Batman #61 – Cowardly And Superstitious Comic Book Writers?

As we pointed out, the Batbooks are heading back into the death of Martha Wayne and Thomas Wayne territory as we head towards Detective Comics #1000 and Batman's eightieth anniversary. Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo look to rewrite it completely in Batman Damned. Peter Tomasi and Doug Mahnke kicked off their Detective Comics run last week with Martha and Thomas Wayne lookalikes, suffocated by Martha's own pearls. Geoff Johns brought back the Flashpoint Thomas Wayne Batman as part of his Doomsday Clock machinations, now absorbed by Tom King. But will Tom King beat them both to the punch with today's Batman #61 with Travis Moore as Batman somehow is present to solve the murder of his parents as they happen, and see the guilty man confess and be convicted? It's almost as if the Batbook creators have to go over and over and over the deaths, like a lucky charm…

Echoing one of the character's most famous lines and scenes from Detective Comics #27…

…and following that…

…this time uninterrupted by a vision of any invasive window-breaking bats?

It all depends how reliable your narrator is…

(W) Tom King (A) Travis Moore (CA) Tony Daniel
What happened to the boy who wanted to be Bruce Wayne? The young criminal mastermind orchestrates his own parents' deaths to emulate his hero and was carted off to Arkham when Batman exposed his crimes, but that is not the end of the story. Tom King reteams with Nightwing artist Travis Moore to create a sequel to their masterpiece of dark horror from Batman #38.
In Shops: Dec 19, 2018
SRP: $3.99

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