By CombatCraigFM 7 Comments
I know Batman Inc just started and I know things change all the time in the comic world. But these are just my initial gut reactions:
I must say I personally am not happy with this decision to keep Dick Grayson as the real Batman while Bruce travels the world hiring new recruits. Bruce Wayne IS Gotham's Batman. Period. The only way Batman should be replaced is with the death of Bruce Wayne. He's not dead, he was sent back in time. All is right with the world once again...or is it...
OK first let me say if anyone SHOULD replace Batman (upon Bruce's death) it should be Dick. And while the world thought Batman was dead I couldn't be any prouder of what Dick accomplished under the cowl. But mission accomplished, Bruce is back, it's time to step down. I think my biggest complaint is just the pure logistics of the whole thing.
So Bruce is back and he wants to go around the world setting up Batman franchises across the globe. Fine that sounds like a great idea. But why is Bruce going? Shouldn't Dick be the one doing the sales pitch? Dick IS the first Batman franchise. He is the first person other than Bruce to be Batman. He’s the poster boy of Batman Inc. Col Sanders doesn’t personally open every KFC franchise, he’s the founder, he lets his employees handle that part of the business. Bruce should be back handling business in the home office.
And Dick doesn’t really have any ties to Gotham like Bruce does. Dick left Gotham and went to Blüdhaven and Blüdhaven became his home. Then Blüdhaven got destroyed. Now Dick is a man with no home. Sounds like a perfect candidate to travel the globe and sell Batman member buttons to me. He’s got nothing to hold him down. We don’t even need to begin to explain how Bruce is tied to Gotham for eternity.
So that’s why I’m worried. I recently got back into comics and Batman was the first place I went to. I picked right up where my childhood left off with Bruce Wayne. And then Dick takes over the core title for a while and I still enjoyed it. But now Bruce is back. He is my Batman. I want to read about him in Batman and then I can enjoy watching Dick spearheading the Batman Inc movement around the world.
Please DC. Make my world right again...