduraly. Snyder made Gordon the main character for a chunk of his Detective run, and still have it be a Batman story. That was really nice, and really set his book apart from Morrison's and Daniel's.

Even Superman and Action Comics are at least utilizing the two titles to tell Superman stories from two different periods. Meanwhile, I can't even easily explain to newbies what's different between Batman, Detective and Batman: The Dark Knight. Saying Detective focuses on Batman's detective skills more isn't even true. Tomasi lucked out on that one.
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[personal profile] halloweenjack 2012-04-18 09:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Sweet! New icon.
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[personal profile] equinox216 2012-04-19 06:19 am (UTC)(link)
It's a nice moment for Harvey, and a good reminder of the fact that he HAS got two sides, but I couldn't take an iota of it seriously after I realized that the entire thing starts with him in the stall dropping, as they say in the parlance, 'a deuce'.
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[personal profile] equinox216 2012-04-19 06:31 am (UTC)(link)
Isn't that him with the pants down in the mirror shot, though? That's a little more dedication to detail than I think he's going to pursue.

That, and if anyone checks under the stalls and sees an Evil Ankle, it's not going to do him much good to have hidden.

Anyway, still a nice moment, I just had a "REALLY WRITER/ARTIST/WHOEVER I CAN BLAME FOR THIS?" to lead it off.
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[personal profile] kusonaga 2012-04-19 07:46 am (UTC)(link)
It's extra funny when you consider Stacy is pining for Batman.
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[personal profile] jcbaggee 2012-04-19 07:48 am (UTC)(link)
"Wayne refused to even sip it. He asked for a ginger ale."

Oh God, he really has the perfect disguise/excuse for everything, doesn't he?
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[personal profile] eyz 2012-04-19 08:04 am (UTC)(link)
Sidenote from a scans_daily fan from Geneva: Wasn't LeHah and most Azrael related vilains/characters from Switzerland too? :P
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[personal profile] pyynk 2012-04-20 07:06 am (UTC)(link)
I'll admit it's been weird pulling Batman the last 8 months when I've been reading Detective only for years now.