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emerickman 
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bigboss08

Subj: Re: Banner submission... [batman #682 spoilers]
Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 at 09:11:27 am EST (Viewed 220 times)
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Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 at 04:51:06 am EST (Viewed 139 times)


Batman #682 - 'Last Rites'
http://www.dccomics.com/dcu/comics/?cm=10515
http://www.newsarama.com/php/multimedia/album.php?aid=24477

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> The whole issue is a conversation between Batman and Alfred. All the different comic stories of Batman being integrated into a single narrative continuum, with all the different incarnations of the Batman being taken as part of a whole, which gives Morrison and Batman the opportunity to comment on the different incarnations (re:Joker "He was killing people 3 months ago

Thought the art was brilliant and the story as told worked well. And it was a nice trip down memory lane. It was a bold move to have a consecutive arc where the readers(?) ultimately decide what part of the story is canon and what part is 'hallucination'.
> and today he had a laugh contest with Dick")

Imagined this throwaway line (or did it happen) couldve made a real goodfun Year 1 type story!
> and come up with a bit of an explanation of Gotham's attraction to freaks (as Secret Invasion #8, I read through it rather quickly and will read it again later today when I go back home).
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> Then Batman realises Alfred is not really Alfred, just in time for a reality change where Batman's parents never died

Yeah, not exactly sure how he caught it but it was a good story device. Curious what classic Batman-Family issue he fell in love with the BiBatwoman and if the Madison gal is an reused character too.
> ... The whole conversation with "Alfred" is happenning in his head while Batman is a prisoner of Darkseid (as seen in Final Crisis) ...

Darn! Missed the Darkseid connection. Thanks for that. At least no Earther will be privy to his secret identity this way.
> they are using him to distill his bad-assness to use for their army ...
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> Loved it!

Better than RIP. Beware The Pencilneck! \:\-\) Banner submission source too...




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