#talesfromthebatcave

262 posts

Loading...
Broadway has nothing on Edward Nygma! These Batman comic ads in two 1966 issues of Blackhawks I saw at work prove just how popular the prince of puzzles was at the time #batman #riddler #edwardnygma #princeofpuzzles #maskedmanhunter #darkknightdetective #brucewayne #capedcrusader #broadway #givemyregardstobroadway #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #riddlemethis #talesfromthebatcave
Loading...
Detective Comics’ 1000th issue can’t come soon enough! Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo join forces in next month’s issue to give us the Detectives Guild, which includes all of DC’s greatest detectives. Snyder, in his recent Nerdist interview, gives us two (of many!) reasons Batman is the greatest character in all of fiction: he’s adaptable and he’s the world’s greatest detective #batman #scottsnyder #gregcapullo #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #detective1000 #detectivecomics1000 #detective #detectivecomics #nerdist #slambradley #hawkman #hawkgirl #martianmanhunter #detectivechimp #tracithirteen #elongatedman #question #maskedmanhunter #darkknightdetective #brucewayne #darkknight #capedcrusader #talesfromthebatcave
Happy belated birthday (February 8) to Batman creator Bill Finger! This piece by artist Paul Roman Martinez encapsulates the contributions of the mythos-making creator of our Bat-god #billfinger #paulromanmartinez #batman #capedcrusader #maskedmanhunter #darkknightdetective #brucewayne #darkknight #boywonder #robin #dickgrayson #dynamicduo #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #bobkane #talesfromthebatcave #1939 #batman80
And now a word from our hero. Here’s a public service announcement that’s full of wisdom and definitely appropriate for our tumultuous times. Published in 1950, this psa was written by editor Jack Schiff (who wrote almost every one of DC’s psas at the time and was the Bat-editor during the 1950s) and drawn by Win Mortimer with likely inks by George Roussos #jackschiff #winmortimer #georgeroussos #batman #capedcrusader #darkknightdetective #maskedmanhunter #darkknight #dynamicduo #robin #boywonder #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #sportsmanship #superbowl #football #brucewayne #dickgrayson #publicserviceannouncement #psa #talesfromthebatcave
Who’s excited for Matt Reeves’ take on our masked manhunter? We have a date. Now we need a Bruce. Maybe we can even get a Robin? Who would you like to see don the cape and cowl? #batman #darkknight #darkknightdetective #capedcrusader #maskedmanhunter #brucewayne #warnerbros #dcfilms #dccomics #benaffleck #mattreeves #talesfromthebatcave
Do you know the significance of Detective Comics #95 ? Why it’s the home of the meme you’ve seen a million times when Googling a picture to send someone on their birthday! It also features the gang boss Blaze, whose kisser gets a blazing cake in the infamous panel! The story was written by famed Superman writer Mort Weisinger and features layouts by Ed Kressy and art by Dick Sprang #mortweisinger #edkressy #dicksprang #batman #birthday #birthdaycake #blaze #darkknightdetective #darkknight #capedcrusader #maskedmanhunter #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #goldenage #goldenagecomics #detective #detectivecomics #talesfromthebatcave
Happy 62nd birthday to one of the greatest Bat-writer/artists of all time! Frank Miller not only wrote and drew the Dark Knight Returns (my favorite book of all time!) but also wrote the perfection that is Batman: Year One. My opinion might be in the minority, but I enjoyed Dark Knight Strikes Again. One can definitely see a progressive change in Miller’s art over the decades. From his straightforward storytelling design in his early Batman Christmas story in DC Special Series 21 and his amazing run on Daredevil to the innovation of Dark Knight Returns and beyond, Miller’s style has transformed and evolved in numerous ways and gone through a few experimental detours. What are some of your favorite Miller works, Bat-related and otherwise? #frankmiller #frankmillerbatman #darkknightreturns #darkknightstrikesagain #daredevil #batman #darkknight #darkknightdetective #maskedmanhunter #capedcrusader #carriekelley #carriekelleyrobin #robin #dynamicduo #dccomics #marvel #marvelcomics #dc #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #talesfromthebatcave #originalart #batman80
Before the Scarecrow unleashed his fear toxin on Gotham City and the world, Professor Milo came up with a liquid that gave Batman a crippling fear of...bats! Detective 247, the first appearance of Milo and his fear liquid, was written by Bill Finger with art by Sheldon Moldoff and Charles Paris. The issue was published in 1957 while Scarecrow’s fear toxin first appeared in 1967’s Batman 189. In Detective 247, Milo pours the fear liquid from a pill on a spotlight and shines it on Batman. Then, voila!, Batman becomes afraid of bats! That won’t stop our caped crusader from fighting the good fight, however. Bruce Wayne becomes Starman (no relation to the Golden Age Starman)! In the end, Batman regains his love of bats while Milo gains the bat-phobia himself! So Professor Milo had a leg up on the fear chemical market about ten years before Professor Crane #professormilo #milo #billfinger #sheldonmoldoff #charlesparis #batman #starman #capedcrusader #darkknight #darkknightdetective #maskedmanhunter #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #scarecrow #robin #boywonder #robintheboywonder #dynamicduo #talesfromthebatcave
Let’s wish legendary artist George Perez a happy retirement. As a kid, I first encountered his art on the covers of some of my very first comics. The Batman covers for the Year Three and Lonely Place of Dying storylines were ones I would (and still do!) stare at with awe. As well as being co-creator with Marc Wolfman, Perez will always be the definitive Nightwing artist #georgeperez #batman #darkknight #darkknightdetective #capedcrusader #maskedmanhunter #brucewayne #robin #robintheboywonder #boywonder #nightwing #dickgrayson #timdrake #batmanyearthree #alonelyplaceofdying #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #dccomics #talesfromthebatcave
The absolutely purrrrfect Cat-lady Eartha Kitt would have been 92 today. Although having only appeared in three episodes of season three, she left an indelible scratch on the character of Catwoman #earthakitt #catwoman #batman #batman66 #batmanseason3 #cesarromero #joker #cat #catcar #dccomics #classic #talesfromthebatcave
