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by SprangFan
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: The forgotten 1994 Batsuit from DC's "Troika"
Replies: 18
Views: 2019

Re: The forgotten 1994 Batsuit from DC's "Troika"

The anatomy in that image is as whack as the other one, IMO, but I recognize that different folks have different tastes, and doubtless some of the stuff I like would leave others cold. That said, Jones is best suited to stand-alone works like "Red Rain" where he can get as individualistic as he plea...
by SprangFan
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: The forgotten 1994 Batsuit from DC's "Troika"
Replies: 18
Views: 2019

Re: The forgotten 1994 Batsuit from DC's "Troika"

BTW, whenever I'm tempted to go easy on Kelly Jones, I remember this image, which besides being possibly the worst image ever of Batman (and only "possibly" because Sam Keith has also drawn him), is also one of the worst images in comics history, period. How does this one get a free pass when Rob Li...
by SprangFan
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: The forgotten 1994 Batsuit from DC's "Troika"
Replies: 18
Views: 2019

Re: The forgotten 1994 Batsuit from DC's "Troika"

I enjoy team books and the Justice Society is near and dear to my heart, but Batman works better solo or at most teamed with one other character, as in the old Brave and the Bold books. And quite apart from matters of my opinion (which no one at DC cares about), the official take on Batman is that h...
by SprangFan
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: The forgotten 1994 Batsuit from DC's "Troika"
Replies: 18
Views: 2019

Re: The forgotten 1994 Batsuit from DC's "Troika"

For what it's worth, I think that open air Bat-convertible belongs more in Riverdale as it looks like Archie's jalopy bouncing off the road. From that "smiley face" chassis, I think it's more likely a repainted "Speed Buggy." I may check out those Matt Wagner books if I can find them free in the li...
by SprangFan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: The forgotten 1994 Batsuit from DC's "Troika"
Replies: 18
Views: 2019

Re: The forgotten 1994 Batsuit from DC's "Troika"

That convertible is a hoot! I'm imagining it sounding like Jack Benny's old "Maxwell." https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=17N2g2Ryqi8 Even with the bubble top, he's gotta bend over the wheel like Grandma driving to bingo night. Also gotta love panel 3 on the top page, with Batman taking a stealthy pose o...
by SprangFan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: The forgotten 1994 Batsuit from DC's "Troika"
Replies: 18
Views: 2019

Re: The forgotten 1994 Batsuit from DC's "Troika"

The 50s get a bad rap for the sci-fi stories that tried, incongruously, to ape the more successful Superman books, but there were a lot of great tales tucked behind those "tranformations and aliens" covers as well, focusing on Earthbound crooks and interesting travels abroad. For me, it got worse in...
by SprangFan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Help needed planning a Batman art jam
Replies: 8
Views: 916

Re: Help needed planning a Batman art jam

I'm feeling a bit of Curt Swan in some of those poses, especially Luthor and Doomsday.

Is that the redesigned Tempus at upper right, with what reminds me of my old disc-firing toy gun?

I see Nuclear Man made the party, too. :-)
by SprangFan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: The forgotten 1994 Batsuit from DC's "Troika"
Replies: 18
Views: 2019

Re: The forgotten 1994 Batsuit from DC's "Troika"

Hated it, and it contributed to my decision to sell off my Batman comic collection starting with "Knightfall", through "Prodigal" and up to "Troika," never to return. It was my farewell to comics. That's not all on the suit, mind you (it just cemented my belief that things had been bad a long time, ...
by SprangFan
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: "Molly" in 70s Batman Comic Book!
Replies: 2
Views: 799

Re: "Molly" in 70s Batman Comic Book!

You know, I've read that story a dozen times and never made the connection. Good catch.
by SprangFan
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Help needed planning a Batman art jam
Replies: 8
Views: 916

Re: Help needed planning a Batman art jam

I'm totally getting a Kurt Russel vibe there, too.

In fact, that might've been interesting to see on film.

Hmmm..Or maybe I already have.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=51y8pMuGygg
by SprangFan
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Help needed planning a Batman art jam
Replies: 8
Views: 916

Re: Help needed planning a Batman art jam

Personally, I don't think Freeze has ever looked better than he did in the suit Mike Mignola designed for the Animated Series: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/541980136385734872/ That design led me to purchase the action figure, which in turn led me to collect way too much of the line, even though I...
by SprangFan
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: BATMAN'S COMIC BOOK ADVENTURES
Replies: 21
Views: 4268

Re: BATMAN'S COMIC BOOK ADVENTURES

You've managed to pick another tale that grabbed me early, Andy. I discovered the Hooded Hangman story in one of those tabloid sized "Limited Collector Editions" and was mesmerized by it. Partly it was the great Infantino art, but also the can't-miss strategy of appealing to a kid's sense of pride i...
by SprangFan
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: GI Joe 12" figures
Replies: 28
Views: 2695

Re: GI Joe 12" figures

Awesome Bob Hope!

And flanked by Joey Heatherton and Raquel Welch, no less. :lol:
by SprangFan
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: GI Joe 12" figures
Replies: 28
Views: 2695

Re: GI Joe 12" figures

Can't say I'm a fan of those Popeye forearms. Looking back part of the appeal of Classic Joe was that he looked like a fit, but real man and not a muscle-bound "He-Man" cartoon character. It'd be good to see realistically proportioned figures again. I had the helicopter and loved it, but while the i...
by SprangFan
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: GI Joe 12" figures
Replies: 28
Views: 2695

Re: GI Joe 12" figures

Those are awesome, Keith. GI Joe will forever be a 12-inch figure in my mind; it's cool that they took on a new popularity later at a different scale, but the complete retooling of the entire concept (into a SHIELD-like global agency) made it unrecognizable to me. Anyway, I got one "old school" Joe ...