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Superstar Batman Artist Norm Breyfogle drawing Batman and Cornelius Stirk, courtesy of Club Batman.
Breyfogle returned to DC Comics with Retro-Active, repaired with his old partner Alan Grant to recreate and extend their classic Batman of the 1990s prior to the reboot and relaunch The New 52. He has since returned on a more permanent basis on Batman Beyond Unlimited.
Norm Breyfogle back at DC Comics
Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle Retro-active: a vintage interview with the star Batman creative team DC Comics has brought back for Batman Retroactive
DC RETROACTIVE: BATMAN – THE ‘90S #1
Retroactive: Can DC Comics Win Back Lost Readers?
Club Batman, an amazing Spanish fan organization with a 20 year history, has donated several pieces of original Batman artwork for a charity auction to benefit an animal association. Please peruse the Facebook Album linked, and if you are interested to buy some of the original art for sale write to the email address given. They ship worldwide, they accept Paypal, and they’re a bunch of really good guys who know what Batman is all about.
Pinterest is an emerging, content sharing service that allows members to “pin” images, videos and other objects to theme-based collections which they can manage alone or in social groups. It’s been a while since we did a roundup of Batman on the social networks, so we thought it would be fun to take a more detailed look at this one particular service and pick out the best of Batman on Pinterest.
It looks more and more like The New 52 fell short in its efforts to win back alienated fans. Failing to purging its universe Damian Wayne, “Batman Incorporated” and other residue from Grant Morrison and Paul Dini’s catastrophic mismanagement did not send the right message. Perhaps this announcement of yet another “New” Batman series that will be free of New 52 Continuity is an attempt to try again, but it is hard to imagine it being received with anything but a “Too Little Too Late” after all the sturm und drang of The New 52.
If it is a fix, the comic shops that have been all but decimated by DC’s Campaign of Suck will not see a bit of benefit, for Batman is not only 52-free, Dini-free, Morrison-free and Damien-Free, he’s paper-free, part of a new series of digital offerings
BATMAN digital, launching in June, will take place outside of DC Comics – The New 52 continuity and feature a series of stand-alone stories by various creators that chronicle different cases handled by The Dark Knight. Confirmed creative teams include Damon Lindelof (Lost, Prometheus) and Jeff Lemire; More »
Other confirmed creative teams include:
- Jonathan Larsen & JG Jones
- Tom Taylor & Nicola Scott
- Ales Kot & Ryan Sook
- B. Clay Moore & Ben Templesmith (who drew the cover attached to this article)
- Steve Niles & Trevor Hairsine
- Joe Harris & Jason Masters
- TJ Fixman & Christopher Mitten
- Jeff Parker & Gabriel Hardman
- Joshua Hale Fialkov & Phil Hester
- David Tischman & Chris Sprouse
Maybe it’s a good strategy. A disenfranchised reader can buy Batman Digital without having to pass all the other still-polluted Batman comics that drove them away from the store in the first place, but it’s a long shot that they will care to reward all DC’s unrepentant behavior with even that small a purchase, and either way, the failing comic shops can expect not one shred of benefit if the lost readers are won back.
Jim Aparo was quite simply The Batman Artist. No one can pretend to be a connoisseur of comics or even a marginally informed Batman fan without knowing the name. At a time when DC Comics is struggling to prove it values and appreciates its own history, is struggling to redeem itself in the eyes of alienated fans, what better way than to assemble a hardcover that will both reach out to those fans and educate the new generation that have been sadly bamboozled by the overhyped sensations of the moment.
Pre-ordering now at Amazon.com for April 10 release.
Jim Aparo was one of the premier Batman artists of the 1970s, working primarily on the Batman team-up title THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD. Now, DC collects Aparo’s run on the series in hardcover for the first time from the beginning. Aparo portrayed Batman as a detective who operated in shadow, yet captured the action and thrills of the Caped Crusader.
These stories feature appearances by numerous DC heroes (and villains) including Robin, Green Arrow, Black Canary, The Teen Titans, Deadman, Wonder Woman, The Demon, The Joker, Aquaman, The Atom and many others.
Minimalism isn’t appreciated by everybody. In a world where photoshopping has allowed fans to whip up their own posters Dark Knight Rises posters that rival those of some studios in visual complexity, “Less is More” is not a principle that is generally understood. “Because I can” tends to be the order of the day. So Screen Rants collection of 30 Awesome Minimalist Superhero Posters was quite the refreshing treat.
As was their decision to begin with the two Gotham heroes that concern us here: Batman and Robin
Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words
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