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by gothosmansion
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: BATMAN'S COMIC BOOK ADVENTURES
Replies: 18
Views: 1921

Re: BATMAN'S COMIC BOOK ADVENTURES

I first read Case of the Chemical Syndicate in the 1984 Oreo giveaway that also reprinted the first Robin story from Detective 38 and the first Joker story from Batman 1. Back then, there weren't a lot of ways to learn about comic book history. I was quite shocked to see Batman killing villains back...
by gothosmansion
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: BATMAN'S COMIC BOOK ADVENTURES
Replies: 18
Views: 1921

Re: BATMAN'S COMIC BOOK ADVENTURES

I love in the Batgirl story how competent she is...taking care of herself. It was reprinted in Batman in the 60s. If memory serves, I like Detective 389....it sort of points to DC maybe going in a darker direction with Batman, but is still very silver age. Plus, it is one of the few times Frank Robb...
by gothosmansion
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: The Latest Batman Item You've Acquired?
Replies: 1897
Views: 390490

Re: The Latest Batman Item You've Acquired?

Batman : The Definitive History of the Dark Knight in Comics, Film & Beyond

Detective Comics 278, 279, 280
by gothosmansion
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: BATMAN'S COMIC BOOK ADVENTURES
Replies: 18
Views: 1921

Re: BATMAN'S COMIC BOOK ADVENTURES

Kane and Anderson were awesome on Batgirl. I wish they had stayed on the strip.
by gothosmansion
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #122: Parade of Bat-Parodies
Replies: 4
Views: 1301

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #122: Parade of Bat-Parodies

Unfortunately, I have a hard time turning down ANYTHING Batman from the 60s or 70s. I think I mainly wanted the Jerry Lewis issue because I enjoyed Oksner's work on the Super-titles and wanted to see his take on Batman.
by gothosmansion
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #122: Parade of Bat-Parodies
Replies: 4
Views: 1301

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #122: Parade of Bat-Parodies

I must have a lousy sense of humor, because I enjoyed the Jerry Lewis issue more than you did. I wasn't really expecting to like it, but Batman and Robin dealing with the after-effects of the show on their image was a pretty clever idea. You mentioned not having a lot of familiarity with Bob Oksner....
by gothosmansion
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Batman Stuff You'd Hate To Part With...
Replies: 30
Views: 2526

Re: Batman Stuff You'd Never Part With...

Well, pretty much ANY of my Batman comics from the 1960s or 1970s. The Batman Strangest Cases Treasury Edition, which I got when I was 6 and which may be my favorite comic that I own. The first Power Records Batman album. My jock dad has always hated that his nerdy son liked comic books. I asked him...
by gothosmansion
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: BATMAN'S COMIC BOOK ADVENTURES
Replies: 18
Views: 1921

Re: BATMAN'S COMIC BOOK ADVENTURES

Thanks for sharing, Andy. That is indeed a striking cover. Novick gets overshadowed a lot by his contemporaries, but he was a darn good artist. There are some nice Brown/Giella artwork on the inside. I really like the splash page and the top panel of page 4. I may be wrong, but I think this was John...
by gothosmansion
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: BAT 77 - The Poison Pen Puzzle (Detective #398)
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Re: BAT 77 - The Poison Pen Puzzle (Detective #398)

I agree with you that this wasn't much of an issue. It has dated horribly because I think it was intended to be one of those "torn from the headlines" stories. Maxine Melanie was supposed to be a parody of Jacqueline Susann, who was famous for Valley of the Dolls. I've never read it or seen the movi...
by gothosmansion
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #121: Send Off the Clown (with Ken Holtzhouser!)
Replies: 12
Views: 1565

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #121: Send Off the Clown (with Ken Holtzhouser!)

I've got to admit, I always enjoyed this one. Maybe I'm not to hard to please. Anyway, the epidote did spawn a bit of merchandising. https://www.80stees.com/products/the-joker-ive-thrilled-many-a-woman-batman-t-shirt I'm glad you commented on it, because I always thought the complete line with the "...
by gothosmansion
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Mattel's 1939 Batman 12" figure
Replies: 8
Views: 1388

Re: Mattel's 1939 Batman 12" figure

I picked up one of these at Wal-Mart yesterday.
by gothosmansion
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: BAT 77 - Paint a Picture of Peril (Detective #397)
Replies: 1
Views: 891

Re: BAT 77 - Paint a Picture of Peril (Detective #397)

Hi JB, A word of warning....Pasko's letters are always pretty negative. I'm glad I didn't read them until after I had read his Superman work, because seeing how acidic his letters were might would have prevented me from enjoying his Superman stories. Pasko co-created Master Jailer. OK, this is a Bat...
by gothosmansion
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Burt Ward On Set Crisis on Infinite Earths
Replies: 7
Views: 1907

Re: Burt Ward On Set Crisis on Infinite Earths

Thanks for posting.
by gothosmansion
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: BAT 77 - This Murder Has Been...Pre-Recorded (Batman #220) w/Jeff Hopkins
Replies: 4
Views: 1382

Re: BAT 77 - This Murder Has Been...Pre-Recorded (Batman #220) w/Jeff Hopkins

The Martin Pasko that you mentioned went on to be a Superman writer during the bronze age. He also wrote an episode of Batman : The Animated Series. As you read through the letters pages, you will notice several future professionals: Mike W. Barr, Alan Brennert, Pasko, Klaus Janson and Doug Moench....
by gothosmansion
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: BAT 77 - This Murder Has Been...Pre-Recorded (Batman #220) w/Jeff Hopkins
Replies: 4
Views: 1382

Re: BAT 77 - This Murder Has Been...Pre-Recorded (Batman #220) w/Jeff Hopkins

The Martin Pasko that you mentioned went on to be a Superman writer during the bronze age. He also wrote an episode of Batman : The Animated Series.

As you read through the letters pages, you will notice several future professionals: Mike W. Barr, Alan Brennert, Pasko, Klaus Janson and Doug Moench.