Batman #40 (New 52 Batman, #40) by Scott SnyderI hope to change my mind upon re-reading this but — for as much as I loved (emphasis on LOVED) Scott Snyders run — I think its becoming tiresome in its grandeur. Its so full of shock-and-awe that Ive become desensitized to both.
I want so badly to read a well-written, plot-centric Batman story dealing with something that isnt a Gotham-scale catastrophe or earth-ending in scope. This is what made Batman: The Animated Series so special and a great deal of the late 70s and 80s Batman comics. Sure the stakes were big but they were big in a believable way. Why cant we have a three-issue arc about Mad Hatter kidnapping children for experiments? Why cant we have a two-parter dealing with a bank heist or money laundering? Why cant we have a solo shot about a rogue member of the League of Assassins going after Batman to prove himself worthy? Why does everything have to be so BIG in comics now? I digress...
I loved Black Mirror and Court of Owls. I even liked Death of the Family quite a bit. But Snyders run has been on a decline in my eyes, which is hard to wrap my brain around considering how much I enjoy his writing and Capullos art is simply breathtaking. This is just thought vomit at this point but I might be jumping off the bandwagon for the time being. Its not to say this isnt an excellent comic, because it is. Its just missing something for me. I totally get it if you love it, but I dont. At least not yet.
List of Batman comics
This summer's Rebirth event gives DC the opportunity to change its comic book universe, and it's expected that what emerges will not only showcase the characters and concepts at their "core," but will combine the best of the present universe, the pre-"New 52" universe as well as the film and TV universes. That means the end of the current universe to some degree, which launched less than five years in a line-wide renumbering and relaunching of all DC's titles in September — the "New As we remember the bright and dark spots of the "New 52" timeline and say goodbye to the current status quo, Newsarama is looking at the key characters from within the "New 52 ", with our next spotlight directed toward Batman. If you missed the "New 52," you would have missed the de-aging of Batman that happened when DC abandoned its high numbering on Detective Comics and Batman to relaunch both titles in In the early issues of those two titles, readers found out that the "New 52" Batman was fairly new in his role as Batman, only acting as the costumed hero for five or six years.
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Batman has been featured in many ongoing series , limited series and graphic novels published by DC Comics. These titles have been handled or coordinated through a single editorial section at DC Comics. This section also generally handles titles that have spun off of the core Batman titles to feature related characters. This list presents these titles separated by general type of publication. Numerous miniseries have been reprinted under the same title as collections. This section lists only reprints from ongoing series.
Following the timeline reboot in Flashpoint , it establishes his continuity in the DCnU. - The New 52 was the revamp and relaunch by DC Comics of its entire line of ongoing monthly superhero comic books. Following the conclusion of the " Flashpoint " crossover storyline, DC cancelled all of its existing titles and debuted 52 new series in September with new first issues.
The New 52 is a DC Comics event marking the relaunch of its entire line with the publication of 52 new comic series, all beginning at 1. In September, , DC Comics consolidated and relaunched their comic lines, discontinuing some series, and introducing yet other series, resulting in 52 titles, each with a new 1. That consolidation included the incorporation of both the Wildstorm Productions and the reincorporation of certain Vertigo properties into the mainstream DC Universe. The event takes its name from the company's thematic associations with the number 52, which began with the publication of the weekly series 52 , in which it was revealed that a Multiverse of 52 parallel realities existed within the DC Universe. These are the list of all fifty-two titles in the first wave:. It was announced that six of the New 52 titles had been cancelled as of their eighth issues and would be replaced with six new series in May The four series that were cancelled on issue 0 their 13th issue to make room for the third wave were Captain Atom , Justice League International , Resurrection Man , and Voodoo.
Bruce Wayne was born to the wealthy doctor Thomas Wayne and his wife Martha , who were themselves members of the prestigious Wayne and Kane families of Gotham City , respectively. However, because of her intent to found a school for the underprivileged in Gotham, she was targeted by the manipulative Court of Owls , who arranged for her to get into a car accident. She and Bruce survived, but the accident forced Martha into premature labour, and the baby was lost. A letter he'd written to his son Alfred , warning him away from the beleaguered Wayne family, was never delivered. As such, Alfred - who had been an actor at the Globe Theatre at the time  and a military medic before that, travelled to Gotham City to take up his father's place, serving the Waynes as butler. Following his parents deaths, Bruce attempted to commit suicide with a razor blade. However, just before he went through with it, he realized that this wasn't what his parents would want, and it was at that moment Bruce vowed to spend the rest of his life warring on crime.
Batman is an ongoing American comic book series featuring the DC Comics superhero Batman as its main protagonist. The character first appeared in Detective Comics 27 cover dated May Batman proved to be so popular that a self-titled ongoing comic book series began publication with a cover date of Spring Batman comics have proven to be popular since the s. Though the Batman comic book was initially launched as a quarterly publication, it later became a bimonthly series through the late s, after which it became a monthly publication and has remained so since.