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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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Spotlight on The Shadow

Every once in a while, I like to shift gears and spotlight comics or films set outside Gotham City that Batman fans should nevertheless enjoy because they are close to the mood of the world of the Dark Knight. Once … Continue reading

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Remaking The Case of the Chemical Syndicate

As far as remakes go, I’m of the school of leave-good-works-alone-and-remake-the-bad-ones-instead. To use John Carpenter’s oeuvre as an example (as I often do), I can understand the financial urge to bank on title recognition, but artistically I see no point … 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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If you like Tim Burton’s Batman films…

Batman #349 Having already suggested a bunch of movies for fans of Batman comics, I figured it would make sense to also suggest comics for fans of the most prominent Batman movies. The thing is that, just like the comics, … 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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Batman comics and the Cold War détente

While access to new sources and archives, not to mention shifting paradigms and the cultural turn, have helped produce a historiography on the Cold War that moved beyond orthodox, revisionist, and neorealist interpretations to embrace, among others, constructivist, postcolonial, pericentric, … Continue reading

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