zapbiffpow: (Default)
[personal profile] zapbiffpow2014-07-24 09:05 pm

Batman Day Posts! - Batman: The "Dammit, Ra's" Knight

Next post, a decent Bruce one, I swear. But right now, B&R #32 and Robin Rises: Omega:



Ra's Al Ghul, Head of the I Ran Out of Storage Closets )

Food for Thought: They just released some previews for Batman Earth One: Volume Two at SDCC. Apparently Croc is in it, although no news for the Riddler.
zapbiffpow: (Default)
[personal profile] zapbiffpow2014-07-24 03:37 pm

Batman Day Posts! - Batman: The Neurotic Knight

For my first post (hopefully), here's a delightful scene from the Batman: Reborn era!

I'll post a decent Bruce one later, promise - I just miss Dick!Bats a lot.



The password is 'Kevlar Ballgown' )

Food for Thought: Jason Todd is in Arkham Knight! A story DLC, though, but I'll take it. Sad Rocksteady won't be overstaying their welcome - I'd have loved to see their versions of the rest of the Bat-Famiy.
arbre_rieur: (Default)

All-New Invaders #7



"The center of this book is Jim Hammond; my goal is to bring everything I can to him, and make him a vibrant character you really love. He’s Marvel’s first superhero, and it’s time he stepped up into spotlight." -- James Robinson

Read more... )
alicemacher: Lisa Winklemeyer from the webcomic Penny and Aggie, c2004-2011 G. Lagacé, T Campbell (Default)

Notes from the undergrounds: Wimmen's Comix



From the cover of Wimmen's Comix #4 (1974; art by Shelby Sampson)


By 1970, the underground comix field had come into its own as a creators' alternative to Comics Code restrictions on language, art and subject matter. This freer, "anything goes" environment was a positive development for comic books overall (otherwise I wouldn't be making all these posts about it). But it also had a darker side: an increased emphasis on content that was brutally degrading to women, and the exclusion of women creators from the most popular comix titles.


Feminist cartoonists to the rescue! (Trigger warning for sexism/misogyny) )
skjam: Man in blue suit and fedora, wearing an eyeless mask emblazoned with the scales of justice (Default)
[personal profile] skjam2014-07-23 09:58 pm

Batman '66 Goes Grim 'n' Gritty!

Yet more Batman! this is from Batman '66 #13.



It's the latest issue, so only four pages.

Crime does not pay, but... )

Your thoughts and comments?
SKJAM!
http://www.skjam.com
mishalak: A fantasy version of myself drawn by Sue Mason (Default)
[personal profile] mishalak2014-07-23 07:41 pm

JL8 Fanart for Batman's 75

Okay, it is Thursday somewhere and Batman day here, so... JL8 Batman strikes a pose.

Read more... )
zechs80: (Megatron)
[personal profile] zechs802014-07-23 08:03 pm

Scarification (Detective Comics #790)

It's Batman day, and I've come out from lurking to post this entry that features a special (and long missed) guest star teaming with Bruce on a case.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Read more... )
[personal profile] lego_joker2014-07-23 08:05 pm

In Honor of Batman Day: a little taste of Milligan's Batman

Mention "Batman" and "the nineties" in the same sentence, and most Batman fans will run away screaming unless you happen to be talking about Batman: The Animated Series (or one of its excellent tie-in comics). I've come to realize that 90s!Batman's reputation for being a coldhearted asshole isn't completely undeserved, but even still, I continue to find that the era contained some of the most underrated Batman tales of all time.

Case in point: Detective Comics #638, written by one of Batman's most under-appreciated scribes: Peter Milligan. Now, Milligan is typically far more famous in Marvel/Vertigo circles, but pound for pound, the handful of Batman stories he did are almost all treasures. Even "Dark Knight, Dark City", decried by many as being a needless grimdarking of the Riddler, has its charms as an old-school horror story, and the Riddler's atypically violent behavior is not only explained, but pretty explicitly temporary.

But we're not here to talk about that today. No, we're here to talk about a far more obscure story known simply as... "The Bomb".

A tale of destruction, doubt, and double-crosses behind the cut! )

Happy Birthday Two You



I figured I'd post one more Batman comic for today. It's from Detective Comics #747. It's a nice little one-shot (although it leads into something else) and also serves as a bit of a counterpoint to some Batdickery.

Story under the cut... )

Batman Day- BATMAN #604: I am Bruce Wayne

So, it's Batman Day, huh?

BATMAN #600, the final part of "Bruce Wayne: Murderer" had Batman say "There is no Bruce Wayne," get into a fistfight with Nightwing, and then run away to one of the mini-caves around Gotham. Also, Jason's memorial case got smashed because that's what happens when there is a fight in the Batcave. And then "Bruce Wayne: Fugitive" starts This is to provide context.

Batman visits the East End )

Going Sane



I first posted this here three years ago but with I figured with Batman's anniversary it's worth another look. On a related note, Comixology is having a huge Batman sale right now (750 issues for 99 cents a piece) and this story is one of them.

Scans under the cut... )
icon_uk: (Default)
[personal profile] icon_uk2014-07-23 08:05 am

Happy Batman Day! (Apparently)

I somehow managed to not pay attention to the fact that DC Comics have declared July 23 "Batman Day", to celebrate 75 years of his publication.... I feel slightly embarassed about that, as I should have thought to propose an event in advance.

On the other hand, nothing to stop me declaring one now! :)

Batman and Sons has a few words to say on the matter )
So, to celebrate the admittedly impressive milestone,  if you have a favourite Batman moment, image or story, let's see it (Or you can request one if there's one you've always wanted to see!)

Happy Batday!

The Falcon and Snap Wilson

CAPTAIN AMERICA #276-278 contained a three part backup story called "Snapping" about Sam Wilson and his time as "Snap" Wilson. It isn't really a Falcon story, as Sam is only the Falcon in one panel. It is also by the same writer, J.M. DeMatteis, and artist, Mike Zeck, as the main story.

Who am I? )
arbre_rieur: (Default)

Magnus: Robot Fighter #0



"What happens when the copy thinks of itself as superior to the original? Appropriation of identity, the replication of social hierarchies, the hegemony of a particular race, gender, sexual orientation -- any one group over another, really -- this is what Magnus Robot Fighter is about.

"That, and karate chopping robots until they explode."
-- Fred Van Lente

Read more... )