BATMAN: SINISTER SIDESHOW OF DR SCORPIO!

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BATMAN: SINISTER SIDESHOW OF DR SCORPIO!

Post by AndyFish » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:03 pm

I'm following up my BATMAN DEATH RAY OF HUGO STRANGE with a '66 Version of Batman-- I'm playing with the overall look and style of how I want the strip to look-- can I get some thoughts here?

I can color it straight

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Or I can do it with the Ben day style dots to make it seem like a vintage comic;

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Opinions would be welcome-- I'll be starting the strip at the end of the Summer and I'll be posting it here provided the Mods give me the thumbs up.
Thanks!

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Post by elmrgraham » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:25 pm

Excellent Andy.

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Post by The Boss » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:41 pm

I like the first one better but the dots can still be used for "light hearted" shadow effect during dramatic moments.

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Post by The Boss » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:46 pm

PLEASE don't take this the wrong way but, I never got into your last comic mainly because of the design (it just wasn't to my taste) but as a major fan of Batman '66 I already see potential with this and cannot wait to read it!

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Post by AndyFish » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:18 pm

I would never take offense to tastes, the other comic is done in the spirit of pulp magazines while this one will be pop art related. Very different.

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Post by Jim K, Bat fan » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:34 pm

I like the first version better - I think it would be easier on the eyes over the long run.
Can't wait to see this! :D

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Post by Dan E Kool » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:15 am

Wow, so excited for this! I like the retro style of the second version, but they're both great. Does this mean we'll be reading these soon?
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Post by The Boss » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:43 am

Jim K, Bat fan wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:34 pm
I like the first version better - I think it would be easier on the eyes over the long run.
Can't wait to see this! :D
Not only that but, the colors stand out much more in the first one. Bright colors were one of the major attractions of the TV series. The first one feels more authentic to the TV series. IMO

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Post by AndyFish » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:46 am

Bingo-- it's not a retro comic book it's an homage to a show that used bright colors-- so the first one it is.
It'll start up in the Fall-- unlike DEATH RAY which was done as a challenge in my studio to complete one a week among all the other gigs we had, much like the way they worked in the early 1940s, SINISTER SIDESHOW will be focused on the craft and that means it may not come out every week, or it might depending on the kind of workload I have, but the bottom line is I won't rush it for the sake of the deadline. It's s different experiment.

But, thanks for the feedback-- you guys really helped.
I'll post more studies here as they become available.

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Post by BATWINGED HORNET » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:01 am

Love the work--especially the attention to a detail like the "ears" being an actual attachment (like the '66 inspiration), instead of a single mold sculpt for the mask.
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Post by AndyFish » Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:38 pm

Thanks for the comments.
I've worked out a few details-- it'll be set in 1964 so we'll get to see some differences from the show including a younger Robin, and a newer relationship between Batman and Gordon. I'll be running it here starting at the end of the summer.

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Post by Scott Sebring » Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:38 pm

Jim K, Bat fan wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:34 pm
I like the first version better - I think it would be easier on the eyes over the long run.
Can't wait to see this! :D
Yes. What he said.
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Post by The Boss » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:05 pm

I just ask one thing. Please, no origin stories. That was one of the few things that urked me about the Batman '66 comics. I much prefer the simpler idea of these are the bad guys and Batman and Robin are the good guys with no need for origins. From the very first episode Burt said, "him again" in regards to the villain and nobody questioned it.

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Post by Dan E Kool » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:51 am

Is the new thread title possibly a clue to a change in the Special Guest Villain?
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Post by John Mack » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:43 am

Looking forward to this! Oh, I know I'm a little late to the party here, but yes, the first one as was agreed upon. Come on Fall! Get here soon!
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