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With Gotham premiering today I figured some of you might find this amusing. From Dorkly.

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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... )
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The first page of BATMAN #26 has Young Bruce Wayne watching a Zorro movie in a theater... by himself. He is confronted by uniform officer James Gordon. The rest of the issue in the present (which is also the past) is Doctor Death fighting Bruce Wayne and Lucius Fox and Gordon rescuing them. Bruce wakes in the hospital with his foot handcuffed to the bed.

Important coat. )
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In our last installment, Tim failed to stop the Joker for a second time, allowing the Joker to complete the next step of his plan. Now the Joker's put a serious cyber-bug into Gotham's mainframes, making the oncoming holiday season look more nightmarish than ever.

How bad can it be, you ask? Well...
See for yourself, behind the cut! )
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This is a fan story that was posted online at Moonhead Press (I.E. not affiliated with DC) by Gerardo Preciado and Daniel Bayliss. It's gotten a bit of attention from various news sources. Here is an interview with the creators (don't read until you finish). I'm posting the whole thing given its free nature.

Warning, it's pretty gory.

Story under the cut... )
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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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As previously discussed, Commissioner Gordon was not a terribly dynamic character during the pre-Crisis era. Which made the few exceptions all the sweeter.

One of the most notable exceptions was in the pages of 1955's Detective Comics #225. We're waist-deep in the Silver Age here, so it's time for some (relatively) harmless criminals, cheerful, grinning, out-and-out celebrity Batman, and crack aplenty, all wrapped up in some kick-ass Dick Sprang art. Quite frankly, it's a wonder that the Adam West show never adapted this story, or even portions of it - the story's entire concept (if not necessarily the execution) turns the goofiness up to eleven and rips off the knob, creating a tale that's just begging for the satiric touch of Dozier and company.

As it is, though, the story is pretty short - back then, twelve pages was the maximum - and there isn't really room to take the concept to its full potential. But still, it has a slew of good moments.

And what is that concept, you ask?

Let the all-knowing Splash Page guide your way...
Gordon's (short) life in tights, behind the cut! )
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... but then I realised that they might have been waiting politely for me to do it.

In any event, welcome to one of my rare "Context is for the weak" posts, as we discover the motivation of the cop who appears to be persecuting Nightwing.

Okay, even I wasn't expecting THIS one! )

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