Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Batman #24

Batman #24 teases a major change for Batman. There's little to no action here as the comic focuses on two separate conversations. The first involves Batman discussing the future with Gotham Girl, where she might go from here, and his own reasons for crime-fighting. This conversation leads into the other part of the story with Batman seeking out Catwoman and making a very unexpected proposal.

Over the years both Bruce Wayne and Batman have had several different love interests. Every Bat-fan has their favorite, but each is flawed in some way. Talia al Ghul is the daughter of one of Batman's most fearsome enemies. Vicky Vale is a reporter. And Catwoman is, despite the stretches during which she's attempted to go straight, a criminal.

Batman's choice here is more than a little out of character but it opens new possibilities for the Bat-Family in ways that I'm curious to see play out. While Selena Kyle wouldn't be my first choice for Batman choosing a wife, and there are a number of obstacles for the pair to overcome before this comes to pass, it does provide a shake-up for the character. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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