With apologies for the unannounced absence (I was visiting the Happiest Place on Earth), we’re back. A lot has happened in the interim, at least in terms of details about the Great Relaunch of 2011. The general idea circulating comics sites is that the Batman franchise is going to remain largely unchanged after September (although the return of Barbara Gordon as Batgirl suggests some changes, at least), so there doesn’t seem to be as much call for concern in these parts are there is in, say, Superman territory (where that’s still largely up in the air). More importantly, the alleged import of Gates of Gotham is still not entirely clear, but is beginning to take shape a bit more, when one considers how things might be slightly off-kilter from the norm come September. That’s probably a good thing too, since otherwise there wouldn’t be any books that “matter” this week.