SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for "Batman" #46.
If you had to distill Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's "Batman" run down to a single selling point, it's probably safe to say, they aren't afraid to take the character and his world in new, genuinely unexpected directions.
After giving Bruce Wayne amnesia, and placing Jim Gordon under the cowl -- and inside some heavy-duty Bat-mecha -- you might think the pair had upended the character's status quo enough for the current story arc.
And then, in an issue filled with Mister Bloom's plans slowly coming into focus, a proposed army of Bat-mecha suits and the debut of a new Bat-cycle, this happened:
It appears as though Bruce just proposed to Julie Madison, right after she came clean about her family's inadvertent involvement in how his parents were murdered. But is that an accurate reading of the scene?
"Yeah, yeah, he did! And he got lucky for the first time in our entire run," Snyder told CBR News. "We've never given Bruce any romance in five years. It's been a long dry spell... The closest he came to any kind of romance was his relationship with The Joker. This is a big deal."
Check back later today for more discussion about this week's big issue with Snyder and Capullo, and sound off in the CBR Community about whether you're ready to hear wedding bells for Bruce and Jules.