This thread is a part of our Grant Morrison Reading Project.
Though I read most of Grant Morrison's run on Batman, I wasn't paying too close of attention so I will re-read them, starting with # 655-658 (S'-D' 06), "Batman and Son".
Great opening. The Joker with his now signature crowbar. An imposter Batman beaten to death but not before shooting the Joker.
People imitating Batman was a staple in the Bat-canon since no one had to mimic any super-powers. That this poser was an ex-cop reminds me of the Secret Star, a 50s story where Gordon trains five officiers to replace Batman when the time comes.
The Joker's outrage at being shot by (a) Batman is like LOST's Ben Linus' when his daughter is killed. THEY changed the rules!
Wow! That "Zur En Arrh" graphitti sure stands out now!
Nice bits with Alfred and Tim. And that the Bat-suit is not just cloth and spandex.
Going to London is nice, especially with the line about the Earl of Wordenshire.
Kirk Langstrom is a wreck here, he's usually a lot more pro-active but he is SCARED!
The last page reveal of Talia, her son and Men-Bats was very effective!
More to follow!
The thing about Crimson Fox is that originally there were TWO of them, wealthy sisters who alternated with their heroic identity. Sadly, both were killed, at different times, of course in JLE and Starman.