Can someone tell Batman why not?!?

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lol yeah wasn't GMoz just given carte blanche to continue doing his thing totally independent of the rest of the DC Universe?

If I remember right he had just gotten going on Bats Inc when the 52 rug was pulled out and there was no way Inc could have existed in continuity, so he just said 'look at least let me finish this damn book' so Inc kept right on going

Brakhage, Thursday, 4 September 2014 20:48 (five years ago) link

I'm not absolutely sure about that, so please correct me. One of the hangovers from this reboot is Memento-esque brain damage

Brakhage, Thursday, 4 September 2014 20:50 (five years ago) link

IIRC, Batman Inc and Johns's GL were the only New 52 books generally unaffected by the reboot.

Gwumpy Bubby Want Hims Ba-Ba (Old Lunch), Thursday, 4 September 2014 20:53 (five years ago) link

they should just abandon continuity altogether imo

Οὖτις, Thursday, 4 September 2014 21:08 (five years ago) link

I think you could make a solid argument that they already have, however unintentionally.

Coarse Apple Slaw (Old Lunch), Thursday, 4 September 2014 21:30 (five years ago) link

i believe that's known as "the liefeld effect"

the other song about butts in the top 5 (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 4 September 2014 21:38 (five years ago) link

I loved it in the recent Inkstuds pod where Matt Fraction compared the new 52 to putting your dick on a table and handing somebody a ruler to hit you with

Brakhage, Thursday, 4 September 2014 21:39 (five years ago) link

Intrigued by this one, which came out a year ago but which I only just found out about -- Batman vs architecture

ornamental cabbage (James Morrison), Friday, 5 September 2014 01:47 (five years ago) link

two years ago!

boney tassel (sic), Friday, 5 September 2014 03:04 (five years ago) link

one month passes...
four months pass...

WINTER HAVEN - Stephen Merrill, 31, passes away February 12, 2015, due to a uppercut from Batman.
He was born January 28, 1984, the son of Larry Ronald Merrill and Bridgett I. Dotson Merrill. He was in retail sales at The Big Shop in Legoland, Florida.
In addition to his parents, Stephen is survived by his fiancée, Stephanie Vella; son, Noah; and sister, Kimberly.
Visitation is Tuesday, February 17, 2015, from 12-1PM with a celebration of life at 1PM, both at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, Winter Haven. - See more at:

the plight of y0landa (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 24 February 2015 05:24 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

This is the best batman story I've read in tears

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 5 November 2016 14:34 (three years ago) link

I mean years, but tears too

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 5 November 2016 14:34 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

I picked up the Alan Davis batman book in the sale. It's fun and campy. Never heard about this run before.


Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 23 November 2017 19:29 (two years ago) link

And also

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 23 November 2017 19:30 (two years ago) link

Here's the first one without the first half of the gag cut off

And my favourite trope, where batman can only enter a room by crashing through some wooden blinds

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 23 November 2017 19:34 (two years ago) link

That short Barr/Davis run truly is delightful. Should have lasted longer.

Duane Barry, Thursday, 23 November 2017 19:43 (two years ago) link

those are painful to look at, like every time ppl on the internet post old Marvel comics from online services

shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Friday, 24 November 2017 20:02 (two years ago) link

Yeah that's it. the run is only six issues or so. the book's padded out with a (not very good) graphic novel included.

I take sic's point but the recolouring isn't quite as heinous as on e.g. the neal adams reissues

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 26 November 2017 12:16 (two years ago) link

Seems to be OOP...

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Sunday, 26 November 2017 19:47 (two years ago) link

seven months pass...

My son, unclear on the concept, play-acting young Bruce Wayne discovering the Batcave:

“Alfred! — I fell into a big hole in the backyard... it was a cave that had a computer built into the wall!”

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 04:04 (one year ago) link


Arthur Funzonerelli (stevie), Wednesday, 4 July 2018 08:59 (one year ago) link

Well, I managed to avoid the nyt spoilers, but that was a bit fucking boring either way

I’ve never seen the appeal of full-page posters in the middle of a comic, and there are some spectacularly butt-ugly examples in this issue

King is entering his bad Malick phase, it seems

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 5 July 2018 16:12 (one year ago) link

I just saw a long article about the “NY Times spoiler”... Umm, people read about comics in the NY Times(?)

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Friday, 6 July 2018 00:14 (one year ago) link

It was in the Weddings section

kelp, clam and carrion (sic), Friday, 6 July 2018 01:29 (one year ago) link

One more in a long list of recent black marks on the Times, I guess.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Friday, 6 July 2018 02:48 (one year ago) link

Spoiler question about #50...

