Is it nearly time for Bruce to be Batman again? Mecha-Hermes was fun at the points he got crapped on by established heroes and villains that haven't basically switched on a light for the entirety of my lifespan as their primary contribution to the good fight, but he is wearing thin. I want Batman back. Especially as we don't have DickBats anymore.
snyder said he has no interest/can't get a grip on damian's voice and basically only likes to write his own creations, dick grayson, and cassandra cain (whenever he gets around to that)
That is what I have suspected all along (instead of the "he reminds me of my son" bullshit), because, IMHO, he doesn't really get Bruce either. And considering that in many important ways Damian is pretty much Bruce Wayne turned up eleven, this fits the pattern.
Don't believe? Why on earth is he then using his precious time as Batman writer writing about *Gordon* as Batman or populating the book with characters that he feels more confortable writing then (Julia, Julie, Harper, Duke?)
because he wants those characters to be the new bat family
Snyder has slowly but surely created a new bat family for Bruce after Death of the family.
I didn't see it at first but he has straight up added all these new characters for the prime purpose of ushering in a new era with Batman
>what is his reason for doing it
What comic writer wouldn't want the opportunity to single-handedly fill the entire Batfamily roster? For at least 5-10 years of continuity after you leave, your mark will still be there. I'm sure if he could erase Damian and create his own Robin he would
>why it is allowed
Because Snyder continues to sell and that's all DC cares about.
idk why people are even mad chuck dixon was on the batfamily books for ages and all of those were mediocre as fuck for the duration
snyder himself only writes a single book, and helps plot eternal that's it
no man's land is okay.
knightfall is severely overrated holy shit. like okay the first book itself is pretty good but the follows up knightquest and knightsend are fucking retarded
the problem becomes "how do we adapt two-face to snyder's larger story aesthetic?" which I thought he did with riddler really well but two-face is suited more for small stories in my opinion. most of what he does is kidnapping and shooting guns or pulling heists. it'll be interesting to see how he does "big" two-face i.e. riddler turning gotham city into a jungle controlled by television screens and drone robots
>It'll only take a minute
They're perfect for each other
Looks like it's finally happening, guys.
Didn't Snyder recommend Robin SoB as the book to pick up out of the DCYou initiative?
Either way, I recall him stating he likes the character in interviews, but doesn't feel comfortable writing him.
She's a nuisance that keeps getting in the way of his happiness.
I want BatJim to be an ongoing else worlds story that gets really weird, like Bruce died year 2 and Riddler was top criminal. Not a big fan of him in main canon but the idea is decent enough for a "what if"
You're finally acquiring better taste.
Actually, you're finally realizing that is the natural progression of their relationship
>"Again, to be clear, the romance between them for me has always been this sense of them locked in this dance. And Joker likes to play it up. “We love each other. We can never leave each other. I am the other half of you. You complete me.” It’s not prosaic or a real romantic love. They are opposites and the Joker loves to use that language to taunt Batman. “You’ll never be rid of me. We are married. You can’t get rid of me. We will forever be partners in this way.”
Try the official comics.
Got you covered, anon.
>Joker is the villain that could never have an origin because nobody's life could be horrible enough or be evil enough to warrant what Joker becomes.
Holy shit, finally something I agree with Snyder 100%
>That said, here, I think Joker is almost the opposite. He's saying, "Please don't let it go back to the way it was. Let's stay this way." And when he realizes that Bruce doesn't have that choice, he sees him hurting and he says, "It's okay. I am just going to sit here on this bench for a little longer."
>Joker wants to pretend their rivalry never happened
>he just wants to stay on a bench with amnesiac Bruce forever
>however, he knows their love is doomed and they'll go back to being antagonists
Being the Jokester is suffering.
>Bruce knows that if he goes back to being Batman the temporary truce between him and Joker will be over
>if he and Joker remain as they are they will forever be incomplete and Bruce will feel guilty for letting his parents and his city down
Being the Brucester is suffering
On a side note, I believe Batman and Joker only find each other interesting because of who they've become. If both were to "change", the connection between them would be lost. And neither of them wants that.
Did Snyder mention a two bad choices Harvey?
The quotes posted talk about Harvey owning the evil that he does, enjoying it, instead of feeling wronged by Batman and society.
You know what? Maybe DC should just to sealed off runs where they let a creator like Snyder do their thing in a little micro-verse. Kinda like Ultimate Spider-man but even more creator contained.
Honestly, I don't see a future with the bloated crossover bullshit we've gotten used to in the past thirty years.
I think it's time we focused more on creator controlled books instead of bloated company wide crossover events.
Certainly Image and smaller publishers recognize this. DC and Marvel have just disappeared too far up their own multi-issue crossover-ed variant covered asses.
He already wrote Two-Bad-Choices.
>I think it's time we focused more on creator controlled books instead of bloated company wide crossover events.
They kinda did it with DCYou, all those books feel self contained and the creator has pretty big imput on how they book is presented. You have action books, political satire, spy books, teenage oriented books, space terrorism, supernatural stuff etc. Omega Men feels different from Prez which feels different from Midnighter which feels different from Gotham Academy and so on.
Doesn't seem to sell though. Crossovers, events and comics with a shitload of variants are the ones that bring money. The Big Two won't ever get rid of these things as long as they sell. You have to realize that capefans are not that interested in creators and self-contained books. It's why every time someone tries to do something different with the characters everyone loses their shit and goes in "not muh" mode.