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Old August 10 2010, 08:53 PM   #1
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Batman Inc. The Yellow Oval Is Retunring!

Some more details regarding Grant Morrison's Batman Inc in November including David Finch's cover for the first issue which features a tweaked costume for Bruce and the return of the yellow oval, most likely to distinguish himself from Dick's costume. This sounds more and more intriguing and I'm thinking this has the potential to divide Batman fans. Morrison and DiDio weren't kidding when they said they planned to "franchise" the character. You want Legacy characters well...it sounds like Bruce's plans are to take the image and legend of Batman to the next level. I think along with Batman and Robin this is going to be my favorite book.

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Old August 10 2010, 09:29 PM   #2
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Hmm... looks more like the Michael Keaton version of the logo, with the raised rim, rather than the classic Infantino oval. Also the belt buckle reminds me of the movie costume.
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Old August 10 2010, 09:34 PM   #3
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Re: Batman Inc. The Yellow Oval Is Retunring!

Yeah I thought so to. I kind of like it. Both Batman costumes are cool. Regarding the recruiting of people to wear the costume, that's really going to be interesting to see how Morrison goes about doing this. Grant stated at comic con that the stuff in "Bruce Wayne: The Return" and in 'Batman, Inc." is going to be the culmination of his entire Batman run. I also believe he said that he has another two years worth of stories left in him and then will evaluate what he wants to do next.
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Old August 10 2010, 10:18 PM   #4
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I'm not sure why he'd need to recruit people. There's already a pretty large Bat-family, isn't there? Bruce-Batman, Dick-Batman, Red Robin, Batwoman, a Batgirl or two, and that Knight and Squire team in London. (I want to call it "Londinium" like in the '60s series.) So it's already kind of a readymade franchise.

Besides, how's he going to find new people worthy of donning the mantle of the bat? Host a reality show? Who Wants to Be a Superhero, Gotham Edition!
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Old August 10 2010, 10:26 PM   #5
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I have no problem with the yellow oval, though I do think it would fit Dick Grayson better than Bruce.
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Old August 10 2010, 10:41 PM   #6
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Re: Batman Inc. The Yellow Oval Is Retunring!

Indeed I'm still a little sketchy but am anxious to see how this goes and yes Knight and Squire are the Batman and Robin from England. I'm thinking though that Bruce wants to expand the influence of Batman across the world and not just keep it centralized to Gotham City.
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Old August 10 2010, 11:00 PM   #7
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I love the look! The new Batman Incorporated series sounds like fun, too. About the whole concept having long-term implications, I'm not too sure though. Morrison is obviously putting a good deal of thought into how he's bringing about changes in Batman's world, but it means less solo Batman, which is my favourite Batman.
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Old August 10 2010, 11:05 PM   #8
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I just have a feeling they're going to have someone hunt down each Batman and women till the best one survives.

The reveal is no one would be dead but just held up somewhere

A prison for the batmen and women.
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Old August 10 2010, 11:12 PM   #9
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Re: Batman Inc. The Yellow Oval Is Retunring!

You are still getting solo Batman in "Detective Comics" I think which announced it's new writer a few days ago.
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Old August 10 2010, 11:27 PM   #10
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You are still getting solo Batman in "Detective Comics" I think which announced it's new writer a few days ago.
Oh yes, I don't doubt that people will still be writing solo Batman stories, it's just that there could be less and less room for such stories when all the various Batmen get involved in big events. We'll just have to wait and see how it all plays out.
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Old August 11 2010, 12:32 AM   #11
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Re: Batman Inc. The Yellow Oval Is Retunring!

I like the yellow oval just great! The Aparo Batman is probably *the* definitive Batman design for me.

I saw another (variant?) which had Batman with an over-muscled look with horrible grey pants and no black underoos - it just looked wrong....
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Old August 11 2010, 12:57 AM   #12
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Re: Batman Inc. The Yellow Oval Is Retunring!

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I'm thinking though that Bruce wants to expand the influence of Batman across the world and not just keep it centralized to Gotham City.
Understandable, but as I said, how do you insure top-grade talent? How do you find people who are worthy of the title and can be trusted not to abuse it? I mean, there have been a couple of prior cases where "stand-in" Batmen such as Jean-Paul Valley didn't work out too well.

I wonder if maybe the way to go would be to bring in some minor DC heroes who haven't been used much in recent years and give them a Bat-makeover. That way you'd be dealing with people who have already proven themselves as heroes.
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Old August 11 2010, 01:10 AM   #13
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Re: Batman Inc. The Yellow Oval Is Retunring!

I'm sure we'll find out the answers to those questions Christopher as well as why Bruce wants to do this in the book...Morrison hinted that "Batman: The Road Home" will set up Batman Inc.
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Old August 11 2010, 01:10 AM   #14
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The yellow oval was iconic before the Burton movies. Any time I glance at the dvd cover for the first movie which just has the batman logo, I'm instantly reminded of the character. I was pretty disappointed that Nolan decided not to continue using it for his Batman.

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Old August 11 2010, 01:15 AM   #15
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Christopher wrote: View Post
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I'm thinking though that Bruce wants to expand the influence of Batman across the world and not just keep it centralized to Gotham City.
Understandable, but as I said, how do you insure top-grade talent? How do you find people who are worthy of the title and can be trusted not to abuse it?
Is anybody else picturing Bruce, Dick, and Tim in costume sitting behind a desk in a comunity center evaluating potential Batmen.
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