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So for those of you who have been keeping up with Scott Synder's recent run of Batman will have found out today Bruce Wayne has an evil long lost brother in Lincoln March. Now to be fair if you have been following my reviews I have really been enjoying the ongoing Night Of The Owls series but this newest twist left me a little conflicted.
Not because its a bad in theory but because Scott Synder already played the evil long lost brother card with Barbra Gordon back in the pre reboot detective comics. So how do my fellow spillios fell about this Batman Revelation?
Well, I just read the 1st volume of the Court of Owls from new Batman series. It was a fun read, and better than I expected. However, regarding your topic, this was eventually going to happen.
With the Hush storylines in the past uncovering Wayne's personal childhood memories, and bringing back to life previously thought-dead characters(Hush, Red-Hood aka Jason Todd), it was only natural they'd want to continue this thought with the Court of Owls to try and tie in his parents/ancestor's deaths. This is common Comic book fodder, to be honest. Everyone does it sooner or later(the evil-sibling trope). As long as the story is good, I could care less who's related to who.
Well said, I feel pretty much the same as you. I just thought it was weird for Scott Synder to pull the evil brother card after already doing it with James Gordon Jr. I mean its not even like that character got erased by the reboot James Gordon Jr is still around.
Grant Morrison played with the idea of Thomas Wayne Junior in his run, so it's odd to see it spring up so soon again.
But it fits the story well so I really can't complain.
Well I think it kind of gives a pretty good twist on Owlman in the New 52
I always did like Owlman.
I have absolutely no idea why I didnt see Owlman coming. Seems like I'd have called that.
Anyway, I cant say I'm a huge fan of this concept. Its always bothered me when creators try to add a greater conspiracy or secret to the characters origins and past, it disconnects them too much from the reader IMO.
Idk the run has been great and the storytelling is perfect. As for the twist i don't know how to feel about it. On the one hand i think it is a cop out to use evil family members but i think it can work if after the court of owls run is over this twist stays apart of the new 52 continuity is should be fine.
I don't know how I feel about Mr. March either way (though he has a kick-ass suit), but it'll be interesting to see this all tied up in the next issue next week. Also looking forward to Snyder's big "Joker story" this fall. :)
I'm currently writing a book. It's Fantasy; about a girl who finds out she is a witch, it is set in a universe/world totally made up by me.
Its very lucid and well thought out. Highly organized as well. You were very fair with your range as well.