Date: 2010-10-06 08:28 pm (UTC)
recognitions: (all my life I've been talking fast)
From: [personal profile] recognitions
The last two panels sound very un-Bruce.

Date: 2010-10-06 09:15 pm (UTC)
sherkahn: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sherkahn
Not for me. Those last two panels are the quintessential difference between TBANTB Batman in comparison to all the other versions of him. The Closest being that nightmare that was "The Batman"

Date: 2010-10-06 10:34 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] lonewolf23k
Eh, even "The Batman" had it's moments, once it grew the beard.

Date: 2010-10-12 07:21 pm (UTC)
yaseen101: (Default)
From: [personal profile] yaseen101
I have to ask, am I the only person who ever really liked the series?

Date: 2010-10-06 08:30 pm (UTC)
stig: "It Was A Boojum..." (Default)
From: [personal profile] stig
'...Mostly becasuse the concept of de-evolution is utterly ludicrous even for super-science. Why the JLI let Booster catalogue the JLA's stock of super-weapons, I've no idea. They know he just makes up his own.'

Seriously, a term that stupid in a kid's comic?

Date: 2010-10-06 09:09 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Seriously, THAT'S your complaint? A ridiculous sci-fi term actually being used in a comic? Really?

If it's a good/bad enough plot point for a Star Trek episode...

Date: 2010-10-07 02:19 pm (UTC)
comicoz: Really, 99 of them (Default)
From: [personal profile] comicoz
Don't forget Super Mario Brothers: The Movie!

Date: 2010-10-07 05:11 pm (UTC)
stig: "It Was A Boojum..." (Default)
From: [personal profile] stig
I dunno, I just don't like such generally stupid terms being used anywhere, least of all a kid's comic, especially when people's knowledge of the basics of Evolution, especially in America, isn't as high as it could be.

And if this is puzzling anything: 'De-evolution' is an oxymoron. It doesn't happen. Evolution doesn't have a singular direction because it doesn't have a specific purpose, in the same way that gravity doesn't have one either. You can't 'de-evolve'. You can just keep evolving. Even if there was a magical ray that could reduce you to a less complex form of life, not only would this not be 'de-evolution', it wouldn't even be evolution; it would be artificial selection, or changes brought about by individual interference.

Date: 2010-10-07 08:01 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] landrywalker
stig: "It doesn't happen."

I hate to break this to you, but nothing in this book is even remotely possible. And no matter what we called it, having three guys get dinosaur heads would still be absurd and impossible. As you say "It doesn't happen."

I'm reminded of my experience at the theater watching James and the Giant Peach (SPOILERS FOLLOW).....



The movie, about a giant flying peach filled with singing bugs and a kid being hunted by a mechanical rhino and fighting skeleton pirates, ends with the amazingly huge flying peach stuck on top of the Empire State building. The crowd below reacts, in particularly one man on the street, who says something along the lines of: "We're gonna need the biggest crane in New York City!".

The next scene there's a crane, much larger than the Empire State building, hauling the giant peach off the building. Bear in mind, that, this insanely massive peach IS filled with giant well dressed friendly insects and has been hunted by a mechanical rhino and, once again, also skeleton pirates.

It was at that moment when a man in the audience loudly responded to the on screen crane as it hauls the impossibly giant peach off the building:

"There's no crane that big!"

Yeah. We know.

Date: 2010-10-08 07:51 am (UTC)
stig: "It Was A Boojum..." (Default)
From: [personal profile] stig
...Yersss, but at the same time there's a difference between writing about something which is impossible and fun, and writing something which is impossible but in a way that might make kids think it is possible. I mean, it could easily be replaced with 'Mutation Ray' or 'Prehistoric Ray' - why go for the term which is born of ignorance?

Date: 2010-10-08 08:19 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] landrywalker
And it's technically possible that some kids will walk away from a comic believing that a spider can give them powers, that radiation will make them powerful and a cape can make them fly. However, most kids understand that fiction is a place where absurd and impossible things happen.

Do you really think this scenario specifically is remotely confusing to children? Let's just keep context in mind here. In this 3 page story...

1: ...A ray beam designed to devolve things accidentally gives three guys the heads of dinosaurs...

2: ...So they become gangsters...

3: ...And fight a guy dressed as a bat...

4: ...And are ambushed by girls in jet packs with rocket launchers.

I think kids are smart enough to understand that this is entirely fiction.

Date: 2010-10-06 09:12 pm (UTC)
justinslot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] justinslot
Where is that quote from? I mean evolution is generally one of those concepts that superhero comics get wrong, so I'm curious if that's a comics writer tacitly acknowledging that fact.

Date: 2010-10-06 08:35 pm (UTC)
ian_karkull: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ian_karkull
As awesome a concept as the Dinosaur Gang is, I can't help but scowl at the ridiculously, redundantly named King Rex. Even with his nifty little crown.

Date: 2010-10-06 09:00 pm (UTC)
khamelea: (Default)
From: [personal profile] khamelea
Maybe King is his title, Rex is his first name and King is his last name?

I think calling him King Tyrant would have been a step up.

Date: 2010-10-06 10:22 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] landrywalker
The redundancy was fully intentional.