Batman and Robin have gone by the dynamic duo for so long that we assume that the description began with them. But it didn’t, dear Bat-fans! It’s believed a Saturday Evening Post opinion piece might have come up with the term when it labeled Theodore Roosevelt and Chase Osborn the possibly first dynamic duo. However, the first time Batman and Robin were coined the term was in 1940’s Batman #4 . The story, The Case of the Joker’s Crime Circus, was written by Bill Finger and illustrated by Bob Kane, George Roussos, and Jerry Robinson. The dynamic duo moniker became even more ubiquitous during the 1960s Batman show and throughout the comics of the time. Dynamic duo will always be synonymous with the daredeviling duo #dynamicduo #batmanandrobin #batman #robin #capedcrusader #boywonder #darkknight #darkknightdetective #detective #maskedmanhunter #dickgrayson #brucewayne #joker #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #talesfromthebatcave #billfinger #bobkane #georgeroussos #jerryrobinson
Holy Bat-debut! The first episode of the Bat-classic 1960s Batman series first aired 53 years ago today! It was the beginning of the first huge spell of Batmania that spread around the globe. Adam West and Burt Ward created many devoted Bat-acolytes of the Caped Crusader and his Bat-Family #batman #batman66 #batman1966 #robin #brucewayne #dickgrayson #capedcrusader #dynamicduo #boywonder #brightknight #darkknight #detective #darkknightdetective #dccomics #adamwest #burtward #cesarromero #batmania #batmanandrobin #robintheboywonder #talesfromthebatcave
You can call him...the best Joker?! Before creating the breathtaking art for the Batman 1989 comic book adaptation, artist Jerry Ordway’s likenesses of Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, and Kim Basinger had to be approved by the actors. Keaton and Basinger gave a thumbs up right away while Nicholson had some issues. The notes from the actor’s camp said certain aspects, like his nose, were all wrong. There was even a note that was obviously in Nicholson’s handwriting that said, “Does not look like me.” As you can see from a revised practice drawing seen here and a panel from the final product, Ordway sure conjured an uncanny likeness of the acting titan #jerryordway #steveoliff #jacknicholson #jack #jacknapier #joker #thejoker #batman89 #batman1989 #timburton #burtonverse #batman #darkknight #darkknightdetective #capedcrusader #talesfromthebatcave
Lots of great new comics and covers this week! These two were pretty exceptional. Artists Mitch Gerads and Kelley Jones (who was colored by the stunning Michelle Madsen) did some astounding work. Jones announced the other day that the Kings of Fear miniseries will be released in hardcover in August, so Bat-fans have no excuse if they missed this in issues! What was your favorite book of the week? #batman #batmankingsoffear #scarecrow #professorpyg #pyg #kelleyjones #michellemadsen #mitchgerads #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #maskedmanhunter #darkknightdetective #darkknight #detective #gothamcity #gotham #talesfromthebatcave #newcomicbookday #newcomicwednesday #wednesdaywarriors
Who knew that a 1943 movie serial would turn Alfred Pennyworth into the most popular butler ever? Alfred was introduced in the comics shortly before his movie premiere and, because of the drastically different looks between the page and screen versions, DC decided to slim the comic Alfred down from his portly beginnings. After that, the Masked Manhunter’s manservant was given his own backup story from Batman 22-36 (skipping issues 33 and 35). All of those solo stories were drawn by the great Jerry Robinson. Alfred also was featured in many of the main Batman stories as well and given a chance to ply his amateur detective skills. He even caught Catwoman and spanked her! #alfredpennyworth #alfred #alfredthebutler #batman #darkknight #darkknightdetective #maskedmanhunter #jerryrobinson #robin #robintheboywonder #boywonder #catwoman #brucewayne #dickgrayson #goldenage #goldenagecomics #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #dccomics #amateurdetective #talesfromthebatcave
Before beginning his amazing inking and pencilling career at DC Comics, artist Jerry Ordway worked for Golden Books doing various activity books that featured various DC and Marvel characters. Today on Twitter, Ordway tweeted these pictures of original art that caught DC Comics’ eye and helped bring him into the comic book world. If not for this, we wouldn’t have gotten such classics like the Batman ‘89 comic adaptation that I reread like crazy as a kid #jerryordway #goldenbooks #coloringbook #activitybook #dccomics #comicbooks #batman #superhero #superheroes #joker #thejoker #clownprinceofcrime #darkknight #maskedmanhunter #darkknightdetective #capedcrusader #originalart #talesfromthebatcave #superman #wonderwoman #robin #catwoman #penguin #riddler #shazam #greenlantern #supergirl
What does Justice League #42 and Batman film producer Michael Uslan have in common? Uslan found and mentioned in an interview what is possibly the first coining of the term “Silver Age”. In JLA #42 , letter writer Scott Taylor from Westport, Connecticut wrote, “If you guys keep bringing back the heroes from the Golden Age, people 20 years from now will be calling this decade the Silver Sixties!” Silver Sixties is a perfectly Silver Agey term for the Silver Age, if you ask me! If you haven’t been reading the Silver Age Justice League omnibi like I’m currently doing, I highly recommend you get on that! silverage #silveragecomics #michaeluslan #justiceleague #jla #justiceleague #metamorpho #batman #capedcrusader #maskedmanhunter #darkknightdetective #darkknight #flash #superman #greenlantern #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #dccomics #silversixties #1960s #talesfromthebatcave
Holy forgetful fanboy, Batman! I forgot to add the first appearance of a Robin “holy” in my last post! Here it is in all its glory from Batman #2 ! #robin #batman #dynamicduo #talesfromthebatcave #boywonder #robintheboywonder #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #goldenage #goldenagecomics #capedcrusader #darkknightdetective #detective #darkknight #dickgrayson
Holy chicken or the egg, Batman! What came first? Robin saying “holy” in the Batman comics or “holy” in the Bat-60s TV show? It was actually Dick Grayson’s second appearance where he first used that catchy catchphrase. 1940’s Batman #2 has the distinction of the first holy and that particular holy was “holy cats!” It was directed toward the Joker, of all people, and not Catwoman. The TV show, however, caused the comics to ramp up their usage of the holies and, after starting my reading of the Silver Age newspaper comic strips last night, I can tell those are going to be jam packed with some pretty rich holies as well! What are some of your favorite comic holies? #robin #boywonder #dickgrayson #batman #darkknight #darkknightdetective #maskedmanhunter #capedcrusader #goldenage #silverage #goldenagecomics #silveragecomics #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #talesfromthebatcave #holyrobin
