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[personal profile] thanekos
It's starting again with a new #1 in September.

The end this week set up the upcoming beginning with a tale of Kip Burland, the first Black Hood.

It opened in California, on him looking at the work of one he was hunting.

It was bloody work. )
[personal profile] lego_joker
Once upon a time, there was Batman: The Animated Series. And it was good.

Then someone decided to shake up the status quo, slap more action-ready redesigns on everybody, replace half the writing staff, and tie it all to the Superman cartoon airing at the time. And the results were decidedly horrible mixed.

Somewhere closer to the positive end of that scale, we have 1996's Batgirl Adventures #1, sort of a pseudo-sequel to 1995's Batman Adventures Holiday Special as well as another prototype of TNBA's Girls' Night Out. Once again, there's not much plot other than "the ladies of Gotham kick lots of ass, add one cup of humor and stir", but it's a formula that's made Paul Dini plenty popular, and I'd be lying if I said I weren't fond if it.

(Doesn't hurt that the yellow-and-black look is one of my favorite BG costumes of all time, either.)



The other (other) World's Finest, behind the cut! )
[personal profile] lego_joker
Oh, there was a girl from Gotham...

That walked the hero's road,

For the sake of her old father...

It's to her I sing this ode.

With ra-zor sharp intellect...

She struck down every foe.

Joy and inspiration,

It's these to her we owe...

Gray and blue...

Gray and blue...

The girl from Gotham wore the gray and blue...



So of course, this comic is best known for introducing a sociopathic criminal. C'est la vie. )

By the way, I'll be going through a lot of Babsgirl stuff this week, so if there's anything you want me to keep my grubby little hands off of, speak up now. Thank you.
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[personal profile] icon_uk
Much to my surprise, I see that we don't have much of this quintessentially awesome issue of Brave and the Bold on s_d, where Batman teams up with... well, ALL his Robins. And in true Brave and the Bold fashion, they happily break the laws of continuity if they think it'd be FUN! :)

The preview pages were posted last November, but since then, nothing.

Now it could be down to the fact it was the very devil to find in the shops, it took me months to find a copy in my neck of the woods, and by the time I did I think I must have assumed it had been posted already, but apparently not.

I considered this for a "One Perfect Moment" post, but couldn't pick one within my own rules of the thing (one scene, no more than two pages), so decide to make this a more general crowning moment of Awesome for the concept of Robin-inity.

Robins past, present and future, but all brave and bold! )
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[personal profile] icon_uk
I juts got a new piece of original art, and since it's my second piece from the same issue, I thought I'd share it, and the fun story it comes from.




It wasn't until I thought about it that I realised that, aside from one mass purchase of pages, I've only got two instances of owning two pages from the same story, and in both cases, it's Paul Dini writing stories which feature Robin as a hostage (one way or the other). Coincidence? Actually, quite probably, but that's neither here nor there...

Approximately 7 pages from 22 under the cut

When 'being a slave to your hormones' becomes literal fact )


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[personal profile] skjam
Wonder Woman had another appearance this week, which may be more palatable for some of you.



The "Batman: The Brave and the Bold" comic book underwent a renumbering, so we have a different look for the Amazing Amazon.

The Bride and the Bold, 4 pages from the latest issue )
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[personal profile] thehefner
I was introduced to this story way back in scans_daily 1.0, whereupon it was instantly beloved by all. Upon tracking down the issues myself, this three-part finale from The Batman Adventures became one of my top ten favorite Batman stories ever, from any continuity.

I'm posting it here as the next part of my Hugo Strange series, as it was his only appearance in the ten years after Prey, and it's *also* tied to New Year's Eve. In keeping with Batman: The Animated Series' treatment of villains, Hugo is given unprecedented character depth, sympathy, and a tragedy which matches (perhaps even rivals) the stories of Harvey Dent and Mr. Freeze.

But let's not kid ourselves. I know the main reason why you folks love this story. It's a testament to the greatness of these comics that Hugo's sad story could run in the same issues as moments like this:






In Memoriam, behind the cut )

It's because of stories like this that I honestly consider the TAS comics--all four series--to be the greatest Batman comics of the past twenty-five years. Maybe if these comics ever actually had crossovers into the DCU or "mattered" in some way continuity-wise, more people would have cared.

As it is, I'm just glad I recently managed to complete my entire collection of The Batman Adventures, Batman & Robin Adventures, Batman: Gotham Adventures, and Batman Adventures, until DC finally wises up and reprints the whole series.

Happy New Year, folks! Drive safely, drink sensibly, and try not to get your memory wiped!
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Greetings True Believers!

I'm a life-long history buff, lover of alternate history and comic collector. So Wildstorm's mini-series about the WWII invasion of Japan was a natural fit.

Storming Paradise is set in world were the WWII conflict between the United States and the Empire of Japan wasn't ended by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In this world, the atomic tests failed and the Allies had to launch Operation Downfall, the invasion of Japan.

This of course changes history and different people meet different fates. One of the those people is General George S. Patton. One of the most talented and colorful soldiers in U.S. history. He was a real son of a bitch and my reading about the man tells me he would preferred the ending he got in the SP universe then the one he got in our world.

Warning! War-time racist language. Might not be safe for work.

Enjoy!

Read more... )
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[personal profile] salad_barbarian
Well you know how I was going through The Shield series? Well I don't have issue #5. HOWEVER! I have decided to fill the gap with a character who first showed up in The Shield #4. Prepare yourselves because this is issue #1 of...THE BLACK HOOD!:
Read more... )
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[personal profile] kingrockwell
Hey everyone, [personal profile] kingrockwell here, I'll be your guest host on the 30-Day Meme for the next two days. Today we'll be looking at the storyline/book you could read over and over again.

Mine's under the cut )

So what's yours, [community profile] scans_daily?
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[personal profile] perletwo
Somebody mentioned these two as a possibility in an earlier post, and I realized I knew just the scene I wanted to post. It's from No Man's Land, when Bats and Jim have a midnight confrontation in the Gordons' back garden. Some context: Bruce was stuck outside of Gotham when the government cordoned off the city and made it No Man's Land, and so Gordon was stuck shoveling the shinola without Batman's help for some time. Batman calls Jim his "partner," sparking a rant on the equitable nature of partnership, and Bats can only respond with this:



And Gordon's response is why he's maybe the only perfect friend for Batman. )
[personal profile] runespoor
This isn't the scene I first thought about posting; that one has already been covered here. So I went looking for another Rucka-penned scene of Jim and Bruce. This is from Gotham Knights #13.

The end of Officer Down. )
perletwo: His parents are dead. (Batman - parents are dead)
[personal profile] perletwo
These days I don't often make a comics score at thrift stores - if I do find any they're marked according to Overstreet - but I did come up with a 12-page "special collector's edition" issue of Batman done in partnership with Kemco and inserted with the "Batman: Dark Tomorrow" game. It has lots of villains - Poison Ivy, Ventriloquist and Scarface, Killer Croc - visits with both Gordons, and guess what? Batman's 1878597879876724th Crime Alley Flashback. Two pages of 12.

Enemies....those he has an unlimited supply of... )

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