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ANTiFanfix: Batman Eternal #39 “Review”

If Batman punches Riddler, he’s bettah.  If Riddler says something that makes Batman mad and punch him, he’s bettah.

Table of Contents
Fun Parts
Stupid Parts
Paraphrase of The Week
Important Parts

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Rare art point: The cover has an owl, which made me wonder if the Court of Owls would finally be mentioned (They weren’t, unless I was too dumb to notice). It distracted me from creepy Riddler Slenderman in the background.

Fun Parts

  • Batman Titans and the promise of villains using Batman’s stuff against a Batman that has no Bat-Stuff. Don’t make me keep putting the promise of cool things to come as a Fun Part, I shouldn’t have to be scrapping the barrel here
Batman apparently had a bunch of Terrifying Tiny Titans from Titanfall.

Batman apparently had a bunch of Terrifying Tiny Titans from Titanfall.

Stupid Parts

  • Minor gripe I know, but Cluemaster is with all the other villains in Gotham even though he was arrested outside city limits because that was the only way to actually get him incarcerated
  • Batman/Riddler moments should be better than this
  • Great job changing Riddler’s design since that Zero Year arc by the way. I’m sure he hasn’t spruced up and changed his clothes or hair style in the past 5 years.
Here's the present.

Here’s the present.

And here's five years earlier.  I guess he's just so smart that he doesn't flip flop in tastes, right?

And here’s five years earlier. I guess he’s just so smart that he doesn’t flip flop in tastes, right?

Paraphrase of The Week

Batman: Who sent you the invitation to make my life a bad time?!

Riddler: I don’t care about that, it’s dumb.

Batman: Who’s the badguy you said I should know by now who’s done all this stuff?!

Riddler: You should know, otherwise you’re dumb.

Batman: You’re gonna help me!

Riddler: I’m gonna blow up this avalanche so it can mountain on us, because I’m dumb.

Important Parts

  • Batman talks to the Riddler and gets as much information as you assume he would
  • Selina Kyle recruits a bunch of super-villains out of prison (including Team Cluemaster)
  • All of Batman’s toys have been donated to said villains
Hey, maybe they had a lot of familial type things on purpose afterall.

Hey, maybe they had a lot of familial type things on purpose afterall.

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