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It's Only the End if You Want it to Be

Posts tagged bruce wayne

Aug 1 '14

theandysar:

fantastic-nonsense:

why-i-love-comics:

Detective Comics Annual #3 - “Chaos Theory”

written by Brian Buccallato
art by Werther Dell’Edera, Jorge Fornes, & Scott Hepburn

Because he is not being well-written? This is the Bruce I consider canon.

^THIS. My personal headcanon of Bruce will always be someone who struggles with fatherhood and has made mistakes, but is overall a good father. I hate when writers cross the line into making him abusive.

Jul 31 '14

batsori:

cont.

maybe or maybe not.

Jul 30 '14

tinyredbird:

vickah:

Anon asked for all the flower crowns together. 

:’) Kon

Jul 24 '14

aegontargaryen:

WonderBat

Jul 24 '14

Anonymous asked:

Dick vs. Bruce

Bruce wins, no doubt. I think Dick would give Bruce a closer fight than 99% of humanity would be able to, but Bruce is simply the better fighter. Dick’s fighting skills are consistently described as being almost as good as Bruce’s, rivaling Bruce’s, but there’s always the implication that he’s just a smidge less good. 

Therefore, much as I love him, Dick would lose the fight.

Jul 20 '14

RE: The accustation that Talia raped Batman

onlytalia:

 

This was originally my reply to this analysis, but I feel compelled to make it it’s own post as people were, of course, running for pitchforks thanks to further misconceptions (thanks Grant) about Talia. I’m hoping this way more people will see it. ]

This is why I loathe how Grant Morrison has written Talia, starting all the way back with Batman and Son. His horrible characterization of Talia wasn’t unique to the Batman Inc. Not only does it make no sense for Talia to go through the trouble of getting Bruce’s essence the natural way (ie. having sex) if she always intended to grow Damian in a test tube. There are easier, less messy ways to get the job done; but it instated the notion that Talia was heir-crazy (she’s wasn’t until Batman and Son) and retconned her giving Bruce an antidote for a scorpion sting into a daterape drug.

And Talia would never, ever do that to Bruce. Why?

  • Talia has always shown concern for Bruce’s well-being; physically and emotionally.

We see this in Son of the Demon (where she tends to Bruce’s wounds in Alfred’s stead.

And again in Batman 333, where she tends to his wounds. And her very first appearance, Detective Comics 411, she also helps Bruce recover from injury (a scene also in BTAS, albeit altered in storyline).

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Even as recently as Red Hood Lost Days (2010!) Talia was seen asking after Bruce’s mental and emotional well-being.

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In fact, she’s so distraught over Jason’s death on Bruce’s behalf that we actually see her weeping and mourning in front of a photo of Bruce and Robin on her laptop.

It’s not the picture of a woman who doesn’t give a damn about Bruce’s needs and his agency. Grant Morrison is the only writer to paint that picture of Talia, and it completely contradicts her character.

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  • It’s implied in Bane of the Demon and Legacy that Bane sexually assaulted and/or raped Talia. A victim isn’t going to callously commit the same crime. It’s not, here, a cycle of abuse because she wasn’t raised to think this was normal and okay.

I’ve flipped back and forth between my opinion on this for a long time, but the closer I look at the dialogue and panels, the more certain I am that Bane abused Talia sexually. I find it unlikely that a victim of rape would, in turn, do the same to someone else.

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Here, Bane is essentially threatening to make Talia his sex slave for as long as she lives. It’s make very clear that it’s a lustful sentiment, as Talia apparently awakened that in Bane. He follows up with tying her up and essentially make her wait and dread his return.

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That’s the last of Talia we see until the end of Bane of the Demon, when Ra’s has declared Bane her new betrothed. Throughout Bane of the Demon, Bane manhandles Talia (their first meeting, he holds her and threatens to kill her, he kisses her forcibly (hold her hand behind her back until she reciprocates), but because Talia consented to sex with him once he finds himself entitled to her even when her feelings turn. 

She orders him to be killed after a more violent altercation, and when he escapes, the above happens.

In Legacy, which continues this storyline, we see a Talia that has completely given up, which for me gives the strong implication that Bane has sapped her will to live and fight with abuse, likely sexual.

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Her second panel in Legacy is when she’s with her father and in front of Batman. She looks absolutely ashamed - hiding her face and turning away from Bruce, as if hoping he won’t see her.

