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icon_uk ([personal profile] icon_uk) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2017-09-11 10:40 pm

Len Wein and Walt Simsonson do Batman, by way of SNOOPY??

Yes, you read that correctly

It was Len Weins's idea to adapt a series of Peantus cartoon strips into a Batman story, which is a sentence I do not think has been written before or since. (Though Kite Man might have a claim there now I think about it)

Here for some context, from 1969, is the series of strips by Charls Shultz which inpsired the above and became some of the best known Peantus strips of them all...

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[personal profile] cygnia 2017-09-11 10:07 pm (UTC)(link)
...hell, yeah...

[personal profile] agharta75 2017-09-11 11:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Good grief.

[personal profile] tripodeca113 2017-09-11 10:27 pm (UTC)(link)
This is great.
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[personal profile] bradygirl_12 2017-09-11 10:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Love this! Snoopy is a great writer! ;)
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[personal profile] riddler13 2017-09-11 11:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh wow. That's an excellent reference :)

[personal profile] tcampbell1000 2017-09-12 02:02 am (UTC)(link)
I remember this from a 50th anniversary (of Batman) collection. Thanks for putting it up. It's a lovely glimpse of Wein's sense of humor.

The first and best-known of Snoopy's "novel phrases" is actually much older than the Peanuts strips. Despite its fame as a "bad" sentence, owing to its use by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, the Uwe Boll of 1820s novelists, it was used in both Washington Irving's work and the beginning of A Wrinkle in Time.

And yeah, it is kind of amazing that this story exists and doesn't involve Kite-Man.

[personal profile] agharta75 2017-09-12 11:46 am (UTC)(link)
I don't think Kite-Man's real name had been revealed at that time.

[personal profile] tcampbell1000 2017-09-12 12:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, according to my best sources, it wasn't revealed until here: http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Hawkman_Vol_2_4
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[personal profile] pyynk 2017-09-12 03:38 am (UTC)(link)
It's funny - I'd known for years that Simonson had done this story, but I'd somehow missed Len's involvement.
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[personal profile] leoboiko 2017-09-12 06:29 am (UTC)(link)
I wonder how it would have resulted if they did the finished version with two parts.
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The May 7th, 1989 strip.

[personal profile] sisterofbloomerjunior 2017-09-12 11:34 am (UTC)(link)
Ooh, possible Rex the Wonder Dog crossover plot bunny!