Today, July 31st, 2013, was a big day for me.
As any of you who have even cursorily perused this blog have likely surmised, I am a massive fan of Batman. The character and iconography both hold very deep resonance for me, for reasons I’m not entirely sure I can begin to fully explain. It’s long been a part of my life, and one I have never regretted sinking time and money into. And today, the longest single Batman arc that I’ve experienced, the one that has contained my single favorite character and a large multiple of other favorites, came to its conclusion. As I held Batman, Incorporated #13 in my hands, preparing to read Grant Morrison’s final issue as the scribe of the Dark Knight, there was no sadness, no feel of the end of an era as there was when I read Geoff Johns’ final issue of Green Lantern. Instead, there was only the desire to see this story through to its end, to see Grant’s final impression on this 74-year-old character, and to see who next will leave their mark.