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Batman: Death and the Maidens #5

Posted: Monday, February 9, 2004
By: Richard Vasseur

Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Klaus Janson

Publisher: DC

Bruce's conversation with his mother's ghost is something to see. He tries speaking disrespectfully to her and she slaps him across the face and tells him he has no right to disrespect her. He apologizes not to many people can get that out of him. Than his dad shows up in the next issue they will talk.

It has yet to be explained why Nyssa was killing Talia over and over. It seems to have made Talia dependent on her. Now Nyssa is treating her like she is her mother or older sister. Now with the glimpses into Nyssa's past I think she will use Ra's Al Ghul's daughter in some kind of revenge plot against him. Maybe have her try to kill him? It is getting interesting. Nyssa has nerves of steel she never wavers in her plot.

You don't have any super-heroes with super powers in these pages and you don't need them. All the characters are after something and everybody has something someone else wants. Itís not always about powers or the big fight sometimes its about maneuvering. And these players are masters at it.

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