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Posted by EisforExtinction

Sweet

Posted by jlat89

the last page was bananas 
it was a really good issue, art aside

Posted by lostlantern13

The last page definitely was a big-time moment. Who Sexton turned out to be was always my guess, but it was still a pretty cool moment. I can't wait to see what happens next. 
 
In general, last week was pretty good for the Bat-family.

Edited by the_fallen11

This issue was fantastic, last page caught me off guard!
 
hated the art.

Posted by NXH

You know what, babs... I think I might go into a comic shop and look at the last page just to piss me off. 
lol you know im joking. i would never do that. =P

Posted by afierce

This was an awesome issue, and the last page was a surprise for me! I need a little help though...
 
I am very new to the DCU (within a year kind of new). I'm trying to get caught up as best I can, but there is obviously a lot of history! So I read the Batman R.I.P hardcover to try and get the death of Bruce story, but I felt like that book didn't tell everything (it made it look like he died in a helicopter explosion?). Digging on the Vine here lead me to the Final Crisis hardcover where Bruce gets hit with the omega beams, causing this lost in time story. I guess my question is, what really happened? How do the Batman R.I.P and Final Crisis stories fit together? Or do they at all?

Posted by Kurrent

I was about to drop this book until that last page hooked me right back in!

Posted by spiderguylll

Dick is about ta give someone an @$$ whoopin in the next issue

Posted by mrduckluck
Posted by lostlantern13
@afierce said:
"This was an awesome issue, and the last page was a surprise for me! I need a little help though...
 
I am very new to the DCU (within a year kind of new). I'm trying to get caught up as best I can, but there is obviously a lot of history! So I read the Batman R.I.P hardcover to try and get the death of Bruce story, but I felt like that book didn't tell everything (it made it look like he died in a helicopter explosion?). Digging on the Vine here lead me to the Final Crisis hardcover where Bruce gets hit with the omega beams, causing this lost in time story. I guess my question is, what really happened? How do the Batman R.I.P and Final Crisis stories fit together? Or do they at all? "

Batman R.I.P. > Then there's the Batman #682, #683 >> Final Crisis. The fit together part comes in 682 and 683. It bridges the gap.
Posted by KRYPTON

It is out already? I need to pick up this issue. Got to find out who Oberon is, Maybe he is Bruce Wayne. 

Edited by johnny_spam

 I think Gman payed to much to the quakes in No Man's Land when it will likely be ignored. 
 
The reveal makes absolute perfect sense in RIP that character who Oberon is hated members of the Black Glove and said that he would not serve them so a vendetta was started. Then we see Oberon travel the world hunting the Domino Killer who was killing The Black Glove the reveal is that he was not hunting the killer, he was the killer. 
 
Return of Bruce Wayne on sale this week!

Posted by FoxxFireArt

Looking at Dick's chin on the cover. He looks like he's sixty.
 
The identity of Oberon SERIOUSLY makes me question Dick's ability to be Batman. As far as detective abilities go.
 
@mrduckluck:
That was kind of my thoughts as well. Dick and Damian certainly didn't help matters if he didn't.

Posted by Pez85
@mrduckluck:
Didn't you read RIP? It's very clear that the secret is out.
Posted by Dr. Maxwell

After watching this review I think I know what G-Man means about the glasses making sense.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

totally agree about the leg thing on the cover

Posted by Queen's Halo

That was Talia? What the hell!

Posted by tonni

Can someone please tell me who oberon is and what talia is up to? I stopped following bats when dick became batman...

Posted by xerox_kitty

I've not been following this, but was pulled in when someone edited the Oberon Sexton page with the major reveal at the end...  Not the first time that moderating pages has accidentally spoiled something for me.  But as I'm not a Batman & Robin fan then I'm not that bothered  :p 
 
I have a feeling that the 'name' and look of the character will be used again in future, much like how the name Red Hood or Red Robin has been used by different people. 
 
For the time being I think we should keep the Oberon Sexton page, but it might have to be deleted in future as a 'dupe'...

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Posted by Son_of_Magnus

I had many problems with this issue

Posted by G-Man
@xerox-kitty: I think we can keep the page but have to emphasize that the prior history of the character should NOT be moved onto the page. I wouldn't want the character's true name posted on the earlier pages. Even though it would be common knowledge for most, I'd hate for a new reader to click on an issue page and be spoiled.
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Posted by brewski420

great issue. awesome ending. oberon sexton is...lol. just kidding
Posted by Gylan Thomas

And Morrison continues to ruin Batman for me :(

Posted by batmanfan0

I was completely shocked when I figured out the true identity of Oberon Sexton the Gravedigger and I lost all respect for Talia when I figured out what she was doing.  

