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    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2008

    Surprised the hell out of me. I'm down for anything Gaiman writes though, what's your guy's take on this?
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    It's a bit ominious for our dear caped crusader. He's currently in an arc entitled Batman RIP and in Final Crisis he's having his brain wiped. And here we have a story like this coming out that's supposed to be a retrospective.

    What is Grant Morrison up to!?

    But yeah this should be good. I hope they get a cool colorist for it so it looks special. I think they should get Gaiman to be the next writer on All-star superman after Grant is done there. He's one of the few writers out there who might be available to do it, and is of that All-star Stature.

    Very excited for this.
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    It'll be good, whatever it is.
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2008
    That's actually a damn good idea...Gaiman on All-Star Superman. I would love to see Gaiman tackle more comics work, creator owned or Marvel/DC stuff.

    Morrison is up to something, that's for sure. I wonder if Gaiman and Morrison coordinated on this at all, since is appears Morrison is still writing Batman after this?
      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2008
    Wow, this weekend has brought a lot of writers I like going into Batman by the end of this year and the beginning of the next (Gaiman and Kevin Smith doing a mini. Yes I know that's two but that's two more then before the weekend).

    And yeah, the title both excites and slightly scares me. Is this the end of Batman as we know it...?!

    Likely not, but hey, it's Morrison doing it--ya never know what that crazy bastard's going to do next.
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    What I'm thinking is that Morrison's run has been all about bringing in all of Batman's crazy continuity. And with Batman RIP it's reaching a tipping point. Whatever happens at RIP, it seems like Morrison has a radical new direction he wants to take the character(or old direction I guess technically) and Gaiman and O'Neill(who is also apparently doing one of these) are part of the bridge to whatever Morrison has in the cooking.

    I guess the question here is will Gaiman's story be a capstone like Moore's was, or will it be a threshold into a fancypants new place.

    very intriguing stuff. Plus hopefully this would mean Moore's supes story will come out in hardcover coupled with Gaiman's bats story. Whatever Happened's finest.
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJul 28th 2008 edited
    I remember reading in Gaiman's intro for Astro City: Confessions that he and Kurt Busiek had come up with a really engaging and character-altering Batman story one night. I was kinda hoping this would be it, but it doesn't look to be so.

    Still, this looks pretty interesting. I'm mostly curious whether it will read more like a Batman story or a Neil Gaiman story.
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    I'm mostly curious whether it will read more like a Batman story or a Neil Gaiman story.

    You know what? Dumbass fanboy comments like this will get threads closed from now on.