Punchy wrote:What the fuck? But! It doesn’t even make… What? How? I don’t know! What? This issue contained a shocking revelation and I’m not sure how I feel about it. It’s crazy, but is it crazy in a good way? Or a lame way? I, like most people, had theorised that Lincoln March was in league with the Court Of Owls, and I was right, but there’s more to him than I ever could have expected. Because he’s not Lincoln March… he’s Thomas Wayne Jnr, Bruce Wayne’s brother! Like I said, what the fuck. This reveal can go either way, it’s either incredibly stupid, or it’s a genius move and one that has created a truly great new villain for Batman. I just don’t know. I do know that this issue was very good, Snyder and Capullo just pull everything off with great aplomb, the art is good, the dialogue is strong, it’s just the content of that dialogue that rubs me the wrong way a little. At least we now know why Lincoln and Bruce looked so similar! What was at the time seen as Capullo’s art being poor, was in fact a clever piece of plotting. I think I’ll go back and re-read this run from the beginning to see how well the secret of Thomas Jnr was set up, but like I said, the main thing this issue gave me was the biggest WTF in a long time, WTFs aren’t necessarily bad, but at this stage, I just don’t know. I did find it interesting that the back-up story confirmed Thomas’ story, it can’t be true, can it? What the fuck!
Poor Bruce. His family life is like that of a soap opera; one of his ancestors is a devil worshipper named Simon Hurt, his childhood friends turn into super-villains( Hush, Black Mask, Two-Face, etc), the guy that broke his back was once thought to be his brother( Bane), his mother's friend tried to take over his company( Athena), the son he never knew about is another Jason Todd( Damian), his baby momma is trying to kill him to get her son back and now the brother he knew about is now another douchebag super-villain. What next? Is he going to date some woman who then turns out to be his long lost sister?