@kenseven: there's a story behind every photo i took. and yes, this was not a posed shot. i took a "normal" one right before, but some other attendee rushed past the tinkerbell and almost knocked off one of her wings. this is her reacting to that guy just as he was out of frame, which is why there's some movement in the wings. timing is everything :)
@Omega-Man : darkseid chose batman because of bruce wayne's incredible ability to survive in any hostile environment. as i understand it, the omega sanction was a spur of the moment action cast onto batman at the end of final crisis when bruce confronts darkseid. it turned bruce into a time bomb, accumulating energy as he was thrust through different eras. this will be resolved in return of bruce wayne #6. it is paradoxical in a sense because bruce's actions in ROBW #2 are what lead to the curse on the wayne family, which is speculated to have created the evil thomas wayne/simon hurt.
morrison's greatness isn't in the complexity of the story -- when unraveled, the plot is pretty straightforward. his gift is in story telling. the final confrontation between hurt and batman has been years in the making, and it really feels like every piece of the puzzle was important and masterfully unfolded in front of us. plus, as we talked about in the video, we particularly love that the repercussions of this run are lasting--the conclusion isn't just a reset button as it is in many other books.