“Rest in peace, Batman!”
The story of Batman ended about ten years ago with Christopher Nolan and Grant Morrison.
That’s the sort of thesis statement you either spend an entire thinkpiece dancing around to set up or you frontload, looking like a maniac completely divorced from cultural and commercial reality and having to explain yourself to whoever’s left reading at the end of the article. But I stand by that statement: What we’ve been watching and reading for the past decade has been the (extremely lucrative) post-flatline flailings of a corpse whose brain hasn’t stopped firing neurons yet. Victory did, in fact, defeat him. [Read more…] about Batman Swallowing His Own Cape: The Modern Caped Crusader’s Narrative Autocannibalism