A Batman Annual And A Batman Retcon

Nora Freis, the frozen wife of Victor Freis, and the inspiration for his transformation into Batman villain Mr Freeze, was introduced in Batman: The Animated Series, before becoming a character in the comic books. Frozen in ice, she was eventually revived by Freeze and Ra'a Al Ghul in the Lazarus Pt, becoming the fire-themed supervillain Lazara.

But that was a whole relaunch ago.

A Batman Annual And A Batman Retcon

In today's Batman Annual, she becomes something else. Bleeding Cool had mindlessly speculated over a potential piece of "retroactive continuity" at the very heart of Night Of The Owls, that we may see a Talon responsible for the deaths of Bruce Wayne's parents. Well, we get a retcon here, but of a very different variety and one that plunges at the very heart of Mr Freeze's sanity, and grip on reality.

And naturally, for Mr Freeze, it's a very slippery grip.

Batman Annual #1 courtesy of Orbital Comics, London, currently exhibiting a Dan Parent Archie Comics exhibition.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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