Neil Gaiman Kills Batman

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There’s an interesting interview over at Wired with Neil Gaiman talking about his current run writing Batman. Apparently DC decided to kill Batman, wait awhile, then reboot the whole franchise. Much as they did with Superman in the 1980’s. Back then, they had Alan Moore do the honors. The result was “Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?” Gaiman’s take on Batman is bound to be interesting:

What I wanted to do was write the last Batman story. What should it be? And I wanted to play very, very fair with the reader. So what I was trying to say is that it honestly doesn’t matter if it is in or out of continuity. And it doesn’t matter whichever Batman you love, whether that is Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns and Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight, or the Batman TV show or even the various, glorious animated series. This is the last Batman story. He’s dead, and this is what’s happening. It’s been 70 years, and it’s been wonderful, but this is the last one.

It’s worth a click just for the preview pages. There are some more … here … IGN … is very slow …