Date: 2017-07-15 11:36 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
Okay... wasn't it kind of a point of Rucka's run on Wonder Woman, the one that just ended, that she was out of contact with the gods most of the time?

Also, that Batjet having a little capture claw is just adorable.
It's like Batman saw one of the many ridiculous toys made of him and thought "hey, that's a pretty cool idea..."
(What's next? A batsuit with a little shoulder gun that shoots nets over people?)

Date: 2017-07-17 03:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
Bruce: It's TRADE MARK Alfred....

Date: 2017-07-15 12:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] commodus
Honestly, am I the only one who thinks that The Joker just doesn't work in stories like this? He's pretty much a street level character, whose sole ability is "I can kill a bunch of people."
It just feels off to see him in stories where the entire cosmos is in danger.

Date: 2017-07-15 02:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tigerkaya
Well that answer is simple, money. Same with Marvel shoving Deadpool everywhere as if he's relevant when he should stick to Mercenary genre stories.

Date: 2017-07-15 02:35 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
The answer to "does the joker feel off in this story?" Is "money"?
Also no. Deadpool makes more sense than joker.

Date: 2017-07-15 02:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] janegray
To be fair to Deadpool, one of his superpowers is literally Genre Savviness and fourth wall breaking, so branching out is far more acceptable in his case.

Date: 2017-07-16 12:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
So does the Joker, who we saw in that year long story with Luthor just before Flashpoint is insane partly because he's aware that the universe he is in is someone else's narrative.

Date: 2017-07-16 12:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] janegray
Should that really be counted, though? Sounds like an outlier to me.

Date: 2017-07-15 05:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] joetuss
Lord, do I miss the days when Batman just fought Street gangs, Mobsters, and the occasional Ninja/Military trained baddie....and don't get me started on this hocus pocus version of Joker.

Date: 2017-07-15 07:46 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
Didn't he fight a rainbow monster once?

Date: 2017-07-15 09:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beyondthefringe
In the '50s and '60s, shit got -weird- before it got realistic again.
Of course, Grant Morrison's view is that it all happened, somehow. The realistic, the grim, the weird, the bizarre, the silly...

Date: 2017-07-17 03:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
I don't see anything wrong with embracing the entirety of the continuity in some form or another.

Date: 2017-07-15 07:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cygnia
Have they resolved/mentioned the "3 Different Jokers" bit again?

Date: 2017-07-15 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] long_silence
They referenced it a bit in this issue.

Hal mentioned to Bats that this might not even be the real Joker

Date: 2017-07-16 05:27 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] strejdaking
Okay, this trying a bit too hard with the Vagueness Is Coming for me.

Date: 2017-07-16 12:24 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Robin oh THIS is going to end well)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Is there ANYONE who really feels that what DC needs right now is another cosmic crisis?

We've just had Rebirth sorting out some of the less popular parts of New52 without anything in the way of an event being required.

This is just... please no, stop this before it gets universe dooming.

Date: 2017-07-17 03:18 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: (dead waynes shock)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
this one actually seems cool. I DON'T like however that Batman seems like he's the intended badguy... I am hoping it's a misdirect.

Date: 2017-07-17 05:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] atom_punk
I don't think Batman's intended to be the bad guy. Rather I think that the antagonist is this dark, primordial Bat "entity" they keep alluding to throughout. It might be a straight-up connection to Grant Morrison's Hyper-Adapter in fact.

So the Bat-entity is like this fundamental fear of the thing with wings that soars through the dark nights. And Bruce Wayne inadvertently co-opted the bat identity in becoming Batman and using that primordial fear of the dark to become a force for good. Now this ancient, Lovecraftian THING is out to reclaim the mantle of the Bat.

Date: 2017-07-17 06:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
I hope it's something like this... I am tired of "hero turns evil" things....

Date: 2017-07-18 01:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] atom_punk
I don't think Dark Days is a crisis like we're used to.

From what I've seen of previews and writer interviews and whatnot, it looks like we'll be going into a parallel universe for the main conflict.

So hopefully the event will be bereft of the continuity-twisting, "THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING" nonsense and be more like the Mirror Universe from Star Trek. A traipse into the looking glass before returning to the stable ground of normal continuity.


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