Wednesday, October 17, 2007
BATMAN AND ROBIN of the Year 3000 A.D.
By the year 3000 (as described in Batman #26 December 1944-January 1945 “The Year 3000”), Earth was a world at peace, but it would not last. On April 19, 3000 at exactly 9:12 am, Earth was attacked (err…will be attacked) by the planet Saturn, led by the warlord Fura. Unprepared, Earth quickly fell to the Saturnians and became enslaved. It was later discovered that Fura had enslaved his fellow Saturnians as well, and the attacking soldiers were a robot army created by Fura in his goal to rule the solar system.
While under Saturnian domination, two humans, Brane and his younger friend Ricky, discovered a 1939 New York World’s Fair time capsule which contained newsreels of Batman and Robin in action. Taking on the mantles of Batman and Robin, the two began to fight against the Saturnians, inspiring the people of Earth to rise in revolt, eventually overthrowing Fura and his robot army.
Brane, the twentieth direct descendant of Bruce Wayne, the original Batman, at first tried to encourage others to revolt himself, but they would not listen. It was not until he fought against the invaders as Batman that he inspired their rebellion.
Brane was the twentieth direct descendant of Bruce Wayne, the original Batman, to bear his first and last name. In the year 3000, first and last names are streamlined together, thus Brane from Bruce Wayne. Brane’s fiancée was Loral (Lora Hall).
The future is a place with interplanetary travel, space televisors, robots, atom-cannons, disintegrator rifles, sky-sleds and strato-rocket suits.
In other stories, another Batman from the year 3054 named Brane Taylor travels back in time to meet the original Batman, but this is a different man than this Brane.