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So, folks over at noscans_daily were discussing the old letter columns, and I mentioned an old letter containing a eulogy for Jason Todd. Putting it up to share with those interested.

From the letter column of Batman 431.



Also, someone tell me if I'm doing it right, I've been lurking since LJ, but I've never posted before. XD

Date: 2010-10-12 03:24 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Three Little Robin The Black Cat)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Wow, I'd forgotten all about the eulogy bit, and from a Pastor no less.

I think I recall Lon Wolf from a few columns, though the ones that stick in my mind are the likes the Wu sisters and The Mad Maple.

Date: 2010-10-12 04:17 pm (UTC)
thokstar: Spot (Default)
From: [personal profile] thokstar
I'm amused that there's a letter from a Steve Young while another letter discusses a poll involving whether Joe Montana should retire.

(I assume this was between the 1987 and 1988 seasons; after 1987 there was a belief that Steve Young should become the starting QB. Of course Montana remained the starter and the 49ers won the next two Super Bowls.)

Also good eulogy.

Date: 2010-10-12 05:55 pm (UTC)
aelflar: (Default)
From: [personal profile] aelflar
I like the guy who wrote the "HA HA HA" letter. He should come post here!

Date: 2010-10-13 05:50 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] psychopathicus_rex
Yeah, that one struck me, too. For a moment, I thought the guy was pretending to be the Joker.

Date: 2010-10-12 07:40 pm (UTC)
benicio127: (Jason being badass)
From: [personal profile] benicio127
This is fantastic, thanks for posting it.

Date: 2010-10-12 07:46 pm (UTC)
benicio127: (Jason being badass)
From: [personal profile] benicio127
Also, would you mind posting the second page of the letters column? I'd like to see what the poster who is expressing dissatisfaction over the poll had to say.
Thanks again!

Date: 2010-10-12 07:47 pm (UTC)
greenmask: (Default)
From: [personal profile] greenmask
Marvelous.

Date: 2010-10-12 10:37 pm (UTC)
lyraeinne: (Oracle working)
From: [personal profile] lyraeinne
The purple prose is a little nauseating, and honestly the sentiment doesn't quite make sense in the context of the two dimensional replacement of a replacement that Jason actually was at the time. Kind of the reason why he was killed off, in fact.

Date: 2010-10-12 10:49 pm (UTC)
whitesycamore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] whitesycamore
If it's slightly nauseating and doesn't really make sense in light of the deceased's life then I'd say it's a lot like a typical priest's eulogy irl.

Date: 2010-10-12 10:59 pm (UTC)
whitesycamore: (Default)
From: [personal profile] whitesycamore
Doesn't make sense in what way? A lot of people found post-crisis Jason plenty dimensional. Is it just the fact that Father Canedo liked him enough to write any kind of eulogy at all that doesn't make sense to you?

Date: 2010-10-13 02:50 pm (UTC)
ar_feiniel: (tdk)
From: [personal profile] ar_feiniel
True, but the man's writing a eulogy. De mortuis nil nisi bonum - Of the dead nothing unless good.

Date: 2010-10-13 01:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nanairosmile.livejournal.com
Perhaps Jason went back in time, took over Wilson Aguilar's body and wrote this last paragraph.

~"Batman, this is what I wish you to do"~

Date: 2010-10-13 03:11 am (UTC)
nevermore999: STEPH IS BATGIRL AND INSPIRATIONAL TO YOUNG GIRLS ISN'T SHE AWESOME (Default)
From: [personal profile] nevermore999
"I voted for Jason to be killed so we could see Batman wallow in self pity."

Wow, they were already noticing Batman's natural reaction to things in the EIGHTIES. Also, this guy is awesome and awful at the same time.

Aw, the eulogy. A little overblown, but sweet. I wonder what Pastor Guy would think of Jay's Character Derailment?

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