Sunday, May 1, 2016

The End of an Era w/ Batman #51: Thank you Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo for an EPIC run on the Dark Knight!

"It was the best of times. It was the worst of times." And certainly as April concluded, so did the EPIC run of Scott Snyder on Batman - which is arguably one of the most impressive, exhausting, and game changing experiences the character has gone through in his 75+ year history! Since relaunching with "The New 52" back in 2011, DC Comics took bold steps to ensure that part of the Dark Knight's history would remain intact from the old timeline despite rebooting most of their character line, but that would all soon be planted with new storylines that would change Bruce Wayne and his universe through the years to come.

From introducing the "Court of Owls" to unleashing new madness with The Joker in "Death of the Family" and "Endgame", Snyder and his partner-in-crime Greg Capullo would push Batman and his allies to their very limits. It became apparent that Bruce's world would take a nosedive somehow, and by the conclusion of "Endgame" Batman "died" fighting his last epic battle with The Joker. Months would pass and a new Batman would step up in the form of trusted ally Jim Gordon... But even that tenure would be temporary and set the stage for the original's return - stronger, faster, and better than ever before.

Now it all ends... And where it began quietly before the storm hit, the Dark Knight is reborn anew and continues to watch his city vigilantly. Thank you Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, and the rest for an EPIC run. Now a month remains before the DC Rebirth era begins!

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