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by SprangFan
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Help needed planning a Batman art jam
Replies: 8
Views: 988

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: 2256

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: 863

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: 988

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: 988

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: 4496

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: 34
Views: 3316

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: 34
Views: 3316

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: 34
Views: 3316

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 ...
by SprangFan
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Batman Stuff You'd Hate To Part With...
Replies: 42
Views: 8283

Re: Batman Stuff You'd Hate To Part With...

That would be phenomenal. For such a kind act, I'd be sure and remember you in my will. Of course the only thing I'd have of value would be a tin Batmobile.:-)
by SprangFan
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Batman Stuff You'd Hate To Part With...
Replies: 42
Views: 8283

Re: Batman Stuff You'd Hate To Part With...

This thread got me thinking about all the stuff I've already parted with, somehow or other, including my blue AHI "bump and go" tin Batmobile (disappeared somehow over the years and much missed), my Corgi Batmobile (likewise vanished, but since replaced) and Batboat (not yet replaced, though I someh...
by SprangFan
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: Batman Stuff You'd Hate To Part With...
Replies: 42
Views: 8283

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

The years pass and I get a note from his wife saying that the collector had passed away but had left instructions that this item (which they family didn't want or care about it's value) was to be willed back to me, on the condition that I never sell it. That is a beautiful story. For a while, I was...
by SprangFan
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: BATMAN'S COMIC BOOK ADVENTURES
Replies: 21
Views: 4496

Re: BATMAN'S COMIC BOOK ADVENTURES

The older brother of a friend had that comic when I was about 7 or so, and it made a big impression. It was only a few years old, but it was a crucial few years at that point, and might as well have been from another age. The ads, the art style, the price tag, everything about it was exotic and fasc...
by SprangFan
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Bat Crafts
Topic: First post - could use utility belt advice
Replies: 33
Views: 5732

Re: First post - could use utility belt advice

Of a do-over is an option, I'd find a fat dowel and fake the whole thing. You can drill wood all you like.
by SprangFan
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Off Topic Lounge
Topic: Mattel's 1939 Batman 12" figure
Replies: 8
Views: 2398

Re: Mattel's 1939 Batman 12" figure

2. Detective #28 – Square buckle, no gloves. Later in the story the gloves return as blue gauntlets. One page later, gloves are gone.
It all depends on which newspaper strip or pulp magazine Kane was tracing from in a given panel.