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A recent thread about how childhood trauma seemed to generate villains, but few heroes, reminded me of Colin Wilkes, the closest thing Damian Waybe might have admitted to having as a friend (rather than ally), Colin Wilkes...

Colin was an orphan kid, who still lived at St Aden's orphanage, with the ability (following an abduction by the Scarecrow and an experimental venom variant) to transform into a superstrong bruiser of a man who became an occasional superhero using the codename "Abuse" because he was determined to stop it...

It's Mother's Day in Gotham City and Colinhas just stopped Harley and Ivy raiding a florists (Ivy wants to release the countless bouquets intended for the mothers of Gotham City) when who should he meet outside...

lil Gotham 6

lil Gotham 6 001

Oh Damian, you little shit you.... :)

They decide to try to find out more about Colin's mother. Since Damian can go out as Robin, but Colin can hardly accompany him as Abuse, they have to come up with a new costume for Colin... I could reveal what it is, but I won't, you'll need to buy the comic to see it, but it IS a fun moment.

They check every hospital in the city (and take a brief detour to chase down and stop the Scarecrow, who they just happen across, Colin is a nice kid, but he does NOT like the Scarecrow for obvious reasons, though they do seem to adopt one of his crows along the way), but to no avail, there are no records of his birth or his mother anywhere that can be found...

lil Gotham 6 002

The rest of the story has a surreal little scene with Talia and Bruce which is sort of like a Bizarro version of Batman Inc. and an end scene where one of the nuns gives Colin a present which she had found recently that is really rather lovely.

And from the Father's Day story (Which takes up the other half of the issue), which is also good fun, one scene of what happens when the boys decide to cook a meal for Alfred.

lil Gotham 6 003

This (as you might imagine) leads to Alfred making an emergency call to Babs... who has problems of her own when she discovers that a double booking at the restaurant she's taking her Dad to means they have to share a table with another rather famous father and daughter... whose surname happens to be Al Ghul, but again, you'll need to read it for yourself to get that scene...

(Oh, and I love that Dick's apron is his New52 costume chest stripe)


Date: 2013-09-14 09:30 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] xamda
T_T Why can't we have nice things, Grant Morrison? Can't you just leave your toys for others to play with when you're done?

Date: 2013-09-16 03:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
in his defense i think thing might have turned out a LOT better, had DC not screwed him over... at that point it was like "You know what? fuck you guys!"

and i honestly can't blame him too much for that.

i mean it reaks of a child breaking his toys true, but... dc....

Date: 2013-09-14 11:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Heh, the Robin suit on the far left seems to be Steph's...

Date: 2013-09-15 10:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kurenai_tenka
Beat me to it. :)

Date: 2013-09-14 11:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thanekos
" ..Red Robin.. yummm.. "

Well, that had to happen.

Date: 2013-09-15 12:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cypherfdp
At least Colin is still... Oh wait, reboot. Never mind.

Also, which costume is that on the far right?

Date: 2013-09-15 02:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cypherfdp
Guess it was the lack of blue throwing me off!

Date: 2013-09-15 09:38 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chrisdv
Y'know, I can totally see Bruce walking in & starting to scold Damian for letting his friend into the cave, only to stop when he realises Damian's actually made a friend.

Date: 2013-09-16 03:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie

and then go all! So YOUR Colin! *i really thought Damian made you up* Would you like some bat-tea? batwhiches? Bat-Cola? Please stay as long as you want! OH so you're an Orphan? you know... i had this idea call "Robin Inc..."

Date: 2013-09-16 05:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chrisdv
I was thinking more the episode of the Simpsons were Bart befriends Ralph, and Chief Wiggum finds them rummaging through his "forbidden closet of mystery" & immediately stops scolding Ralph when he realises he's finally made a friend, giving them riot gear to play with. Except, y'know. With bats.

But that works too.

...And now I can't stop thinking of Batman acting like Chief Wiggum.

Date: 2013-09-15 10:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kurenai_tenka
Lil Gotham is just the best thing and I would be thoroughly happily to re-jig everything into the LGU (so the old universe with more cuteness, I suppose).

Date: 2013-09-15 05:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] janegray
This is wonderful.

What issue is this exactly?

Date: 2013-09-15 07:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] superfangirl1
D'aww! This is so adorable and cute. I love this and see that the tradition of the batman and the boys not being good in the kitchen is still going strong. <3

Date: 2013-09-16 09:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] trinitytiger.livejournal.com
Batman Li'l Gotham is the best. I buy it every time there's a new issue out and I never regret it, lol.

But quick question, didn't Grant Morrison say that he already had Damian's death planned from the beginning of the character's creation?

Date: 2013-09-18 03:21 pm (UTC)
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