"New Look" vs Tv Show

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Keith Mayo
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Re: "New Look" vs Tv Show

Post by Keith Mayo » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:00 pm

Scott Sebring wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:45 am
The Infantino image Kieth used (LOVE IT) as an example of that design is a little bit of an oddity in that the bat on the chest emblem has more points on the bottom (7) as opposed to the traditional 5 points used by him and virtually everybody else who drew the new look. I always loved that illustration but the bat always read "wrong" to me. It's the only time I recall seeing him use that many points.......

The bat emblem even fluctuated in shape and placement with the new look. Starting with straight edges on the bat wings and a more circular shape rather than oval shape to eventually the curved edges of the wings and the classic oval shape.
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Re: "New Look" vs Tv Show

Post by Therin of Andor » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:07 am

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Re: "New Look" vs Tv Show

Post by SprangFan » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:49 am

For Batman Day, I watched (appropriately enough) the episode, "Batman's Anniversary," and was reminded once again of how purple the cowl and gloves could look under certain lighting. I remember as a kid watching the (Black Widow?) episode where the GCPD puts out an APB on Batman and describes him as wearing "purple cape and tights". I remember thinking, "Come again? Purple???" Of course I had a black and white set at the time, but it suggests the writers didn't spend much time reading comics.
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Re: "New Look" vs Tv Show

Post by Jim Akin » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:50 am

SprangFan wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:49 am
I remember as a kid watching the (Black Widow?) episode where the GCPD puts out an APB on Batman and describes him as wearing "purple cape and tights". I remember thinking, "Come again? Purple???"
I had a similar reaction after looking up "mauve" in the dictionary, in an effort to understand the title of Joker's prize-winning non-painting, "Death of a Mauve Bat," in Pop Goes the Joker.

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Re: "New Look" vs Tv Show

Post by Therin of Andor » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:00 pm

SprangFan wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:49 am
I remember thinking, "Come again? Purple???" Of course I had a black and white set at the time, but it suggests the writers didn't spend much time reading comics.
Comics started before anyone conceived that one day TV shows based upon them could be rendered in full colour... ;)
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Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:50 am
I had a similar reaction after looking up "mauve" in the dictionary
My grandmother loved mauve. So it was a colour known to me.
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Re: "New Look" vs Tv Show

Post by SprangFan » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:37 am

Comics started before anyone conceived that one day TV shows based upon them could be rendered in full colour... ;)
I'm not sure I follow. Do you mean if the comics had thought of it, they'd have actually made the tights purple, too?

The Phantom pre-dates Batman by several years, and his outfit was purple, so that color was certainly on the table.
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Re: "New Look" vs Tv Show

Post by SprangFan » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:42 am

Ha! My last comment sparked a dim memory of an article I once read about the Phantom. I looked it up and behold, it's still on the Web.

Interestingly, it suggests the Phantom, like Batman, was supposed to wear gray, but turned purple to take advantage of his translation to a more colorful medium:

http://www.deepwoods.org/purple.html
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Re: "New Look" vs Tv Show

Post by Batman65 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:18 am

Great stuff Scott!

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