Upcoming covers from various DC titles show the impact young Damian Wayne’s death is having on the members of Batman’s extended crime fighting family. From top, left: Batman #18, Batman Inc #9, Batgirl #18, World’s Finest #10, Nightwing #18, Red Hood #18, Teen Titans #18, Detective #18. Sad stuff. On the one hand, that’s what you get when you let your 10 YEAR OLD fight crime, BRUCE. My parents wouldn’t even let me wear SPANDEX ’til I was 18, so don’t expect a lot of sympathy from me. HE’S DEAD BECAUSE YOU’RE A BAD FATHER. Period. But if this opens the door for, oh, say, maybe STEPHANIE BROWN putting on the Robin costume, then I’m all for it. And if it gives my honey-lover Tim more storyline, then so be it. But dear God, at what cost, DC. IT’S DAMIAN! One of the coolest characters EVER! Damian is a legacy character with SO MUCH story potential left. He’s BATMAN’S SON! Who was RAISED TO BE A KILLING MACHINE! Who’s on murkier moral ground than many of the villains he fights! And I’m just going to say it: The pre-52 stories where Dick Grayson was Batman and Damian was Robin were the BEST BATMAN STORIES IN THE HISTORY OF BATMAN. Bar NONE. THAT’S the direction they should have been going. Of course, I notice they haven’t cancelled the Batman & Robin title yet, so maybe there’s hope yet. His grampa IS R’as Al Ghul, after all. (via BuzzFeed)
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Keepin’ it classy, eh HuffPo? Chris Kelly penned an article for the website on FRIDAY AFTERNOON, the day of the shooting, about how neither Obama nor Romney were mentioning gun control in the wake of the tragedy. “No American politician will even say the words ‘gun control,’” he says, “Because getting shot isn’t a law enforcement issue, or even a public safety issue. It’s up to God, and the heavily armed mad men he sends, and whether you just happen to be in the wrong theater seat at the wrong time.” He then ends with THIS: “In a movie theater in America, in 2012, a gunman isn’t a problem for the state. It’s between you and God. The law is only there to keep you safe from Fred Willard.” Too soon, Chris. Let’s keep Fred out of the Aurora tragedy.
From the LA Times: “Online shopping hub CelebBoutique outraged Twitter users Friday with a tweet that appeared to reference the deadly shooting at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colo. Some nine hours after the massacre, social media handlers for the site, which offers looks worn or inspired by celebrities, posted to its account, ‘Aurora is trending, clearly about our Kim K inspired Aurora dress,’ with a link to the product.” They have since removed the offending tweet, and publicly apologized, explaining their social media is handled exclusively in the UK and their US PR efforts only caught wind after their team discovered the terrible mistake.
Sign outside a Toronto head shop today after the collapse of a Radiohead concert stage in Downsview Park crushed a man to death and seriously injured another. (Story; t/y Louis)