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(Gizmodo)   If you haven't been following the Batman comics of late, you might have missed out on the HOLY BATMAN, WHAT THE HELL *IS* THAT THING?   ( io9.gizmodo.com) divider line
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2017-11-04 09:16:12 AM  
It's Martha
 
2017-11-04 09:29:24 AM  
Aunt Martha?
 
2017-11-04 10:52:30 AM  
"Profound withdrawal from the world" is my friggin' fantasy. I'll put Diocletian and his cabbages to shame.
 
2017-11-04 11:38:09 AM  
Batman: The Devastator


Not as lethal as The Eradicator:

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2017-11-04 11:44:43 AM  
Looks like doomsday.

Reads article.

It's doomsday.
 
2017-11-04 11:52:39 AM  

salvador.hardin: Looks like doomsday.

Reads article.

It's doomsday.


Yeah, but with Batman's brain.  That's....really quite scary.
 
2017-11-04 12:03:29 PM  

Badmoodman: Batman: The Devastator


Not as lethal as The Eradicator:

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Eeeeeeradicator!
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2017-11-04 12:19:00 PM  
There still hasn't been a decent writer on any Batman title since the mid 90s.  The best character DC has and no idea what to do with him.  Of course being around for 70 years does make it a bit harder to come up with new plots.  Still, how about having him do some actual detective work?  He is always called the World's Greatest Detective, and we pretty much never see him do that - too busy chasing monsters and the like.  My interest in comics waxes and wanes based on who is writing (Aaron has made Thor quite readable for the first time in ages, for example) but I've been unable to care about any Batman storyline in a really long time.  Getting back to the basics of the character doing his thing would be way more interesting to me that 1000 monster fights.
 
2017-11-04 12:19:58 PM  
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2017-11-04 12:23:08 PM  
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/play the hits!
//aliens next
///then time travel
 
2017-11-04 12:26:53 PM  
Article makes sense.

Might buy comic.

Probably won't. I read an article about it.
 
2017-11-04 12:33:21 PM  

Samsquantch: There still hasn't been a decent writer on any Batman title since the mid 90s.  The best character DC has and no idea what to do with him.  Of course being around for 70 years does make it a bit harder to come up with new plots.  Still, how about having him do some actual detective work?  He is always called the World's Greatest Detective, and we pretty much never see him do that - too busy chasing monsters and the like.  My interest in comics waxes and wanes based on who is writing (Aaron has made Thor quite readable for the first time in ages, for example) but I've been unable to care about any Batman storyline in a really long time.  Getting back to the basics of the character doing his thing would be way more interesting to me that 1000 monster fights.


You didn't like the night of the owls? Or Batman, inc?
 
2017-11-04 12:36:52 PM  

Samsquantch: There still hasn't been a decent writer on any Batman title since the mid 90s.  The best character DC has and no idea what to do with him.  Of course being around for 70 years does make it a bit harder to come up with new plots.  Still, how about having him do some actual detective work?  He is always called the World's Greatest Detective, and we pretty much never see him do that - too busy chasing monsters and the like.  My interest in comics waxes and wanes based on who is writing (Aaron has made Thor quite readable for the first time in ages, for example) but I've been unable to care about any Batman storyline in a really long time.  Getting back to the basics of the character doing his thing would be way more interesting to me that 1000 monster fights.


The Animated Series are quite good. That, with the Justice League, forms the major canon.
 
2017-11-04 12:49:11 PM  

Mad_Radhu: [img.fark.net image 425x631]


Shouldn't all of the pearls be falling off the broken ends of the string?  I mean, a few fell off when he ripped it off her neck, surely all the rest of them should follow.
 
2017-11-04 12:57:02 PM  
No, it's Becky.

salvador.hardin: Looks like doomsday.

Reads article.

It's doomsday.


No, it's Becky.
 
2017-11-04 01:02:25 PM  

Bondith: Mad_Radhu: [img.fark.net image 425x631]

Shouldn't all of the pearls be falling off the broken ends of the string?  I mean, a few fell off when he ripped it off her neck, surely all the rest of them should follow.


Good pearls are strung on silk and knotted between each pearl for just that reason.
 
2017-11-04 01:02:35 PM  
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2017-11-04 01:04:31 PM  

Thosw: Bondith: Mad_Radhu: [img.fark.net image 425x631]

Shouldn't all of the pearls be falling off the broken ends of the string?  I mean, a few fell off when he ripped it off her neck, surely all the rest of them should follow.

Good pearls are strung on silk and knotted between each pearl for just that reason.


Ahh, OK.  You learn something new every day.

...wait, they're knotted between each pearl in case some maniac with a parasail rips them off your neck?
 