Holy holies, Batman! Do YOU know many times Burt Ward said “holy” something or other? I do! 352 unique holies over 120 episodes! Holy hole in a donut is just one of my favorites. What’s your favorite, Bat-watchers? #batman #batman66 #burtward #adamwest #robin #robintheboywonder #boywonder #capedcrusader #darkknightdetective #maskedmanhunter #detective #dccomics #brightknight #talesfromthebatcave
Happy birthday to one of the Dark Knight Detective’s fathers, the late Jerry Robinson. As co-creator of Robin, the Joker, Alfred Pennyworth, and Two-Face, Robinson was integral in building Batman’s mythos. He was also an astounding artist as well as inker to Bob Kane. During my ongoing reading of Batman’s Golden Age adventures, this Detective Comics cover instantly became one of my favorites #jerryrobinson #batman #robin #dynamicduo #boywonder #maskedmanhunter #capedcrusader #darkknightdetective #detective #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #dccomics #talesfromthebatcave
Before the batarang, there was...the bat? Every great hero and villain leaves a calling card. Batman had to obviously test out different ones before coming up with his iconic batarang. Detective Comics #43 gave us the one-time appearance of a dead bat thrown by the caped crusader through a window to intimidate some hooligans. That’s pretty gangster behavior, Bats #billfinger #jerryrobinson #bobkane #georgeroussos #batman #capedcrusader #darkknightdetective #maskedmanhunter #detective #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #batarang #goldenage #goldenagecomics #talesfromthebatcave
I hope all Bat-fans everywhere have an awesome New Year! 2019 is gonna be a big one, folks. Our dear Bat-God is turning 80, so expect a year-long celebration in the Bat-world and on this Instagram page! Since starting this account in 2018, I’ve enjoyed making new friends and learning even more Bat-lore than I thought possible! Thank you for following and I’ll be here same Bat-time, same Bat-insta! #dickgiordano #dennyoneil #happynewyear #2019 #happynewyear2019 #batman #capedcrusader #maskedmanhunter #darkknightdetective #darkknight #detective #newyearseve #newyearseve2019 #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #batman247 #talesfromthebatcave
Happy Birthday to artist Steve Rude! Besides working with Dave Gibbons on 1990’s World’s Finest miniseries, he gave us this awesome pinup from Batman #400 . I’ve always loved this Bat-tastic image 🦇 #steverude #batman #darkknight #darkknightdetective #detective #batsignal #brucewayne #capedcrusader #maskedmanhunter #creatureofthenight #pinup #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #dccomics #talesfromthebatcave
I’ve just read Crisis on Infinite Earths for the first (!) time and up till this point, non-superpowered heroes like Batgirl have bemoaned their feelings of helplessness against their implacable foe. Then we get this pure Batman moment. The caped crusader always knows what to say. And he’s always right #crisisoninfiniteearths #crisis #batman #robin #capedcrusader #darkknight #darkknightdetective #detective #maskedmanhunter #lyla #shazam #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #boywonder #talesfromthebatcave
So you think Black Mask was founder of the False Face Society? Think again, Bat-fans! The Society first appeared back in 1962’s Batman #152 . Written by Batman creator Bill Finger and drawn by Sheldon Moldoff, the issue has a disguised Joker bringing criminals of different stripes together. He comes up with a contest where each bad guy must dress up as someone of another profession and commit the most outrageous crime in their getup. As an example, a villain dressed as a deep sea diver escaped capture underwater. Joker’s Society was definitely different from that of the one began by Roman Sionis #falsefacesociety #falseface #joker #batman #robin #boywonder #batmanandrobin #darkknight #darkknightdetective #detective #maskedmanhunter #capedcrusader #silverage #silveragecomics #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #dccomics #blackmask #talesfromthebatcave
Riddle...ummm...puzzle me this? Season 2 of the Batman 60s tv show came and with it the demand for more money from Frank Gorshin to continue playing the Riddler. The studio balked, however, and a script meant for the Riddler was retooled for a new villain named the Puzzler. Shakespearean actor Maurice Evans was cast. The character loved to quote Macbeth and had an obsession with flying gadgets. Especially balloons. Action Comics #49 back in 1942 introduced a villain named the Puzzler who was nothing like the Bat-version. Did you enjoy this Bat-villain or was he just an inferior fill-in? #batman #batman66 #adamwest #burtward #mauriceevans #puzzler #robin #boywonder #talesfromthebatcave #blimpy #riddler #darkknight #brightknight #capedcrusader #maskedmanhunter
#Repost @talesfromthebatcave with @repostapp ・・・ The best superhero film to be released at Christmas opened 25 years ago in 1993. The Hollywood Reporter released an article yesterday (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/batman-mask-phantasm-was-inspired-real-life-heartbreak-1171147) that has some awesome Bat-facts about Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. One of the best small screen/big screen Jokers, Mark Hamill, recalls going to see the movie with his family in New York. He was shocked (but not really, since advertising was very minimal) that only about twelve people were in the audience. Everyone was a die hard fan of the show and Hamill ended up asking these Bat-fans to sit with him and talk before the film. How awesome would that be? #batman #maskofthephantasm #batmanmaskofthephantasm #joker #markhamill #kevinconroy #darkknight #darkknightdetective #detective #maskedmanhunter #brucewayne #animation #animatedfeature #batmantheanimatedseries #dccomics #warnerbros #warneranimation #talesfromthebatcave
The best superhero film to be released at Christmas opened 25 years ago in 1993. The Hollywood Reporter released an article yesterday (https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/batman-mask-phantasm-was-inspired-real-life-heartbreak-1171147) that has some awesome Bat-facts about Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. One of the best small screen/big screen Jokers, Mark Hamill, recalls going to see the movie with his family in New York. He was shocked (but not really, since advertising was very minimal) that only about twelve people were in the audience. Everyone was a die hard fan of the show and Hamill ended up asking these Bat-fans to sit with him and talk before the film. How awesome would that be? #batman #maskofthephantasm #batmanmaskofthephantasm #joker #markhamill #kevinconroy #darkknight #darkknightdetective #detective #maskedmanhunter #brucewayne #animation #animatedfeature #batmantheanimatedseries #dccomics #warnerbros #warneranimation #talesfromthebatcave
