Not to mention for those of you out there keeping score, this is my 700th post.
Yeah, I know. 700.
It really doesn't feel like that many though.
Be that as it may, I've decided to close out the week with Back Issue Spotlight and not So, Who Would Win? as I usually do.
Besides, that rat bastard King of Thessly beat me to it this week, and actaully features a line-up Id have probably gotten to myself at some point.
So check it out and let us know who you think wins out when The Demon battles The Gargoyle:
I'm gonna' so get you for that King. I keeed man. I keeeed LOL.
Anyhoo, onto today's random back issue pick that is also from the month of April, as will the rest of my picks for Back Issue Spotlight this month.
The reason why I picked this particular issue will become very apparent after I reveal the title and title character:
Detective Comics#853(Vol.1) (April '09) "What Ever Happened To The Caped Crusader?" Part 2 By Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert
I'll be perfectly honest.
I have hard time explaining just how much Batman, and the character of Batman, resonates with me so. Why I perk up everytime I hear the intro theme to Batman:TAS. Why the Pointy Ears and Pointy Cape visually arrest my eyes. Why Batman really does make you at times want to be the best you you can be. Just like he did for himself.
Neil Gaiman wrote to the readers his version of Alan Moore's same lover letter to the fans about Superman, in the famous "Whatever Happened To The Man Of Steel?"
Gaiman breaks it down to its simpiliest and most purest magical form, why Batman and the character of Batman endures agelessly beyond time. Because he's Batman. More now and forever, a myth, more than a man.
And that's how he always wanted it as Gaiman takes the readers on a magical mystery tour through the caped crusader's past and Rogue's Gallery.
The issue starts off with both friend and foe alike, eulgizing Batman at multiple funeral services throughout different time periods.
Batman indeed does not go quietly into that goodnight, nor would he, had his "mother" not shown up to help guide him to the eventual acceptance of his own death.