If you’ve read DC Comics’ New 52 re-launch, you may be curious about the inconsistencies when comparing the comic and The Dark Knight movies. Grant Morrison, who created the Batman run in the comic, has offered an explanation for the lack of continuity, and why he felt these inconsistencies were necessary:
"It’s not so much of a strain because the work stands and it will always stand, and fortunately for me, it connects to every year of Batman, so even when people pick up a 1940s collection they might be reminded of something in the story that I’ve just finished, so I don’t mind that," he told Maxim.
"And honestly, although it feels like having the carpet pulled out from under you when the universe changes, at the same time it has to do that, you know? I’ve been on the book for quite a long time and I think it’s very important for new people to come in and tell the story from a different angle, and to revamp it and revitalize it for a different generation of readers.
"So yeah, it obviously feels weird to have my version of Batman contradicted, but I think it’s essential, and it has to happen."
Morrison has been working this title since 2006, but his run will come to an end this month with the release of Batman Incorporated #13. He has commenced work on Wonder Woman: Earth One as well as the highly anticipated Multiversity project for DC.