Originally Posted by Cobblepot
I'm not sure if that's even Batman in the 5th and 6th panel, look at his mask and ears. They look different from those in panel 3.
Yeah, I noticed. It's Batman. Neal Adams explained:
: "Odyssey" implies that it covers a long time period. Since you mentioned Batman with guns, which was very early in his crime-fighting career, will this comic be covering a long span of time?
: Well, we have this magical thing we call a flashback. So the story doesn't really take place over a long period of time, but you do get flashbacks that make the point even more clear, revealing the parts that add up to the whole.
But yes, it flashes back to the very beginning. Batman's very first case. "Why are my ears flopping in the breeze? I guess I'd better make them stiffer."