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The opening sequence from BATMAN #700, written by Grant Morrison and drawn(very, very well--either he improved greatly or his inkers have been doing him dirt; if you can make the Mad Hatter look cool, you're something) by Tony Daniel. Basically, your classic old-fashioned Batman & Robin vs. the Big Villains scene, pretty much all in a 60s tone--with a few Morrison elements thrown in. Like the Joker getting high off the Scarecrow's fear gas and...having a bit of an insanity attack.(and I guess they have this Mad Hatter because...they needed a fifth maybe) I also like touches such as Batman's costume taking a lot from the 60s TV show version, but making it work. I dig this sequence a lot, and I'll bet you could show it to anyone with no explanation and it would work. You want your old-fashioned SA Batman? Here! Grant can do that too. To me, as well, this was one of the only of these "special milestone" issues recently that really felt like something special. Or fun.

Yes, even including pervy undertones. Just like the old days.

And here. Icons. Enjoy.

(PS if interested: This week's LULU.)

Date: 2010-08-01 01:36 am (UTC)
thanekos: Lora, crafting. (Default)
From: [personal profile] thanekos
huh, i thought jeremiah arkham hallucinated no-face

oh well, guess there was a real one

Date: 2010-08-02 09:05 pm (UTC)
ext_442165: me, in a cartoony style. (Default)
From: [identity profile] http://www.google.com/profiles/NielJacoby
I only know of no-face from the batman manga from the 60's.


Best. Line. Ever.

Date: 2010-08-01 06:53 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Man, I LOVED that issue, and that sequence in particular--it would have been awesome if they used a more Silver Age-esque artist like Allred, but Daniel pulled it off. :)

Date: 2010-08-01 10:46 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I dunno, the future stuff is tying Batman to s specific future path, which is never a wise move IMHO.

We don't see Brane Taylor being referenced much these days, or most of the other Batman future stuff, we've only just got Batman Beyond, and that's had to jump through hoops to get where it is.

Date: 2010-08-02 05:32 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
also its up to interpreation if these "Futures" are THE future of Possible time lines.

I mean Bruce is dead in the Damien future, but alive in Batman beyond (which was referenced in this story)

Date: 2010-08-10 11:30 am (UTC)
biznizzonpeyote: A female Bower in Mario's clothes... What? (Default)
From: [personal profile] biznizzonpeyote
I remember when the pages with Two-Face 2 was posted.

The general concensus was that Morrison had finally lost his gourd and apparantly DC was too afraid to tell him. Several quotes I vaugely remember is one statement saying that the way Morrison writes is like he's ripping off a six-year old. Another was my *sarcasm* "favorite" */end sarcasm* poster thebigapricot being his/her lovely self.

I felt so alone when I genuinely LIKED Batman #700...

Date: 2010-08-01 07:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Hm, can I still post the Batman Beyond page, or have we reached the limit now?

Date: 2010-08-01 10:47 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Some of those were posted when this first came out, I believe.

Date: 2010-08-01 12:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] megami18
I really do like the art here. Batman really works that old costume. So does Robin. And the Commish is just *cool*.

Date: 2010-08-01 05:25 pm (UTC)
meatwhichdreams: (the village arouuund)
From: [personal profile] meatwhichdreams
I - just, I....what? I mean, what?

uuhhh, well, I like the way they drew Joker and Catwoman.

Date: 2010-08-02 02:32 am (UTC)
midnightvoyager: Just Middy (Deadpool o_O)
From: [personal profile] midnightvoyager
Not all that impressed by it myself, honestly.

Date: 2010-08-01 08:11 pm (UTC)
nickfury90: (AngrySpidey)
From: [personal profile] nickfury90
""The Crucifixion! The Children's Crusade! Vietnam! Just send me somewhere funny!"

This scene is the moment the Joker became THE JOKER we know today, and where the Batman stopped being the "Caped Crusader"(DON'T call me that, again!)

And I really like the future Batman stuff. I know it will probably be ignored by future writers, but whatever. The DC Universe as seen by Grant Morrison is far more interesting ^_^


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