The Nacireman wrote:
For Batman to change his entire modus operandi to the point that he's basically franchising the idea Batman around the world, the Big Bad would have to be something a little more serious than just Talia or some wannabe Blofeld.
If the Big Bad were human, he (or she) would have to push Bruce serious enough for the first page scene in V2. #1 to really mean something. ("Batman. All of it. This madness is over.)
Why? Talia's the daughter of a guy who's thousands of years old, operates out of basically every major country in the world and several minor ones, whose plans generally involve wiping out 2/3 of the World's population, and who has resources equal to Batman's. He was behind Contagion, and almost exponentially increased that death toll with Legacy. Talia's got all his resources, plus youth, and is a spurned woman scorned who is fighting for her child. I absolutely buy that she's the big bad and rates Bats franchising.