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An "Accentuate the Positive" post - Batman Family #16

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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A slightly belated Brave and the Bold posting... Knights of Tomorrow

I was going to add this to the last Brave and the Bold post, but... nah, let's lavish a bit of attention on this story, which "Brave and the Bolds" Earth-1 Batman and Grant Morrison's output.... (eg mixes and matchs for as close to maximum awesomeness as possible).

The story opens with THIS image...

Love the BTAS style red skies! :) )

Patriot Games with Barbara Gordon



There was a request for scans from Babs' days as a Congresswoman. Here's a particularly cracky tale from Batman Family #1, 1975. The upcoming U.S. Bicentennial was all over the media, and comics were no exception...
Spoiler: Satan goes commando )

Suggested tags:
creator: elliot s! maggin, creator: mike grell, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: batgirl/oracle/barbara gordon, publisher: dc comics, title: batman family

Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon mega post

I made this mega post over at the Spider-Man Crawlspace message boards and figured it would be appreciated here as well.

Thank you everyone who was clicked on my articles at EXAMINER ( http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-6770-Batman-Examiner~y2009m5d21-Poison-Ivy-Trailer ) btw. I need all the hits I can get and would appreciate you guys checking it out again today...and everyday.

Now some Dick/Babs fun through the ages...

Back in time )

Batman Family "Dollar comic" back covers

IJ account created, check. Joined S_D 2.0, check. Userpic, can't find the damn thing, heck with it I'll get one later. Here we go...

The relentless stagflation of the 70's was not kind to comics. 50 cents for a 100 page super-spectacular became 60 cents, then became 60 cents for a 64 page giant, and finally 60 cents for a 48 page "giant." (back then, comic companies were actually reluctant to raise cover prices, you see). Then came the "Dollar Comic," at 80 pages for a dollar, with all-new content. But 80 pages was just too much paper to be affordable, so after only a few months of 80 page dollar comics, the page count was cut back to 64 pages.

But again, this was an era when comic publishers felt a responsibility to deliver value for your dollar, so DC eliminated all advertising from the 64 page dollar comics. 64 pages with no ads was nearly the same number of story pages as 80 pages with ads, so they could tell readers that nothing had changed except a lower printing bill for DC. And it gave the artists the opportunity to create pinups for the back cover.Read more... )

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