Future Batman met Bruce Wayne’s Batman in DC comics and it went poorly
In case you hadn’t heard, there are 2 Batmans in the DC Universe today. One is brand-new, and from the near-future, and the other is … let’s state timeless. The more youthful one is the separated kid of Lucius Fox, and the other is Bruce Wayne, who everyone believes is dead. Everyone likewise believes that the initial Batman is dead, thus Tim Fox stepping up as the mystical brand-new Batman.
So, to evaluate, there’s a Batman who can’t inform anybody he’s the initial Batman, and there’s a brand-new Batman who’s stepped up to fill deep space left by the initial Batman. And today, they came deal with to face in a run down Gotham City alley.
It simply goes to reveal that even in the possible future of DC Universe’s Future State that might or might not be canonical, Gotham City still has drab alleys. A reassuring idea.
What else is taking place in the pages of our preferred comics? We’ll inform you. Invite to Monday Funnies, Polygon’s weekly list of the books that our comics editor enjoyed this previous week. It’s part society pages of superhero lives, part reading suggestions, part “look at this cool art.” There might be some spoilers. There might not suffice context. However there will be fantastic comics. (And if you missed the last edition, read this.)
I was already hype for Mariko Tamaki to take over Detective Comics, but I keep forgetting that Dan Mora is also going to be drawing it until I see Dan Mora’s art again. Then I get excited anew.
The award for best sound effect of the week goes to Wolverine: Black, White & Blood #3 and SZPOKKK, the most visceral communication of lasers gouging out Wolverine’s eyes I think I’ll ever encounter.
I Walk With Monsters is telling a fun (read: creepy, tense, and mysterious) story about a teenage girl who can sense the presence of abused children and their abusers, and an adult man who can transform into a horrible monster and wants to atone for being an abuser himself by eating the right people. These panels are followed by a full page spread of what he “wants to be” but knows he can’t: A school bus-sized monster eating an entire political rally of people.
Future State: Superman/Wonder Woman was very cute. A bit of Silver Age whimsy with a grounding in modern character depth. It’s just good comics.
Home Sick Pilots, a spooky ’90s punk rock story, has some fantastic monster design, is all I’m saying.
SWORD #3 is a meditation on Manifold, the native Australian mutant “teleporter” — not to be confused with native Australian mutant teleporter Gateway. It’s a great one-issue character exploration and it contains this stunning double page spread.
I quite liked Orcs! #1! It’s got that Adventure Time humor with Bone-style world building. Also: Lady orcs. Mom orcs! I had no idea what I was in for when I cracked it open however now I’m thrilled for more.
DC announced its Represent! series as a way to “showcase and introduce creators traditionally underrepresented in the mainstream comic book medium.” Most of what it’s put out so far isn’t even superhero stories, like this week’s which was simply a great story about a dad and child growing together.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.