Appearing in "Batman & Son, Part 2: Man-Bats of London"Edit
- Aunt Agatha (Appears in flashback and main story)
- Cherie Blair Prime Minister's wife
- Darius Cage (Single appearance)
- Dick Grayson (Appears in flashback and main story)
Synopsis for "Batman & Son, Part 2: Man-Bats of London"Edit
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- This issue is reprinted in the Batman and Son collected edition.
- This issue is part of the Morrison's Batman saga.
- Bruce has a flashback to spending Thanksgiving with Dick Grayson and "Aunt Agatha." This is a reference to an obscure Golden Age story about Bruce's seldom-referenced aunt.
- Talia mentions that Ra's al Ghul is dead. This happened during Death and the Maidens. He is eventually resurrected during the aptly named The Resurrection of Ra's al Ghul. She also mentions her father choosing Bruce to produce his heir, which happened in one of their earliest adventures during Tales of the Demon.
- This issue heavily Retcons the conception of Ibn al Xu'ffasch, son of Bruce and Talia. Morrison establishes that Talia drugged Bruce to conceive a child as part of a eugenics experiment. In the original story, they were married and had a child through consensual intercourse. Morrison responded to this in Wizard magazine, admitting that he simply got some of the details wrong. This change is explained in continuity as one of the many after-effects of Superboy-Prime punching reality. It's the same event that resurrected Jason Todd.
For a long time, [DC] said [Son of the Demon] was out of continuity. Now it's just kind of out of continuity. I didn't actually read it before I started writing this. I messed up a lot of details, like Batman wasn't drugged when he was having sex with Talia and it didn't take place in the desert. I was relying on shaky memories. But now we have this new "Superboy punch" continuity. People still don't realize how important that single punch was to cover everyone's ass.
- The title "Man-Bats of London" is a reference to the Warren Zevon song Werewolves of London.
- Alfred is reading The Eternity Code, an Artemis Fowl novel by Eoin Colfer. This is a humorous reference as the butler in that series is an action hero who protects his master.
- The pop-art paintings of comic book characters are largely unfamiliar, but one notable image is a portrait of Wonder Woman in the style of Andy Warhol's Marilyn Diptych.
- The woman Bruce tries to rescue is mentioned to be the Prime Minister of England's wife. Her name is not given in-story, however at the time it would have been Tony Blair's wife Cherie Blair.
- Talia mentions that she plans to hold the world hostage to a "new kind of terror." This is possibly foreshadowing her turn as the leader of a greater conspiracy.
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