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BATMAN #45

(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Greg Capullo, Danny Miki

When Batman almost gets taken out by a new threat, Jim Gordon might have to reevaluate what it means to wear the cowl before it's too late for Gotham City!

Item Code: AUG150225In Shops: 10/14/2015SRP: $3.99

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This Is Not Batman.

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@batman404:

Sure it is, says so on the cover LOL

~KL~

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#3  Edited By AwesomeHobos

This is Batman

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#4  Edited By cortomaltese

Gordon looks so elegant in that cover. :)

I bet he's thinking: "I'm so fabulous in this costume, Batsy was never this fabulous... I'm a diva."-or something like that :P

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That cover is funny. It is like Gordon is saying "haters gonna hate" lol.

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Gordon looks so elegant in that cover. :)

Is he smoking a cigarette?

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No one will ever be able to replace Greg Capullo...

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#9  Edited By cortomaltese

@batman404said:

Is he smoking a cigarette?

Yes he is

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This looks sick.

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#11  Edited By Kid_jakeriv

I feel bad for Greg Capullo in an interview he looked so upset about people saying robot batman looked like a bunny and now this... he's still an amazing artist though

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Gordon getting stomped! Can't wait to pick this up tomorrow.

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Why do they make Gordon so skinny, I know he's no where as big as Bruce but give him so muscle.

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So the suit can withstand up to a thousand degrees? Awesome.

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Damn. Someone needs to take Gordon out to dinner.

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Its funny how Gordon is smoking on the cover, while in Marvel you're not allowed to have anyone smoke at all

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#17  Edited By Kid_jakeriv

@johnapocalypse: Is it because it's owned by Disney? Or has that always been a thing with marvel?

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@batman404said:

Is he smoking a cigarette?

Yes he is

No, if you read issue 43 he was tempted to buy a pack but got candy cigarettes instead.

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Somebody NEEDS to Photoshop that cover so Gordon isn't holding the gun or batarang, and change the background to a stage with him in the spotlight. With the caption, 'Batman Live'.

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#20  Edited By KASPERCOLE

When is this arc going to end? At this point the Bruce Wayne storyline isn't even that interesting. Mr. Bloom is not an interesting villain (partially because Snyder has done a poor job of developing his back story). I am not picking this issue up. I personally don't care how Gordon gets out of this mess. The changes to the Trinity (Bats, Supes, WW) could've been interesting but none of the storylines have fully explored how these changes affect the drive of the respective hero. Each character is just trying to do "business as usual" (except for Bruce who has become a hippie). Even when these characters return to status quo, it will be the result of some ham-fisted deux ex machina that will piss off readers until they forget about these changes and how horribly they were handled.

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Anyone notice how Gordon's costume is very similar to Cassandra Cain's....

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@kaspercole: Were what three issues into this story line, were you expecting to have Bloom's home address and social security number by now? Gordon is working the case. Snyder is building to whatever reveal he has planned. If the last 5 years of Batman have proven anything its that Snyder excels at long form stories give him the time he has earned and I'm sure you will not be disappointed.

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#23  Edited By entropy_aegis

This was pretty bad imo, and I was actually finding this arc good ,horribly over written,just horrible WTH, even a Grant Morrison comic with all it's mind f*ck never felt like a pointless chore,the characters are just babbling along, barely any plot progression even though we're back to the present after last months little break, the story has run its course which even Snyder tacitly acknowledged at NYCC when he said Bruce's return journey would start from #46. Unlike many fans I was ok with Bruce being gone but Snyder has utterly failed to deliver. Seriously Julie was talking about Endgame,really now? did Barbara ever say Joker shot me in The Killing Joke? it's like Batman saying "I met Hugo Strange in Monster Men",utterly ridiculous,thats what happens when exposition serves no purpose other than to fill out a page.

@mangakid1995 said:

@kaspercole: Were what three issues into this story line, were you expecting to have Bloom's home address and social security number by now? Gordon is working the case. Snyder is building to whatever reveal he has planned. If the last 5 years of Batman have proven anything its that Snyder excels at long form stories give him the time he has earned and I'm sure you will not be disappointed.

4 and a half issues(10 page divergence teaser) are more than enough,many writers can complete entire story lines with the same amount of issues. Besides the last issue promised Bloom's origin and failed to deliver,I think he has a right to complain.

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Greg Capullo has come a long way since issue #1.

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Also is no one going to talk about Gordon getting punched in the nuts?

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The cigarette thing...Just terrible.

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I literally am really, really disappointed with Snyder on this one. So far, for 5 issues there hasn't been almost any kind of progression and we have been beating the same track again and again with each issue. I was also eager to see what would happen with Bruce losing his memory and trying to live a normal life but it seems like Snyder failed with that one as well.

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@gustavoburciaga1: You my friend are correct, I read it but totally forgot that part.

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This is pretty damn cool. We all know Bruce will eventually be back. IT's great to have something different for a while.

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#31  Edited By JonesDeini

The hell is even happening in this book anymore? Considered jumping back on, but nah, yo. Y'all can have this babbage.

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@batman404said:

Is he smoking a cigarette?

Yes he is

No he is not. It a stick or something, smoking substitute.

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#33  Edited By JoseKuervo

Its funny how Gordon is smoking on the cover, while in Marvel you're not allowed to have anyone smoke at all

he is not smoking.

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#34  Edited By mukurorokudo

Not feeling it

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This cover makes me think of Solid Snake from Metal Gear: Solid.

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he looks like a drag queen