The Comic Book Rack: Bruce Wayne – The Long Road Home
Greed is an amazing thing, don’t you think?
Here we are, in the middle of a depression (yes, it’s a depression – Washington and the media just don’t want to alarm you), and DC Comics figures, “Hey! Let’s milk the dwindling comic book buyers into spending even more bucks with this!”
What is “this”, you ask?
“Bruce Wayne: The Road Home”.
But I’ll let Alex Segura of The Source, DC Comics’ Blog explain it all to you:
“Bruce Wayne is back – but what has he returned to?
In his absence, his closest allies and deadliest enemies have blazed a new path, creating a Gotham that’s different and in many ways more menacing than the city he left behind. So, how do his protégés, allies and foes react to the man that stands before them?
Is Batgirl’s career over? Red Robin was right – but what’s next? After mourning Bruce Wayne’s death, can Catwoman face him?
Welcome to BRUCE WAYNE: THE ROAD HOME, eight one-shots that cover the city of Gotham and beyond, from Dick Grayson and Damian to the Birds of Prey to Red Robin to Commissioner Gordon in stories told by some of the industry’s brightest stars, including Adam Beechen, Fabian Nicieza, Mike Barr, Pere Perez, Ramon Bachs, Marc Andreyko, Cliff Richards and Bryan Q. Miller, featuring a connecting, 8-part cover by superstar artist Shane Davis.
All these questions and more will be answered. But surely we can throw down a few more teases, right? Take it away, Batman Group Editor Mike Marts:
“Bruce Wayne’s journey back home has been a long and dangerous road, but before he can assume the mantle of the Bat again, he must first figure out how things have changed in the world around him, how relationships have changed…and how those changes will effect his decisions moving forward as the protector of Gotham City.”
BRUCE WAYNE: THE ROAD HOME begins in October.”
Seriously? Yeah, I know Grey’s Anatomy has beaten that word in the ground but damn it, I don’t care. What in the blue hell are they smoking up in the DC Comics offices? First off, I guess “The Return of Bruce Wayne” just couldn’t cut it, huh? Oh and that Rip Hunter, Booster Gold, Superman, GL crap must not be selling. And if you read between the lines, there are a ton of spoilers in there also. Hell, forget between the lines – they’re downright screaming at you.
It’s just too much for me.