Just like The Lego Movie — whose co-starring couple Batman and Wyldstyle join Lord of the Rings’ Gandaflf as the game’s pack-in figures — Dimensions is a grand mix of pop icons. Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes is coming to the PlayStation 3, PSP, Vita, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Xbox 360, and PC (phew!) later this year. 10:15AM Reggie’s talking up the Nintendo Network, which will bring you gaming news and trailers, and — no, wait! Calmly observing enemies and reacting in precise ways yields victory, while chaotic button mashing and dodging will kill you in seconds. While the elderly Bruce we see in Batman Beyond is decidedly haunted by the path he’s taken, the old man we see in the future of Kingdom Come is a more complicated figure. Christopher Grant (@ChrisGrant): While BioShock Infinite may have been the most impressive game at the show, it wasn’t the biggest surprise.
Today, we take a look at some promising selections through our gallery of infinite earths to see if we can’t find one with a smile on the Dark Knight’s face. This isn’t the last time we’ll see a Batman who had to compromise himself to follow through on his oath, but he may still be happy despite it all. Just from a broad perspective, the whole idea here is tired and uninteresting: an elderly Bruce Wayne is on the verge of death, thanks to an attack from an unknown assailant, and Terry McGinnis has one last conversation with his mentor. There could be hope for redemption for Old Man Bruce in his relationship with his new protege, the plucky young Terry McGinnis, but this may be a Batman beyond smiling. In John Byrne’s Superman & Batman: Generations, Batman begins patrolling the Gotham rooftops in 1939, the year he debuted on the comic rack, and is allowed to age and grow from there in real time (aided by a Lazarus Pit or two). By the end of the story, an elderly Bruce is actively working towards more humanitarian goals and finds a bright future in his role as godfather to the child of Superman and Wonder Woman.
Sheree says her role was so short that she always forgets it is actually one of the most well-known scenes of her career. These scenes serve as flashbacks when Terry canvasses the entirety of Neo Gotham to try and find out who murdered Bruce, with Wayne’s dying words echoing in his ears. What really drags it down is the dialogue, especially from Bruce, which I guess is meant to prop up Terry as a worthy successor to the mantle of Batman but instead makes some pretty unnecessary changes to the Wayne murders. In Batman’s case, Bruce Wayne eventually settled down with Selina Kyle and even raised a daughter, Helena Wayne, who went on to continue her father’s sworn duty as the Huntress. Is there truly no reality, no version of the timeline, where Bruce Wayne can find a road to happiness? To review, we learned from Earth-2 and Kingdom Come that for Batman, happiness can be achieved even in the midst of his never-ending mission when he learns to accept the love of his friends and family.
From a certain point of view, you could say that this Batman has achieved his dream of a crime-free Gotham, though some-his peers, and perhaps a piece of himself, included-would argue that it has come at the cost of the city’s freedom. And the one “spotlight” story, the one that does lead to a new book that will come out next year? Almost everything has either been one part of a multi-part tale, or a “one-shot” that really just serves as a backdoor pilot to a forthcoming book. It’s all part of the “superstitious and cowardly lot” part of his M.O. It’s a true sign of strength in the character when Batman can be serious and funny and it not be all that weird. We’ve seen radically different versions of Earth-2’s history since that original telling, but the best stories always return to us in some way or another: you can see a reality much like this one playing out currently in Black Label’s Batman/Catwoman. If you are a motorcycle loving family there is a tough-looking Harley Davidson R outfit for a little boy, which includes the required black leather (faux) biker jacket, trimmed in silver, a Harley Davidson shirt, black pants with an orange bandana sporting the Harley Davidson logo.