Batman (created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane)

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Re: Batman (created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane)

Postby MarsDragon » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:54 pm

Scans of a Batman zine from the 60s and 70s. Figured some people here might be interesting in looking through and seeing what the fans were concerned about at the time.

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Re: Batman (created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane)

Postby Thad » Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:07 pm

The Lego Batman Movie is the latest in the 8-year trend of recognizing that, you know what, Batman '66 was actually pretty cool.

It's a fun 90 minutes, loaded with cameos, references, and Easter eggs. There's not a whole lot of depth there, but it spends time on a couple of rich Batman themes, chiefly his creation of a surrogate family and his symbiotic and almost romantic relationship with the Joker.


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Re: Batman (created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane)

Postby Thad » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:26 am

Bruce Timm is working on a direct-to-video Batman and Harley Quinn movie. Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester return as Batman and Nightwing; Melissa Rauch is Harley; Paget Brewster is Ivy.

It looks enough like The New Batman Adventures that I'm ready to assume it's the first new DCAU story in 11 years.

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Re: Batman (created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane)

Postby Mothra » Mon May 22, 2017 12:22 am



How have I never heard of this? Bruce Timm, John DiMaggio, Tara Strong.

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Re: Batman (created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane)

Postby Büge » Mon May 22, 2017 1:26 am

I'm surprised. Animated gifs of that pole-dancing scene have been making the rounds for years.

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Re: Batman (created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane)

Postby Thad » Mon May 22, 2017 10:23 am

Yeah, I really liked the DC shorts but they kinda quietly disappeared. Probably down to the misfortune of being a DVD special feature right when DVDs were on the way out. But my belief in short cartoons is well-documented. (I particularly liked the Spectre and Jonah Hex shorts and the realization that they were basically the same story in two completely different settings.)

Catwoman on a stripper pole really plays into all the worst stereotypes about the kind of people who watch direct-to-video PG-13 superhero cartoons, though.

Mothra wrote:Bruce Timm, John DiMaggio, Tara Strong.


Yeah, kinda; Timm produced (that and all the DC Universe movies for the first few years) but those definitely aren't his character designs; DiMaggio and Strong are the second- and third-billed voices after Eliza Dushku as Catwoman.

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