Batman’s recently renewed romance with Catwoman began on a rooftop…but is it possible it might end on one as well?
Well, that wasn’t what we expected.
The cover of this week’s BATMAN #38 promises to reveal “the origin of Bruce Wayne,” which we had to admit, had us scratching our heads. We know the origin of Batman, but Bruce Wayne? Were we going to see his birth? We’re not sure that particular story is one that needs to be told.
The Justice League is great, but there is a whole slew of characters in the DC Universe outside of our good friends Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash and Green Lantern. There’s literally an encyclopedia full of hundreds of them. They range in size, shape and importance.
Harrison Wells was a character who should only have lasted for a single season on The Flash. He should have not been seen again at the premiere of season two like so many single-season villains before him. The reveal of his identity at the midway point of season one was interesting stuff that would have cemented him as one of the better—if not the best—bad guys Barry Allen has ever gone up against. I want to state unequivocally that I am thrilled a version of S.T.A.R. Labs’ original founder has stuck around since the pilot episode.
There’s never been a family fight quite like what we’ve been seeing in “The Oz Effect,” the pivotal Superman storyline that wrapped up this week in ACTION COMICS #991. Since its start, we’ve learned that Mr. Oz is really Jor-El, Superman’s Kryptonian father, who didn’t actually die during the destruction of Krypton, but found himself sent to Earth where he witnessed some of mankind’s brutal tendencies firsthand.
As we inch ever closer to year three of Rebirth, it's becoming more important than ever to look back at the mysteries swirling around at the heart of things, whether you're preparing yourself for the future (DOOMSDAY CLOCK, anyone?) or just trying to keep tabs on the status quo shifts in your favorite characters.
What do Nightwing, Robin, a crazed surgeon who wears a pig mask and a mysterious doctor who may or may not be an extra-dimensional demon have in common?
Well...more than you might expect.