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Old May 11th, 2005   Gamma999 is offline   #1
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Come on I like Rebirth but Batman getting sucker punch is not believable. So Batman is going to let his guard down on Hal someone he doesn't trust and gets hit. This is not the Batman I had understand for the past years of my life.

But I know why it was done. This was Geoff Johns way of saying "screw you guys" to any Hal-haters and also saying hes here to stay. Well i hope Batman gets his turn.

Batman is perfect in almost everyway this should have never happen.
 
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Old May 11th, 2005   Brian LaBelle is offline   #2
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Unless he knew he was going to get sucker-punched and was hoping that alone would be enough to convince his fellow League members to take Jordan down for his own personal reasons?

Batman is close to perfect... that's why it DID happen!

 
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Old May 11th, 2005   Gamma999 is offline   #3
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I was shocked when it happened cause am a big Batman fan. This whole Rebirth run was good but man Batman getting punk'd like that is almost a crime.
 
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Old May 11th, 2005   Brian LaBelle is offline   #4
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I don't see it as him getting punk'd at all, he totally set-up Hal for the League to take him down and if it weren't for Alan Scott and Jade, Jordan wouldn't been served "a big plate of humiliation" How would that have felt?

Don't worry, Bats had right where he wanted him, and he would have got him too if it wasn't for those dang golden-agers and their pesky kids!

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Old May 11th, 2005   John Hays is offline   #5
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Oh please. This isn't the first time someone's punched Batman. He can get hit the first time, just fine. It's the second time that would be a shock. Batman's all about learning from mistakes, and he didn't expect Hal to punch him, so he got one free hit in. That's consistent with who Batman is.
 
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Old May 11th, 2005   Atom-Smasher is offline   #6
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Ollie Queen got one hit on Batman, as have many others. He can be taken by surprise. He just won't let anyone escalate it past one free hit without them getting hurt badly.
 
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Old May 11th, 2005   Gamma999 is offline   #7
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But thats the thing Batman does not trust Hal so he had to expect the unexpected like he always does.
 
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Old May 11th, 2005   raw power72 is offline   #8
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When he saw Hal snap the bat-rope Bats under-estimated Hal,IMO. Was Hal expeting a hit from Hal...I don't think so. Maybe from Ollie or Hawkman but Hal caught him by surprise. Hal just flat out did not fear Bats. Was Bats written out of character maybe and the role has changed in Rebirth. I didn't expect Jordan to punch Bats right square in his grill. Hal punching Bats could be listed as out of character. It goes to show Hal and Bruce are total opposites.
 
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Old May 11th, 2005   Brian LaBelle is offline   #9
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But thats the thing Batman does not trust Hal so he had to expect the unexpected like he always does.
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Old May 11th, 2005   Gamma999 is offline   #10
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When he saw Hal snap the bat-rope Bats under-estimated Hal,IMO. Was Hal expeting a hit from Hal...I don't think so. Maybe from Ollie or Hawkman but Hal caught him by surprise. Hal just flat out did not fear Bats. Was Bats written out of character maybe and the role has changed in Rebirth. I didn't expect Jordan to punch Bats right square in his grill. Hal punching Bats could be listed as out of character. It goes to show Hal and Bruce are total opposites.
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I guess your right. But i didn't want batman to be portray as a girlie-man. Bats always has to say the last word but this is GL book after all.
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Old May 11th, 2005   mandoImissmst3k is offline   #11
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it's a sucker punch. and you don't always get the last word. I know this is fantasy, but I don't think the whole universe should bend over backwords to accomidate the fact that batman must be the best badass ever.
 
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Old May 11th, 2005   Astroape2000 is offline   #12
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Remember there is a JLA arch coming in a few weeks here. I bet the Bat gets revenge on a lot of guys. Hal could be included in that.
 
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Old May 12th, 2005   cambrose is offline   #13
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I just want to say that I thought it was brilliant the way Geoff did this nod to Giffen's Justice League in which Bats takes out Guy with One Punch and I believe the reaction to the incident was the same as it was here. Or am I the only one that sees that?
 
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Old May 12th, 2005   buckaroobwana is offline   #14
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Personally, I think Gardner should've been the one to hit him.

Batman finally getting his comeuppance is one of the highlights of Rebirth. Already it's one of my most favorite scenes in comic history.

I think it's safe to say that the era of the uberBat is over.

Thank God. The idea of the JLA being intimidated by a guy with no powers dressed up like a flying rat is ludicrous.
 
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Old May 12th, 2005   Superman Prime is offline   #15
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it's a sucker punch. and you don't always get the last word. I know this is fantasy, but I don't think the whole universe should bend over backwords to accomidate the fact that batman must be the best badass ever.
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Batman did get the last word.
 
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