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Son of Batman

by Cap'n Carrot on May 9, 2014 · 0 comments

in Film

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After the train wreck of Justice League: War, which to be fair should be laid at the feet of the source material rather than the adaptation itself, I wasn’t sure what to expect with DC Animation’s latest home video release and yet another adaptation of an existing comic storyline. Now I think DC should let James Robinson adapt all of Grant Morrison‘s work (and not just what DC decides to make into surprisingly good movies).

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One of the most frustrating aspects of the New 52 is DC Comics’ choice to alter timelines, costumes, origins, and motivations for characters without a second thought. Quizzically, the character DC Editorial decides to leave alone is Damian Wayne, someone whose origins could definitely use a little tweaking. Batman and Robin #0 is little more than a summarization of the beginning of Grant Morrison‘s “Batman & Son” 2006 arc which introduced Damian.

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The follow up to last issue’s Batman and Robin adventure finds the Dynamic Duo battling Clayface. Although the villain is Matthew Hagen, he gets a new origin here as a member of the Legion of Assassins, and the former lover of Talia, who was locked in the Lazarus Pit when she discovered he was using his relationship with her for his own chance at immortality.

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Selina Kyle knows Bruce Wayne is Batman. That’s a problem. But is it a big enough problem to justify wiping her memories surrounding Batman’s true identity from her mind?

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