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I love how awesome DC and Marvel have been doing with their archer books. They're both so different, but between the art and writing they're incredible.

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Is Moore still leaving at some point? I thought I remember him announcing that. The art is just so fun that I can't imagine it any different.

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Only thing that worried me; the events of Batman Inc. kind of pull away from the stuff we've seen in DotF. I know Snyder's not the only person on Batman, but I really feel like a response to the end of that arc was necessary. Batman Inc's tragedy is fitting, but it feels like too much is happening in this universe at the same time which makes only the 'big' stuff that happens (Damien's fate) relevant in the end. Sucks.

What of relevance really happened at the end of Death of the Family? Nothing. No changes in status quo. No one even injured really. It was just implied that the family didn't quite trust each other as much as they once did and by family I guess we're really only taking about Tim, Dick, and Bruce since Alfred, Damien, and Bruce lived together and Bruce and Jason weren't exactly tight to begin with.

I see where you're coming from, but I would argue that we're not seeing changes in the status quo because Damien's gone. The trust issues go out the window, Barbara v. James Gordon Jr. loses it's luster, and even the people Dick lost are all overshadowed by this larger event. That's just the current/Death of the Family stuff too. The other books had some interesting loose plot threads that I feel could be lost as a result of all of this harping on what's happened. Almost as if all of the books are working against each other rather than for each other; we have no breathing room for these stories to transition in a grounded way.

Again, I can only complain so much because the writing is still top notch and I'm sure we have some cool stuff coming up. Although, it feels like DC is giving these writers tons of leeway/space for their arcs and stories until somebody drops something big. Then everybody needs to fall in line with the "big, new event" or die basically. Court of Owls was similar in a sense.

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Only thing that worried me; the events of Batman Inc. kind of pull away from the stuff we've seen in DotF. I know Snyder's not the only person on Batman, but I really feel like a response to the end of that arc was necessary. Batman Inc's tragedy is fitting, but it feels like too much is happening in this universe at the same time which makes only the 'big' stuff that happens (Damien's fate) relevant in the end. Sucks.

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I like to call it: "Lost Wages"...

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@Fastblender: No, yeah. I know. I guess I needed to rant. I still find it to be a terrible waste and not right, but if anything I'm upset because Damien's my favorite character.

Morrison's Batman and Robin was fantastic and he can do what he wishes, but I just... can't get over how easy it seemed to kill such a great character in this way. Especially with the potential for every other character he interacts with. It's such a waste in the end; whether he comes back or not. I see now the extreme reasons why people stop reading comic books for a long time.

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This is stupid. Morrison has (IMO) lost it.

a) He may have made the character, but that doesn't mean he can take him away. Does this mean if Bob Kane came back from the dead, he'd be allowed to kill off Batman however he wants? The reasoning is stupid. I don't care how long he's planned this for. The man is insane.

b) This completely negates anything happening with Death of the Family. It's good everything Gleason and Snyder did has entirely been overshadowed and broken by Morrison's changes. Not.

c) The New 52 is meant to bring in new, younger readers and now that the youngest, most accessible member of Batman's family is gone we just have TIm Drake who is basically a cardboard cut-out of a teenager. No offense; just my beliefs (I don't find him interesting).

d) How is this logical and/or well-written? Do you know how many people have died and been replaced in various forms of Batman literature? We don't even see the entire Bat-family in this iteration of Batman, but Morrison thinks it's a good idea to kill of and bring in more new characters. Stupid.

Do not be offended. These are simply my beliefs. Grant Morrison is a tool.

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Great review, Tony.

My only complaint is well... your complaint on the height difference. Capullo mentioned earlier on Twitter that she would appear to be the same height because she's technically in the background of the shot. In reality, she's taller than Tim, I believe.

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I was under the impression that the Aunt May/Doc Ock panel was a mash-up of memories and only happened because Peter was confused. Was that false?