unmaking of Batman continues, though it has echoes of the 1980 miniseries, The Untold Legend of the Batman. In that
series, Batman suffers multiple attacks from an unknown quarter using intimate
knowledge of all his secrets to strike at his most vulnerable spots. In the
current run of Detective Comics,
someone is doing the same. Many of the people who have contributed to making
Batman who he is have been targeted.
the victim-to-be is Thaddeus Brown, the man behind Batman’s skill at escape.
Apparently he also trained Scott Free (though I always thought that came from
his life on Apokalyps). Together, they must free themselves from a tank rapidly
filling with water. However, drowning is no their only peril. There’s also
man-eating sharks on the prowl for their next meal. It’s hardly a spoiler that
they escape, and Batman continues following the clues to the next suspect on
that enjoy Batman as your all-purpose crime fighter, this storyline is for you.
He is a detective, and escape artist, a brawler, and a partner when paired with
the right teammate. He’s gone up against street criminals, super villains,
monsters, and everything in between. He is the multi-purpose, multi-dimensional
super-hero, and it is perhaps that that makes him so popular among comic book
build-up to Detective Comics #1,000
continues, it is my hope that history will not repeat itself with a rehash of The Untold Legend of the Batman. Comics
often repeat themselves, retelling old stories younger fans may be unfamiliar with.
If it’s a fresh new spin, fine, I’ll be open-minded. Otherwise, let the Detective Comics #1,000 truly be the
great story it deserves to be.