All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder by Frank MillerThis was a weird one!
Not Batman-and-an-elephant-in-a-Tijuana-sideshow weird, more like a two-headed-koala-bear- preserved-in-a-jar-of-formaldehyde weird.
Frank Miller brings his unique
Miller implies that Bruce Wayne was a mama’s boy with violent tendencies before his parents were gunned down and that he used his grief to fuel a sadistic rage against pretty much anything and anyone that didn’t fit into his twisted wheel house of justice.
Fair enough, so we won’t expect Batusi lessons.
Fresh off watching his parents gunned down in front of him, Dick Grayson is “abducted” by Batman and drafted into his war on crime.
No homo-erotic sub-text here.
This brings him into conflict with a nascent Justice League which consists of Superman, a doltish Green Lantern, a lunatic Plastic Man and an overdrawn Wonder Woman.
Yep, Jim Lee. If you’re looking for objectified, flesh-baring, fan-boy-esque, ultra-cosplay depictions of women, then look no further than this volume.
Let’s empower a female character, give them intelligence, wit, abilities, super-powers and then undercut them by having them wear the cheesiest costumes a horny 14 year old boy can conjure up and sadly, the above gif is one of the tamer examples.
Miller doesn’t stop there. Batman and his brutal crime fighting methods are fetishized by women, including Barbara Gordon/Bat Girl and Dinah Lance/Black Canary (just don’t call her “Love Chunks”).
The only redeeming aspect of this book is Miller’s cracker-jack dialogue and wit. The last issue contained here – a confrontation between Batman, Robin and the Green Lantern is almost worth the price of admission.
In order to counteract the Green Lantern’s power, he has Robin, himself and the meet-up room painted the color yellow, Lantern’s one weakness. Ha!
Bottom Line: Miller’s done some brilliant stuff in the past – this one, doesn’t even come close. Jim Lee – Get a freaking girlfriend!
Every Batman Movie Ranked, From Worst to Best (Photos)
Aaah, is coming to a close, my friends. Well, I concluded several series I've been looking at for years including Marville , S. Linkara : Both of which featured a rainbow color scheme, awesome music choices, and roller skating. Separated at birth? You make the call! I celebrated my th Episode of the show before any of my fellow Channel Awesome producers. Linkara : But maybe if you guys became comic-book-reading shut-ins without social lives or prospects like me, you'd have gotten there by now, too
We've arrived at the 30th anniversary of the release of Tim Burton's "Batman," the film that you could argue ushered in the modern age of big screen superheroes. But whether or not you agree with that idea, you can rest assured that you will almost certainly disagree with our rankings of all the Batman movies. Because that's just how these things go. Though The Wizard, a villain original to this serial, is admittedly cool looking, it's not enough to stem the boredom in this four-hour slog. But Batman's first onscreen appearance lacks pretty much everything that would mark it as an engaging filmgoing experience today.
Bruce Wayne is the Swiss Army Knife of superheroes. As Batman —with his smarts, training, willpower and money—he can accomplish anything. He might not even be the best Batman. Dick Grayson, the original Robin , former Batman, and current Nightwing, might be the only one person better than Batman because he learned everything from Bruce and has added that to the skills taught to him in the circus, where he was a world-class acrobat in his youth. Nightwing has succeeded in every situation thrust upon him, taking on each new role with equal amounts skepticism and heart. In real life, many talented acrobats broke their necks, and some died, attempting to complete a quadruple somersault. DC Comics decided to make Dick Grayson the only person in the world capable of the quadruple somersault, creating a clever piece of trivia and connecting comics to the real world.
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Unbeknownst to him, however, Mechakara 's robotic hand reaches out to the pile of "Countdown" comics and zaps them. Theme song plays, followed by title card for this episode, set to "The Final Countdown" by Europe; cut to Linkara on his futon. The plot holes are big enough to bury a thousand copies of each issue; the story itself is more focused on killing and promoting other books than to actually give us a good story; and the artwork ranges from lazy to outright terrible! I hate it for what it represents in the industry: a mindset that says that crossovers should be the focus, shock deaths are more interesting than compelling characters, and that editors should be the ones to dictate how a story progresses. But in summarizing all of it, I've left out or just gleaned over things that, in a regular review, I could spend half the video making fun of.