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Posts tagged ‘Batman’

That Mysterious Bloom: Day 16

February 16th, 2017

(from “How To Trap An Orchid!” by E. Nelson Bridwell, Ramona Fradon and Vince Colletta in Super Friends #31, April 1980) Bats and orchids have a bizarre and complicated relationship.

The last laugh

March 17th, 2015

In junior high school I had a Groovy English Teacher, one of those mythologized, diem-carping creatures whose encouraging presence can purportedly transmute an unmotivated slacker into a Famous Author of Tomorrow. I ended up disappointing him, as I have every other benighted soul who tried to drag my light out from under its bushel, but […]

(from “The Joker’s Last Laugh” by John Broome, Sheldon Moldoff [NOT Bob Kane] and Joe Giella in Detective Comics #332, October 1964)

This week we’re going to shine the Spotlight of the Unloved at The Bouncer. You’ve got the wrong medium, though Square’s Harajuku-meets-Ed-Hardy PS2 beat ‘em up certainly fits the Nobody’s Favorite bill. The Bouncer I’ll be discussing was a minor member of Batman’s rogues gallery… …who made his debut in Detective Comics #347 (January 1966). […]

In the current realm of comics crafting, computers have become a fairly ubiquitous tool. So much so, in fact, I’d be hard pressed to think of any of my artist pals who don’t resort to electronic assistance — be it a Cintiq tablet, Manga Studio, or Photoshop — at some point during the creative process. […]

It’s the dawn of 1966 and a truly glorious era for superhero funnybooks. The Fantastic Four were up against the planet-devouring power of Galactus, Captain America had run afoul of the ferocious feet of Batroc the Leaper, and the mighty Thor was reeling from a disastrous defeat at the hands of Hercules. Meanwhile, over on […]

As it has been a quarter-century since the release of Tim Burton’s Batman film, the comics internet is all a’buzz with memories and commemorations, mostly from kids who were still in short pants back in the summer of 1989. I don’t say that to disparage these folks, but there are matters of historical context and […]

Bag it and tag it

January 31st, 2014

Back-to-school shopping with my mom was never a pleasant experience, but it did have occasional glimmers of a silver lining. Alongside the bulk purchases of striped turtlenecks, plaid slacks, Zayre’s brand low-top sneakers, there was a window of opportunity in which an insistent young lad could cajole his harried parent into springing for some special […]

Look, pills if Warner Brothers was looking for a tall Bostonian in the early stages of middle age to play Batman… …there was a more convincing (and affordable!) option out there. Recommended listening: No Princes are needed here.

Just a Bat-minder…

December 11th, 2012

The van was a nice touch… …or “bad touch, prostate ” to be more precise. (from Brave and the Bold #122, October 1975)

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