DADA

Aug. 11th, 2011 01:31 pm
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There's been a breakout at the Black Garden, the Arkham Asylum of Paris...

An individual calling himself the Son of Man has freed the patients of the Black Garden's disturbed wing, and they've taken over the Louvre.



Batman, Robin, and Nightrunner confront the Son of Man.










Date: 2011-08-11 08:50 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
And interesting issue, though I feel it might actually have benefited from being two issues instead of one.

Date: 2011-08-11 08:59 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
I think I saw Hine say somewhere that this was planned to be a mini-series, then a three-part arc to fit with B&R, and then a one-shot.

Date: 2011-08-11 11:52 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I can believe that, we should have lost at least one of the villains, possibly two, as they were defeated too rapidly to make any sort of mark.

required Futurama reference

Date: 2011-08-11 08:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] glprime
"*I* get it! [...] Oh! NOW I get it."

Also, yikes. (Although that insane bastard of a father deserves his "And I Must Scream")

Date: 2011-08-11 09:09 pm (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
From the moment it was revealed his first words were "da da" in the preview it all made sense in a twisted sort of way. I guess art history was useful for something after all.
Gotta love a villain who follows one ideal (artistic, scientific, or philosophical) to its breaking point.

If anything as grotesquely beautiful as Mr. Rotring's work was in the Tate, I'm sure I would have been more interested. Reminds me of an old Dahl short story too.

Date: 2011-08-11 09:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Heh, nice circular reference.

The Joker being inspired by Conrad Veidt's depiction of the lead character in the novel, Gwynplaine (whose name the Joker actually uses as an alias in the Reality TV episode of Justice League), but in the DCU people would obviously think that the new guy is based on Joker instead of vice versa.

For those who are interested, this is what Conrad looked like in the movie,


The movie is actually pretty great, and it's also in the public domain, so you can probably find it on Youtube and the like.

Bah!

Date: 2011-08-11 09:18 pm (UTC)
misterbug: (Default)
From: [personal profile] misterbug
Brain in a jar? Forced to watch the tortuous revenge of an immediate relative? BAH! Roald Dahl did it first.

Re: Bah!

Date: 2011-08-11 09:38 pm (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
Beat you to it! ;)
Nice catch though.

Date: 2011-08-11 09:22 pm (UTC)
misterbug: (Default)
From: [personal profile] misterbug
Still, nice Hirst parody.

Date: 2011-08-11 09:25 pm (UTC)
halloweenjack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
...why so serious?

Date: 2011-08-11 09:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pilot_star
Is it just me, or does the art seem to change between the first and next scans? I really love the art in the first scan... who's the penciller?

This seems pretty interesting... I might pick it up, although it seems to shoehorn the artistic idealism of one movement into a general phrase it calls "art".

Date: 2011-08-12 05:36 am (UTC)
pilot_star: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pilot_star
Bookmarking his site~ Thank-you!

Date: 2011-08-11 09:57 pm (UTC)
sigmund_droid: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sigmund_droid
Sweet Christmas the nightmare fuel!

Date: 2011-08-11 09:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] turtlefu
In a way, this almost seems like it could fit perfectly with Grant's Doom Patrol adventures. The Brotherhood of Dada and all that. I loved it.

Date: 2011-08-12 10:55 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Yeah, though the absurdist aspect of the Brotherhood's assault seemed to be a lot more insanely dada-esque than this, which seems more... malevolent.

Hmm, a post of the Brotherhood's adventures could be fun...

Date: 2011-08-11 11:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
DCU Louvre must have a "XX days without a dadaist incident." plaque somewhere near the reception.

Nice little story. Chilling.

Date: 2011-08-12 02:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crinos
You know, I once read about the medieval practice of creating Denatsate (SP?) as described here; Basically a bum would get himself drunk, then have a guy cut off his nose, remove his gums, and then slice his cheeks so his smile went up to his cheeks. The principle that the resulting man would be so horrible looking people would throw money at him just to make him go away.

I even had an idea for a supervillain based on him (Initially inspired by the Gentleman called Buffy), basically an immortal French assassin named Mr. Grin who made himself a denatsate during the reign of terror, then found out afterwards he was immortal and healed from any wound (except his disfigurment, another version had his Denatsate features slowly regenerate over time, causing him to have to "touch them up" on occasion to keep up his image. Not sure which way to go, depends on how gruesome I feel.)

Date: 2011-08-12 10:19 am (UTC)
dancesontrains: Fluttershy from My Little Pony reading something with a butterfly on the cover. (Fluttershy reading)
From: [personal profile] dancesontrains
Oh, that's beautifully creepy. Damn.

Date: 2011-08-12 11:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eyz
Some very interesting, if a bit too creepy, issue! Fantastic!

Date: 2011-08-12 11:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eyz
Also, YAY! for DCU's Europe getting some spotlight for once~

Date: 2011-08-12 01:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] benicio127
I really loved Andrei Bresson's art in the second half of this. I wish he'd done the entirety of Batman 23-25 and this issue.

Date: 2011-08-13 03:29 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cyberghostface
Reminds me of Roald Dahl's Mary and Max.

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