Sadly, we never got a Batman ‘66 Christmas episode. However, old Kris Kringle did appear in the second part of a two-parter featuring the Puzzler. The episode aired right before Christmas 1966 on December 22. In the window cameo, Santa offers to leave presents in the Batcave if only Batman would tell him the location of the Bat-headquarters. Batman turns to us, the audience, and says, “If you can’t trust Santa, whom can you trust? We can’t tell you here, Mister Claus but we’ll telephone you at the North Pole on the Batphone.” #batman #batman66 #brightknight #robin #boywonder #capedcrusader #darkknight #darkknightdetective #maskedmanhunter #batmanandrobin #cameo #santa #santaclaus #kriskringle #christmas #happyholidays #talesfromthebatcave
This gorgeous Justice League Stjepan Sejic cover is definitely the cover of the week! It’s contents weren’t shabby as well. The newest issues of Batman, Batman: Kings of Fear, and Catwoman were pretty Bat-tastic too. What was your favorite comic of the week? #stjepansejic #justiceleague #jla #batman #superman #wonderwoman #flash #martianmanhunter #cyborg #aquaman #greenlantern #hawkgirl #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #newcomicwednesday #newcomicsday #talesfromthebatcave
The Bat is out of the bag! DC Comics revealed details on March’s 96-page Detective Comics 1000! Besides the main Jim Lee cover, there will be ten additional covers by ten Bat-tastic artists. Between the covers will feature stories by these superstar writer/artist team-ups: Kevin Smith and Jim Lee, Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, Warren Ellis and Becky Cloonan, Paul Dini and Dustin Nguyen, Denny O’Neil and Steve Epting, Christopher Priest and Neal Adams, Geoff Johns and Kelley Jones, Tom King/Tony Daniel/Joëlle Jones, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, AND James Tynion IV and Alvaro Martinez! Which cover and story are you guys looking forward to the most? #batman #capedcrusader #darkknight #darkknightdetective #maskedmanhunter #talesfromthebatcave #dynamicduo #robin #boywonder #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #frankmiller #jimlee #frankcho #gregcapullo #berniewrightson #brucetimm #jimsteranko #steverude #jock #timsale #dougmahnke
2019 and the countdown to Batman’s 80th Birthday bash continues to roll forward! Jim Lee’s cover for Detective Comics #1000 was released today. Like with the 1,000th Action Comics issue, Lee gets the main cover as well. Since we got ten covers for Action (not counting the retailer exclusive covers), were bound to get that many or even more. They will probably match appropriate artist with a decade of Bats’ history like with Action. What do you think of this cover and which artists do you want on the covers to come? #jimlee #batman #capedcrusader #darkknight #darkknightdetective #detective #detectivecomics #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #maskedmanhunter #nightwing #alfredpennyworth #talesfromthebatcave
While reading some old JLA stories this weekend, I came upon the name of a letterer for the title whose name seemed very comic booky. The guy was Joe Letterese and, sure enough, that was his real name. Letterese was not only a letterer, but had also come up with logos for the Joker, Legion of Superheroes, the Flash, and others. But for us Bat-aficionados, it’s very interesting and very super that he was the one to draw up all those fight words we see in every episode of the Batman ‘60s TV show. It’s awesome to know that a comic book guy was the one to give us genuine comic book flair in one of our favorite iterations of our favorite comic book character. Here’s another cool Bat-fact: the five most used fight words on the show were kapow (50), pow (49), boff (43), zap (42), and sock (41). What’s your favorite Bat-fight word? #joeletterese #batman66 #batman1966 #batman #capedcrusader #darkknight #detective #darkknightdetective #adamwest #burtward #kapow #pow #boff #zap #sock #fight #dynamicduo #brucewayne #dickgrayson #talesfromthebatcave
Superhero Christmas, deadly Christmas! 1977 saw the release of this holiday album containing three stories featuring the holy DC trinity. One of the strange things about this album is the fact that no credits for the heroes’ over the top voices can be found. In Batman’s tale, he goes up against Rudolph the Red-Nosed Hitman, Maxie the Minstrel, and Sammy the South Side Santa. Do any of you Bat-fanatics own either one of these variant cover Christmas discs? #excitingchristmasstories #dccomics #trinity #dctrinity #batman #superman #wonderwoman #santa #santaclaus #christmas #holiday #happyholidays #merrychristmas #superhero #darkknight #capedcrusader #maskedmanhunter #detective #talesfromthebatcave
Is that Batman using a Christmas tree to bring down a crook? Why yes it is! Very fitting for a story that was Frank Miller’s first published Batman work. But also very unfitting since it’s a Christmas story. 1980’s DC Special Series #21 , written by Denny O’Neil, is a simple 10-page tale that only demonstrated hints at the greatness to come from Miller. The brilliance of Dark Knight Returns and Batman Year One were not too far off, however. Is this holiday Bat-tale a traditional read for you Bat-fans? #frankmiller #dennyoneil #batman #happyholidays #merrychristmas #christmastree #darkknight #maskedmanhunter #detective #darkknightdetective #capedcrusader #brucewayne #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #talesfromthebatcave
Artist Mitch Gerads posted this gorgeous variant cover of Batman #62 by the legendary Frank Miller. I hope Miller has a nice little chunk reserved for next year’s Detective Comics #1000 #frankmiller #batman #darkknight #darkknightdetective #detective #maskedmanhunter #capedcrusader #comic #comics #comicbooks #comicbook #dccomics #talesfromthebatcave
One of the Dynamic Duo’s early cases took place during the holiday season. In 1942’s Batman #9 , the two orphan heroes help a fellow orphan reunite with his imprisoned father. This tale, which was written by Bill Finger and illustrated by Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, and George Roussos, is also the first Batman Christmas story! At the end of it, Commissioner Gordon and Linda Page bestow holiday cheer on the well-deserving crimefighters. During my continued sporadic reading of the Golden Age Batman (I’m on the third Omnibus!), I’m enjoying and appreciating the storytelling that is much different from today yet still magical and fun to this Bat-fan #billfinger #bobkane #jerryrobinson #georgeroussos #goldenage #goldenagecomics #comic #comics #comicbooks #comicbook #dccomics #batman #darkknight #darkknightdetective #detective #capedcrusader #maskedmanhunter #brucewayne #robin #dickgrayson #boywonder #robintheboywonder #merrychristmas #happyholidays #lindapage #commissionergordon #talesfromthebatcave
