What I Bought Today – Batman #15, Batgirl #15, Batman and Robin #15 (WARNING – SPOILERS)
Happy Humpday, everybody! XD Time to take a look at what I bought today, and let’s start off with Batman #15.
Y’know, I’m thinking that once Death of the Family is done, I’m gonna do a retrospect on the storylines for Scott Snyder‘s Batman, starting with Court of Owls. I just adore these stories so much, even though it’s pretty clear Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are out to creep the hell outta me with them. Speaking of which, it’s become clear that Joker’s fixation with Batman has grown even more disturbing than we fans have ever thought. I don’t wanna spoil anything, but let’s just put it this way: Slashficcers are gonna have fun with this story. Also, it seems as though Joker may or may not actually know the identities of Batman and his allies, it’s hard to say for sure. Batman seems sure he’s just messing with them, but then again, last year Batman was sure there was no such thing as the Court of Owls. In the meantime, he’s found where Joker is holding up. Once again, don’t wanna spoil anything, but it seems clear that this will be quite similar to a certain Rocksteady video game. Also, Riddler appears in the back-up story that is co-written by James Tynion IV, and thank God they have done away with the question mark mohawk looking thing he had back in Batman #1. lol
I’m gonna miss Gail Simone on this book so much. She has been so wonderful. The only thing I don’t like about this issue is that at one point Batgirl seems determined to shoot Joker, to do to him exactly what he did to her, and take the consequences for it because it would be worth it to put him away. Again, I do not like seeing my DC Superheroes, especially ones with the word Bat in their title, looking to shoot and/or kill people. However, this is at least understandable given the angle they’ve been doing with Barbara for a while now, that since becoming Batgirl again she’s been dealing with post traumatic stress, so clearly she’s not thinking straight. Also, it helps that we can pretty much gather that she’s not going to do it. Otherwise, this issue is a great read, and I suspect the next issue of Batgirl will sell like MAD, given the circumstances.
Something’s been baffling me regarding Batman & Robin lately, and I just figured out what it is: The title. Throughout most of these stories, we’re following Damian WAY more than Bruce. So why is it called Batman & Robin? Why not just make it Robin, thus giving us a Robin solo title for the first time since early 2009 (This is of course depending on whether or not you count Red Robin as a Robin title). Anyway, this issue is…okay. There’s not really much that goes on. It’s mostly just Robin going looking for Alfred, getting captured by Joker, having to listen to him talk and talk and talk about the nature of robins and how Batman’s allies are making him weak, and we get some gross-out visuals here and there too, and finally we see that Joker has some sort of Batman replica standing by for Damian to fight. Oh, and Damian threatened to kill Joker, but that’s not a big deal. It’s only a big deal when he says he WON’T kill, because that’s when he’s usually about five minutes or so away from killing something.
So that’s it for this week. Next week, we check in on our old buddy Nightwing, and if previews for future titles are any kind of giveaway, I think it’s clear this could be one of the most horrible ordeals of Dick Grayson‘s life, and considering the life he’s led thus far…well, pray for this man and his sanity, people. Ja né.
Posted on December 12, 2012, in What I Bought Today and tagged Barbara Gordon, Batgirl, Batman, Batman & Robin, Damian Wayne, DC Comics, Death of the Family, Dick Grayson, Gail Simone, Greg Capullo, Humpday, Joker, Nightwing, Riddler, Robin, Scott Snyder. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.