> > > > Oh and Dead Batman/Todd Batman/God Bruce Wayne? So not happening. You can still expect a status-challenging new scenario, still expect Alex Ross covers and designs, still expect some intricately complex yet instantly entertaining Morrisonia, just, expect something else. Did Internet reaction affect this? Not one jot it seems. All decisions are taking place at a much higher level, and Warner Bros. have made their feelings known.
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> > > Actually, this makes it sound more like they were actual plans that the higher-ups at TW scotched as soon as they had "trickled up" the management chain.
> > Nice to see upper management doing something right. Kudos to whoever made the decision.
> > It amazes me how DC staffers continually want to mimick Marvel. Captain America is dead, and it looks like Winter Soldier (Bucky Barnes) will replace him. So let's kill Batman and have Jason Todd replace him! Monkey see, monkey do. I say kill the monkey. I don't want DC to mimick Marvel. I dropped Marvel out of disgust. I want DC to be different.
> In fairness, the idea was apparently not to flatly kill Batman, but to have him become the first human to ascend and become a replacement for the dying New Gods. The idea that human beings are the forerunners of the Fifth World is something Morrison's been laying in since the first issues of his JLA run.
> O focurse, I don't want to see Batman-as-Phoenix anymore than I want to see Batman-as-dead-Cap, so I'm not really countering your criticism here....
> - Omar Karindu
I believe that the earlier original idead was to have most, if not all, of the DC icons to become New Gods and replaced by sidekicks (and such) before that was nixed and settled on with just Bruce Wayne.
> I believe that the earlier original idead was to have most, if not all, of the DC icons to become New Gods and replaced by sidekicks (and such) before that was nixed and settled on with just Bruce Wayne.
Yeah, someone on the boards told me that the original rumor/plan was to have Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman become the New Gods. I like the idea in a small way. I think it would have been better if this happened to the Earth-2/Golden Age heroes though.Scott