Batman‘s fans were shocked last summer when the current batman comic’s writers killed their main character. Batman or Bruce Wayne died in the best-selling graphic novel “Batman: R.I.P”.
For all of us, we felt that the real and only batman died with that novel. How can anyone believe that Batman is died! We loved this character because it was the perfect mix between insane and stability. We see Bruce as the calm and always cool character and then when he puts on his cape, we see and even enjoy the insanity in his character. Killing Batman in my opinion was a really bad decision. But can it get worst than that!?
Yes it can! After killing Batman, they tried another idea! What if “Night-Wing” becomes the new and improved Batman! Night-Wing is the former/first Robin. So they added the story line and after straggling with the idea, Night-wing becomes the new Batman. One who always smiles to the press and even shows himself to them (something the former Batman never did). Although I loved both of his characters before (First Robin/Night wing), but I think that he’s just not fit for the character! No one can play the rule of Batman but Batman!!!
Another important aspect of being Batman is that Bruce had to gain his cape! Bruce spent all his life trying new ways to improve himself and training so hard to become Batman. Although Night wing was trained by Batman himself, he didn’t get the proper training for the role. In other words, every super hero goes on a spiritual and physical journey before becoming a Super Hero! Night Wing became Batman in only one novel!! Where’s the journey in that!!!!
Batman wasn’t always this vigilante who doesn’t care about others and takes the law in his own hands. The TV version of Batman, first appearance 1966, was a happy and good character. One who always ends a sentence with a joke or point out the irony in the satiation. Newer versions of Batman made him more brutal and vicious. People liked Batman just like that. This nasty hero, who just don’t care about the way, but he just does what he wants! Cracking his enemy’s skull is a normal-day job for him. We liked Batman like that and not what Night wing brought to the character. At least that’s my opinion. So, the question in hand now, does the new image of Batman appeal to his audience?!
Now, after the R.I.P novel, the writers of the upcoming issues are hinting that maybe Bruce didn’t die. He just time travelled!!! For a long-time reader or even a beginner that idea sounds just horrible!!! I know that we want him back, but not that way. Comics are not for kids, the fact that Batman time-travelled sounds like a poor children’s movie! Are we ready to transform a realistic character to a time-travelling fiction one? Why change the main aspect of batman to this new unrealistic hero!!!! They are saying that Bruce didn’t die, but time travelled. Now, we don’t have any more information for example, the place that he time-travelled to or the reason that he did , but if we are pissed and mad at the basic idea of putting Batman in a time traveling machine, we don’t need to hear more!!!!!! We don’t want to hear more!!!!
After absorbing what I said, let’s see what we have now! The new Batman is a better and well improved one and with him is the current Robin. With the return of the former and the only Batman (in my opinion), what will happened to the new Batman (Night wing)? Will he step down? Will he fight the former Batman? Most importantly, will he believe that the man who time-traveled is actually the real Batman!! You can only imagine the impact of the return of Batman/Bruce on us and how will we react when the 700 issue comes. Although I’m sad and mad at the way they killed him off, I’m happy they are bringing him back. Because we all fell in love with Bruce/Batman and the way he does his business!
I know that I’m mad at the way they brought him back, but believe me; I’m looking forward for the upcoming issues! All Batman fans are waiting .. We need to know what will happen! Will everything return to the way it was before the R.I.P novel?
A lot of questions ..
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Mad Reds – 2010