Posts tagged ‘Goddamn Batman’

BATMAN ROGUES GALLERY by Jeff Lemire

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Most DC comics suck these days, but DC’s Digital First “Legends of the Batman” is damn good.

 

 

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BRUCE! WHY AREN’T YOU TONY!

why isn't bruce wayne iron man?

Alfred yells at Bruce Wayne for not being a techno-altruist.  Like Iron Man.

It’s a shame that DC’s digital Batman series is better than anything it prints on paper.

I still like Batman more.

And now, a PSA from Batman

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A Cool Panel…

Mark Waid's Brave and the Bold #1

Mark Waid’s Brave and the Bold #1

BIFF BOOM BAM SOCK

DAREDEVIL #20-21: Gene Colan Signs On

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They call it a fill in, but it actually started a long, well-reviewed run.

And you have to love those Marvel credits.  DC didn’t give their artists and writers credit–Marvel did.

And here’s another interesting piece of trivia: This book came out in 1966, but Irving Forbush wasn’t seen until 1967 in Not Brand Eccch! #1.  Forbush had appeared in the mid-1950s in Snafu Magazine as Stan Lee’s answer to Alfred E. Neuman, but we saw his whole face and he wasn’t anything like the character he’d become in 1967.  In fact, he died with the Snafu Magazine.

Then, in the 1960s, Lee started writing about him (according to wikipedia) in his letter columns and editorials called Bullpen Bulletins.

So the mention of the character above in the credits might well be the first time he was listed as an actual member of the bullpen.

Anyone know?

Of course, much much later he’d be the big bad guy in Warren Ellis’ brilliant “Nextwave: Agents of Hate” comic.  One of the greatest non-canon Marvel comics of all time.  Hell, it’s just one of the greatest period.

I am reading this great biography of Gene Colan that pointed out that just about every Marvel artist in the early/mid 1960s was required to draw “The Marvel Way” by inking over Jack Kirby for a few issues before being allowed do their own pencils.  That includes titans of the industry like John Buscema and John Romita, who Gene replaced on Daredevil with issue #20.

Gene Colan refused to draw the Marvel (i.e., Kirby) way.

The book also astutely pointed out how distinctive Colan’s early DD work was–and how influential.  I liked Romita, I really liked Wally Wood.  I think both of these artists, along with Stan Lee, created something with Daredevil that hadn’t existed before: A dark Marvel superhero comic.  Granted, darkness is relative: DD wasn’t nearly as tragic in the 1960s as he became in the late 1970s and early 1980s under Frank Miller, Klaus Janson, etc.  But for his time, he was dark.  Batman had a tragic element to him, but he generally was seen drinking milk and smiling.  DD felt more mature (as all Marvel comics did at the time).  Anyway, Wood and Romita did their part, but Colan really made Daredevil more “devil-ish.”  Look at his use of shadows, and the movement of his costume horns away from the sides of his head–where they looked more like Batman cowl ears, and towards the forehead–like real horns.  Same thing with the eyes.  It’s a subtle change, but it’s an important one.

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UTILITY BELTS

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THE BATMAUAGGH by Jim Aparo

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Aparo is my second favorite Batman artist.

My favorite is, of course, Neal Adams.

YEARS BEFORE BAT-COW….

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We had Batman endorsing milk….

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a wayward soapbox for the expat Australian, Tokyo-based journalist/author/DJ/muso/hack writer & crap comic artist also known as Little Nobody.

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