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    Default Batman: The Caped Crusader Volume 2

    This comes out in January but skips over Batman 432. Volume 1 ended with Batman 431.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeInQueens View Post
    This comes out in January but skips over Batman 432. Volume 1 ended with Batman 431.
    Seriously? I thought the whole point of this and Batman the Dark Knight Detective was to go in order chronologically??

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    Don't get me started on the sheer idiocy of these collections. Caped Crusader vol. 1 actually contains Batman 417-425, 430-431, and Batman Annual 12. They skipped Death in the Family so people would buy the extra trade. However, Batman 430-431 reference Jason's death with no explanation, so a normal person reading this book will have no idea what the f*ck is going on. Bizarrely, a preliminary image of Caped Crusader vol. 2 has Jim Starlin's name on the cover, which makes no sense because he is not the author of any of the solicited issues (433-444, Annual 13) OR Batman 432; it could be an indication that Death in the Family will in fact be moved to this volume.

    Further, Batman: Second Chances (which can be viewed as a sort of Caped Crusader vol. 0) excluded the Legends tie-in Batman 401, the first appearance of post-Crisis Batman. Despite the fact that Dark Knight Detective does include the Legends tie-in Detective 568. Thus, the first post-Crisis Batman will seemingly remain perennially uncollected. (Second Chances is also missing Alan Moore's "Mortal Clay" from Batman Annual 11, which is more understandable.) It's stuff like this that just makes me loathe DC.

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    I can understand why they skipped Death in the Family, maybe even Batman #401 (although I find it annoying, too, to have such unnecessary holes in my collection), but skipping Batman #432 makes actually zero sense, as this isn't a tie-in to some bigger event. Reading the summary on dcwikia ( http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Batman_Vol_1_432 ) it's obvious that this issue should be included!

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    While this includes A Loney Place of Dying, it doesn’t include the New Titans crossover issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleGlovez View Post
    Don't get me started on the sheer idiocy of these collections. Caped Crusader vol. 1 actually contains Batman 417-425, 430-431, and Batman Annual 12. They skipped Death in the Family so people would buy the extra trade. However, Batman 430-431 reference Jason's death with no explanation, so a normal person reading this book will have no idea what the f*ck is going on. Bizarrely, a preliminary image of Caped Crusader vol. 2 has Jim Starlin's name on the cover, which makes no sense because he is not the author of any of the solicited issues (433-444, Annual 13) OR Batman 432; it could be an indication that Death in the Family will in fact be moved to this volume.

    Further, Batman: Second Chances (which can be viewed as a sort of Caped Crusader vol. 0) excluded the Legends tie-in Batman 401, the first appearance of post-Crisis Batman. Despite the fact that Dark Knight Detective does include the Legends tie-in Detective 568. Thus, the first post-Crisis Batman will seemingly remain perennially uncollected. (Second Chances is also missing Alan Moore's "Mortal Clay" from Batman Annual 11, which is more understandable.) It's stuff like this that just makes me loathe DC.
    Agreed, they really should have ended Vol 1 with Batman 425 so that Death in the Family could slot in, then open volume 2 with Batman 430 showing Batman's reaction to Jason's death (or at least have a text page between 425 & 430 explaining why Robin suddenly vanishes) and skipping 401 so it remains uncollected compared to the other issues of this era also made no sense!

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