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Preview: BATMAN ANNUAL #4

Bruce Wayne is a different man.

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BATMAN ANNUAL #4

(W) James Tynion IV (A) Roge Antonio

Batman is gone... but Bruce Wayne is alive? What does that mean for Gotham City? And who is Bruce Wayne without Batman? This special annual delves deeper into the mystery building, and whether or not Bruce can ever really escape from the shadow of the Dark Knight.

Item Code: JUL150258In Shops: 9/30/2015SRP: $4.99

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I like the art, also nice to see Tynion climbing the latter.

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Cool, Bruce is potentially getting his house back.

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@captainmarvel4ever: I couldn't have said it better myself. From the description it makes me think somehow Bruce is coming back.

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@batman3000: Could be, this series does have an Alex Ross cover coming up, and that's usually for special occasions.

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I'll be honest, I'm getting tired of Tynion doing back up stories, annuals & spin-offs of Snyder's stuff.

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James Tynion IV coming to Fourth World Comics in Long Island, New York.

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Has the title been more focused on Gordon or Bruce?

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@captainmarvel4ever: :/ They should honestly just make a GCPD title it might work well with Gotham running now.

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Julie Madison, Barbara Gordon and Vicki Vale all need to look different from each other!!!

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@ecstaticgrace: Well that's what Detective comics has been, a GCPD book. Even before Bat-Mech it put much more spotlight on Gotham's Police force.

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Okay this concept of Bruce being a hippie and Jim Gordon as Robo-Batman-Cop has gone on long enough. The Gordon storyline with Mr. Bloom is not very interesting to me (although the dialogue, character banter, and "big concepts/themes" that Snyder throws in are great as usual). There was nothing in the previous issue that made Mr. Bloom a more compelling character. I don't understand how he and Gordon are linked.

When this story started, Snyder gave an interview and compared this present run to Superior Spiderman. I disagree because Superior Spiderman showed a cooler, more interesting version of Spidey. This version of Batman is not cooler or more interesting. The Spidey change was done because Peter Parker was getting stale. Bruce Wayne as Batman was not getting stale in any way.

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Had a nice reference to a certain Batman Beyond baddie.

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I"ll be getting this today !!

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I'll be honest, I'm getting tired of Tynion doing back up stories, annuals & spin-offs of Snyder's stuff.

I'm getting tired of both Tynion and Snyder in general.

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@2cool4fun said:

I'll be honest, I'm getting tired of Tynion doing back up stories, annuals & spin-offs of Snyder's stuff.

I'm getting tired of both Tynion and Snyder in general.

Tynion is a good writer mostly imo,I liked his work on Talon,the villains month issues he wrote,the Batman back ups and the 2 Batman annuals, Red Hood has been his only real misfire. He's Snyder done right in many ways, however he's also Snyder gone wrong when it comes to ideas, he should step out of the box instead of being Snyder's sidekick.

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@entropy_aegis: Maybe, but to be honest, if he wasn't Snyder's student turned sidekick, he probably wouldn't have even gotten to write as many stories as he did.