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Batman is dead.
At least, that's what the inhabitants of the DC Universe were lead to believe at the end of Final Crisis, when Batman took on the big bad Darkseid. Bruce Wayne breaks his self imposed no-gun rule, and mortally wounds Darkseid. Darkseid hits Bruce with the Omega Sanction, and sends his ass back in time.
Bruce Wayne wakes up in a cave, with amnesia. Each issue, Bruce unknowingly time travels to a different era, while slowly trying to put the pieces together of who he is and what happened. He encounters various DC characters in their natural habitats, as well as a few historical characters. These events just happen to be my favorite part of these comics. These have to be my favorite:
- Bruce getting captured by savages, led by Vandal Savage (Cool name bro)
- Bruce dueling Blackbeard (True story. Bro.)
- Bruce getting shot by Jonah Hex
So far, I've enjoyed this series throughly. If you love Batman, this is a must read. This book is not perfect, but is very nuanced and a pleasure to read. If you do not like Grant Morrison or any of his work, stay away. It has Morrison written all over it. Every page, glimmering of Morrison's baldness.
Do you enjoy barbarians? Witches? Pirates? Crime fighting? If you like any of these, you'll like this book.
I give this series 4.5 Batmans out of 5.
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Four issues have been released since May. The final two issues of The Return of Bruce Wayne are scheduled to ship in October.