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Such a good podcast. I totally agree with Sara; I don't care about Justice League at all at this point -- especially after reading Wonder Woman.

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I have to say, I'm really upset that Babs' years as Oracle aren't still in play. Setting this three years after the Killing Joke is a cop out and cheap way to get her out of the chair. Big disappointment for me.

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This was a fantastic ending issue. Which brings to mind the point that DC should be given a lot of credit... Thus far, we've had pretty great endings. 
 
As you said, Sara, this was a brilliant Tim Drake story. It totally plays to the strengths of the character, which, in my opinion, is the fact that he's so much like Bruce, yet still so far away from being him. 
 
His actions here are the perfect way to close the series and it brings everything full circle. If you think back to RR #1, the state of the Bat-family during that time, then this story makes even more of an impact. 
 
It's sad to see Nicieza and To being thrown off the book, and even sadder to think Tim might be relegated to the Titans defacto, boring leader stereotype. We can only hope we get another volume of Tim Drake stories like this one very soon!

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@entropy_aegis: lol... Come on, man, Loeb's latest work hasn't been great, but the guy has written some amazing stories in the past -- TLH and DV being two of them. An War Games was a great story, although, I think I'm in the minority on that one.
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There are Batman stories that I think so highly of that I read them every year -- The Long Halloween, Dark Victory, Year One, War Games, etc.. Snyder's run on 'Tec will be joining that list. Amazing, amazing Batman story -- the kind that I think all Batman stories should live up to.

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I think the character interactions are present in this issue, though they're more nuanced than in the previous issues. For instance, when Batman and Cassandra enter the building to help out their teammates, Dick yells out for Red Robin and Cass calls out for Damian. I think that was done purposefully to stress the fact that Cassie really cares about Damian, even though he's a little prick to her.  
 
There were some other moments like this interspersed throughout the book that I felt were really nice undertones to what was probably the most action packed issue of the series thus far. 

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I think what's going on between Damian and Cassandra in GoG is one of the more interesting things going on right now. I think Damian sees Cassie as being what he will eventually become -- and he hates it. I think he knows that being around Dick and Tim and even Bruce is kind of taking the (lethal) edge off of him, and he sees Cassie as the kind of neutered, future version of himself. When she saved him in issue 2, that was the moment in which he realized two very disturbing things: that he was wrong and he couldn't get the job done, and worse, that he might one day opt to save a partner's life to spite the objective. 
 
I think this is what drove him crazy the most, and caused him to reflect on his future with the Bat-Family.

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I have to say, I'm definitely a Scott Snyder fanboy... Like Tony. 
 
And, can't stand anything Tony Daniel does. I, too, will not be reading 'Tec in September.

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This is how Tim should look in the comics. It's modern and totally fits the character -- perfect.

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Anyone realize that this podcast is dated 07/01/2011? Wasn't this recorded on the 8 July?