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 Posted:   Jul 22, 2016 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

OOPS

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2016 - 10:30 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

OOPS

Neo, you are always welcome to contribute to your own threads! wink

Besides, I would love to see you post something about your favorite Batman stories...hint, HINT. wink

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2016 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I suppose my Batman comics with Killer Croc and Deadshot in them will surge up in value with the release of the Suicide Squad movie?

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2016 - 7:11 PM   
 By:   drop_forge   (Member)

Who knows, but I'm going to see it tomorrow night!

 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2016 - 7:12 PM   
 By:   drop_forge   (Member)

I'll leave this right here for Solium to "stumble" upon later. big grin

 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2016 - 7:53 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Pardon me all to Hell if this is already common knowledge, but here's the writers guide for Batman: The Animated Series, in df form:

http://www.worldsfinestonline.com/WF/batman/btas/backstage/wbible/writersguide.pdf

 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2016 - 8:05 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Batman: Legacy is listed on Amazon.com as having an April 2017 release date. My previous copy, along with Prodigal, was the victim of some severe water damage a few years back. Prodigal has since been republished as a part of Knightfall volume three.

 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2016 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Knightfall Omnibus Volume 1

www.amzn.com/1401270425

I've always liked Knightfall and this hardcover edition--hopefully on quality paper--is tempting, BUT why can't DC publish an omnibus of Gerry Conway's 1981-83 and Doug Moench's 1983-86 Batman-Detective run?

Perhaps there's hope since DC has a Bob Haney-Jim Aparo Brave and the Bold collection due out:

http://www.dccomics.com/graphic-novels/batman-the-brave-and-the-bold-%E2%80%93-the-bronze-age-omnibus

I would hope that DC is not so slavishly devoted to The Dark Knight Returns and after that they have made eras prior to Frank Miller the comic book version of an "unperson." wink

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2016 - 12:36 AM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

Knightfall Omnibus Volume 1

www.amzn.com/1401270425

I've always liked Knightfall and this hardcover edition--hopefully on quality paper--is tempting, BUT why can't DC publish an omnibus of Gerry Conway's 1981-83 and Doug Moench's 1983-86 Batman-Detective run?

Perhaps there's hope since DC has a Bob Haney-Jim Aparo Brave and the Bold collection due out:

http://www.dccomics.com/graphic-novels/batman-the-brave-and-the-bold-%E2%80%93-the-bronze-age-omnibus

I would hope that DC is not so slavishly devoted to The Dark Knight Returns and after that they have made eras prior to Frank Miller the comic book version of an "unperson." wink


The good news is that DC isn't completely focused on a single interpretation of Batman. The past few years DC had a comic series continuing the Adam West series. I believe it is called Batman '67, or something like that. They even had this version of Batman team up with Green Hornet, Man from U.N.C.L.E. and The Avengers! (The John Steed and Emma Peel variety of course.)

Although I am not much of a fan of DC's current output, they are reprinting lots of great books from many different eras. One of my favorite reprints has been John Ostrander's Suicide Squad series. Another great book with mostly pre-Crisis stories is Tales of the Batman: Alan Brennert https://www.amazon.com/Tales-Batman-Alan-Brennert/dp/1401263496/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1471073674&sr=1-1&keywords=batman+alan.

I am sure that the Conway and Moench reprints you are hoping for will happen eventually.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2016 - 2:42 AM   
 By:   The Wanderer   (Member)

I'm a huge Kevin O'Neill fan, an English artist who currently draws League if Extraordinary Gentlemen, but he syarted in 2000AD doing superb black and white stuff on Nemesis the Warlock and the brilliant Marshal Law. I just teally like his style though it has developed over the years to be more simple. He did some important Hreen Lantern stuff in the mid-80s.

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2016 - 6:59 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

The Gil Kane cover to Green Lantern #123 was iconic to me. It was published in September 1979, when I was eight. Am I older than you, Wanderer?

There was also a DC house ad from this time and I was just getting seriously interested in comics. I was a DC fan first and foremost though that would change, but at the start I adored the more kid-friendly DC style. Batman was and remains my favorite, even if I largely avoid the movies (same goes for my Marvel favorite,mthe X-Men).

Here's that great Gil Kane cover for Green Lantern #123. This was the first part of a three-part Sinestro story, a Phantom Zone story with a Superman cameo, AND a scene where GL kicks Green Arrow to the curb and goes solo.



Michael Scorefan: Yeah, saw the Brennert hardcover and am aware of the Colan and Newton volumes, as well. I'll have to treat myself to the Brennert volume. There really should be an Englehart-Rogers reprint edition of their work together.

I just about have all the Moench issues--the last three issues I require are due here any day--but I have precious few of the Conway stuff, which has a lot of important issues: first Jason Todd, first Killer Croc, and some other stories and characters I like.

