'Faces'

Aug. 16th, 2017 06:26 pm
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Continuing Harvey Dent's 75th anniversary is Matt Wagner's 'Faces' from Legends of the Dark Knight #28-30. It's considered by a lot of people to be one of the definitive Two-Face stories. I'm personally on the fence; it's well-written and drawn but Harvey's character and overall motivations are fairly inconsistent with how he's usually depicted. The story might have been served better with a number of other Bat-villains instead. But who knows, you might think differently.  

Scans under the cut... )
cyberghostface: (Joker)
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In light of some of the recent Joker posts and discussions on his sanity and morality (or lack thereof) and the ethics of Batman keeping him alive I decided to revisit what I consider to be one of the definitive Joker stories.

Scans under the cut... )
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A tale from the days of yore, wherein we get an origin for Man-Bat which is heavily influenced by the David Cronenberg remake of the Fly.

Warning for Ableism and body horror.

15 pages from the a 60 page annual.

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"The punishment of crime is something everyone has some feelings toward. And I think by the end of the story, it will be interesting to see if the readers side more with Two-Face or with Batman." - Derek Fridolfs

Scans under the cut... )

Going Sane

Jul. 23rd, 2014 02:02 pm
cyberghostface: (Two-Face)
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I first posted this here three years ago but with I figured with Batman's anniversary it's worth another look. On a related note, Comixology is having a huge Batman sale right now (750 issues for 99 cents a piece) and this story is one of them.

Scans under the cut... )
[personal profile] omgwtflolbbqbye
With over a year until the Superman/Batman movie, people have already begun speculating how WB will portray the first big screen meeting of the World's Finest.

The buzz so far indicates that Ben Affleck's Batman will be an older and more world-weary foil to the novice Man of Steel.

Since Zach Snyder invoked an excerpt from The Dark Knight Returns to announce the project at Comic-Con, people cite that story and Kingdom Come as the most likely comic touchstones for the forthcoming depiction of Batman.

And they will probably be right, since those are the most prolific 'Elder-Batman' depictions by a wide margin.

Although, I'm guessing they'll at least tweak things to make Batman more 'tired and battle-scarred' rather than just 'old' since they probably don't want to slather old-age makeup on Affleck's face and hair.

Nonetheless, I thought it would be interesting to revisit a more obscure Old-Batman story that was published in the pages of Legends of The Dark Knight #55-57.



Written by Chuck Dixon, drawn by Mike McMahon, with coloring by Digital Chameleon, Watchtower in some ways remind me of a lighter version of TDKR.

It's not as politically tinged or deconstructive, but the blocky art style and 'Over-The-Hill Batman' premise always draws the connections in my mind. Also I think old Bruce sort of looks like virtual Reagan. 

Ok, enough yapping, here we go. )

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They say that any comic could be someone's first comic, and my first comic, the first one I remember reading, is one that didn't spark my current interest in comics, but I thought I'd mention it anyway because after a long while, I found out what it was.

Legends of the Dark Knight #37
My first comic )
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Another of my favorite issues from the Bloodlines event.

In a bit of a confusing event this issue was less about the heroes fighting off a Parasite (or really at all) and more about what happens when you make two New Bloods at the same time one good and one bad, but with another twist.

18 pages of a 56 page story.

Some odd art in the story and fairly uneven but I can't say I disliked it.



New Blood versus New Blood versus New Batman )
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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. )

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