James Williams is the Invisible Man in question or that is we assume he is from the newspaper style prologue on the front cover. Having said that, it also conjures up a bit of a mystery, one that points the finger at his employer, or insinuated former employer, Prometheus Inc. Giving us the history so far, the newspaper article lets us know James has been inventing an invisibility formula and is now missing, and his wife has spoken out despite and injunction against her pointing the finger at Prometheus.
The Court of Owls finished spectacularly in issue #11 with “Bats” for the time being quietening the “Owls” but leaving lingering thoughts of whether Lincoln March is connected to Bruce Wayne and the inevitable demise of Alfred’s father in the side story. Inevitable because without it, Alfred may never have returned to Gotham and Bruce might have been without his most trusted confidante.
With the recent re-launch of Batman I’m now left wondering if Dick Grayson was in fact ever actually Batman? I know Damien is still Robin because he’s there in the new 52 as Robin, Drake is there as Red Robin and there is Batwing who’s been nicely introduced.
Batman – the new 52 is a refreshing re-launch that is slowly introducing us to a new a battle for Gotham City, one between Bats and Owls. This is a battle I didn’t see coming but one that is slowly hinted at in issue one, with issues 2 to seven bringing the owls into the fore and issue eight begins the ‘Night of the Owls’.
The writers of The Incredible Hulk have been subtly playing with the relationship between Banner and The Hulk since the start of this new series. It all begins coming together at the end of issue 7.1 and where the writers clearly subvert the mantle of “You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry”.