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Batmania!

Blog_xrayvisionIts been a long time coming for comic readers waiting to see Bruce Wayne make his way back into the tights as Batman. After fighting his way through the centuries in Batman: Return of Bruce Wayne and back into the present day, he's all set to reclaim his mantle. But just what would become of Dick Grayson (who's donned the cape and cowl in his absence) has been the big question mark the entire time. Tim Drake has moved on from Robin to Red Robin, so that job's taken. Ditto for his old Nightwing gig (currently occupied) and there was never any chance he'd hop back into his original red and green duds. Well, it turns out the answer's a lot simpler than I would have guessed...they'll both be Batman of course!


According to DC the idea is that Bruce will take the Dark Knight role and apply it on a more global level while Dick will continue on as Gotham City's protector. Now I can certainly get behind this for a couple of reasons. First is that the classic yellow oval around the insignia makes a welcome return to Bruce's costume in order to make it easier for readers to immediately tell who's who. This is awesome because that is one of the most iconic emblems ever designed and it's been out of the picture for far too long. The second is that we're now literally going to be getting the best of both worlds with two fantastic variations on this classic character running around at the same time. Hey, the more Batman the better.

Some fans are already suggesting that given the hero's influence, this could make for some seriously dangerous escalation amongst his rogues gallery (multiple Jokers running around anyone?). Well count me in. It sounds like this concept has the potential to breathe plenty of new creative life into the books. You can check out more of what DC has to say about the situation by clicking right here and to find out what's waiting for you in the stores right now click this.

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“be(ing) of love (a little) more careful”—e.e. cummings

Wednesday (Feb. 10) is Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. Friday (Feb. 12) is Lincoln’s 207th birthday. Sunday is Valentine’s Day. On Ash Wednesday, with foreheads marked with a cross of ashes, we hear the words, “From dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return.” Reminding us that our bodies, made of matter, will remain here on Earth when we are called back. It is our Soul that will take us home again. Lent offers us 40 days and nights of purification in preparation for the Resurrection (Easter) festival (an initiation) and for the Three Spring Festivals (at the time of the full moon)—Aries, Taurus, Gemini. The New Group of World Servers have been preparing since Winter Solstice. The number 40 is significant. The Christ (Pisces World Teacher) was in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights prior to His three-year ministry. The purpose of this desert exile was to prepare his Archangel (light) body to withstand the pressures of the Earth plane (form and matter). We, too, in our intentional purifications and prayers during the 40 days of Lent, prepare ourselves (physical body, emotions, lower mind) to receive and be able to withstand the irradiation of will, love/wisdom and light streaming into the Earth at spring equinox, Easter, and the Three Spiritual Festivals. What is Lent? The Anglo-Saxon word, lencten, comes from an ancient spring festival, agricultural rites marking the transition between winter and summer. The seasons reflect changes in nature (physical world) and humanity responds with social festivals of gratitude and of renewal. There is a purification process, prayerfulness in nature and in humanity in preparation for a great flow of spiritual energies during springtime. Valentine’s Day: Aquarius Sun, Taurus moon. Let us offer gifts of comfort, ease, harmony, beauty and satisfaction. Things chocolate and golden. Venus and Taurus things.

 

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