Vanitas no Carte vol.3 magazine vs. tankobon - differences
Just a few differences I spotted between the magazine release of the chapters and the final versions published in volume 3.
Bear in mind that I haven’t combed through the text and don’t know if it has changed in any way, mainly because I don’t have all the GanGan Joker issues with me; I’m looking for background changes and redraws, and using the YenPress English edition as reference.
« Do you see the man? » the prosecutor asked last week in a Miami courtroom. On the witness stand, the pretty blond woman swiveled in her chair and pointer a quivering finger at a slender, dark-haired man. « Would you identify him for the record? » continued the prosecutor. The silence that followed was suddenly broken by the suspect, who is leading his own defense. « That’s Mr. Bundy, » he said, referring to himself in the third person. « Thank you, Mr. Bundy, » said the judge. Replied the defendant: « You’re welcome. »
Every parent dreads the day when they have an empty nest.
Bruce Wayne is no different.
Only Damian really lives at home now.
Or at least Bruce thinks he does? He hasn’t actually seen him for a week.
Alfred will sometimes find Bruce in the Cave, sifting through old newspaper articles of the many adventures he had had with his children. Or he’ll be sat in his study, WE work ignored on his laptop,while he rearranges the photographs on his desk for the umpteenth time.
All robins eventually learn how to fly, and so do children.
Unlike robins, children, however, always seem to know the way back home.
All of the Batkids just waltz through the Manor’s front door without knocking.
The first port of call, is to rifle through the mail for any letters that had been sent to the Manor (or in Jason’s case, the magazine he liked reading as a teen, that Bruce has never stopped the subscription for.)
The second stop is the kitchen. Always, the kitchen. A quick hello to Alfred before the fridge is raided and the random prodigal child is off in search of whatever had called them back home for.
Without fail, the final stop. Each child always pokes their heads around Bruce’s study and gives him a wave, a hug, a hello, before disappearing off.
Times like this, when his children actually remember that Wayne Manor exists?
Alfred will find Bruce stood at the top of the grand staircase listening.
Not just to the arguments, although there were a lot.
Oh no, he also listens to how the kids have just come home as if they had never left. Slotting back in. Filling the Manor with their favourite shows, activities and general chatter.
Bringing the manor back to life again.
All children grow up. All children will one day, fly the nest.
However, no matter what life throws at the Batkids, come hell or high water, even death itself. Each of them can walk through Wayne Manor’s doors and just for a moment, feel the weight of adulthood lift from their shoulders.
It may take longer for some of them, than the others, but in the end? Deep down, beneath all the bravado and angst? Each Batkid knows that they can always come home.
And that is why Bruce Wayne stands at the top of the staircase and …. smiles.
Well, until the novelty wears off and he goes from Batdad to Batman on 0.2 seconds after someone falls off the chandelier for the millionth time!