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There seems to be quite a bit of Alfred appreciation going on lately, so I submit this gem from Shadow of the Bat Annual #3, straight from the supposedly grim-n-gritty 90s.

(The story itself was kinda forgettable - as were most of Alan Grant's stories after Norm Breyfogle left - but it was nice to see Grant try to accommodate, rather than totally pave over, Ivy's previous Neil Gaiman-penned origin. And the art by Brian Apothorp was pretty nice, too.)
One page behind the cut! )
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In the past post I made, I presented a case where the foundation for a possible relationship between Tim Drake and Cass Cain could have been build upon,
http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/4424927.html

In THIS post, I'll show why and how I think that them becoming a couple just prior to the reboot was a thing. And establish a narrative using what's there to make sense of the Cass Cain Brainwashing Fiasco.

Yeah, it's totally subjective, but I think that there's evidence there that makes sense.
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...then you might want to skip this post, but if you enjoyed it (Whether as straightforward entertainment as a kid, or in a slightly more self-aware sense later on) then you may well want to give this title a try.

In which Alfred shows he's awesome in ANY iteration )
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... let's have a look at the day that Dick Grayson graduated from high school after being held back for thirty years. And the historical implications for the Bat-comics surrounding it as a whole.

For different heroes (and their respective supporting casts) in the DC Universe, the exact moment of transition from "Golden Age" to "Silver Age" varied from "clear as day" - such as in the case of the Flash and Green Lantern, who had entirely new people take over the titles - to "muddled, vague, endlessly-debated mess" - as was the case with Superman and Batman.

The transition from "Silver Age" to "Bronze Age" was just as messy for many heroes, if not moreso. After all, unlike the jump from Golden to Silver, the jump from Silver to Bronze saw no retcon saying "Oh, all the comics published during [insert time period here] took place on this Earth, while the ones you're reading right now take place on this Earth!". A portion of comics fans and/or scholars today even deny the very existence of a "Bronze Age", choosing to lump all of the output from the 1970s to the mid-1980s (a rough approximation, mind you) into the Silver Age.

Still, there were definite changes in tone, art style, and story elements in most of DC's publications once the 1970s rolled around. Clark Kent, for one, became a TV News Anchor, while Oliver Queen picked up his (in)famous rough-edged personality and left-wing ideals (as well as his fabulous goatee).

For me, though, the clearest line in the sand - at least where DC's major heroes were concerned - was the one drawn in the Batman books.

(Note: 7 pages - and a cover - from Batman #217.)

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I found this delightful fancomic on tumblr, and with the express permission of the creators, will present ALL of issue 1.

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(Click to embiggen)

A Boy (Wonder) and his Dog )
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With Geoff Johns making head writer on Arkham Origins, I decided to check out what kind of Batman we'll be seeing come October.

If you haven't read it yet, here's what might possibly be Batman: Earth One's take on the "none of you are safe" scene from Year One. Eight pages out of 144, less than 1/3, non-recent!
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So, Johns on the new Bat-game: yay or nay? Any others who could have fit the bill better?

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