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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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Ah, Arkham Asylum. Hospital for the mentally ill, prison for supervillains and the most mainstream HP Lovecraft reference in comicbooks! Now, when people talk about Arkham, it's normally connected in some manner with how Batman is "incompetant" in some way for not stopping the Joker, Killer Croc and company from routinely escaping from the alleged SuperMax facility whenever the mood strikes them.

Well today I've decided to have a look at the numerous ways that, really, it's really the Arkham members of staff who are at fault here, not just Batman not having the time to physically watch his rogues 24/7 to ensure they don't go walk about. Plus Halloween is coming up, and this is kind of good subject matter for the season.

Let's begin!
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From today's paper:



Yes, kicking someone down a well for dramatic effect loses something if the well isn't complete.

Two pages from 300 after the cut )
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Greetings, Ladies and Gentlemen! Chocochuy reporting for duty and bringing you some news from the global community.

As you might recall, yesterday was the peaceful blackout of pages like Wikipedia, Google, Mozilla and our very own Dreamwidth in order to protest against the SOPA bill. Well, just some hours ago Megaupload was shut down by the FBI, thus causing the arrest of its inner circle and the loss of countless Terabytes of both illegal and safe files. Retribution from hackers all over the globe was not denied and hours later the group that calls itself Anonymous hacked several government sites as well as asking all cybernauts to join their revolution against the rich 1%. It might be kinda exaggerated to say this but I am certain that were witnessing the genesis of the First World Internet War. In my honest opinion I think the loss of Megaupload may be a heavy loss for most cybernauts and it may also herald the beginning of some authoritarian movements if the FBI can go shutting down websites when the SOPA has not been approved yet. What we are really seeing is a struggle between two powerful forces, none of them wanting to give up, that will change the way we use the internet from now on if a peaceful solution is not found.

I will be glad to hear your opinions in this matter, comrades, especially if this SOPA bill goes out of control and tries targeting our beloved fanfics/fanarts.


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Alan Moore has been interviewed recently, and he shares his thoughts about Frank Miller's recent anti-OWS rant, and in the process makes another sweeping, damning generalization about the comics industry:

Read more... )

Warning: thread has spiraled into an awesome discussion "featuring a lot of oppressive terms and slurs." Enter at your own risk.
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I was surfing the net when I suddenly found a nice cache of SNK Mangas. Some of them were pretty simple while others left me speechless. Today I shall share with you some cool pictures I found on these Mangas. Enjoy.

Fight!!! )
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Good news!

Batman won't be in Frank Miller's "Holy Terror"

Bad news!

Frank Miller is still writing "Holy Terror"




Starring... The Fixer )
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As we've seen with the debates with this post...

http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/2972745.html

...there's a bit of controversy regarding the direction of the Bat books. Some object to Bruce not being a loner. What's with these groups and others wearing the Bat symbol? What's with people looking to Batman as an inspiration when he's just supposed to scare the crap out of everybody, good and evil aike? Bruce publicly funding superheroes? What's with that candle swearing ceremony thing?

They all date back decades, in some cases almost as long as Batman has existed.

A look back...

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When people talk about some of the greatest Batman comics of all time, Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns is usually listed as number one.

I used to agree, but the older I get, the more I find TDKR to be unbearably ugly. Conversely, I find that Miller and David Mazzucchelli's Batman: Year One gets more powerful and humane with each passing year. I think it's because comics creators learned an awful lot of bad lessons from Miller and Janson's TDKR, and I can't read that book without seeing all the negative influences it's since had on Batman and comics in general. Regardless, TDKR a historic work, filled with scenes and moments that burn into a fan's memory.

But in all the retrospectives and articles I've seen about TDKR, I've noticed a distinct lack of mention for the Harvey Dent subplot. Sad thing is, I can understand why. Even for a fan like me, Harvey's story (and what it means to Batman) slips between the cracks when it comes to stuff like the Mutant mud-pit fight, the sounds of the Joker breaking his own neck, and the climatic battle with Superman. I suppose it's because those scenes are visceral, the kind of moments you can sense on several levels, whereas Harvey's story is more of a psychological portrait. Not even that: he's just there to serve as a reflection to Bruce's psychological portrait.

So let's shine the spotlight expressly upon this neglected subplot of a great work, to see what Miller had to say about who Harvey was, what Two-Face is, and just how exactly he relates to Batman.





We must BELIEVE in Harvey Dent behind the cut )



If you're one of the few who's not yet read The Dark Knight Returns, it can be purchased via Amazon.com, but you're also likely to find it at most libraries that carry trade paperbacks and graphic novels. It's one of the standards, after all.
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In the final chapter of BATMAN: YEAR ONE, Commissioner Loeb mentions a reporter/editor at the Gotham Gazette named Agee. Looking at this again, I'm noticing how Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli gave Loeb a "Sidney Greenstreet" look.



For a long time, I thought Loeb said "McGee," and Miller was making a reference to Jack McGee from "The Incredible Hulk" TV series.
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Greetings True Believers!

I have even more Captain America awesome for you. This time from Daredevil # 233. This issue has so much awesome Steve in it that the mere act of holding it makes you want to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and fight Nazis.

Also, early Frank Miller, before his "whores! whores! whores!" period.

Enjoy!

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In a comment further down the page, [personal profile] halialkers said: "The World War II era was not some era of moral perfection and justice where wars were fought with a purity unrivaled by all other eras."
This has been seen as a problem with Captain America, especially in issues of DAREDEVIL of all places. And an issue of PUNISHER WAR JOURNAL.

Time to shake the hornets' nest! )
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There are some interesting things about the Joker in the DARK KNIGHT RETURNS. He has white instead of red lips, he doesn't wear his "traditional" purple suit, and he doesn't laugh insanely or even smile *that* much. Anyway...



Darling. )
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Greetings True Believers!

I have two pages here from an old Robocop mini-series that I was re-reading.

I love Robocop, movies and comics. So enjoy Robocop giving Lewis one of hell of a snog.

(BTW, this mini was based on Frank Miller's original script for Robocop 2. I wish they had used it.)

Suggested Tags: char: robocop, creator: frank miller, creator: juan jose ryp, publisher: avatar press

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News from San Francisco's WonderCon reported at www.newsarama.com is that we have seen the end of "All Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder", but fans (both of them one assumes by this point) should not lose heart, because a six issue limited series entitled "Dark Knight: Boy Wonder" will debut in 2011 (and as one wag pointed out in the feedback, should finish some time in 2032)



This also confirms that ASBARTBW is offically part of Millers Dark Knight Returns "Universe", (so that also means don't get too happy for their Dick Grayson because he is going to be urinated upon from a great height by destiny sometimes very soon.)

Comments? Criticisms? Abject Apathy?

tags: creator: frank miller, creator: jim lee, title: all star batman and robin the boy wonder

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