I think this awesome cover to Batman #405 (better known as “Year One, Part 2”) deserves to showcased here. First of all it’s proves that sometimes simplicity works best for an effective comic book cover! Second it’s drawn by one of my favorite comic book artists, David Mazzucchelli! In my opinion his version of Batman is perfect, forget the battle armor kevlar BS, this is the perfect Dark Knight stripped down and dirty. This was a great series too written by classic writer Frank Miller (now a total D-Bag) it’s considered now one of the best Batman Stories of all time.
Mazzucchelli also drew some of the best Daredevil comics of all time (also teaming up with Frank Miller), in a similar tone he proves that Daredevil is Marvel’s Batman. This has inspired me to get the full scoop on what David Mazzucchelli is up to now, so expect a post on that soon!
It seems that a lot of people just weren’t big fans of the first Anne Hathaway Catwoman picture revealed. They Complained her costume was lame and compared it to the Tim Burton Pfeiffer version which I will agree was pretty awesome. If you ask me however the costume for Batman in Nolan’s movie has always kinda bugged me. I just don’t really like the huge bulky kevlar armor thing that’s going on there-but the movies were so well done I was quickly able to get past it. So to me the Hathaway costume is quite acceptable-as we can all agree that at the very least she’s not also running around in a big black chuncky kevlar hockey suit as well!
However for me personally I am a bigger fan of Julie Newmar from the original series!!
Ok it’s been a while since I have been blogging on here-I must admit have been slackin’ a bit but now that I am the only real blogger on here. It’s been a bit difficult keeping up the momentum since the summer has started and really kicked in here in Portland Oregon. Remember everyone, this is the only three months that we really get any real sunshine!! So yeah I have been busy soaking up the rays and enjoying the times that sometimes only summer really can seem to bring. Anyway enough about my slackness and onto bigger matters as yeah well last week friday on opening night I went to see Chris Nolan’s big summer blockbuster “Inception”.
Well what did I think ? Quite honestly it seemed to have everything going for it-Nolan writing, directing and producing a thriller about entering dreams and basically doing battle there and implanting thoughts through the night time fantasies that we all have every evening. After the first hour I must say I was ready for an epic masterpeice. It was all set up for a crazy tripped out adventure in dreamland. The only problem was that a half hour later I was ready to snooze myself Continue reading
Today was a day unlike any other.
For the last year or so, I have been determined to collect and read the entire West Coast Avengers run. Well, a stop at the Goodwill yielded about 30% of it.
That’s right, I found issues #7-45 (save the issues that I already had, like John Byrne’s Vision Quest Arc) along with a dozen other gems such as the complete run of 1986-87’s Comet Man, Some Black Widow goodness courtesy of Marvel Fanfare, some X-Tinction Agenda issues as well as a couple of Typhoid Mary’s early Daredevil appearances!!
This store (off McLaughlin just outside of Portland), had 3 long boxes full of 1980’s goodness. Many interesting DC titles (that confuse me but are probably great reads) and even a copy of The Dark Night Returns.
At .49 a copy, I felt like I was robbing them, I’ve had a smile on my face all day since!