Batman 80th Anniversary Merchandise Coming Soon

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Re: Batman 80th Anniversary Merchandise Coming Soon

Post by TBolt » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:43 am

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You mean to tell me by looking at the figure that the Great and Powerful Wizard of Batman, his excellency Frank Miller, FORGOT to include purple gloves on The Dark Knight Returns??? Oh, the horror.... 8-)
HE didn't base the DKR black and grey costume on the first appearance. Its based on the pre new look Bats with black instead of Blue.
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Re: Batman 80th Anniversary Merchandise Coming Soon

Post by AndyFish » Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:28 am

That Bruce Timm STRANGE DAYS short is just brilliant-- I wish he had the circular belt buckle, but it is the closest we get to 1939 Batman.

As for Miller, I've never understood the vexation towards THE DARK KNIGHT-- it reads very much like it could be the Adam West Batman, short eared costume and all. The overall story is operatic and the ending is extremely upbeat. Now the sequel he did 15 years later-- yeah that I'd rather not remember.

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Re: Batman 80th Anniversary Merchandise Coming Soon

Post by TBolt » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:08 pm

AndyFish wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:28 am
That Bruce Timm STRANGE DAYS short is just brilliant-- I wish he had the circular belt buckle, but it is the closest we get to 1939 Batman.

As for Miller, I've never understood the vexation towards THE DARK KNIGHT-- it reads very much like it could be the Adam West Batman, short eared costume and all. The overall story is operatic and the ending is extremely upbeat. Now the sequel he did 15 years later-- yeah that I'd rather not remember.
I fully believe it is the 66 Batman in that story, the time line works out about right, 20 years later Reagan is President in 86 so it made sense. Telling kids to watch their language, telling the readers he's using rubber bullets there are a lot of little bits like that giving hints. The cartoon adaptation used the batphone sound effect from the tv show too. I think its more the anger of some older Bat fans over what influence the Dark Knight later had over the character and DC in general. Its still rubbing off on the movies, hopefully with the performance of Aquaman they are getting over that tho.
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Post by AndyFish » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:19 pm

That makes a lot of sense, TBolt-- I can't stand the current incarnation of Batman in the comics, and haven't been interested in him since THE DARK KNIGHT. There have been occasional good stories here and there (Year One is one of them) but for the most part they turned him into a lonely angry somewhat psychotic anti-hero. Much of that can be attributed to Miller's DK but in his epic it all fit the world he had created. Batman had been sitting below the surface of Bruce Wayne for ten years, stewing, building, waiting to get out. His relationship with Superman is mischaracterized as depicting the end of the friendship. Not true-- in an early scene Clark Kent calls Bruce to tell him he'll be "way out of town" so they are friends. Batman's exhaustion towards Superman's working as a government agent builds over the story.

In the hands of lesser writers the DK characterization becomes ridiculous. It's not Miller's fault he told a great story about an older Batman coming back into action. Just because DC Comics can't come up with an original idea having Batman return more to his blue and grey days isn't his fault.

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Re: Batman 80th Anniversary Merchandise Coming Soon

Post by zarm106 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:29 pm

From the Entertainment Earth site, here are some 80th Anniversary preorder items.

https://www.entertainmentearth.com/s/?q ... nniversary

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Post by zarm106 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:52 pm

DC Comics has launched a website to promote the 80th anniversary of Batman.
https://www.dccomics.com/batman80

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Re: Batman 80th Anniversary Merchandise Coming Soon

Post by AndyFish » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:51 pm

For Batman's 80th Anniversary I did a Variant Cover which will also be released as a limited edition print-- the image is based on his first appearance in the comic book. Colors are done to be primary and simple as an homage to 1939 era comics printing. I think it came out OK.

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Post by Keith Mayo » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:45 pm

Absolutely beautiful, Andy!! LOVE IT!
Using it as wallpaper on my phone now. :-)
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Post by Keith Mayo » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:47 pm

Snagged these two items today!
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Post by Batman65 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:56 pm

Oh yeah, I’m digging this one for sure! Thanks for posting Andy!

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Re: Batman 80th Anniversary Merchandise Coming Soon

Post by gothosmansion » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:17 pm

Keith Mayo wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:47 pm
Snagged these two items today!
Keith, is that 80th Anniversary Giant one of the Wal-Mart exclusive comics?

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Re: Batman 80th Anniversary Merchandise Coming Soon

Post by Keith Mayo » Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:32 pm

gothosmansion wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:17 pm
Keith Mayo wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:47 pm
Snagged these two items today!
Keith, is that 80th Anniversary Giant one of the Wal-Mart exclusive comics?
Yes, Sir.
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Re: Batman 80th Anniversary Merchandise Coming Soon

Post by AndyFish » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:19 am

Stopped in my local Wally World to see if I could find that comic, no luck-- was it with the regular Wal-Mart Batman comics, Keith?

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Re: Batman 80th Anniversary Merchandise Coming Soon

Post by Keith Mayo » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:15 am

AndyFish wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:19 am
Stopped in my local Wally World to see if I could find that comic, no luck-- was it with the regular Wal-Mart Batman comics, Keith?
No, Sir. They were in the book/magazine section on an end cap.
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Re: Batman 80th Anniversary Merchandise Coming Soon

Post by gothosmansion » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:28 pm

Keith Mayo wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:15 am
AndyFish wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:19 am
Stopped in my local Wally World to see if I could find that comic, no luck-- was it with the regular Wal-Mart Batman comics, Keith?
No, Sir. They were in the book/magazine section on an end cap.
Thanks for the info. I didn't find one at my local Wal-Mart either.

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