Date: 2010-10-06 08:54 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
Lady Black Hawks? ka-kaw!

Date: 2010-10-07 03:38 am (UTC)
lieut_kettch: (choke)
From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
I believe the accepted term is HAAAAAAAAAAAAWKAAAAAAAAH!

Date: 2010-10-06 09:27 pm (UTC)
aelflar: (suit up)
From: [personal profile] aelflar
Batman, look at you, you beautiful bastard! You suited up!
See, the ladies approve and come to your aid!

Date: 2010-10-06 10:45 pm (UTC)
leikomgwtfbbq: (Default)
From: [personal profile] leikomgwtfbbq
Where can I sign up to be a Lady Blackhawk? XD

Um...

Date: 2010-10-06 11:00 pm (UTC)
roguefankc: Leomon (Default)
From: [personal profile] roguefankc
You really want to work under Batman?

Granted, this is "The Brave and the Bold" Batman, so he's less of a prick and relentless, know-it-all, condescending nut than in the comics, but still...

Re: Um...

Date: 2010-10-06 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] arilou_skiff
He's still fairl condescending and know-it-all.

Re: Um...

Date: 2010-10-06 11:38 pm (UTC)
sailorlibra: (no you didunt)
From: [personal profile] sailorlibra
Um, where do you get the impression that they work under him? From what I can see, they're just assisting him for this situation. But I haven't actually read the issue, so I could be wrong.

Re: Um...

Date: 2010-10-07 12:03 am (UTC)
leikomgwtfbbq: (Default)
From: [personal profile] leikomgwtfbbq
That was the impression I got. I mean, this whole series is about one-time random teamups and awesomeness, so I figure Zinda And Pals jumping in to shoot dinosaurs was (sadly) probably a one-time thing.

Re: Um...

Date: 2010-10-07 01:32 am (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
I can just imagine the recruiting meeting.

"You wanna shoot up dinosaur gangsters with bazookas?"

"DO we!?"

Re: Um...

Date: 2010-10-07 10:40 am (UTC)
endis_ni: (Default)
From: [personal profile] endis_ni
Love it! They're probably recruited from the Holliday Girls. Somewhere just out of panel, Etta Candy is saluting her successors...

Re: Um...

Date: 2010-10-07 10:16 pm (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
Shedding many a proud tear at "her legacy", no doubt.

Re: Um...

Date: 2010-10-07 02:48 am (UTC)
ext_442165: (Perv Face)
From: [identity profile] http://www.google.com/profiles/NielJacoby
who wouldn't want to work under batman, if you know what I'm sayin'?

But yeah, Blackhawk is a Non-Batfam organization.

Date: 2010-10-07 03:37 am (UTC)
lieut_kettch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lieut_kettch
At first glance, I was thinking, "A miniskirt is hardly practical for jetpack flight, unless you're deliberately using your undies as a distraction technique."

Then I noticed the jodhpurs. Zinda should consider using those in the main DCU.

Also did they identify who the Lady Blackhawks were? I'm guessing the blonde is Zinda, the brunette is Natalie Reed, and I'm drawing a blank on the redhead.

Date: 2010-10-07 04:25 am (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
God, I wish more comics were like this.

Wait...there's also Atomic Robo.

Okay, I'm good. =D

Date: 2010-10-07 05:26 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
I love those 'y'know, this is really pretty cool' moments that pop up in comics from time to time. There's so much angst and anger and 'I am a superhero, oh woe is me' in the medium these days that it's really refreshing when someone just takes a moment to appreciate the coolness of it all.

Date: 2010-10-07 10:29 am (UTC)
golden_orange: trust me, i'm wearing a vegetable. (Default)
From: [personal profile] golden_orange
Oh, so this.

Date: 2010-10-07 02:45 pm (UTC)
roguefankc: Leomon (Default)
From: [personal profile] roguefankc
Amen. Preach it.

Date: 2010-10-07 06:13 am (UTC)
superfangirl1: (Default)
From: [personal profile] superfangirl1
That was fun to read. :)

The suit

Date: 2010-10-07 07:31 am (UTC)
nefrekeptah: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nefrekeptah
That suit made me think of just one thing;

Harvey Batman, Attorney at Law.

Re: The suit

Date: 2010-10-07 10:27 am (UTC)
golden_orange: trust me, i'm wearing a vegetable. (Default)
From: [personal profile] golden_orange
Curse you! You beat me by what turns out to have been hours!

(I really should refresh my browser more frequently.)

Date: 2010-10-07 10:25 am (UTC)
golden_orange: trust me, i'm wearing a vegetable. (Default)
From: [personal profile] golden_orange
Does anyone else get a totally "Harvey Birdman: Attorney At Law" vibe from Batman in his suit there?

Date: 2010-10-07 12:41 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jaysonbyron
Wait, wait, a whole team of Lady Blackhawks?

... I'll be in my bunk.

Date: 2010-10-07 10:17 pm (UTC)
strangerdan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] strangerdan
I'm disappointed in how insincere Batman's white mammalian guilt ended up being. It turns out he's a closet anthroherpetophobe in denial after all You should be a better role model Batman, especially in a kid oriented series.

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