Happy Bat-tastic Birthday to the voice of Batman, Kevin Conroy! Do you, Batfamily, bear his voice when you read your Batman comics? #kevinconroy #batman #batmantheanimatedseries #btas #darkknight #capedcrusader #maskedmanhunter #detective #worldsgreatestdetective #animation #cartoon #talesfromthebatcave
The somber Batman #429 , which is the final part of A Death in the Family storyline, came out 30 years ago today. Written by Jim Starlin and drawn by Jim Aparo, this event let readers call a 900 number to vote on whether or not second Robin Jason Todd should live or die. It was a close vote and he ended up getting a crowbar to the kisser. A recent and still active online poll on the DC Universe website has fans overwhelmingly saying he should have survived. My vote, however, would be to kill him off. If he never died, then we would never have gotten Tim Drake. Frank Miller has said the 900 number and the resulting death of Robin was “the ugliest thing I’ve seen in comics, and the most cynical.” Writer Alan Grant, who was on Detective at the time, was hoping to transform his and Norm Breyfogle’s Anarky character into the next Robin before he found out Denny O’Neil and Marv Wolfman we’re already secretly molding the creation of the Tim Drake character. Starlin has said even before the killing off of Jason, DC had asked staff to vote in a secret ballot on which character should die of AIDS. Starlin said he stuffed the ballot with Robin votes. Editorial recognized his handwriting and his votes were thrown out and Jimmy Olsen won out. However, that death in the family storyline never came to fruition. What are your thoughts on Jason Todd and the whole death thing? I read A Death in the Family as a kid and reread it constantly. It’s definitely one of my favorite stories despite it’s dark and controversial past #jimaparo #jimstarlin #batman #robin #jasontodd #darkknight #detective #darkknightdetective #maskedmanhunter #boywonder #batmanandrobin #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #deathinthefamily #adeathinthefamily #joker #clownprinceofcrime #dccomics #talesfromthebatcave
Batman and Robin and...Galexo?! Who is this strange masked man who showed up in the Batman and Robin newspaper strip in 1972? DC Comics and the Ledger Syndicate had a now-forgotten dispute which led to the cancellation of the Dynamic Duo’s U.S. strip in April of 1972. However, Ledger Syndicate took already-produced unauthorized strips and published them in Singapore. The strips were colorized and combined to be published only on Sundays. Batman and Robin became supporting heroes in their own stories and eventually pushed out altogether. Mystery still shrouds these strips and their creation, with writer and artist credits lost to history. They can be read in the third 1960s/70s IDW Batman and Robin strip collection. Have any of you read these bizarre tales? #batman #robin #batmanandrobin #dynamicduo #galexo #dccomics #ledgersyndicate #dailycomicstrip #sundaycomics #idwcomics #comics #singapore #darkknight #detective #darkknightdetective #maskedmanhunter #talesfromthebatcave
Happy Thanksgiving, Bat-family! I’m thankful for comics in general and Batman in particular! 🦃🦇 #thanksgiving #happythanksgiving #batman #darkknight #darkknightdetective #maskedmanhunter #detective #comics #comicbooks #misterterrific #mrterrific #talesfromthebatcave
Love that Joker! And love that 1970s Joker comic book series! Joker fans will be rejoicing when the Joker Omnibus is released July of 2019. The Clown Prince of Crime’s series was cancelled after its ninth issue. The tenth issue was going to be the first of a three parter featuring the Joker going toe to toe with the Justice League. The writer of issue ten, Martin Pasko, found xeroxes of the issue in his belongings and those pages went up for auction. The solicitation doesn’t mention whether DC got ahold of the pages from the estates of artist Irv Novick and inker Vince Colletta. And who’s going to color the issue? We’ll find out when the Omnibus full of harlequin of hate tales is released! #irvnovick #vincecolletta #martinpasko #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbooks #originalart #joker #clownprinceofcrime #harlequinofhate #archenemy #batman #justiceleague #darkknight #darkknightdetective #talesfromthebatcave
Happy belated birthday to the late artist extraordinaire Darwyn Cooke. He would have been 55 on Friday. One of my favorite pieces he created is the Batman cover with Alfred putting a blanket over a sleeping Bruce. Cooke was able to combine his animated stylization with pure heart and emotion. He had his own unique style and were lucky to have his body of work. What’s your favorite Darwyn Cooke work of art? #darwyncooke #batman #darkknight #darkknightdetective #brucewayne #alfred #alfredpennyworth #batgirl #barbaragordon #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbooks #maskedmanhunter #detective #batmanandrobin #robin #dickgrayson #talesfromthebatcave
Yesterday would have been the late great Bat-artist Don Newton’s 84th Birthday. Before passing away at the young age of 49, Newton had already cemented his legacy as one of the greatest artistic contributors to the Bat-legacy. His lean, clean art style is reminiscent of greats such as Jim Aparo but definitely his own. Newton co-created the villain Maxie Zeus with Denny O’Neal and, with writer Gerry Conway, introduced us to Jason Todd. I highly recommend tracking down Detective 526. That issue not only shows off an alternate-take Robin costume but features a wide array of Batman’s rogues gallery done in Newton’s inimitable style. Do any of you Bat-family members have a favorite Don Newton issue? #donnewton #batman #detective #detectivecomics #capedcrusader #darkknight #darkknightdetective #maskedmanhunter #jasontodd #robin #boywonder #robintheboywonder #dynamicduo #secondrobin #comic #comics #comicbooks #dccomics #talesfromthebatcave
Happy Birthday to the original sidekick! Dick Grayson, the first Robin, was born on this day according to the 1976 DC Super Calendar. This was the pre-Crisis on Infinite Earths continuity. Crisis, however, put his birthday at the week before Halloween. Since 1994’s Zero Hour and in Nightwing: Year One, his birthday was given as March 21 or the first day of Spring. But any one of these birthdays is correct. Just pick your favorite! Is Dick your favorite Robin? Do you love him as Nightwing as much as I do? #georgeperez #gregland #mikeljanín #superdccalendar1976 #robin #dickgrayson #boywonder #sidekick #partner #batman #teentitans #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbooks #birthday #talesfromthebatcave
