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Good old Victor Fries. I love him when he's written well, but my standards for "written well" are narrow as all hell, even moreso than my standards for the Riddler and Two-Face. I can't think of a single, published comic (outside the DCAU continuity) that fits those standards, and the 1997 Batman: Mr. Freeze graphic novel - written by Paul "Heart of Ice" Dini, no less - isn't really an exception to that.

In the end, it comes down to the fact that I think Mr. Freeze is a character who should make limited appearances and be written with a maximum amount of effort in each appearance, while DC execs seem to think the exact opposite. Sooner or later, they'll find a way to twist any take on Victor to include an excuse to turn him into a recurring villain, even though the very state of being a recurring villain arguably undercuts what makes Victor the most effective: his buried humanity and the fact that, in the end, he might be the most noble man in Arkham Asylum.

But for what it was worth, the aforementioned graphic novel did include a welcome expansion on Victor's and Nora's romance, back before the Almighty raised his middle finger at both of them.

When Victor met Nora, behind the cut. )
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Now scans_daily welcomes those of all religious persuasions, or no religious persuasion at all, and long may it continue to do so.

And whilst appreciating that there are those for whom this day is not particularly special, or whose religious celebrations occur at other times of the year, I hope no one will be offended if I post a couple of Christmas themed special pieces.

So who is on the Naughty List? )
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Ah, the New Year! New beginnings, new opportunities... and for me, a chance to (finally) kick off a series of reviews centering around my favorite comics character and my favorite comics creator!

The story we'll be looking at today is one that pits Tim Drake, AKA Robin III, against a certain green-haired Clown Prince of Crime. Said story also happens to take place around the holiday season - complete with oodles of that good old Gotham snowfall - and has Batman be mysteriously absent so that Tim can face down the big bad Joker all by himself. I think you all know where this is going...

Yes, folks... it's time to dig into 1991's Robin II: The Joker's Wild!

Tim and the Joker.
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Yeah. I had a bunch more "Villains Being Awesome" moments to post, but there are so, so few days of October left. Ergo, I decided to lump several of them into one post!

As a last-ditch effort to establish some kind of connecting theme beyond "Batman villains", I chose the three villains featured in what popular opinion has deemed the worst Batman film to date, Batman & Robin. If anyone deserves to have their awesomeness trumpeted and the reputations that that movie gave them destroyed, it's these three. And I say that as a guy who's usually apathetic (at best) to two of them.

Behind the cut: What Ahnold, Uma, and Swenson should have been! )
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From the Batman: the Animated Series tie-in comic, here is a story that, due to being only 12 pages long, I can only post 4 pages of it!
Read more )
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As the sun sets (or rises depending on time difference) on scans_daily's "Dude in Distress Week" (and thank you to the mods for it and to everyone who contributed such great issues), I thought I'd make a couple of posts featuring my favourites... First post will be some commissions, the second post will be some classic moments from the past, and the third will be my nomination for perfect "Dude in Distress" issue. And yes, I should probably apologise in advance for the sheer Robin-centricity of them, but frankly you should know me better by now! :D If cute guys in pixie boots aren't you're thing, please feel free to skip them all.

Like comics... but not! )
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Harvey had a small supporting role in a two-part storyline where Jean-Paul Valley broke into Arkham Asylum looking for one of his old enemies. Unfortunately, he ran into a whole lotta released inmates, led by the Joker, who was using Harvey (and his coin) to judge where they should take their fun. The story itself is so unremarkable that I can't remember the plot details (it doesn't help that I don't own the preceding issues of Azrael), but it does feature a couple moments of Harvey crack, most notably these panels:





... ewwww. Welp, I don't think anyone's going to try taking his coin now.


Slightly extended context, plus one of the sadder times that Harvey's been punched in the face, behind the cut )

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