Posted by doordoor123

Its kind of funny. Last Batman and Robin I think i said the Oberon Sexton reminded me of the Red Hood (the original). And in this issue, it ends up being the same person.

Posted by Mbecks14

another great issue! but i agree with you Babs, Talia Al Ghul was drawn SO SO badly.  it wasn't even Talia in my mind. Bruce Wayne would never tap that.
 
Though the thing with the hallucination confused me, because i don't remember that happening.

Posted by carnivalofsins00

i dont like peeking through comics im going to buy. i would rather be surprised all the way through. =]

Posted by mrduckluck
@Pez85: no I didnt
Posted by digitalblasphemy
@lostlantern13:  yeah, i'm a fan of who sexton came out to be... cant wait to see what type of antics will happen.
Edited by JCT45

 I've been following Batman and ALL bat books ( except Azrael) for like 10 years and i am loving this stuff  100% 
 
to all those who don't know and have been enjoying Grants run I've been checking out this comic blog ( not mine ) it really goes into detail about well every detail that you may of missed while reading
 
 http://rikdad.blogspot.com/
 
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Posted by Green ankh

I have been looking for titlts to drop so i can keep my costs down.   Batman and Robin will NOT be one of those.  
Not sure how i feel about who Sexton is, i was really liking him and now ............ But maybe there will be more d uality with the ..guy who is Sexton.  
 
 
Posted by Benzo

Aaaahhh It isn't fair!, i forgot to pick this issue up! XP 
Have to wait till thursday to get this now! lol

Posted by CosmicSpiral

G-Man, were you really surprised at the reveal of Sexton? For me, his true name pretty much fell to two characters and he was one of them. It made perfect sense concerning his history with the Black Glove, his familiarity with Batman, and seems to be a homage to another famous Batman story (in another universe).

Posted by xxSadisticSmilexx

All I can say is that the big reveal makes me so happy.  *sniffs with tears of joy.*
 


Posted by Chocolate Lantern

Great issue! Great series!

Posted by adoggez1

i have been wiating for this character 2 return and now he is finally back success!

Posted by mrduckluck
@Pez85: no I didnt what happened
Edited by buns134
@tonni:
Oberon is @ Babs
@G-man 
I hated Damian in Batman and Son and i have a few questions do you think Booster Gold will be effected and what is up with Grant Morrison HATING TIM DRAKE ANYONE i need answers plz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by kozmik_pariah

>know who Bruce is? 
 
Yeah. Pretty sure, look at RIP and Clown at Midnight (663? something like that)
Posted by FatBoiFreshh

yo batman 698 mr.j makes a apperance an well he is a man of many faces lol

Posted by jakob187
@mrduckluck said:
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I KNOW, RIGHT?!  I mean, THAT is the shocking thing about it to me.  THAT is what dropped my jaw.  However, the question is whether or not Morrison acknowledges this at all!!!
Edited by jakob187
@FatBoiFreshh Spoiler tag?
Posted by FatBoiFreshh
@jakob187: why i keep it discreet shhhhh nobody is paying attention no need for a spoiler !!! lol 
Posted by Pez85
@mrduckluck:
I can't give too much away because of spoilers.....but, if you can, check out Batman #680. That's where it happens.
Edited by mattydeNero

Andy Clarke's artwork for the most part is brilliant, however I agree with Babs in how he draws Talia.  And was it just me, or does Slade look 16?  When I read issue 11 and Slade was the reveal at the end of that chapter, I thought it was his son or something.  Aside from that weirdness, this chapter and overall story really came together for me in this issue.  Not to mention the "big reveal" at this chapter's conclusion.  At first, I was definitely like, "Holy ####!"  A bit later I thought, "Yeah!  Of course that's who Oberon was.  I'm reading Batman here.  Matt, you're an idiot."  If there is one thing about Batman you can never overlook, it's the identity of Oberon Sexton.
Posted by teewillis1981

I hate the way Andy Clarke draws Talia, she looks so UGLY. But, I'm not letting Frank Quitely off the hook either; what in the world is going on with Dick's jaw on the cover??

Posted by Kairan1979

Ti be honest, I never guessed the identity of Oberon Sexton.