I didn't even know he was possessed until the last issue. There was all that "Is he" or "isn't he" talk, and since none of the other characters knew he was and... blah. I guess it would have helped if I'd read the issue where he becomes possessed? And who was he possessed by? Maybe it is ignorance of the recent issues that kept me in the dark, but the whole thing confused me.
Halle Berry played Catwoman, there were a lot of things in that movie that bothered me but it wasn't the fact that she was black.
Halle Berry is black???
It could matter in some situations where the race/nationality of the character is a real part of their backstory. Like, Nightcrawler being German is kind of a must for me, like Colossus being Russian or Black Panther being black. I mean, you can't have a white Black Panther, right? The king of a country of black people can't be white - it wouldn't make sense, bloodline-wise. Some of those are more serious than others, but generally speaking, they can be interchangeable except when the character's backstory specifically means they have to be a certain race. Are there any black Kryptonians?
It is proven Batman can end crime - look at Kingdom Come. A city with no free will and an army of BatBots would end the ability for someone to get to the point where they could think about a crime. But, you know, they don't want that.