[personal profile] omgwtflolbbqbye
With over a year until the Superman/Batman movie, people have already begun speculating how WB will portray the first big screen meeting of the World's Finest.

The buzz so far indicates that Ben Affleck's Batman will be an older and more world-weary foil to the novice Man of Steel.

Since Zach Snyder invoked an excerpt from The Dark Knight Returns to announce the project at Comic-Con, people cite that story and Kingdom Come as the most likely comic touchstones for the forthcoming depiction of Batman.

And they will probably be right, since those are the most prolific 'Elder-Batman' depictions by a wide margin.

Although, I'm guessing they'll at least tweak things to make Batman more 'tired and battle-scarred' rather than just 'old' since they probably don't want to slather old-age makeup on Affleck's face and hair.

Nonetheless, I thought it would be interesting to revisit a more obscure Old-Batman story that was published in the pages of Legends of The Dark Knight #55-57.



Written by Chuck Dixon, drawn by Mike McMahon, with coloring by Digital Chameleon, Watchtower in some ways remind me of a lighter version of TDKR.

It's not as politically tinged or deconstructive, but the blocky art style and 'Over-The-Hill Batman' premise always draws the connections in my mind. Also I think old Bruce sort of looks like virtual Reagan. 

Ok, enough yapping, here we go. )

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No joke, in the pages of Justice League 23.4 (or "Secret Society" as it might otherwise be known) where Nightwing is a prisoner of the Crime Syndicate....

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[personal profile] lego_joker
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.
Bad writing behind the cut )
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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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