Some may think the Matches Malone identity was created by Batman as a way to infiltrate the criminal underworld. However, Matches was a real gangster before being utilized for good who first appeared in 1972’s Batman #232 -233. The issue was written by Denny O’Neil and illustrated by Irv Novick and Dick Giordano. Ra’s al Ghul has discovered that Bruce Wayne is Batman. Bruce decides to “kill off” Wayne and recruit help to take down Ra’s. Does he ask any of his fellow heroes? Nope! He asks criminals like Malone. After Malone shoots at Batman in a restaurant, the bullet ricochets and kills Malone himself. Batman adopts the identity of Malone and uses it to aid against Ra’s. The real Matches, like Bruce, had a tragic origin. Matches and his brother felt compelled toward a life of crime after they became orphans. Never resorting to violence, they focused instead on insurance fraud and arson. Batman, once Matches dies, buries the criminal next to his beloved brother. Matches would appear when needed in the decades after. Grant Morrison used him to great effect in the relatively recent Batman Incorporated series. The Bats alter ego even appeared twice in Batman: The Animated Series. What’s your favorite Matches Malone appearance? #irvnovick #dickgiordano #dennyoneil #chrisburnham #matchesmalone #batman #capedcrusader #darkknight #darkknightdetective #maskedmanhunter #detective #worldsgreatestdetective #gothamcity #brucewayne #dc #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbooks #talesfromthebatcave
Don’t forget to vote tomorrow! Batman wouldn’t be very happy if you didn’t do your civic duty 🦇 #voteblue #betofortexas #batman #michaelkeaton #adamwest #batman1966 #batman1989 #talesfromthebatcave
Who else has been watching their brand-spanking-new Batman: The Animated Series Blu-rays and remembering the amazing title cards before each episode? Many of them had a creepy noir flavor to them and all were effective. Sadly, not every episode had them (but almost all of them did!) but at least we got 84 of ‘em! Which was your favorite? #titlecard #batman #kevinconroy #batmantheanimatedseries #btas #animation #animatedseries #capedcrusader #maskedmanhunter #brucewayne #darkknight #darkknightdetective #detective #classic #talesfromthebatcave
#Repost @talesfromthebatcave • • • • • He is vengeance! He is the night! He is Batman! Kevin Conroy has been Batman more times than any other actor, whether animated or live action. Before him, the man to portray the Caped Crusader more often was Olan Soule, who voiced Batman in various cartoons from the late ‘60s to the early ‘80s. From animation to video games, Conroy has become THE voice of Bruce/Bats for many Bat-fans. Conroy was the first Bat-voice actor to use two different voices to differentiate between Bats and Bruce. Michael Keaton had done the same a few years before in Tim Burton’s film. Bat-Conroy’s iconic lines “I am vengeance! I am the night! I am Batman!” were used as opening lines in a Batman musical from the Batman Beyond episode “Out of the Past”. In the 2005 special edition DVD of the 1989 Batman film, Conroy (along with Mark Hamill as the Joker and Jason Hillhouse as Dick Grayson) voiced an animated storyboard scene of Robin’s origin that was ultimately cut from the Burton scene. Is Kevin Conroy your favorite Batman? Is he the voice you hear when you read the comic? #kevinconroy #batman #capedcrusader #brucewayne #darkknight #darkknightdetective #detective #maskedmanhunter #btas #batmantheanimatedseries #animation #animatedseries #dcau #dccomics #warnerbros #warneranimation #iamvengeance #iamthenight #iambatman #talesfromthebatcave
He is vengeance! He is the night! He is Batman! Kevin Conroy has been Batman more times than any other actor, whether animated or live action. Before him, the man to portray the Caped Crusader more often was Olan Soule, who voiced Batman in various cartoons from the late ‘60s to the early ‘80s. From animation to video games, Conroy has become THE voice of Bruce/Bats for many Bat-fans. Conroy was the first Bat-voice actor to use two different voices to differentiate between Bats and Bruce. Michael Keaton had done the same a few years before in Tim Burton’s film. Bat-Conroy’s iconic lines “I am vengeance! I am the night! I am Batman!” were used as opening lines in a Batman musical from the Batman Beyond episode “Out of the Past”. In the 2005 special edition DVD of the 1989 Batman film, Conroy (along with Mark Hamill as the Joker and Jason Hillhouse as Dick Grayson) voiced an animated storyboard scene of Robin’s origin that was ultimately cut from the Burton scene. Is Kevin Conroy your favorite Batman? Is he the voice you hear when you read the comic? #kevinconroy #batman #capedcrusader #brucewayne #darkknight #darkknightdetective #detective #maskedmanhunter #btas #batmantheanimatedseries #animation #animatedseries #dcau #dccomics #warnerbros #warneranimation #iamvengeance #iamthenight #iambatman #talesfromthebatcave
Hey, Bat-Family! Guess what came in the mail today? Only the greatest filmed Batman ever! My husband and I watched the first episode and it looks stunning in all it’s remastered splendor. With this set next to the 60s TV series Blu-ray set, I now have my two favorite childhood shows to watch over and over and over.... Who else got the greatest animated series today? #batman #batmantheanimatedseries #dcau #maskedmanhunter #darkknightdetective #darkknight #robin #dickgrayson #brucewayne #joker #catwoman #btas #animation #animatedseries #brucetimm #pauldini #clayface #catwoman #warnerbros #dccomics #gotham #gothamcity #detective #talesfromthebatcave
Dracula isn’t the only Halloween baddie that the Caped Crusader has faced in his crime fighting career. A werewolf by the name of Anthony Lupus was created by the all-star team of writer Len Wein and artist Neal Adams in 1974’s Batman #255 . Lupus, a former Olympian, seeks help from Professor Achilles Milo for his constant headaches. The professor discovers that Lupus suffers from lycanthropy and gives him a serum, unbeknownst to Lupus, that amps up his werewolf tendencies. You might also recognize this creepy character in Batman: The Animated Series. However, even though his debut episode borrowed from Lupus’ first appearance, the character is different. The name is changed to Anthony Romulus but he remains an Olympian who gets involved with Milo. Romulus has voiced by actor Harry Hamlin with additional werewolf growling supplies by Frank Welker (who voiced Fred on Scooby-Doo!). Romulus also made an appearance in the superb Batman Adventures #21 , which was written by Michael Reaves and illustrated by the amazing Mike Parobeck. What do you think of this misunderstood lycanthrope? #nealadams #lenwein #dennisoneil #anthonylupus #werewolf #lycan #lycanthrope #lycanthropy #batman #capedcrusader #maskedmanhunter #darkknightdetective #darkknight #comic #comics #comicbook #comicbooks #dccomics #anthonyromulus #batmantheanimatedseries #btas #animation #mikeparobeck #batmanadventures #talesfromthebatcave
