If you spent a few hours this weekend sitting on your couch and staring in shock at your tablet or laptop, you’re almost certainly a Batman Beyond reader. BATMAN BEYOND 2.0 #28 is one of the most significant installments of the Batman Beyond comic we’ve probably ever published and unsurprisingly, we had a few questions for the two men who scripted it.
Just yesterday we reported that the crucial role of Detective James Gordon had been cast in Gotham, Fox's Batman prequel series. Well, today we're back with more casting news, including a certain umbrella-loving villain.
In the gripping final issue of Scott Snyder, Jock, and Francesco Francavilla’s critically acclaimed run on DETECTIVE COMICS, all bets are off. We caught up with series writer Scott Snyder to discuss the epic finale and what the experience of working on this book has been like for him.
SPOILER WARNING: If you have not read DETECTIVE COMICS #879 and do not wish to know what happened, do not read any further. In the gripping conclusion to DETECTIVE COMICS #879, Jim Gordon was forced to come to terms with the fact that his son really is the cold-blooded monster that Barbara feared he would be all along. And while he and Barbara unmasked James Jr.’s devious plan to destroy Gotham City, The Joker made his way out of Arkham Asylum.
For years, Jim Gordon tried to deny to himself the possibility that his son, James Jr., could be a cold-blooded serial killer. But when Barbara Gordon figures out her brother’s dark plan, Jim will have no choice but to accept his son’s identity and stop him before he corrupts Gotham City from the inside out. And with The Joker managing to break free from the chains locking him up, Gotham City is in need of a hero more than ever before.
Last week, we were following IGN's countdown of the top 100 heroes in comics all week on THE SOURCE. They've now posted the top twenty selections--and DC's secured eleven of those spots, with Wonder Woman landing at number five and Batman and Superman claiming the top two spots. Here's the breakdown of the DC heroes who crack the top 20: 20 - Catwoman 19 - Jim Gordon 17 - Barbara Gordon 16 - Rorschach 15 - Dream of the Endless 11 - Dick Grayson 8 - Wally West 7 - Hal Jordan 5 - Wonder Woman 2 - Batman 1 - Superman