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Johnny Bullet
DC Comics
Batman #701
By Hervé St-Louis

July 25, 2010 - 13:44

Publisher(s): DC Comics
Writer(s): Grant Morrison
Penciller(s): Tony Daniel
Inker(s): Tony Daniel
Colourist(s): Ian Hannin
Letterer(s): Jared K. Fletcher
Cover Artist(s): Tony Daniel
$2.99 US


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What happened to Batman just before he crawled out of the bottom of the river where he was trapped and insane and left off to help the Justice League figure out a case during the Final Crisis? This is the story of the last hours of Batman before being teleported to the past by Darkseid. The fact that I forgot that there was a gap between the story of batman’s death and the one he suffered by Darkseid is probably a sign that it really didn’t matter. At the time Grant Morrison was all over the pace confusing readers with complicated construtivist stories. What this story is about is how Batman is pushed to the limits of human endurance and mental stability by his work. Surely, Superman could have found another detective such as Mr Terrific or Dr. Mid-nite to solve the case of the dead gods. But it would have robbed us of another one of these stories where Batman is an omnipotent god instead of a man who tries really hard. Daniel is a favourite Batman artist of mine. He makes the story even better, although I’m not charmed by how DC Comics portrays the old Batman these days.


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