This week, DC Comics and Warner Home Video announced something that all the fans of their popular animated series franchise have been dying to get their hands on. For the first time in its history, every episode of The Dark Knight of Tomorrow, Batman Beyond, will be collected and sold to you in a single boxed limited-edition set coming November 23, just in time for the holidays!
Batman Beyond: The Complete Series box set comes loaded with 9 discs with all 52 episodes for a suggested retail price of $99.99, and is packed full of extra goodies to make that price tag seem like chump change. The set includes all new bonus content and an art book that opens your eyes to the creation of the series.
See the breakdown of the details on the bonus features and packaging here below.
Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #1 Writer: Grant Morrison
Penciler: Chris Sprouse
Inker: Karl Story
Colorist: Guy Major
Letterer: Jared K. Fletcher
Price: $3.99 DC Comics
Release date: May 12, 2010
I suppose I should talk about this issue, since it is about to show how Bruce Wayne returns to our time following the events at the end of Final Crisis, but honestly, it’s hard for me to get that excited about it. This is a fine issue, but I think I was expecting the story to get off to a stronger start, and this wasn’t what I was expecting.
As the cover shows, most of Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #1 is Batman as a caveman fighting other cavemen at the dawn of man. Bruce Wayne joins up with a bunch of cavemen and then fights a bunch of evil cavemen lead by the immortal caveman himself, Vandal Savage, gaining a caveman Robin (who somehow finds a domino mask in the bush apparently) before getting sent further into the future.
Bruce Wayne has had a rough couple of years in the DC Universe. He was brainwashed, which caused his mind to switch to Batman auto-pilot mode, adopted a green and purple costume, apparently got killed, got replaced, and later misplaced in time.
But Bruce is on his way back, according to writer Grant Morrison, who will pen Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne, a six-issue mini-series due out in 2010 with a rotating cast of artists.
Morrison did an interview with USA Today about the character’s return to regular story continuity in which he explains that the series will chronicle Bruce’s journey through different periods in time so that he can reach the present day.
With Batman RIP heading towards its dramatic (and long awaited for some!) conclusion, Bruce Wayne may be going bye bye. Is he gonna die? Is he gonna retire? Will he descend into madness, never to be heard from again? Grant Morrison knows, but he ain’t telling.
With all controversy going around, aren’t we forgetting one major dilemma? With the Bat mantle vacated, who is going to step up and take control of Gotham?
Following Batman RIP is the much hushed “Battle For the Cowl” arc. The title suggests that there is a slugfest on the horizon between the Bat boys to see who gets the cape. Who can even pretend they are qualified to replace the Dark Knight? A few are real contenders, but there are a few underdogs that could potentially take the title.
Here are a few of the folks we think just might take it. But don’t listen to us! Sound off with your own theories in the comments!