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Re: Batman: Year One

Postby TheButcher on Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:26 pm

Comics Fans React Angrily To Batman's Reboot... In 1987
Chris Sims wrote:Back before the dawn of the Internet, the only place for an angry fan to publicly complain about the comics they were reading was in the letter columns of those same comics. It's a phenomenon we've talked about before, but today, iFanboy put a hilarious spin on it by highlighting one reader's irate reaction to a comic that, almost 25 years later, is regarded as one of the best Batman stories of all time: Batman: Year One.

It's pretty easy to snicker at this hater's reaction from here in the 21st Century, but if there's one thing we've learned over the past few months here at ComicsAlliance, it's that nothing provokes as much ire from fans as a massive change to a character that people already love. That's why today, to put things in a little perspective, I've gone through my back issues to find a few more Angry Fans Reacting to Batman's Reboot... in 1987!

First up, the letter that iFanboy posted from Batman #408, in which David Mazzucchelli is taken to task for "atrocious" artwork. What really sells that one is the taunting "bet you won't print this letter" gambit he drops in the post-script, something that every single person who wrote into a comic book used despite being proven wrong on a monthly basis.



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Haters Gonna Hate: Letter from Irate BATMAN: YEAR ONE Reader
Josh Flanagan wrote:Sometimes people might forget what things were like BEFORE THE INTERNET. Back then, ignorant bile wasn’t not only tolerated by publishers, but published. Here we have such an example. Published in Batman #408, the fourth part of the now legendary Batman: Year One storyline, this fan from my old neighborhood in Queens has a problem with David Mazzucchelli’s art from issue #404. More than anything I’m impressed that DC did publish it, and I guarantee you that wherever that dude is, he still thinks it was trash. Unfortunately, you won’t find a comic fan alive today who doesn’t think that art is sublime.

OK, you would. But I don’t want to think about it.
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Re: batman

Postby TheButcher on Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:32 pm

Leon Offers New BATMAN: CREATURE OF THE NIGHT Details
Chris Arrant wrote:Artist John Paul Leon has been the target of a significant amount of acclaim from fellow artists and professionals for the years, and his current project looks to be the one that cold break him through to the comics world at large. The upcoming prestige-format limited series Batman: Creature of the Night follows a young boy named Bruce Wainwright that finds he has a lot in common with the comic book construct Bruce Wayne, aka Batman. These coincidences become concrete as Wainwright endeavors to follow in the footsteps of the fictional Batman and become Batman himself.

Although Batman: Creature of the Night won't be released until next year at the soonest, Leon offered an exclusive sketchbook highlighting his recent work at New York Comic Con. Leon collected concept sketches, commissions, and even some unreleased art from upcoming projects to give people an idea of what’s coming next and frankly, what he’s been up to while he’s been away from comic shelves.

When we last spoke to Leon, he was finishing up the long-delayed WildStorm series The Winter Men and just began his cover series for DMZ. Fast forward three years and he’s knee-deep in Batman: Creature Of The Night as well as a host of smaller projects including a spot in DC’s New 52.

Leon spoke with us earlier this week as he was finishing up work and preparing to board his flight to New York City.
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Re: batman

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Re: SCOTT SNYDER'S: BATMAN

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Re: SCOTT SNYDER'S: BATMAN

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Re: batman

Postby Leckomaniac on Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:57 pm

Comics alliance put together a pretty great piece about the revealed villain of the Court of Owls. I am excited by the direction that Snyder is taking Batman. He has a lot of talent and is immensely thoughtful when it comes to the characters that he writes. Black Mirror was magnificently crafted.
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Re: batman

Postby TheButcher on Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:56 am

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Comic-Con: The Full Schedule for Friday, July 13
5:30-6:30 Spotlight on Scott Snyder— Scott Snyder is arguably the hottest writer in comics today. His work on DC Comics-The New 52 Batman has propelled it to the top of the sales list. His reworking of the classic horror character Swamp Thing has put a whole new spin on the series while staying true to its roots (no pun intended). And his ground breaking Vertigo series with artist Raphael Albuquerque, American Vampire, is an award-winning fan favorite. Snyder makes his first appearance as a special guest at Comic-Con this year, and here's your chance to find out what's next for him and his books. Room 5AB
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Re: batman

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Re: Neal Adams

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Re: batman

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‘Batman ’66′ Writer Jeff Parker And Artist Colleen Coover: The ComicsAlliance Interview, Part One
Chris Sims talks to DC Comics' current 'Batman '66' creative team of writer Jeff Parker and artist Colleen Coover in part one of his two-part interview.
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Re: batman

Postby TheButcher on Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:19 am

DC Declares July 23 'Batman Day'
In celebration of the character's 75th anniversary, DC Entertainment announces giveaways targeted for the middle of summer.
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Re: batman

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Re: batman

Postby TheButcher on Wed May 28, 2014 6:10 pm

Today Batman Fights A Lion. And A Nightwing.
From today’s Batman #31, as previously revealed at C2E2… This is probably the scene that sums up the Zero Year storyline more than ever. Taking the origin of Batman and reinventing it with Killing Joke colo
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Batman Year 75

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Greg Rucka’s batman

Postby TheButcher on Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:06 pm

Bleeding Cool:
Auteur Theory, Attitude, And Visual Style In Greg Rucka’s New Gotham
Rucka, Martinbrough and WildStorm FX on Detective
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Re: Greg Rucka’s batman

Postby TheButcher on Sat Sep 20, 2014 3:36 pm

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Born In A World Of Tragedy: Greg Rucka Reflects On His Batman Work, Part One [Interview]
Chris Sims wrote:To say that Greg Rucka had a profound impact on DC Comics in the 21st Century is underselling things quite a bit. After arriving on the scene in the late ’90s, he became one of the few writers to have written all three of DC’s biggest characters, with critically acclaimed runs on Action Comics and Wonder Woman. It was on Batman, however, where he made his biggest impact, as one of the writers for the year-long No Man’s Land crossover, the relaunched “New Gotham” era of Detective Comics, and cowriter of the enduringly influential Gotham Central.

Today, we begin an in-depth look back at Rucka’s tenure on the Dark Knight, starting with No Man’s Land, both the comic and its surprisingly popular novelization, in which Gotham City becomes a dark dystopia following a cataclysmic earthquake; his feelings about the core idea of Batman; and his frustrations on seeing the Joker show up in the pages of Superman.



Paid For In Blood: Greg Rucka Reflects On His Batman Work, Part Two [Interview]
Chris Sims wrote:Our chat continues today as he looks back on becoming the regular writer of Detective Comics, speaking very candidly about trouble with DC editorial, his creation of Sasha Bordeaux, and the comic he and Rick Burchett created that he considers to be a perfect done-in-one issue.



Batman Is A Fact Of Life: Greg Rucka Reflects On His Batman Work, Part Three [Interview]
Chris Sims wrote:Today we finish our three-part interview series with a look at Gotham Central, the book that focused on the non-superhero police detectives of Gotham City. Rucka speaks at length about how looking at Batman from the outside changes how the character works, the nature of collaboration with series co-writer Ed Brubaker and artist Michael Lark, and how the book produced one of the greatest Joker stories of all time.
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