Every decade of pop culture has its indelible moments of foolishness, frippery and eminently mockable memories. The 1990s does not contain more that’s terrible, silly or indefensible than other decades, it just seems that way. Especially in terms of superhero costumes… Welcome to Ten Things!
I’ve often wondered, does the person inside the suit HAVE to be the guy/gal we’re used to? Normally, I’d say “yes,” the reason the character is a classic is because the combination works! But Mr. Snyder, Mr. Capullo and Mr. Miki are giving me pause with their “new” Batman, Jim Gordon in what my brother calls the “Transformers” armor.
In Convergence: Shadow of the Bat #1, the Bat-Shadow falls squarely on Metropolis, as did a strange dome cutting the city off from all other resources. Will Bruce Wayne and Jean-Paul Valley be able to put aside their differences amidst a city on the skids?
DC Comics has announced the contributing artists on Gotham Gazette: Batman Dead? #1 will be Fabian Nicieza, Dustin Nguyen, Gulliem March, Chris Cross, Jamie MacElvie, Alex Konat and Mark McKenna. In this pivotal one-shot, Batman is gone, and Gotham City continues to fall apart. But a few extraordinary “ordinary” people try to mend the city’s wounds, looking into a dark night for answers. A cop looking to save Gotham from its own madness. A reporter looking to reclaim her career by revealing that it’s no coincidence the city’s top billionaire and its urban legend are missing at the same time.