2017-11-04 01:14:57 PM  

WDFark think for a second: Samsquantch: There still hasn't been a decent writer on any Batman title since the mid 90s.  The best character DC has and no idea what to do with him.  Of course being around for 70 years does make it a bit harder to come up with new plots.  Still, how about having him do some actual detective work?  He is always called the World's Greatest Detective, and we pretty much never see him do that - too busy chasing monsters and the like.  My interest in comics waxes and wanes based on who is writing (Aaron has made Thor quite readable for the first time in ages, for example) but I've been unable to care about any Batman storyline in a really long time.  Getting back to the basics of the character doing his thing would be way more interesting to me that 1000 monster fights.

You didn't like the night of the owls? Or Batman, inc?


Night of the Owls was sort of ok, but all of the New 52 titles were so drenched in blood and grimdark that I didn't enjoy any of them. Batgirl in particular had a shocking and gratuitous amount of violence that is totally out of place with that character.  But DC has decided when in doubt, make it more grim - Dark Night Returns made them relevent for the first time in decades, so why not contiue to use the same formula 30 years later?  It's certainly easier than finding original stories.  Didn't read Batman Inc, so can't comment on it.  I periodically willl checkout out a newish issue from the library to decide if its worth following the title again - and haven't seen anything worthwhile.  Jim Gordon in the Robocop Batsuit just confirmed to me they are totally out of ideas and just recycling bad old ones - it was the whole Knightfall Arc mius Bane - and Knightfall was meh at best.  I do remember a mid 80s Batman not long after Robin gets killed in which he helped a family find their missing kid.  It was low stakes and understated but it worked because it showed him actually using his detective abilities.  I am afraid that Nina_Hartley's_Ass is quite correct and we can expect space and time travel real soon as DC once again retreads stories that didn't work the first time.  I do agree that the animated version of Batman is quite good - other than the horrible prequel to Killing Joke, which is kind or horrible anyway.  I like Alan Moore as a going thing, but that was one of the worst things he's ever done.
 
2017-11-04 01:15:49 PM  

Bondith: Thosw: Bondith: Mad_Radhu: [img.fark.net image 425x631]

Shouldn't all of the pearls be falling off the broken ends of the string?  I mean, a few fell off when he ripped it off her neck, surely all the rest of them should follow.

Good pearls are strung on silk and knotted between each pearl for just that reason.

Ahh, OK.  You learn something new every day.

...wait, they're knotted between each pearl in case some maniac with a parasail rips them off your neck?


It's surprisingly common at high society soirées, balls and museum exhibition openings. Why, if your event doesn't have some kind of costumed villain break in, well, let's just say your future invitations will likely be lost in the mail, hem hem. *adjusts monocle*
 
2017-11-04 01:18:39 PM  
Batman?

They still ublish that?

Last I recalled,  DC Comics went out of business in August 2011. Never published another comic. Sad, really, but it was time. If they'd continued, they probably would have done some lame-ass reboots and NuXTREEEEEEMMMMEEEEEE books or something that bombed after less than a year.
 
2017-11-04 01:22:17 PM  

Mad_Radhu: [img.fark.net image 425x631]


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2017-11-04 01:22:37 PM  
Who the hell gave Macfarlane pens again?
 
2017-11-04 01:24:12 PM  

rjakobi: Who the hell gave Macfarlane pens again?


The majority of current comic book art makes Rob Liefeld look like a master of his craft.
 
2017-11-04 02:15:33 PM  
Stopped reading with the original Man-Bat story arc.
 
2017-11-04 02:36:29 PM  
Edgy.
 
2017-11-04 02:51:21 PM  

Bondith: Mad_Radhu: [img.fark.net image 425x631]

Shouldn't all of the pearls be falling off the broken ends of the string?  I mean, a few fell off when he ripped it off her neck, surely all the rest of them should follow.


Yeah, that was bugging me, too.
 
2017-11-04 05:46:57 PM  

Pinnacle Point: It's Martha


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2017-11-04 06:09:36 PM  

Mad_Radhu: [img.fark.net image 425x631]


Kite mans story was so sad.  Basically used as a giant joke in a game between villains.
 
2017-11-04 06:22:25 PM  
NOTE TO MODS: green shiatty subs according to your conscious, but keep it in "Geek", not "Entertainment".

Just because so much superhero drek is shoveled into movie theatres from MCU and DC doesn't make any it entertainment, much less FARK worthy. FIGHT ME, CLICKBAIT!
 
2017-11-04 06:58:37 PM  
This sort of oversight would be unimaginable in one of DC's main continuities-who would Batman be concerned about more than Superman?

... except for like 80 years of the main continuity where them having an unquestioning, unshakeable friendship was the cornerstone of the personality of both farking characters, and carried dozens of books at a time almost entirely on the interesting dynamic this created alone?

