Welcome back to Crushing Comics Book Club for Batman by Grant Morrison – and, to our first episode discussing Morrison’s run that began in 2006.
Content Warning: We discuss sexual assault from 27:00 to 32:45.
In this episode, we discuss Morrison’s first arc with Andy Kubert – “Batman and Son” – in Batman (1940) #655-658. This story establishes some major themes of Morrison’s run, as well as their major creation in the Batman family – Damian Wayne!
Then, we (and the Morrison omnibus) skip over the unrelated issues #659-662 to continue with #663 – the infamous prose issue about The Joker !
After that, Batman comes face-to-face with a second deadly imitator in #654-655. And, finally, we get a glimpse into Damian’s potential future in #666.
Harry is our expert – he loves Batman and Morrison, and he has read this run multiple times. Fariha is our intermediate – she has read plenty of Morrison and DC. And, Peter is now the novice – he’s read some of this run before, but otherwise this is his FIRST TIME reading pre-New-52 Batman!
Tune in next week to continue our Morrison read with Batman (1940) #667-669 & 672-675. Note that we are skipping over the Resurrection of Ra’s al Ghul issues in #670-671, which we will return to in the following episode.
Want to dive in to reading and collecting Batman and the rest of the DC Universe? Visit the Crushing Comics Guide to Collecting DC Comics or the Batman Collecting Guide & Reading Order (which includes a specific page for the Morrison era of Batman).
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