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Old December 9 2009, 03:07 PM   #1
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The Return of Bruce Wayne in April!

DC has announced The Return of Bruce Wayne mini starting in April...written by Grant Morrison alongside 'a host of all star artists' Morrison calls this the 'definitive Batman epic'. Wow there really have been a ton of announcements this week, and we're not done yet. Here's the link with sample art:

http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/
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Old December 9 2009, 03:12 PM   #2
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I've never heard of artist Chris Sprouse before... Why does everything happen in a mini now? Why don't the main events happen in the main book?
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Old December 9 2009, 03:29 PM   #3
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I've never heard of artist Chris Sprouse before... Why does everything happen in a mini now? Why don't the main events happen in the main book?

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Old December 9 2009, 03:47 PM   #4
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I've never heard of artist Chris Sprouse before...
He's been around for a good while now (since at least the mid '90's). He's probably best known for drawing Alan Moore's "Tom Strong" series; but he also drew a good bit of the Legion reboot issues after Zero Hour.

On Bruce returning, I just hope it doesn't mean they're already kicking Dick to the curb. Bruce can come back in a different role than Batman, though; we'll just have to wait and see.
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Old December 9 2009, 03:58 PM   #5
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Re: The Return of Bruce Wayne in April!

I still want to eventually see Bruce return to being Batman, but I want a hell of a good, long journey getting to that point.
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Old December 9 2009, 04:25 PM   #6
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Bruce is Batman for me.

Tho' it does appear like Batdickery to take it away from Dick yet again...
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Old December 9 2009, 04:26 PM   #7
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Re: The Return of Bruce Wayne in April!

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On Bruce returning, I just hope it doesn't mean they're already kicking Dick to the curb. Bruce can come back in a different role than Batman, though; we'll just have to wait and see.
My theory, which I expound upon here, is that Dick will remain Batman, but Bruce will become Robin. It's a logical outgrowth of the events of The Resurrection of Ra's al-Ghul; we know that Damian's body can host the spirit of one of his ancestors. Ra's tried to take Damian's body, but what if Damian willingly gave up his body to "host" the father he idolizes? Morrison said that when his story was all said and done, Bruce Wayne would never be Batman again. If Bruce becomes Damian, then that's absolutely true.
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Old December 9 2009, 04:57 PM   #8
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Re: The Return of Bruce Wayne in April!

That's an interesting theory...honestly with the Terry McGuiness mini and one shot coming next year I think that they are going to put into motion a variation of the Batman Beyond future. Morrison did say by the time all of this is over that the Batman status quo would be significantly changed. The question I have is though...if Bruce is returning and has been stuck in the timeline then who was that we saw at the end of Blackest Night? Also what is the upcoming Batman and Robin arc "blackest knight" about?
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Old December 9 2009, 06:48 PM   #9
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I've never heard of artist Chris Sprouse before...
He's been around for a good while now (since at least the mid '90's). He's probably best known for drawing Alan Moore's "Tom Strong" series; but he also drew a good bit of the Legion reboot issues after Zero Hour.

On Bruce returning, I just hope it doesn't mean they're already kicking Dick to the curb. Bruce can come back in a different role than Batman, though; we'll just have to wait and see.
I remember Sprouse drew the excellent Two-Face origin story Eye of the Beholder in the early 90s. On evidence of this alone (though it was a long time ago) he can draw an effectively moody Batman.

I must say, I'm looking forward to this. Morrison's run has been a wild ride so far, even if every aspect hasn't worked. Let's see what he's got up his sleeve this time.
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Old December 9 2009, 07:48 PM   #10
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I don't know why I read "The return of Bruce Willis in April!"
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Old December 9 2009, 09:40 PM   #11
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My theory, which I expound upon here, is that Dick will remain Batman, but Bruce will become Robin. It's a logical outgrowth of the events of The Resurrection of Ra's al-Ghul; we know that Damian's body can host the spirit of one of his ancestors. Ra's tried to take Damian's body, but what if Damian willingly gave up his body to "host" the father he idolizes? Morrison said that when his story was all said and done, Bruce Wayne would never be Batman again. If Bruce becomes Damian, then that's absolutely true.
That could also explain the mechanics behind the mini-series plot. The story could feature Bruce time traveling within his own blood line...hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home.
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Old December 9 2009, 09:42 PM   #12
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On Bruce returning, I just hope it doesn't mean they're already kicking Dick to the curb. Bruce can come back in a different role than Batman, though; we'll just have to wait and see.
My theory, which I expound upon here, is that Dick will remain Batman, but Bruce will become Robin. It's a logical outgrowth of the events of The Resurrection of Ra's al-Ghul; we know that Damian's body can host the spirit of one of his ancestors. Ra's tried to take Damian's body, but what if Damian willingly gave up his body to "host" the father he idolizes? Morrison said that when his story was all said and done, Bruce Wayne would never be Batman again. If Bruce becomes Damian, then that's absolutely true.
Dick as Top and Bruce as bottom? that's a change to the existing status quo.
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Old December 9 2009, 10:00 PM   #13
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Okay, could you use a less creepy metaphor, please?
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Old December 9 2009, 10:09 PM   #14
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Okay, could you use a less creepy metaphor, please?
No it was meant to be creepy.
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Old December 9 2009, 10:23 PM   #15
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Morrison said that when his story was all said and done, Bruce Wayne would never be Batman again.
Right up until Bruce Wayne is Batman again.
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