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LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT #44 has quite a cover. Batman could grit his teeth like that, but only in the 1990s. This was Steven Grant and Sean McManus's first Batman story.

Legends of the dark knight  #44 - Page 1

Nutshell: Batman and Gordon vs. racist cops. )
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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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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!
Read more... )
So, Johns on the new Bat-game: yay or nay? Any others who could have fit the bill better?
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It strikes me I've been getting back into bad ways recently, getting all cynical and snarky about a hobby I still enjoy and the DCnU in particular, and so I'm going to focus on posting from a couple of DCnU titles I HAVE enjoyed lately, in particular, Talon and Amethyst, but to tide you over until I can get off my backside and sort that out, here's a little blast from the past, from 1977 in fact, from the page of Batman Family, Robin and Batgirl (and a surprise friend or two) face off against;

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The Five-in-One Foe! )
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Sarah Essen isn't my favorite female character in the Batman mythos, but she is an interesting one. She's a good cop, loves Jim Gordon dearly, but has a problem with the whole "his best friend is a masked vigilante" thing.
Sarah's introduction in BATMAN: YEAR ONE is after the cut.

Think of her as a cop )

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