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The Gotham Chronicles v2.47

This week, even without a Detective Comics issue is a great week, and many great issues overshadowed the very minor poor productions.

As Mr. Haley said, let’s get down “to the heart of it.” Nightwing was awesome, while not overly exciting it just set up a killer story that has Dick Grayson hunted for his past and will bring him back to his childhood and finally explain what brought down his family.

Nightwing takes on a hitman who has obviously read too much of Marvel Comics, but somehow got ahold of Nightwing’s Origins issue and knows more than an enemy should about the Original Robin of Gotham.  Clearly the story is going to delve into what caused the murder of the Flying Graysons, but I am also hoping with the gifts that the son is about to have bequeathed to him bring him an independent place.  My first thoughts on the warehouse were all the toys stored away and that the Batcave has much of the same artifacts randomly lying around… could this be his future home?

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Resurrection Man Resurrected

Ya, cheesy title, but if you know the story it is right out of a B-script that should have been featured on the Outer Limits.  The first time I was introduced to the Resurrection Man was 1999 during the #1,000,000 issue runs that put DC heroes far into the future.

Mitch Shelly is:  One part 80’s horror feature – He just keeps coming back.  And one part Regarding Henry – He can’t remember his life before the accident.  He travels the world trying to find his identity and who he was while avoiding those that pursue him.  Think Matrix and Agent Smith, but without the suits.

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The Gotham Chronicles v2.41

Last issue of Batman and Robin I voiced a lot of discontent for Damian as Robin and how his attitude and parallels to Batman and their deep pit of hatred, and difficulty with positive emotion.  Number 2 is one of those “After School Special” issues with limited action and a strong focus on character struggles, for a guy like myself who studied psychology in college it is interesting to see the writers dig into more than the surface of the subjects.

Alfred, always the fatherly figure is working as hard on Bruce as Bruce is trying to develop Damian.  It is interesting to see how far Bruce still has to go before he could actually begin to make strides in his own life before he can begin to, as he puts it, “heal” Damian.  The ending sort of reminds me of Twin Peaks with its odd and put of place setting that just happens out of nowhere.

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The Gotham Chronicles v2.2

Wow, I am speechless.

Still reading? Sorry I was trying to digest The Penguin: Pain & Prejudice Part 1.

Do you remember the movie Big when Josh Baskin is brainstorming about the faux-transformer that went from building to robot?  He went on to complain how utterly useless it was, I had similar views on the Penguin.  For a supervillian he always came off as pathetic.  How can anyone fear a little fat and slow-moving bitter man? Well I will tell you, read Gregg Hurwitz tale on the Birdman, he is more than a late in life Marlon Brando.

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