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When Bane touches her by surprise, Talia looks absolutely terrified.

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He continues to grab and manhandle her and remind her that there’s no escape for her. She’s trapped, and he’s going to do what he wants to her.

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And this is a woman who, in the past, asserted herself very well in her desires and went after them. But Legacy, especially in this issue (Detective Comics 700) we see Talia completely broken down. She argues with her father about Bane, but dully accepts her father’s wishes - likely feeling to much shame to bring up his treatment of her (whereas she wouldn’t stand for it otherwise.)

Given that evidence and 40-something years of Talia’s character history, Grant Morrison wrote an abhorrent Talia who did awful, awful things. He truncated and perverted Talia’s romance with Bruce. This is a character who gave up her home, her life, her father’s trust (and eventually, her family) for Bruce. She was prepared to do anything for him just to be by his side.

That’s the Talia I love.

What Morrison had her do to Bruce is absolutely disgusting and I hate his writing in her raping Bruce more than anything else he’s done to her character in recent years.

In addition, 

For a long time, [DC] said [Son of the Demon] was out of continuity. Now it’s just kind of out of continuity. I didn’t actually read it before I started writing this. I messed up a lot of details, like Batman wasn’t drugged when he was having sex with Talia and it didn’t take place in the desert. I was relying on shaky memories. But now we have this new “Superboy punch” continuity [after Superboy Prime attacked the fabric of the universe during Infinite Crisis]. People still don’t realize how important that single punch was to cover everyone’s ass.” - Grant Morrison

Of course, then he brought drugged sex back in Batman Inc Vol 2 #2. 

SIGH. It was completely unnecessary and a butchering of a great antiheroine.

Jul 20 '14
yalestewart:

Bruce and Selina commission
Pencil and ink on bristol, 9”x12”
Colors in PS CC
-Yale

yalestewart:

Bruce and Selina commission

Pencil and ink on bristol, 9”x12”

Colors in PS CC

-Yale

Jul 10 '14

One of the few things I think DC has done right lately are all the lines of variant covers they’ve been doing, which have been lots of fun IMO. These are a few of my absolute favorites, mostly from the Steampunk and Bombshell covers (although one is from the upcoming horror-themed variants).

Can’t you just imagine some of these making gorgeous posters to hang on your wall?

Variants to: Wonder Woman #32 (by Ant Lucia), Batgirl #28 (by J.G. Jones), Justice League Dark #28 (by Tommy Lee Edwards), Batwoman #32 (by Ant Lucia), Batman and Ra’s al Ghul/Batman and Robin #32 (by J.G. Jones and Alex Sinclair), Wonder Woman #35 (by Aaron Lopresti), Batman/Superman #8 (by Tommy Lee Edwards), Superman #32 (by Ant Lucia), Superman/Wonder Woman #9 (by Ant Lucia, Emanuela Lupacchino, and Fabio Montovani) and Batwoman #28 (by Dave Johnson)

May 25 '14

thehappysorceress:

ravenjustdifferent:

Detective Comics #833

Zatanna & Bruce become acquainted ;)

I loved this - so cute. 

The best part is that this was right after his parents’ death, and Alfred explains at the beginning of this scene that Bruce hasn’t really been happy since they died, and he’d gone off to be off by himself and brood instead of enjoying the party. And when Zatanna first comes up to him, you can tell he’s annoyed and wishes she’d just leave him with his feelings. But by the end of the scene, he’s got a big smile on his face, a real smile - and it might very well be the first time he’s smiled like that since his parents died.

(Source: zatannarataz)

Mar 27 '14
phardil:

askbatsy:

Ladies and gentlemen… The Ask-box is OPEN.

Go ahead, don’t be shy. Ask him something. ♥

phardil:

askbatsy:

Ladies and gentlemen… The Ask-box is OPEN.

Go ahead, don’t be shy. Ask him something.

Mar 25 '14

brianmichaelbendis:

Trio of rare Wonder Woman illustrations by George Perez.

(Source: thebristolboard)

Mar 25 '14

These are the basic emotions according to Artistotle. Reblog and show your best icon for each!

