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Batman collections for casual readers

You know who Batman is. At least the gist of it. You’ve seen him in books or in films or on television, hopefully at his best. Probably, you’re even familiar with some of his supporting cast and rogues gallery, not … Continue reading

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Elseworlds’ gothic homages

When coming up with alternative takes on Batman – usually as part of DC’s Elseworlds line – many authors have looked for inspiration in classic works of gothic literature and film. The reason this tends to work so well, I … Continue reading

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Awesome Swamp Thing splashes by Nestor Redondo

Taking a break from Batman comics for a moment… Artist extraordinaire Bernie Wrightson deservedly gets a lot of praise for his work on the original Swamp Thing series – a true horror/fantasy classic! – but his successor, Nestor Redondo, did … Continue reading

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Adolf Hitler in Batman comics

Comics love (to hate) Adolf Hitler. It’s not just Superman and Captain America – pretty much all the main superheroes have come across the Führer in one way or another. Hell, you don’t even have to be in the top-tier… … Continue reading

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Non-Batman gothic comics – part 3

If you read the last posts, you know what’s going on. Here are another couple of awesome gothic comics: STRANGE EMBRACE Strange Embrace and other nightmares It’s hard to do justice to David Hine’s nightmarish tour de force, Strange Embrace. … Continue reading

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Non-Batman gothic comics – part 1

If you’re into Batman comics, it’s not a far cry to assume you enjoy gothic horror. After all, that’s a built-in feature of the Dark Knight. It’s been there right from the start… Detective Comics #33 As Mark Fisher (citing … Continue reading

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Gerry Conway’s marvelized Batman

After being largely ignored for a long time, Gerry Conway’s Batman run in the early 1980s has been the object of well-deserved rediscovery in recent years (not least because of the haunting pencils by Don Newton and Gene Colan). These … Continue reading

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Marshall Rogers’ iconic Batman

Until shortly before his death in 2007, Marshall Rogers drew a bunch of cool Batman stories and even elevated some weaker ones with his clear, smooth lines, yet he is mostly remembered and beloved for a relatively short run way … Continue reading

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Denny O’Neil’s pulpy Batman

Denny O’Neil has shaped modern Batman more than any other creator. And while he consciously sought to put the ‘dark’ in ‘Dark Knight,’ part of what makes his output so appealing is the fact that the ‘knight’ side is usually … Continue reading

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Batman’s very long beginning

Between Christopher Nolan’s movies and the Gotham TV show, a new generation of fans really seems to be digging dark, pseudo-realistic takes on Batman. But with 75 years’ worth of comics to choose from, people don’t necessarily know what to … Continue reading

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