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Random Comic Panel of the Week #70

A panel of Bruce Wayne in shadow with a silhouette of the Batman from Detective Comics 621
Detective Comics #621 (DC, 1990) by Norm Breyfogle, Steve Mitchell, Adrienne Roy, Todd Klein, and Alan Grant
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Batman: Knightfall and The Light Beyond the Darkness

In the 1990s, massive status quo shake-ups were the engine that drove the industry. Superman was killed in battle and four pretenders vied for the throne. Spider-Man was replaced by a long-forgotten clone. Every issue of The X-Men promised to change everything, or mark the first appearance of a new character.

No matter the hero, things would never be the same. That was the promise. 

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