During my current reread of the 1990s Doug Moench/Kelley Jones Batman run so far, I noticed a creepy puppeteer manipulating a Batman puppet lurking in the shadows of almost every issue. What could it possibly mean? 🤔😱 #kelleyjones #johnbeatty #dougmoench #batman #puppet #puppeteer #darkknight #capedcrusader #darkknightdetective #maskedmanhunter #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbooks #comicbook #gotham #gothamcity #talesfromthebatcave
Today would have been Batman co-creator Bob Kane’s 103rd Birthday. Kane frequently claimed sole credit for our hero’s creation without mentioning the massive contributions from co-creator Bill Finger. He also had ghost artists for many years and claimed their art was his product. As you can see from his headstone, Bob Kane was a man who held himself in very high esteem. He should be credited, however, for coming up with the name Batman (with Finger coming up with the Bruce Wayne identity) and the very barest of outlines for the character itself #bobkane #billfinger #tytempleton #brucewayne #batman #darkknight #darkknightdetective #detective #capedcrusader #maskedmanhunter #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbooks #birthday #talesfromthebatcave
Here are two characters in need of a comeback: the Ogre and the Ape! I’m rereading the Doug Moench/Kelley Jones Batman run which is befitting this Halloween season. It’s weird to think that these horrific characters created by Moench and Jones only appeared in DC continuity with Batman #535 in 1996. The Ogre, originally a homeless man named Michael Adams, is experimented on by scientists for something called Project Mirakle. Experiments meant to enhance mankind’s mind devolved Adams into the Ogre while his intelligence was transferred to an ape. The unlikely duo then go on a revenge-filled crime spree. The Ogre later appeared in the non-continuity book Batman Confidential and a version of him even appeared in the Gotham TV show. What horror writer/artist team working nowadays could bring this character back (besides Moench and Jones themselves, of course)? #kelleyjones #dougmoench #ogre #ape #theogreandtheape #batman #darkknight #darkknightdetective #detective #maskedmanhunter #capedcrusader #horror #halloween #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbooks #talesfromthebatcave
Happy Birthday to the great Nick Cardy! 🦇 Although he’s best known for his classic interior work in the pages of Teen Titans and Aquaman, Cardy also drew some gorgeous Bat-covers as well. Here’s a few that are in keeping with the holiday spirit 🎃 #nickcardy #batman #detective #detectivecomics #capedcrusader #maskedmanhunter #darkknight #darkknightdetective #brucewayne #worldsgreatestdetective #comic #comics #comicbooks #dccomics #talesfromthebatcave
Our page from Superman #6 came back from the framer’s today! Patrick Gleason’s pencils and Mick Gray’s inks are truly super and out of this world. Gleason does one of the best Batmen! #patrickgleason #mickgray #dcrebirth #dccomics #batman #superman #wonderwoman #superboy #jonkent #art #comic #comics #comicbooks #talesfromthebatcave #darkknight #darkknightdetective #capedcrusader #manofsteel #dianaprince #originalart
Here’s a villain who’s just begging to be used as a Halloween costume idea! The Eraser is one of Batman and Robin’s most bizarre Silver Age villains. His real name, Lenny Fiasco, is just as memorable as his alias. The Eraser first appeared in 1966’s Batman #188 and was created by writer John Broome and artist Sheldon Moldoff. Fiasco was a college classmate of Bruce Wayne’s who was ridiculed for always making mistakes and having to carry along his trusty eraser. After his crush chose Bruce over him, Fiasco was led into a life of crime. He promised to “erase” all evidence of criminals’ wrongdoing for 20% of their hauls from devilish doings. His shoes had “pencil” blades in them while his eraser head was used to make evidence disappear. As the ever-observant Robin says, this guy sure is “camp”! #eraser #theeraser #lennyfiasco #fiasco #johnbroome #sheldonmoldoff #batman #robin #brucewayne #dickgrayson #darkknight #detective #darkknightdetective #maskedmanhunter #capedcrusader #dynamicduo #boywonder #silverage #silveragecomics #comic #comics #comicbooks #dccomics #camp #halloween #halloweencostume #talesfromthebatcave
“I don’t know if it’s art, but I like it!” The 1989 Batman film has a scene where Vicki Vale’s photo portfolio is perused by the Joker. Her Time magazine “pics” of the Corto Maltese war zone are of particular interest to the macabre clown prince of crime. This fictional country didn’t originate in the film, however. It first appeared as a South American island in Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns. In the book, president Ronald Reagan sends Superman to Corto Maltese in order to quell an uprising. Miller named the country after Hugo Pratt’s comic series titled Corto Maltese. In DC Comics’ January solicitations, it was announced that writer Joshua Williamson is having Flash travel to the island in his series. The island has been mentioned in the TV shows Smallville, Arrow, and Supergirl. I always wondered why, in the 1989 film, Vicki is spelled with a y. Oh, and Time magazine would never use the word “pics”. But, despite those glitches, it’s still art to me...and I like it! #cortomaltese #darkknightreturns #batman1989 #batman89 #vickivale #vickyvale #time #timemagazine #superman #batman #joker #darkknight #darkknightdetective #capedcrusader #maskedmanhunter #comic #comics #comicbooks #dccomics #warnerbros #warner #timburton #gothamcity #talesfromthebatcave
It’s been a long time since I read Batman and Dracula: Red Rain. After reading it tonight, I’m reminded of why this is such a beloved Bat-classic. The masterful duo of writer Doug Moench and artist Kelley Jones (two of my favorite creators) crafted a story in 1991 that I devoured over and over as a boy. Jones’ art is much more restrained (for him!) than usual, but still impeccable. Now on to its sequel, Batman: Bloodstorm! Do you, fellow Bat-lovers, place this book among the Bat’s best? #kelleyjones #malcolmjonesiii #lesdorscheid #dougmoench #batman #dracula #batmandracula #redrain #halloween #horror #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbooks #darkknight #darkknightdetective #detective #capedcrusader #maskedmanhunter #talesfromthebatcave
What’s one of the biggest dreams of any Bat-fan? To meet, the Caped Crusader himself, of course! In 1988, during the filming of the 1989 Batman film, Starlog magazine asked its readers to write a poem in 50 words or less why they wanted to meet the world’s greatest detective. The winner would get flown to the set of the film and given a role as an extra. The lucky winner was future prop designer Andrew Seward Duncan from Riverdale, Georgia. He sent in his poem on a piece of paper that he made himself which was also in the shape of a batarang! To further express his Bat bona fides, he even quoted Batman #400 at the end of his poem. His walk-on role in the film can be seen as he’s running through the streets during Joker’s parade. Did any of you fellow Bat-family members turn in your own poem to Starlog? #batman #batman89 #batman1989 #michaelkeaton #starlog #starlogmagazine #1989 #dccomics #warnerbros #warner #poem #poetry #capedcrusader #darkknight #darkknightdetective #maskedmanhunter #talesfromthebatcave
