By The Cyan Lantern 9 Comments
With June around the corner we can see "The Bat Universe" basically monopolizing all of June till the end of summer. One of the titles doing so is the 6 issue mini series"Batman Beyond" with Adam Beechen and Ryan Benjamin. We were first introduce to this new Batman ( Terry McGinnis ) in the series Batman Beyond where it's the year 2039 in Neo- Gotham with Bruce Wayne still alive. However, in the DCU (Earth-1), Damian Wayne takes the mantle as Batman where Bruce is dead.
Yeah you can be saying "... but Terry lives in Earth-12 (DC Animated) and it doesn't count.". But with the Avengers 1 recently released, Marvel has connected their heroes children from the future in the animated movie Next Avengers to the Marvel Earth-1 Universe. So my question really is "What Batman Takes the Mantle?".
Here are a few ways these 2 Batmans cross paths
- Bruce is dead
- Barbra Gorden is Commissioner but still paralyzed
- He acts as "Batman" somewhere between 2010 and 2039 (relatively speaking)
- Bruce is alive and a mentor
- Barbra Gorden is Commissioner but can walk
- His position starts in 2039
Batman Beyond is not released yet and I can just be over speculating things at this point. This may not even be released as an Earth- 1 comic, but if Marvel incorporated their characters from an animated future to their continuity " How Would Batman Be In The Future???".