It's not weird that on Remembrance Day I would read this comic and think of my Father. He bought me my first Batman comic and always supported my hobby and my love of the superheroes. He was a soldier and a Peacekeeper and we had a kind of Batman/Robin relationship. I was very lucky to have him in my life for as long as I did.
I love my Batman comics. It was the first title I ever read and for going on 40 years it has been one true stable thing in my life. I have put up with the grim and gritty Dark Knight and alot of creators doing bad things to the Bat Family of characters. None so terrible as the resent 'Bruce Wayne Returns' storyline by Grant Morrison.
Many think this guy is a genius and yes, in the past, he has done some nice storytelling. However I refuse to give him a pass on the crap he has put me through for the past couple of years from 'Final Crisis' on down through 'Batman RIP'.
I hated him but I stuck with it.
Through no effort of his, I finally got the payoff I was waiting for all this time. It seemed like Batman was going to stay lost in the shadows with a case of ennui that a whole cave full of anti-depressants couldn't cure.
But now he is back. He is healed. He is better than ever. There must always be a Batman and now we have the one we always hoped and wished for.
This picture says it all. Tim Drake never stopped believing that Bruce would come back. The third Robin took on a new identity as Red Robin but kept fighting for the dream of his mentor. This brought it all full circle for me.
If you have no idea what I have just been talking about then I feel a bit sorry for you. You really miss out not being a comic geek.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.