Happy Birthday, Jim Starlin! This famed writer/artist has written two Bat-stories that I pored over and read over a million and half times as a little kid: Death in the Family and The Cult. With those two stories, he broke Batman’s heart and mine as well. His Cosmic Odyssey had some cool Bat-moments and his drawing of Bat-ears in Batman #402 are almost as long as those by Kelley Jones. What’s your favorite Starlin tale, Bat-family? #jimstarlin #jimaparo #mikemignola #berniewrightson #batman #deathinthefamily #thecult #batmanthecult #cult #cosmicodyssey #darkknight #darkknightdetective #detective #capedcrusader #maskedmanhunter #superman #manofsteel #brucewayne #clarkkent #comic #comics #comicbooks #dccomics #talesfromthebatcave
Batman has many spooky villains but the one that might cause the most fright is the diabolical Doctor Crane a.k.a. The Scarecrow. Crane first appeared in 1941’s World’s Finest #3 and was created by writer Bill Finger and artists Jerry Robinson and Bob Kane. Batfans of the Golden Age were obviously not clamoring for the return of Scarecrow during the Golden Age because he only appeared once more during this time. He appeared for the first time in the Silver Age in 1967’s Batman #189 where writer Gardner Fox and artist Sheldon Moldoff introduced Crane’s famed fear gas. One of my favorite Scarecrow stories is the one by Mike Barr and Alan Davis in Detective #571 , which was the villain’s first Post-Crisis appearance. Plus, we get a premonition of Jason Todd’s death in that final panel! Alan Davis proves, as he has time and again, that he’s one of the best Bat-artists. Before we got Christopher’s Nolan’s interpretation of Scarecrow, Joel Schumacher was going to interpret the villain in a third Bat-film titled Batman Unchained. Before that fell through, some names bandied about for the role of Crane were Nicholas Cage, Steve Buscemi, and Jeff Goldblum. What is your favorite Scarecrow comic or film/cartoon? #scarecrow #jonathancrane #batman #darkknight #darkknightdetective #detective #detectivecomics #maskedmanhunter #capedcrusader #robin #jasontodd #boywonder #dynamicduo #chum #alandavis #billfinger #jerryrobinson #bobkane #comic #comics #comicbooks #dccomics #talesfromthebatcave
Fellow ‘90s comics readers will be jumping for joy when they see this sweet Patrick Gleason art just released at Brian Michael Bendis’ spotlight panel at NYCC! The Young Justice ongoing title will have my (and many of yours!) favorite Robin in the series. Tim Drake has more of his classic look AND just a single R on his chest. Does that mean he’s going to go by Robin? Maybe him and Damian will share the name? And it’s super exciting to see Conner Kent back and in his classic outfit! Bart is awesome too, of course! Are you, Batfamily, as excited as I am? Do you love these suits? Patrick Gleason rules #patrickgleason #brianmichaelbendis #robin #redrobin #timdrake #superboy #connerkent #impulse #bartallen #youngjustice #nycc #nycc2018 #newyorkcomiccon #newyorkcomiccon2018 #talesfromthebatcave #batfamily #batman
Here are some snazzy Jason Fabok designs of the three Jokers and some of the Bat-family for Geoff John’s and Fabok’s upcoming Three Jokers miniseries that will be under the Black Label. They were unveiled today at New York Comic Con and just tweeted by Fabok. In his tweet, he said he was influenced by the 1989 film, Brian Bolland’s Killing Joke, and “the classic art of DC Comics past, which stands the test of time.” I couldn’t agree more! After Sean Murphy’s homages to Batman ‘89 in White Knight, it’s nice to see even more homage from another great artist. What do you think of the designs, Batfans? #jasonfabok #threejokers #batmanthreejokers #jacknapier #batman89 #killingjoke #batman #darkknight #darkknightdetective #capedcrusader #maskedmanhunter #brucewayne #batgirl #barbaragordon #jasontodd #robin #redhood #comic #comics #comicbooks #dccomics #newyorkcomiccon #newyorkcomiccon2018 #nycc #nycc2018 #newyork #talesfromthebatcave
Holy freeze frame, Batman! If it wasn’t for the Batman ‘66 TV show, we wouldn’t have gotten the name Mister Freeze. His alias in the 1959 debut appearance of Batman 151 (written by Dave Wood with art by Sheldon Moldoff) was Mister Zero. However, the Batman TV producers changed the name and, in his second appearance in the comics nine years later (!), the switch was also made to Mister Freeze. That story was in Detective Comics 373 (written by Gardner Fox with art by Chic Stone and inks by Sid Greene) and features Robin exclaiming something pretty cheeky about the name change (holy last pic in this post!). The TV series featured three actors that played Freeze: George Sanders, Otto Preminger, and Eli Wallach. Which was your favorite? And which name do you prefer? Mister Zero or Mister Freeze? #batman #capedcrusader #darkknight #darkknightdetective #maskedmanhunter #misterzero #misterfreeze #mrfreeze #freeze #gardnerfox #chicstone #sidgreene #georgesanders #ottopreminger #eliwallach #batman66 #1960s #comic #comics #comicbooks #dccomics #talesfromthebatcave
Happy 29th anniversary to one of my favorite Bat-books! Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth was released on this day in 1989. Coming right on the heels of the Tim Burton Batman movie, it ended up being a massive hit. Like The Dark Knight Returns a few years earlier, Arkham Asylum was a crossover hit with non-comic book readers. Writer Grant Morrison has said his book was in response to DKR. He wanted to bring a new take to the Bat mythos like Frank Miller had done. Morrison has also said his first choice to draw Arkham Asylum was Killing Joke artist Brian Bolland. The art by Dave McKean was a little too abstract for Morrison. Although Bolland would have done an amazing job, McKean did make an impact with his horrific approach. The article I wrote about Arkham Asylum for the website Comics Authority that I run with my husband (which we’ll get back to updating in the future!) has been cited by Wikipedia! Here’s a link to the article: https://comicsauthority.com/2013/10/31/review-batman-arkham-asylum-a-serious-house-on-serious-earth/ What do you guys think of this Bat-classic? #grantmorrison #davemckean #batman #arkham #arkhamasylum #serioushouseonseriousearth #darkknight #darkknightdetective #capedcrusader #maskedmanhunter #detective #horror #fear #joker #rorschach #comic #comics #comicbooks #dccomics #1989 #clownprinceofcrime #talesfromthebatcave
next page →