Wait, so who was the Batman in the last frame? And are we supposed to believe Bane somehow set this all up?

Nhex, Friday, 13 July 2018 18:04 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Damn, Norm Breyfogle died! My favourite Batman artist by miles, stupidly uncollected for such a long time.

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 26 September 2018 23:08 (one year ago) link

His run with Alan Grant is probably still my favourite extended run on Batman. RIP.

Duane Barry, Thursday, 27 September 2018 00:38 (one year ago) link

Aw, crap. My favourite too. The Grant/Breyfogles are my ideal Batman comics.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Thursday, 27 September 2018 00:59 (one year ago) link

In response, an audience member yelled, “F— Trump.” West added, “Now you got a situation where we need to have a dialogue and not a diatribe because if you want something to change, it’s not going to change by saying, ‘F— that person.’ Try love. Try love. Try love. Try love.”

Some audience members laughed. “You see they laughing at me. You heard ’em, they scream at me, they bully me. They bullied me backstage they said, ‘Don’t go out there with that hat on.’ They bullied me backstage. They bullied me. And then they say I’m in a sunken place. You want to see the sunken place? Okay, I’ma listen to y’all now.”

He removed his MAGA hat before putting it back on. “Or I’ma put my Superman cape on, which means you can’t tell me what to do,” he said.

Ah, the minty egg bits (sic), Sunday, 30 September 2018 18:45 (one year ago) link

Can someone tell Kanye why not

brush ’em like crazy (morrisp), Sunday, 30 September 2018 20:35 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

in awe of the size of this bat. absolute unit

more ham for me myself and i (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 11 January 2019 07:16 (one year ago) link

I read that West quote above, and in this thread context, wondered a) Adam West is speaking about loving Trump? and b) isn't he dead? (Fun fact: Walla Walla, WA - his birthplace - has had two Adam West Day events.)

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Friday, 11 January 2019 15:00 (one year ago) link

that would be a quote from kanye west, not adam west, iirc

more ham for me myself and i (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 11 January 2019 15:03 (one year ago) link


i stan corrected (morrisp), Friday, 11 January 2019 15:09 (one year ago) link

now wondering who would play robin in a world where kanye took on the mantle of the 60s batman

more ham for me myself and i (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 11 January 2019 15:10 (one year ago) link

I’ve never had a chance to mention this to anyone, but I loved it... at an auto show, four years or so ago, I saw a guy wearing the following T-shirt (picture the final line in super-big text):


i stan corrected (morrisp), Friday, 11 January 2019 15:54 (one year ago) link


A Nugatory Excrescence (Old Lunch), Friday, 11 January 2019 16:08 (one year ago) link

now wondering who would play robin in a world where kanye took on the mantle of the 60s batman


sans lep (sic), Friday, 11 January 2019 18:41 (one year ago) link

one month passes...
five months pass...

New 52 Batman is trying way harder to share his feelings than Bat D1ck of the DC New Earth from Batman Year One on. That said, the dude goes through planes and cars like mad though in the current comics.

earlnash, Monday, 29 July 2019 23:26 (six months ago) link

New Adams Batman on the way shortly!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 11 August 2019 22:52 (six months ago) link

John Carpenter is also writing a Joker comic, which is kinda neat.

Neal Adams' artwork has all those thick lines, it looks more Kubert than himself in a way. I'm guessing he works on a digital board probably drawing on top of scanned thumbnails now. That modern style has altered the look of quite a few comic artists earlier works.

earlnash, Sunday, 11 August 2019 23:00 (six months ago) link

I know he’s a consummate professional, but I’d buy a Batman series where Neal incorporates his growing earth theories

untuned mass damper (mh), Sunday, 11 August 2019 23:59 (six months ago) link

I mean, professional and wouldn’t throw personal causes in

untuned mass damper (mh), Monday, 12 August 2019 00:00 (six months ago) link

"Neal incorporates his growing earth theories"

You know he could just do a Warlord series and be able to make it work 'kinda' in-continuity.

Probably could somehow work it with K'un-Lun in Iron Fist perhaps too.

I always thought that one could easily do some AM radio crank character in the Marvel Universe reading into all this madness always going on in the comics upon the people. I'm kind of surprised that someone like Bendis did not do it, as it would have worked in some of his story lines.

A tribute character to Art Bell would be cool, but I think that would work better in the DC comics.

earlnash, Monday, 12 August 2019 21:32 (six months ago) link

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