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Everyone Wants New 52 Characters To Lose Their Limbs Right Now

At Boston Comic Con this weekend, Scott Snyder took to the DC Comics panel to talk about his plans for Batman. We referred to a few of them yesterday.

But he also revealed the original plan for Death Of The Family was, in the second chapter, for the Joker to take Alfred's hand off and to have it sent to Bruce. Wiser heads prevailed and it was decided it was just too gruesome.

Equally, we now understand that Andy Diggle's original plan for Superman was for him to lose his arm as part of an ongoing storyline that would see Superman eventually with outside assistance, able to regrow the missing appendage. It never happened.

Cyborg lost several bits of his before he was reassembled in robot form.

We've just had had Arsenal return to Red Hood And The Outlaws looking possibly  limb-replaced again…

In the Pre 52, Aquaman was a bugger for losing a hand and then getting it replaced in a variety fashions, only to lose it again. But it does seem like there's something in the air right now regarding limb loss. Though next week's Saga may have got in first…


Wouldn't like to be Aquaman right about now.


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Rich JohnstonAbout 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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