April 30th, 2015
Fantastic news coming from DC this morning: Bruce Wayne will no longer be Batman. Instead, series mastermind Scott Snyder explains that “The character we’re putting under the cowl never expected it, never saw it coming and never set out to be Batman.” Which makes perfect sense within the character of
Green Lantern the Dark Knight.
This is great news, because as Chris Nolan’s ponderous, stultifying movies proved, there’s no way to tell interesting stories with the Bruce Wayne character anymore.
If the new Batman isn’t Muslim, trans, AND gender-queer, then it just means that the reactionary Republican bigots at DC aren’t interested in growing the audience for comic books.
You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the microaggressor. Batwomyn: not the hero America deserves but the one it needs right now.
And the thing is, this is the third? fourth? time that someone at DC has tried to sell a “new” Batman, right? And if I’m not mistaken, Batzrael was also an armor-suit type…
Keep killing my childhood, DiDio. Keep killing my childhood…