It’s an exciting time to see characters, not originally created by Grant Morrison but still closely associated with, make a comeback in Batman comic books. As if there was a Morrison tribute act that ran concurrently across all titles. The final page spoilers will be big for today’s story. Batman #126 below. Also, last week’s Detective Comics #1063.
Barbatos is 8th spirit to be listed among the 72 demons on The Lesser Key of Solomon. This grimoire anonymously deals with demonology and was compiled from 15th-century sources.
In the eighties Grant MorrisonAnd Dave McKeanIn their Arkham Asylum graphic book, they created the idea of a bat-demon responsible for atrocities in Gotham. In the nineties Peter Milligan Kieron DwyerThe story of Dark Knight, Dark CityThe city is infected by a Bat demon named Barbathos, summoned by eighteenth century Gothamites. This infects the city, and is responsible for the murder of Bruce Wayne and the creation and rebirth of Batman.
Morrison and Tony S DanielIn the end, we returned to the original idea. Batman R.I.PA secret society led by Dr. Simon Hurt is a worshipper for the Bat God now called Barbatos. They are looking to replace Batman using more easily controlled substitutes. Morrison would later reveal the Barbatos concept was Bruce Wayne’s invention. It was created by Bruce Wayne being flung back in time creating bat echos that were then used.
Later in life, when you are in your teens. Scott Snyder Greg CapulloJoin the Court of Owls from Barbatos and make the Bat god real as a central character in the Dark Multiverse Metal storylines as a god of Dark Multiverse Metal and creator of Dark Knights such the Batman Who Laughs and his soldiers.
Barbatos as a concept is still most closely linked to Grant Morrison.
In the last week’s Detective Comics #1063, Barbatos made a reappearance, bySi Spurrier – often seen as a modern-day Grant Morrison – and Dani.
The return. It may be in dreams but it is where all gods are true, in the minds and hearts of men. Or Batmen.
Today’s technology is a great way to stay connected. Batman#126 Chip ZdarskyAnd Jorge JimenezBatman fights Failsafe, a robotic foe who seems to know every move and more.
Some Amazo tech may be available from the sixties’ Amazo robot, which could absorb super powers or abilities of its foes. This is why, while Detective Comics #1063, Bruce Wayne wakes from the nightmare of Barbatos…
In Batman#126 He stares at the things he unleashed, and is unleashing them again.
“A failsafe for a failsafe”.
Zur-En-Arrh. Zur-En-Arrh. However, Grant Morrison and Tony S Daniel revived the Batman of Zur-En-Arrh in the noughties. Batman RIPZur-En Arrh is revealed by Bruce Wayne as a person he created in the event he was ever mentally compromised. He is more violent than Batman because his costume is made from red, yellow and purple rags that are reminiscent of the one from sixties.
Recently in Batman, the news has reported – erroneously – that Batman murdered the Penguin. If Batman’s ZurEn-Arrh personality had compromised his main personality by becoming a killer of Gotham’s villains, might the Failsafe robot be possible? It might not be able to accept fake news.
Are all the Batman offices keen to revive Batman? Batman R.I.PRight now? Is it impossible to talk to each other? Or are all the people talking together, and it is all adding up to something? Could Grant Morrison himself be returning to Batman’s batman? Just a thought, happy to plant it… BatmanToday #126 is published. Detective Comics#1063 Last week.
BATMAN #126 – CVR A JORGE JIMENEZ
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Jorge Jimenez, Belen Ortega (CA) Jorge Jimenez
Batman has battled all manner of criminals, monsters, and super-villains, but nothing could have prepared him for what’s coming with Failsafe, an unstoppable foe that can outfight and outthink the Dark Knight—but could a dark connection to Batman’s past be the answer? In the backup, Catwoman is piecing together the lineage of one of Gotham’s most notorious criminal families…and it’s not for the faint of heart!
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