Does Batman Still Have His Scars, Or Doesn't He?

We already noted that All-Star Batman #12 seems to be signifying that JH Williams III is returning to Detective Comics, and to the Batwoman character that he previously walked away from. But it's not the only interesting note in the issue that might we worth examining in a wider Batman continuity context.

It was this scene with Alfred, written by Scott Snyder, that stuck out a little, when compared with our previous coverage of the recent metacontroversy. With Alfred tending to the injured Bruce Wayne…

Does Batman Still Have His Scars, Or Doesn't He?

…and noting a scar on his right shoulder from when he was a child. When compared from this scene from Snyder's previous run on Batman from Batman #50 with Greg Capullo

Does Batman Still Have His Scars, Or Doesn't He?

…with a Batman who has had every scar he's ever suffered healed by the metal dionesium. And, yes, that's Alfred speaking there. So was Alfred lying? Is he lying now? Or can it somehow be explained by Rebirth?

Place your bets, folks….

ALL STAR BATMAN #12
(W) Scott Snyder, Rafael Albuquerque, Rafael Scavone (A) Sebastian Fiumara (A/CA) Rafael Albuquerque
"THE FIRST ALLY" part three! When Batman discovers the truth about the man under the Nemesis mask, it could change everything between him and Alfred forever.In Shops: Jul 26, 2017
SRP: $4.99

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