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BatmanDCNeil GaimanReview

Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? For almost two years I’ve been greatly saddened by the carnage going on in the pages of Batman, as obscure moments from Batman’s 70-year history were brought forward to weave a tale almost as confusing trying to navigate the inner workings of a clockwork motor.  When readers were presented with the “shocking conclusion” to RIP – namely that Batman was dead and not dead, it lead to the question, Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?

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DCJSATrade Paperback

Next week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, the crew take a look at DC’s JSA: The Golden Age by James Robinson – yes the same fellow behind Starman. From Publisher’s Weekly Clearly influenced by Alan Moore’s Watchmen, this reissue depicts DC’s superheroes from the 1940s hanging up their capes following the end of WWII. Whereas Moore’s superheroes were forced into retirement, here the heroes succumb to disillusionment, personality flaws and even madness. Robinson unpersuasively projects the dark pessimism of 1990s superhero comics onto the idealistic, committed heroes of half a century before. One of these “mystery men,” Tex Thompson, alias

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