While I appreciate the idea of the Batman '66 comic--there was even an issue with Bane in it--I really dislike the tv show but I would read the comic. More for the crossover and 1960s-ness of it than any love of the old series. Odd? You bet. wink

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2016 - 7:18 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

BTW, here's an informative interview with Alan Brennert where he discusses his work on Batman:

http://www.newsarama.com/30160-tv-scribe-alan-brennert-s-brief-work-but-lasting-influence-on-batman.html

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2016 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

BTW, here's an informative interview with Alan Brennert where he discusses his work on Batman:

http://www.newsarama.com/30160-tv-scribe-alan-brennert-s-brief-work-but-lasting-influence-on-batman.html


Thanks for the interview. I enjoyed reading it.

I only mentioned Batman '66 as an example of DC's willingness to publish a Batman story that isn't in the Dark Knight/Batdick/Batgod mode. Although I enjoyed the Adam West series when I was under 10, it is not a series I have much interest in revisiting, much less new stories inspired by the series.

DC previously reprinted the Engelhart/Rogers series in a trade several years ago, which seems to be out of print. https://www.amazon.com/Batman-Strange-Apparitions-Beyond-Comics/dp/1563895005/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1471103784&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=barman+strange+apparitions It is definitely due for a reissue. A hardcover like the Norm Breyfogle and Alan Brennert collections would be great. I would think DC would be interested in reprinting these stories as it reintroduces Deadshot to the DCU, including the first appearance of his iconic costume, and the Laughing Fish story is one of the most popular Joker stories.

I also own that Green Lantern issue you poster, and remember the Phantom Zone sequence and Hal's telling Ollie where to go. Definitely a great cover!

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2016 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Speaking of DC, my "birthday comics" arrived today! Those aforementioned and heretofore missing Moench Batman issues (#393-395) #393-394 have Paul Gulacy art. Guess I'll have to bump the olde Master of Kung Fu thread with a review of the Moench-Gulacy reunion. smile My 1983-86 Batman and Detective Comics run is complete. My life now means something. wink

The other issues are JLA #200--a long-wanted and annoyingly unavailable book in the shops.

Last but not least is Batman #395 with the first appearance of "Film Freak", who was later wasted by Bane in Knightfall.



Yes, I am awash in comic geek ebullience. wink

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2016 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   drop_forge   (Member)

I'm a huge Kevin O'Neill fan, an English artist who currently draws League if Extraordinary Gentlemen, but he syarted in 2000AD doing superb black and white stuff on Nemesis the Warlock and the brilliant Marshal Law. I just teally like his style though it has developed over the years to be more simple. He did some important Hreen Lantern stuff in the mid-80s.

Nemesis is AMAZING, amazing stuff! When I first read it back in the '80s, the story + O'Neill's art = Mind. Blown.

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2016 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Amazon presently selling the Alan Brennert Tales of the Batman hardcover for $12.68.

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2016 - 10:46 PM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

Amazon presently selling the Alan Brennert Tales of the Batman hardcover for $12.68.

Wow! That is an amazing deal at less than 50% off the cover price. Any Batman fan should seriously consider purchasing this book.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2016 - 11:00 PM   
 By:   The Wanderer   (Member)

I'm a huge Kevin O'Neill fan, an English artist who currently draws League if Extraordinary Gentlemen, but he syarted in 2000AD doing superb black and white stuff on Nemesis the Warlock and the brilliant Marshal Law. I just teally like his style though it has developed over the years to be more simple. He did some important Hreen Lantern stuff in the mid-80s.

Nemesis is AMAZING, amazing stuff! When I first read it back in the '80s, the story + O'Neill's art = Mind. Blown.

Yes the stories were amazing and the set so detailed and perfect. Especially for a 12 year old who'd never even thought stuff like that was possible.

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2016 - 11:29 PM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

Speaking of DC, my "birthday comics" arrived today! Those aforementioned and heretofore missing Moench Batman issues (#393-395) #393-394 have Paul Gulacy art. Guess I'll have to bump the olde Master of Kung Fu thread with a review of the Moench-Gulacy reunion. smile My 1983-86 Batman and Detective Comics run is complete. My life now means something. wink

The other issues are JLA #200--a long-wanted and annoyingly unavailable book in the shops.

Last but not least is Batman #395 with the first appearance of "Film Freak", who was later wasted by Bane in Knightfall.



Yes, I am awash in comic geek ebullience. wink


Great cover! I always enjoy Tom Mandrake's work. My favorite of his was the Spectre series from the '90s that he did with John Ostrander. Easily my favorite take on the character, although the Michael Fleisher and Jim Aparo stories from the '70s are a lot of fun too. Nobody dispensed brutal poetic justice like that team.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2016 - 11:29 PM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

Coming late to this thread now, I'm a bit surprised (though not entirely) to find no mention of the recent passing of Darwyn Cooke; I suspect his DC work came years after the era most posters here know best. I must confess I'm only just know starting to become aware of his work myself, just about the same time he left us, but he did some wonderful stuff for DC in the last decade-and-a-half or so, after starting in the '90s with DC's television animation of that time. His work is stylized, both retro and fresh, and seems to have come as a welcome relief after the previously-discussed excesses and grotesqueries that afflicted so many comics in the '90s; I wish I'd come across his work earlier. Anyway, he passed away in May after a battle with cancer, at a far-too-young 53. What I've seen so far of his stuff is well worth checking out.

 
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