Batman #18 Introduces Us To #BruceWorldProblems – And How All Good Boys Talk To Their Mothers

Posted by March 1, 2017 Comment

Today’s Batman #18 by Tom King, David Finch and Danni Miki sees the big Batman/Bane fight. As Bane asks for something. But Batman isn’t willing to give it up.

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And so the comic delves into a backstory for both Bruce Wayne and Bane, parallel their lives, their tragedies and their ways if dealing. Basically, it’s The Killing Bane.

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But while it shows Bruce’s hard life, as an orphan, his parents killed in cold blood, it shows that Bane really had it a lot worse. And while there are parallels between their two experiences, especially the way they both talk to their dead mothers, the reality is often comic.

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So when Bane runs through the ridiculousness of the Batman rogues gallery and how he fits in with none of that… he has particulatr words for Bruce Wayne’s experience.

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But as to why Batman won’t do what Bane wants? The answer may be back in some of Bruce Wayne’s darker moments.

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That’s right. Bane never said please. And that makes all the difference.

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Look, she left the light on. Say, there’s no way Bane’s mother could have been called Martha as well, is there?

Batman #18 is published by DC Comics today.

(Last Updated March 1, 2017 5:40 am )