Batfriends, something hugely exciting just happened! Scott Snyder answered me on Twitter!!
As I’m sure you all know, Scott writes Batman and I’ve been loving his Court of Owls storyline. First he tweeted a few of the leading theories about the Court of Owls, and I responded with my own opinion on the topic:
Then Scott (I feel like we can be on a first name basis now) answered me!
How awesome is that!! Makes me wish I’d been a bit more eloquent in my comment but I’ll get over it. And he noticed my new avatar, which is from Batman 9!
As for it being a continuity change, I think it could definitely work. Joe Chill doesn’t have to just be a random thug, he could be sent there by the Court. Actually, he could still be just a guy, and maybe the Court of Owls was working in the background to put him in the right place at the right time, knowing he’d take that last murderous step himself? All it takes is one bad day…
I definitely think that the Jarvis Pennyworth back-up story in Batman 9 laid the groundwork for a scenario where Martha and Thomas Wayne start trying to improve Gotham City and help their fellow citizens, and the Court would want to get them out of the way to maintain their own control over the city. It’s so poetic – The Court kills Thomas and Martha, leading to Bruce’s decision to become Batman, and in the end they’ve created the instrument of their own downfall!
So there we go, a little bit of excitement in an otherwise dull day.