  • Anger

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/Luanna255/Icons/SM-WA74Nastynat.jpg

  • Calmness

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/Luanna255/Icons/a0edeb04-e2c1-4625-a813-917576999c3epiperleo.jpg

  • Friendship/Love

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/Luanna255/Icons/05959a49-c6aa-49e6-8a6f-ae88b011079b_zpsb542a474.jpg?t=1395760137

  • Hate

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/Luanna255/Icons/12f9fed3-5b5d-4392-870c-65baad1dd6a0_zps0600379c.jpg?t=1395760202

  • Fear

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/Luanna255/Icons/3067d982-cd33-4263-91d9-5035c0c759a0_zps90da07da.jpg?t=1395761794

  • Confidence

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/Luanna255/Icons/Girlfrenzy_Lois_Lane_04-1-1-1.jpg

  • Shame

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/Luanna255/Icons/mid_GHHD-03-21-1135-1.jpg

  • Shamelessness

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/Luanna255/Icons/catwoman.jpg

  • Kindness

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/Luanna255/Icons/5f8260a2-bd0d-4d8e-9310-4ce089d4a46c_zps7c000c5d.jpg?t=1395760046

  • Unkindness

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/Luanna255/Icons/fc490947-c006-4430-8774-5cbde4376764_zps23d853e6.jpg?t=1395761577

  • Pity 

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/Luanna255/Icons/f69d8abc-1402-4ff7-8af2-f7d455428950_zps212a41fa.jpg?t=1395760334

  • Indignation

http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/Luanna255/Icons/charmed-and-piper-halliwell-gallery.jpg

  • Envy

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(Source: twintailstactician)

Mar 23 '14

luanna255 asked:

Question for you... have Bruce and Selina ever had a canon hug? Like in the mainverse comics, I mean? Because the only ones that really come to mind are from JLA: The Nail (which was an Elseworld) and a few times in Selina's dreams/imagination. It seems kind of ridiculous to me that there WOULDN'T be a canon moment like that - I know Bruce doesn't have a reputation as Mr. Hugs, and he's not, but he HAS been known to hug the people he's closest to now and then, and I'd count Selina in that group.

thebatandthecat:

Happy to report that yes indeed, they have had a few canon hugs (though canon is a loose term these days!); however, none that I know of in the current DCU, or at least none that I would classify as a hug. 

These are a few I’ve got ( I haven’t included kissy clinches, of which there are many!). Sadly, these hugs were mostly from a long time ago, but it’s all we’ve got. :-/

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Pre-Crisis, Batman #355

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Batman: The Long Halloween

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Batman: Hush – Is this a hug or a full body clinch?

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Catwoman v3 #13 (I count this as a semi-hug, because geebus look at the palpable intimacy in those hands)

Just noticed you’d replied to this! Thanks SO much for taking the time to answer. :-)

Mar 20 '14
adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

t-campbell:

daily-superheroes:

The perfect alibihttp://daily-superheroes.tumblr.com/

Frederic Wertham, 60 years later: ALMOST right about something! But not really.

i’m telling you that person was right “BRUCE WAYNE AND BATMAN: SECRETLY LOVERS???” is the only way anyone could realistically buy the whole “oh i just happen to fund Batman” thing.

adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

t-campbell:

daily-superheroes:

The perfect alibi

http://daily-superheroes.tumblr.com/

Frederic Wertham, 60 years later: ALMOST right about something! But not really.

i’m telling you that person was right “BRUCE WAYNE AND BATMAN: SECRETLY LOVERS???” is the only way anyone could realistically buy the whole “oh i just happen to fund Batman” thing.

Mar 13 '14

cradlerobin:

#dick just flipping flips EVERYWHERE LIKE???? flipping squirrel

!!!!!!!!! This scene is one of my absolute favorites from the comics (it’s from Darwyn Cooke’s DC: The New Frontier - one of the few Elseworld stories, if you can call it that, that I really love), but I’d never seen the animated version!

For reference, here’s the original comic scene:

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4414/3429/1600/robinfrontier1.jpg

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4414/3429/1600/robinfrontier2.jpg

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4414/3429/1600/robinfrontier3.jpg

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4414/3429/1600/robinfrontier4.0.jpg

For some reason, it’s really hard to find the full thing online, so I thought some of you might not have seen it. As you can see, Dick’s quite the acrobatic little monkey in the original, too! (He’s showing off for Superman. xD)

Overall, I think it looks like they adapted it really well, although I hope they kept in the “We’re just two lost souls who found each other” line. And the sweet goodbye between Bruce and Clark.

I really want to watch the movie now!

(Source: cornflakepizza)