Marc Alan Fishman: Gotham Gets Better

Marc Alan Fishman

Marc Alan Fishman is a graphic designer, digital artist, writer, and most importantly a native born Chicagoan. When he's not making websites, drawing and writing for his indie company Unshaven Comics, or rooting for the Bears... he's a dedicated husband and father. When you're not enjoying his column here on ComicMix, feel free to catch his comic book reviews weekly at MichaelDavisWorld, and check out his books and cartoons at Unshaven Comics.

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  1. George Haberberger says:

    I too have been concerned with reinterpretation of the various Batman villains primarily because they are 10 to 15 years older than Bruce. But if the show is going to be a prequel to Batman’s mission you can’t really show all the characters as kids.

    What is more disturbing to me however is the plotline that indicates that Thomas and Martha Wayne were killed because of some illegal activities by the board of Wayne Enterprises. This means their murder was not a random act of violence, which is pretty big change to the mythos. Bruce became Batman to protect ordinary people from street crime that could happen to anyone, not from the machinations of a millionaire’s board of directors.

    • mike weber says:

      When Andrew Vachss wrote a Batman novel, he made the murders a professional hit paid for by an international gang of wealthy pedophiles to stop a probe “investigative sociologist” (whatever that is) Martha Wayne that would expose them.

      I hated the idea then, and i hate it now, precisely because what makes the origin story so strong is its “it could happen to anyone” random nature.