Justice League of America, please be good, I need a Justice League book to read that doesn't put me to sleep.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Not a Theory: New Batman IS GCPD Related
So, the running theory on the new Batman... or new Batman suit in the very least, debuting in June was that he was police related, due to the red and blue lights, and that Detective Comics cover. Well, theory no more, as a twitter follower of mine pointed out that the Convergence variant featuring Greg Capullo's character designs straight up has "GCPD" printed right under the breastplate.
So of course the crazy option is "It's Jim Gordon!" and maaaaan, I really hope that's not the case. Jim Gordon is a great character and all, but he's not why I'm reading these particular comics. I've got zero interest in reading that under any circumstances or context.
Also, after Eternal, I really hope this isn't a drawn out "who's under the suit?" "mystery." If DC wants to sell something weird and crazy with Batman, fine, do that, but give the readers info on what they're buying/reading up front so they don't have to wonder whether or not they'll like it in the end. This being such a weird concept, I feel it'd almost be better to let people know what they're getting, let the story speak for itself rather than hinging on a long mystery which could have a lame payoff. If they keep it a secret, it'd be like a video game publisher offering a season pass for their game's DLC, without actually detailing what you'd be getting. "Trust us man, you'll like it, just give us this $25 right now." Four months later "here's some time trials and weapon skins, you moron." Yeah, that's what I'd like this whole thing to avoid. Rip the band-aid off ASAP.
Regardless of whoever is under that suit, I'll read it. I practically have to for the site and my own curiosity... But man, am I concerned about this. I've said it multiple times before, this is either going to be great or the Batman team just jumping the shark. There's probably going to be zero middle ground on this one.