Mr Light wrote:
Bane's initial return appearances, what little I've seen of them, were lame, but I'm enjoying him on Secret Six. They found a good niche for the character.
Yeah, Bane's actually pretty cool these days.
Maybe if they put Doomsday on the Six, I'll change my opinion of him, too.
But, really, I think Bane always had a lot
more potential, as a concept, than Doomsday. Bane spoke, for example. Plus there's always room in the world for a Mexican (or Santa Priscan*) wrestler who breaks backs.
*It's kind of weird/sad how Bane is probably DC's, and maybe even superhero genre's, most prominent Hispanic character, and Bane comes from a fictional country.
(Yeah--Kyle Rayner's Mexiretcon doesn't really count, and Jaime Reyes is not that famous, given that about eight people bought his comic.)
Batman ultimately beat him this time in their rematch and reinforced Talia's love for him.
You know, maybe I was wrong. Maybe Talia really had
always been written this way. : /