Comments on: Batman dead at 70 years old. SPOILERS The Best Darn Toy News On The Web! Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:53:40 +0000 hourly 1 By: krakit Wed, 04 Mar 2009 06:26:50 +0000 Batman shooting Darksied with a gun didn’t bother me.
I’ve been waiting for his character to mature by getting
over his avoidance of guns. It’s just a tool like a knife
is a tool. It can be used for good (cops using guns and
doctors using scalpels) or it can be used for evil
(robbers shooting someone and robbers stabbing someone).
So it was good to see Batman taking a mature step forward.
If he really wants to help society by capturing the kind
of people who killed his parents, then he should put
himself in a position where every resource is available
to him – including all the kind of guns that exist
and all the type of ammunition that exists (even rubber
bullets). What I think is bogus about Batman is that he
wages war on criminals in a way that puts himself above
the law. He trespasses constantly and breaks many other
laws in the name of the greater good for society. You
would think by now he would have set up an agreement
with a lot of governments to have some form of immunity
after saving the world so many times. LOL

What bothered me about FINAL CRISIS wasn’t Batman shooting
a firearm, but how the story was too hard to follow, and
in the last issue so many important events were glossed over.

By: Bat Lantern Wed, 28 Jan 2009 19:21:44 +0000 It’s not about Bats saving the Universe since that is a perpetual struggle.. It was about messing around with one of the most iconic figures in graphic literature at the very core just to string together a weak story and go for “Shock and Awe!”. For a creative team of writers there have to be hundreds of ways they could have presented the event. Its not the act of shooting something that Bats opposed.. Its the fact that his parents were killed with a hand gun that put him off to guns.. Its the symbolism that’s important, not the literal. Now it seems that shock shock shock is all that sells and intelligent writing has little value. At least DC still has the GL story that is interesting and has some depth. ;-P -Just my 2 cents.

By: bleh Mon, 26 Jan 2009 19:31:26 +0000 So, basically, idealistic idiots would rather let the universe be doomed than save it through breaking your one holy rule.

I’m sorry but that’s just dumb.

By: BATMAN Sun, 25 Jan 2009 03:57:47 +0000 Batman using a Gun is like Hebrew National using Pigs in their Hot Dogs……..NEVER HAPPEN
What are these guys thinking, there could have been a hundred other ways to deliver that fatal dose of Radion. Come on guy’s, with all the toys that Batman can create…….

BAD MISTAKE…….someone fell asleep at the wheel on this one.

By: Mainman Wed, 21 Jan 2009 06:46:34 +0000 What I love about Batman is that although he’s always had this “holier than thou” attitude about guns, he’ll use explosives and missles out the ass!

By: Spilldog Fri, 16 Jan 2009 18:19:14 +0000 I say bring in Mephisto… he undid the time continuum for Spiderman and changed history; maybe he can do the same for Batman. Nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned Marvel-to-DC crossover!

By: Gary Bingaman II Thu, 15 Jan 2009 23:21:52 +0000 I wrote Dan DiDio an email this evening, telling him exactly why I have always looked up to Batman and why he is my hero (as corny as that may sound to some). I then pointed out that they have destroyed that which made him so noble and heroic…. they have robbed him of his code and made him that which he hates…. a killer.

I doubt it will have any effect…. but I felt that i had to tell him how I felt.

By: Scott Rogers Thu, 15 Jan 2009 17:09:10 +0000 @ Bunger

On the surface, your argument about Batman shooting Darkseid seems valid until you consider what Batman says right before he shoots the gun (not reprinted in the above) – that the “god killing bullet” is laced with Radion – a substance that is fatal to all of the New Gods. Despite Batman’s lousy aim (Was he aiming for the heart?, aiming for the shoulder? or is he just that inexperienced with guns that he missed a headshot?) that bullet will be fatal for Darkseid. It might not kill him right away (certainly not before the inevitable battle between Darkseid and Superman in issue 7) but it will weaken him or prove to be fatal.
In the end, that shot was meant to kill and I’m sorry, but the Batman I know doesn’t kill. Ever.

By: James Thu, 15 Jan 2009 16:42:49 +0000 After doing what they did to Batman…
DC and Dan Dido can go to hell!

By: John Thu, 15 Jan 2009 16:40:40 +0000 I am a long time comic fan but have admittedly not been reading for the last couple years .With all the mega events and multi book stories I just don’t have $3.oo + for issues.So,I’m not that familiar with what is going on in Final Crisis.But,from reading other stories posted on the net ,Did’nt Bat-man die just a few weeks ago in his own book? Something about a mysterious plane crash with no body.Is the Bat-man in Final Crisis the official DC universe Bat’s or one from one of the 52 parallel earths just re-established a few years ago.And to be honest even when I was reading Bat-man the powers that be at DC have been destroying the character to beyond recognizable for years.The closest representation I have seen is from the Cartoon produced during the 90’s

By: bambam Thu, 15 Jan 2009 16:10:09 +0000 During a DC panel at SDDCC this year, a fan asked if Batman should use a gun. Grant Morrison was vehemently against the idea:

“Never! Never, never, never! That’s the whole point — he doesn’t use [them]. If he uses a gun, he’s just another soldier. We don’t need a soldier, we need Batman!”

Isn’t that ironic, but I believe Morrison has something up his sleeve for the final Final Crisis issue.

I’m kinda surprised that I was not as shocked or upset as I thought I would be. So much has changed in my life the last 3 years that I don’t enjoy reading monthly comics as much as I use to. I’ve already reduced much television and film.. comics were next. I’ve slowly pared my comic book buying for a complete exit this March. I’ll pick up a few trades if they review very well, but it will be nice to take a break from the monthlies after 2 decades.

By: CantinaDan Thu, 15 Jan 2009 16:09:48 +0000 I have the least amount of authority to comment on this but what I thought of was this: Batman never uses a gun. Then he breaks his rule. Ironically, he pays the ultimate price for not being true to his rule.