The whole "Batman is a murderous psychopath who is just waiting with a plan to kill you and everyone you love from the moment he met you" thing is a stupid Frank Miller fever dream deal, it's fairly recent.  Even the shiat from the satellite era where he had backup plans to deal with rogue league members was more about bringing people back into the fold and figuring out what was wrong while minimizing the damage than winning, and was portrayed as mostly relying on the resources and strength of the rest of the Justice League to the point that the villains had to get pretty creative to even use most of the contingencies and had to go after people in sort of an odd order.

// fark the 90s in comics, man.
 
2017-11-04 07:21:55 PM  

Funbags: NOTE TO MODS: green shiatty subs according to your conscious, but keep it in "Geek", not "Entertainment".

Just because so much superhero drek is shoveled into movie theatres from MCU and DC doesn't make any it entertainment, much less FARK worthy. FIGHT ME, CLICKBAIT!


So you're saying books aren't entertainment?

I'm sorry, I'm not following your logic.
 
2017-11-04 07:32:57 PM  

WilderKWight: Funbags: NOTE TO MODS: green shiatty subs according to your conscious, but keep it in "Geek", not "Entertainment".

Just because so much superhero drek is shoveled into movie theatres from MCU and DC doesn't make any it entertainment, much less FARK worthy. FIGHT ME, CLICKBAIT!

So you're saying books aren't entertainment?

I'm sorry, I'm not following your logic.


I mean, technically, Sports is entertainment. As is Politics, if you are so inclined.

That said, if there are Fark quantifiers, then one is Entertainment will encompass the vapid and inane, a line Geek doesn't often cross.
 
2017-11-04 07:35:52 PM  

Samsquantch: There still hasn't been a decent writer on any Batman title since the mid 90s.  The best character DC has and no idea what to do with him.  Of course being around for 70 years does make it a bit harder to come up with new plots.  Still, how about having him do some actual detective work?  He is always called the World's Greatest Detective, and we pretty much never see him do that - too busy chasing monsters and the like.  My interest in comics waxes and wanes based on who is writing (Aaron has made Thor quite readable for the first time in ages, for example) but I've been unable to care about any Batman storyline in a really long time.  Getting back to the basics of the character doing his thing would be way more interesting to me that 1000 monster fights.


I liked Dini's run on detective comics
 
2017-11-04 08:19:54 PM  

Samsquantch: There still hasn't been a decent writer on any Batman title since the mid 90s.  The best character DC has and no idea what to do with him.  Of course being around for 70 years does make it a bit harder to come up with new plots.  Still, how about having him do some actual detective work?  He is always called the World's Greatest Detective, and we pretty much never see him do that - too busy chasing monsters and the like.  My interest in comics waxes and wanes based on who is writing (Aaron has made Thor quite readable for the first time in ages, for example) but I've been unable to care about any Batman storyline in a really long time.  Getting back to the basics of the character doing his thing would be way more interesting to me that 1000 monster fights.


Honestly I think they did lots of great stuff with Batman and the DC universe in the decade or so from the mid nineties up to 2008 or so. Sure there's dreck, but Morrison's JLA run was loads of fun, the Long Halloween was great, I liked the RIP storylines coontil Final Crisis).

This whole idea that Batman should be this psychopathic loner who never trusts anyone isn't really reflected in the best stories. He's had a partner since 1940 and just because he's plotted ten ways to defeat the Justice League doesn't mean he isn't Superman's friend, it's just that's what he does.
 
2017-11-04 10:19:59 PM  
Devastator?

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/biatch, please
 
2017-11-05 12:42:19 AM  

Samsquantch: is always called the World's Greatest Detective, and we pretty much never see him do that


Most writers are not that smart.
 
2017-11-05 09:26:07 AM  
I dreamed about "Batman: The Movie" (1966) last night, I was watching the start with my sister in law who told me there was nearly nude woman in it. I do not remember the first scene in the real movie but in my dream it was in Bruce Wayne's office and a woman came in who looked like she had just taken a shower, she wore no top but had a towel around her neck draped over her breasts. He movement would uncover her breasts from time to time. My SIL told me that freezing the picture just as she entered would show her just before she wrapped the picture around her neck and over her breasts. She was no one in particular but kind of looked like Honor Blackman with black hairs.

I do not know why my brain put my sister in law in that dream, she hasn't the the tinniest amount if geek knowledge.
 
2017-11-05 10:28:33 AM  

Funbags: WilderKWight: Funbags: NOTE TO MODS: green shiatty subs according to your conscious, but keep it in "Geek", not "Entertainment".

Just because so much superhero drek is shoveled into movie theatres from MCU and DC doesn't make any it entertainment, much less FARK worthy. FIGHT ME, CLICKBAIT!

So you're saying books aren't entertainment?

I'm sorry, I'm not following your logic.

I mean, technically, Sports is entertainment. As is Politics, if you are so inclined.

That said, if there are Fark quantifiers, then one is Entertainment will encompass the vapid and inane, a line Geek doesn't often cross.


Good thing it makes an exception for super-hero comics!
 
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