Wednesday, July 16, 2014
"End Game" to Jump Forward in Time
So remember how Batman #28 jumped two thirds of the way into Batman: Eternal and was like "WHOA! HEY! Look at this shit!" That's pretty much what "End Game" is going to be when we get to October, the whole arc.
In an interview with Newsarama, Snyder keeps his cards pretty close to his chest (let's see how long that lasts) but does reveal that "End Game" takes place right after the end of Batman Eternal, and will feature a handful of "wait, how did that happen?" continuity shifts. Makes sense on one hand, given that trying to keep a monthly book on pace with a weekly seems like an impossibly mad task to attempt (let's see how Catwoman pans out), but on the other hand, there's a distinct risk of sort of ruining the surprise for Eternal. I mean, spoiler alert, Batman is probably okay after that first page of Batman Eternal #1. But Snyder goes on to say that "End Game" will feature a large cast as well, so there could be lot's more spoilers to be had. It's going to be interesting to see what they do, especially given the fact that there's the whole Robin situation to be dealt with...
Other than that, Snyder gives out a couple more details about Batman #34, and reveals that the return of back-ups to Batman will see a different artist every month. Like I said above, Snyder seems to want to stay quiet about the story as a whole... but let's be honest, that dude gets excited, he'll spill some beans eventually!