Writer/artist Tony Daniel begins BATMAN #707 with Dick Grayson in a perilous situation. Yes, it's an underwater death trap with Batman, Luki Lo, Lucius Fox and Lucius' daughter Tamara plunging deeper and deeper into the water, possibly headed to their untimely deaths.
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For some reason, I've always been partial to the idea of an underwater death trap. Why? I do not know.
Before Dick Grayson was Batman, even before he was Robin, he was a member of the Flying Graysons. Turns out that coming from a family of acrobats provides some pretty solid guidelines on how to be Batman. See, when things look grim, Grayson has three rules for staying alive on the trapeze and they work just as well for staying alive on the mean streets of Gotham:
It's rare enough that a creator comes along who can both write and draw, but it's even more impressive when one is able to deliver an outstanding product month after month on an ongoing title.
Tony Daniel's done amazing work with Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne in the pages of BATMAN, not only as artist but the current ongoing writer. Batman and Robin's lives won't be getting any easier in 2011, and Tony's provided a few words to tease some of the stories he's working on for this year:
It’s all been building to this, folks. Bruce Wayne – Batman – has been lost in time and believed dead by his closest allies. His former sidekick has taken the cowl. Gotham remains under constant assault. But the question remains: where – or when – is Batman?
BATMAN: THE RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #1 launches a special, six-issue event that chronicles the return of the original Dark Knight, springing from the mind of writer Grant Morrison. With each issue spanning a different era of time and featuring the dynamic artwork of a different, A-list comic book artist.
There's a new Batman in Gotham, but does that mean Gotham City wants him around? As Two-Face and Penguin take measures to keep the new hero at bay, one of the villains makes a startling new discovery about Dick Grayson. This issue kicks off a four-issue arc from writer Judd Winick and artist Mark Bagley, and we have a few pages for your perusal.
BATMAN #688 hits on 7/8.
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