From 1975 to 1978 DC Comics published a title called Batman Family which focused on the Dark Knight’s supporting characters. They were mostly Batgirl and/or Robin stories that had little or no interaction with Batman himself. This original DC Universe movie made me think of that series. While Batman Family would not be as “cool” a title as Batman: Bad Blood, it would be a lot more fitting.
After the break I’ll look at the movie in a bit more detail and try to be as spoiler free as possible.
I’ve always felt that post Final Crisis, DC Comics had pulled off what many would probably say was impossible. Replace Bruce Wayne as Batman. Sure there had been pretenders and fill ins over the years, but I thought the handling of the new dynamic duo of Dick Grayson as Batman and Damian Wayne as Robin struck a perfect balance between appeasing old school fans and satisfying new fans.
Perhaps I’m wrong, and the return of Bruce Wayne was always on the horizon, but I really felt that DC could have run with this to Wally West levels. At the very least they allowed the duo to continue after Bruce returned and took on a more international role with the creation of Batman Inc. But then the New 52 came along and mucked everything up.
Either way I was pleasantly surprised when I watched the trailer after the cut for the new direct to video Batman animated movie Batman: Bad Blood due in 2016.Which features Grayson as Batman, Damian as Robin and also Batwoman and Batwing. The movie is essentially Batman Inc. My interest is definitely piqued.
I’m back baby! (Editor’s Note: Jimmy, you used that two posts ago.) As Convergence continues its trek towards being the most forgettable crossover event ever. The tie ins are not bad, but seem to have little to no bearing on the main book and vice versa. If you like a particular DC character from a particular era, pick up those books. Otherwise, just pick up the main mini-series, which may be of interest.
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Read on for Week Five spoilers after break for Convergence #5, Convergence Batman And Robin #2, Convergence Superman #2, Convergence Nightwing Oracle #2, Convergence Batgirl #2, and Convergence Harley Quinn #2.