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Earth 2 #18 - Batman Semi-SPOILERISH Teases

Postby IvCNuB4 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:47 pm

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The new Batman of Earth 2 tries to turn the tide in the war against the forces of Darkseid and Apokolips, but even as new allies reveal themselves the planet trembles before its new rulers.


Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Cover by: Ethan Van Sciver
32 pages
$2.99
On Sale: Dec 4, 2013



Who or WHAT is the Earth-2 Batman ? He acts human but seems to have increased strength, and possibly bullet-proof or a kevlar-reinforced cowl :P





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Re: Earth 2 #18 - Batman Semi-SPOILERISH Teases

Postby Draco x » Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:01 pm

I am guessing he got some meta human abilities at some point which would explain the super-strength.

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Postby IvCNuB4 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:03 pm

Ha. It was kind of obvious that Batman would release Aquawoman from the stasis-chamber but I was not expecting Jimmy Olsen.
Nor what he does to the Joker :twisted:
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Re: Earth 2 #18 - Batman Semi-SPOILERISH Teases

Postby HNutz » Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:22 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:Ha. It was kind of obvious that Batman would release Aquawoman from the stasis-chamber but I was not expecting Jimmy Olsen.
Nor what he does to the Joker :twisted:


He also doesn't mind using guns, apparently.

Yeah, my comment and the last quoted comment are definitely related.

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Postby IvCNuB4 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:06 pm

We don't know yet what Joker did to be put in stasis (other than the standard crimes) but apparently it was severe enough that this Batman also took it personally. Hmmm.
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Postby syxxpakk » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:13 pm

That was one hell of a book. Taylor isn't missing a beat on this one!
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Postby fieldy snuts » Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:54 am

syxxpakk wrote:That was one hell of a book. Taylor isn't missing a beat on this one!


doubt he would given he's working off robinsons outline to wrap this up.
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Postby GOSD » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:03 am

I take it that this isn't Bruce but Thomas Wayne?

I'm a little late to this party...

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Postby MrBlack » Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:54 pm

GOSD wrote:I take it that this isn't Bruce but Thomas Wayne?

I'm a little late to this party...

[Reveal] Spoiler: Click to Expand
There was a leaked toy list that had Earth 2 Batman listed as "Thomas Wayne." James Robinson confirmed this was his identity.

https://twitter.com/JamesDRobinson/stat ... 1995782144

Not clear if it's Bruce's father or brother.

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Re: Earth 2 #18 - Batman Semi-SPOILERISH Teases

Postby Liam Rodgers » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:09 pm

MrBlack wrote:
[Reveal] Spoiler: Click to Expand
There was a leaked toy list that had Earth 2 Batman listed as "Thomas Wayne." James Robinson confirmed this was his identity.

https://twitter.com/JamesDRobinson/stat ... 1995782144

Not clear if it's Bruce's father or brother.


Boo urns, I was hoping for Rex Tyler hopped up on Miraclo or maybe Aquaman making his debut...

What I can't wrap my head around is how did TW get super powers? Is it part of the resurrection process, like he's the Spirit of Vengeance now or something?

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Re: Earth 2 #18 - Batman Semi-SPOILERISH Teases

Postby MrBlack » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:40 pm

The Beast wrote:
Boo urns, I was hoping for Rex Tyler hopped up on Miraclo or maybe Aquaman making his debut...

What I can't wrap my head around is how did TW get super powers? Is it part of the resurrection process, like he's the Spirit of Vengeance now or something?

[Reveal] Spoiler: Click to Expand
Some folks have speculated that it has something to do with the Spektre, but it's hard to say how it specifically worked. It could be Thomas Wayne resurrected to seek vengeance for the death of his son, but we just don't have enough info to say. The apparent resurrection ability is a bit like the modern version of the Crimson Avenger (who was similar to the Spektre in terms of motivation), but that does not account for his strength.

It would be interesting to tie him into Flashpoint Thomas Wayne, since the Earth 2 character is obviously based on that one. That might explain the "Bruce...?" line, since Bruce was never Batman in that universe. I don't see how to make it work aside from saying that he's just detritus from the former universe and somehow gained superpowers from being cast into the timestream (hey, it worked for the Samaritan!).

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Re: Earth 2 #18 - Batman Semi-SPOILERISH Teases

Postby IvCNuB4 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:40 pm

Here's a theory floating around at another site. Back in Earth 2 #0, it was revealed that there were originally 8 Wonders:
1) Superman
2) Wonder Woman
3) Batman
4) Supergirl
5) Robin
6) Catwoman
7) the intentionally unnamed and unseen hero
8 ) Terry Sloan/Mister 8

What if the new Batman was previously the mysterious 7th Wonder ? It might explain how he debuted fully trained and armed, plus all his inside knowledge of the fallen Wonders and of who specifically was in the stasis chambers.
That also brings up if Wonder #7 was Thomas Wayne, assuming that Taylor hasn't decided to change that entire thing after Robinson confirmed the spoiler.
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Re: Earth 2 #18 - Batman Semi-SPOILERISH Teases

Postby Stephen Day » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:38 pm

Good issue overall.

Brutaal, his other two comrades and now an army of parademons. It's going to be fun to see this series' heroes deal with all of this.
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Postby IvCNuB4 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:48 am

To add further speculation, over at Comicosity they interviewed Taylor. When asked "where is Hourman", Taylor's response was "Who says he hasn’t appeared already…?” :idea:
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Postby Liam Rodgers » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:08 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:To add further speculation, over at Comicosity they interviewed Taylor. When asked "where is Hourman", Taylor's response was "Who says he hasn’t appeared already…?” :idea:


Called it, changed mind, now disregarding toy spoilers and calling it again!

Hourman was a beast in the JSA files and this Batman is 'uge!

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