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One of the most memorable of the many memorable aspects of the Batman Animated Universe was the way it dealt with it's villains.

Yes some were monsters in every sense of the word, but nearly all of them had, at their core, a human nature, a human frailty which had pushed them beyond the pale (often, but not always, a dark reflection of some aspect of Batman's own psyche).

Be it Mr Freeze's genuine love for his wife becoming an obsession to isolate himself from emotion, or Baby Doll being an adult woman forever trapped by genetics in the body of a child, or the Mad Hatter finding himself unable to interact with the woman he loves (or at least desires) because he's cripplingly shy.... That doesn't excuse their actions of course, but it does give them something for a viewer to relate to at some level and that was a powerful thing in the hands of skilled writers (and the comics reflected that too, to their eternal credit).

Take THIS guy for example.... )
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This is from Gotham Adventures #28,

The Riddler has staged a series of clues in an effort to lead Batman around by the nose after kidnapping a famous musician. But it's been Nightwing's knowledge of music that has been pivotal, as the musician has been hiding clues of his own in the musical cue the Riddler has been using.

Read more... )
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Seven pages under the cut )

Tags: title: Gotham Adventures, theme: DCAU, char: Batman/Bruce Wayne, char: Robin/Nightwing/Dick Grayson, char: Robin/Red Robin/Tim Drake, char: Batgirl/Oracle/Barbara Gordon, char: Alfred Pennyworth, creator: Scott Peterson, creator: Terry Beatty, creator: Tim Levins
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click for more, you know you want to )
Tags: title: Gotham Adventures, char: Robin/Red Robin/Tim Drake, char: Robin/Nightwing/Dick Grayson, char: Batgirl/Oracle/Barbara Gordon, char: Alfred Pennyworth, theme: dcau, creator: Scott Peterson, creator: Tim Levins, creator: Terry Beatty
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Some love for the DCAU Robin--in this case, Tim. This particular story is called Disappearing Act, written by Matthew K. Manning and pencilled by Tim Levins

So here's the premise: Batman's disappeared after following up a lead on a robbery--a robbery committed by none other than J'onn J'onnz. Tim's gone to the satellite to try to get help from the Leaguers on watch--Superman, Flash and Hawkgirl. After Superman keeps Flash and Hawkgirl from beating the tar out of Tim for the unexpected invasion, they go on another call--apparently another Justice Leaguer is committing robbery:

Things aren't always what they seem )
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My favorite two pages from Batgirl #4 to kick off our new home. Simply adorable, and Miller hits the nail on the head.

Postive reinforcement? For ME? )

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Greetings, [insanejournal.com profile] scans_daily!

It's been about eight months since I discovered s_d back on LJ, and since I'm going to be busy soon I thought I'd make my first contribution now. It also fits nicely with Positive Comics Week (which is still on, yes? Till the 20th, at least?).

This is from Batman: Gotham Adventures #22. It's seven pages from a 22-page book.


(It's bigger and clearer in context, honestly)

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