So... yeah. We all knew it was him.
Massani was always wrong. that club of villains shit was just a red herring. like they would spoil the reveal as early as issue 11 pfft yeah right dude had fucking dust in his brain. Hell, Riddler's clues and choice of location in issue 39 or 40 basically gave it the fuck away. you'd have to be a literal idiot not to get it
This guy is effectively immortal since he took that serum from the Court. He probably has a lot of it, too, given that he poisoned a whole lot of them and probably raided their labs.
By Endgame, Batman is tired of immortal enemies. Too bad the Joker has his own thing going (and probably from the same source, given what Crazy Quilt said).
His costume looks better when Capullo draws it.
It's not clear whether he really is Bruce's brother or just deluded. The Court raised him. But he does look a lot like Bruce.
well endgame isn't the end of snyder's run
dude is on til #50 and after that he doesn't know
said his next story about the robo-bats bunny is a bunch of small stories leading up to something with a new villain
I really hope that after meeting his murderous older brother from another dimension, Bruce won't waste time going "IT CAN"T BE" about his murderous younger brother from this dimension.
A pity it's just this guy though, and not Double Owlman with special guest star Doctor Hurt.
I guess it really depends on whether Tynion or Snyder wrote the dialogue. If it's Snyder, that will 100% be his reaction because that is simply how he writes Bruce reacting to villain reveals.
You know, i'd be totally okay with this character actually being Bruce's brother. I actually liked the idea of Earth-One Batman having a (dead) brother who was crazy and all. Fucking Deadman, guys.
The Court themselves have been in Endgame. It's possible that Joker's "immortality" is coming from the same stuff they make their regenerative compound from.
Well yeah, in case you hadn't noticed, the idea behind New 52's Batman so far has just been to rehash prereboot stories for new readers but slightly disguised/retooled so that old readers won't be completely turned off. Eternal's no different. Also casuals fucking love Hush/Long Halloween/Knightfall, so any excuse to revisit the ol' "show off the entire rogues gallery while building up to the confrontation with the mastermind" is a-ok with them.
Hey, Knightfall is awesome. Just a little too over extended in the AzBat part.
Not saying any of those are bad - the only one I think of those is bad is Hush and maybe Eternal, I'll have to reread it in one go once it's all over - just that they're exactly the kind of comic geared toward casual fans that DC wants to target this book toward.
be honest how many of you actually read eternal week to week?
I did. It reminded me a lot of my favorite era of bat-stories i.e. the brubaker/rucka stuff and even brought back some stuff from that era.
snyder said eternal year two is happening and is very robin-centric to celebrate robins 75th anniversary or something like that
Been reading it every week, collected the first trade, writing reviews for each issue...
Damian is definitely going to be in the second Eternal. But I'd be interested in knowing what he was doing during the first one, since it seems like his resurrection took place BEFORE Eternal.
There were stretches of it I enjoyed and stretches of it that I found unbearable. I marathoned the first ~25 issues then started reading weekly from there. I enjoyed it much more when I was reading it all at once - though I also think the story was stronger in the beginning since it felt like this last third was mostly filler just to make it to the magic 52 number. I did enjoy having a story to look forward to every week, though, even if it underwhelmed some weeks. I'll come back for year two.
Ambiguous. There technically was a second Wayne child that supposedly died in a miscarriage because of an accident... that happened on the corner of Lincoln and March.
The Court of Owls raised the sickly Lincoln March after the Willowwood Orphanage went into the crapper (the Waynes had funded it and their deaths caused it to deteriorate) and kept telling him he was the ignored, cast off Wayne son who was robbed of what he was owed, his lineage, his fortune. He grew up believing that. Whether or not it's true is up to the reader.
He certainly believes so. It's why he allowed himself to be "killed" as a loose end of the Court's, but took the regenerative compound, poisoned a lot of the Court higher ups, and confronted Bruce, but was lost in the battle.
Yeah, this last part has been stretched out way too much, even if there are good moments.
I mean, anybody paying attention KNEW it was Lincoln March, but they kept feeding us all these fucking red herrings and it was getting annoying.
Like anybody would believe it was actually Cluemaster the whole time.
Well, there's an ongoing theme of "the forgotten and ignored". Falcone, The Lion, Julia Pennyworth, Hush, the D-lister squad, Deacon Blackfire... people who've been cast aside.
It makes sense that Lincoln March was behind this all BECAUSE of the other characters involved. March wants Bruce to see what happens when you forget.
selina's importance to the story ended like ten issues ago
hahaha time for villain exposition dump nigga
shouldn't it be that way? would you want anyone other than Morrison writing him?
I hope Bard becomes a regular cast member in the main books
I don't see it other than they both have heavy-handed symbolism and metaphors that reek of pretension
Steph, you had one goddamn job
Except Snyder's stories aren't pretentious meta shit like Morrison's.
"hurf durf, final crisis is a story about stories!"
How about writing a story about BATMAN and not New God of Time Batdeity, you fucking Scottish cunt?
I like the art. The story is just a random mess of gobbeldy-guk and meta crap.
Shutting down the internet, the Anti-Life Equation being an actual equation, Batman using a gun at Darkseid, that bullshit 3D comic with Superman and the vampire Monitor... garbage. Well-drawn garbage, but garbage.
It's New 52, Prime Earth continuity Thomas Jr, Lincoln March, from Snyder's Court of Owls storyline.
Geoff Johns has dibs on Earth 3 Owlman, who's got some kind of back room deal going on with Luthor.
My dad works at comics and the next issue is going to be Owlman monologue-ing about how he pulled the strings behind Cluemaster and the B-lister villains to set everything in motion for this one pivotal confrontation that will *CHANGE EVERYTHING FOREVER* just long enough for batfam to save Bruce or for deus ex batmanicha to save the day again