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Old May 24 2013, 12:03 PM   #6736
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Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

It's Batgod, we are left to wonder. However, in comic book reality any super schmuck could paste him in less than a second. Let the Watchmen Angst be dead and buried one day.
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Old May 24 2013, 12:56 PM   #6737
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Wouldn't Batman's weakness be his identity being revealed to the world?
If Batman didn't have to waste all that time pretending that Bruce Wayne is an asshat... Hell, if Batman didn't have to spend all that time pretending that he was Bruce Wayne period, crime would have it's ass handed to him and supervillianry would wake up with all their bunnies boiling.
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Old May 24 2013, 01:05 PM   #6738
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But wouldn't the government freeze all his assets when everybody in the world tried to sue him?
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Old May 24 2013, 01:33 PM   #6739
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Batman is not going to hide from all the lawyers in Stately Wayne Manor.

He'll be a ghost.

Meanwhile, what they think he has in the bank is the tip of the iceberg.

Jeph Loeb wrote a comic where some hood is going apeshit that Batman is burning 10 million in cash to make some point about something... Meanwhile, the Punisher, every drug deal he's ever busted up, he's kept the cash and bought bullets and bazooka's with the proceeds.

(Is it me, or could the IRS spitroast Bruce Wayne?)

Maybe Batman doesn't "keep" all the money, but he would certainly redirect any loose funds out of the world of crime and into nice places, or he'd just bury it for later... Actually if Batman holed up in the Justice League Satellite, 23 thousand miles above sea level, would the rest of the Justice league put up with him proving that he is literally above the law?

Surely space is the equivalent of international water beyond anyone's extradition laws?

Also.

Batman doesn't need money to fight crime.

He's a ninja.

He can take down a well armed army with a rolled up piece of newspaper.
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Old May 24 2013, 10:51 PM   #6740
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Well, I now want a Batman of Japan and Canary ongoing. That was a blast.
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Old May 25 2013, 08:06 AM   #6741
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^ I totally agree. I don't know if it was necessary to have an interlude issue right when we're about to wrap things up, but my goodness was that awesome. If anyone could have written this issue it was Burnham who has I think in a very short time working with him, come to understand how Morrison writes and thinks. This was awesome and we leave right into the end of issue ten. I'd take a Jiro/Canary mini-series or ongoing.
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Old May 25 2013, 07:56 PM   #6742
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(Is it me, or could the IRS spitroast Bruce Wayne?)
I doubt it. WayneTech certainly uses the same overseas shell games that Apple, Microsoft, Google, and dozens of other big tech firms use -- the money is stashed in dummy corporations in Ireland, and WayneTech's taxable US income is just the tip of the financial iceberg.
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Old May 26 2013, 12:01 AM   #6743
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Did Bruce have to explain himself to his own accountants, or did they just assume that he was planning on taking over the world eventually and shut the fuck up?

Can you imagine his every answer to a nosey account asking about bat rims on the batmobile or giant batlaser cannons built inside batvolcanoes being a Michael Keatonian "I'm Batman!"

(Oh, Noland handled this in his first flick didn't he?)

Morgan Freeman: "You think that you can blackmail a man who prowls the streets of Gotham every night beating people half to death? What sort of fool are you?"
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Old May 26 2013, 02:05 AM   #6744
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^ That quote happened in "The Dark Knight"...and I think this has been addressed before in the comics somewhere. My mind is blanking at the moment but I think during the 90's early 00's.
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Old May 26 2013, 02:07 AM   #6745
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Meh? That trilogy is just one squat blob.
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Old May 28 2013, 03:12 PM   #6746
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I've only been reading Aquaman since the Throne of Atlantis story line so maybe I'm missing something, but what was up with issue 20? That just seemed like a weird story that came out of nowhere to me.

I've also really been enjoying the Shazam backup story in Justice League. It will be interesting to see where they go with him after next issue.
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Old May 28 2013, 04:06 PM   #6747
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I've only been reading Aquaman since the Throne of Atlantis story line so maybe I'm missing something, but what was up with issue 20? That just seemed like a weird story that came out of nowhere to me.

I've also really been enjoying the Shazam backup story in Justice League. It will be interesting to see where they go with him after next issue.
In the trade its called a "fill-in". It either helps the regular team meet a deadline or lets them take a break.
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Old May 28 2013, 04:50 PM   #6748
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Except this issue was done by the regular team.
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Old May 28 2013, 05:30 PM   #6749
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Except this issue was done by the regular team.
Nope. It was done by John Ostrander and Manuel Garcia. The cover credits are wrong.
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Old May 28 2013, 09:15 PM   #6750
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As soon as you say John Ostrander and "X" character, I wonder how he or she would have integrated into the classic 80s Suicide Squad and how Captain Boomerang would have made their life hell.
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