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« on: August 11, 2012, 12:30:09 AM »
I just finished The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller.

Good fucking god was that a grim story. Reminded me of Watchmen a little bit with the semi-apocalyptic event. I mean that in a good way and I'm guessing that's probably some kind of sin in comicland of which I know little about.

I picked up a ton of other ones I only vaguely know about but am really looking forward to getting through.

The Killing Joke is next.

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Re: Batman books
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2012, 09:58:34 AM »
I just finished The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller.

Good fucking god was that a grim story. Reminded me of Watchmen a little bit with the semi-apocalyptic event. I mean that in a good way and I'm guessing that's probably some kind of sin in comicland of which I know little about.

I picked up a ton of other ones I only vaguely know about but am really looking forward to getting through.

The Killing Joke is next.

A little advice - do NOT read The Dark Knight Strikes Again.

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Re: Batman books
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2012, 04:07:04 PM »
I just finished The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller.

Good fucking god was that a grim story. Reminded me of Watchmen a little bit with the semi-apocalyptic event. I mean that in a good way and I'm guessing that's probably some kind of sin in comicland of which I know little about.

I picked up a ton of other ones I only vaguely know about but am really looking forward to getting through.

The Killing Joke is next.

A little advice - do NOT read The Dark Knight Strikes Again.

Also overrated to awful: Hush and The Cult.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2012, 06:13:27 PM »
I just finished The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller.

Good fucking god was that a grim story. Reminded me of Watchmen a little bit with the semi-apocalyptic event. I mean that in a good way and I'm guessing that's probably some kind of sin in comicland of which I know little about.

I picked up a ton of other ones I only vaguely know about but am really looking forward to getting through.

The Killing Joke is next.

A little advice - do NOT read The Dark Knight Strikes Again.

Terrible?

I was leafing through and it seemed like the art was half-assed.

The Killing Joke took me no time to get through - very cool story and excellent artwork.

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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2012, 04:45:58 PM »
I just finished The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller.

Good fucking god was that a grim story. Reminded me of Watchmen a little bit with the semi-apocalyptic event. I mean that in a good way and I'm guessing that's probably some kind of sin in comicland of which I know little about.

I picked up a ton of other ones I only vaguely know about but am really looking forward to getting through.

The Killing Joke is next.

A little advice - do NOT read The Dark Knight Strikes Again.

Terrible?

I was leafing through and it seemed like the art was half-assed.

The Killing Joke took me no time to get through - very cool story and excellent artwork.

The Dark Knight Returns is outstanding, but CT is absolutely right. Don't read All Star Batman and Robin either. That thin little line between psychopath and Batman that Frank Miller walked so nicely in TDKReturns is destroyed in those two. He feeds Robin fucking rats.

Killing Joke is my all time favorite. I can't recommend Year One and The Long Halloween enough, either. They also have a beautiful two volume hardback edition of Knightfall that I'm dying to own.
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2012, 04:50:56 PM »
Also, I could put this here or in the comic book movie thread, but I've started working my way through the new PG-13 DC Animated Batman films. Year One was outstanding and was practically a shot for shot straight adaption of the novel. Also, Bryan fucking Cranston is Gordon and that should be all you need to know.

Batman: Under the Red Hood was incredible as well. Maybe the best animated Batman film of all time. It's right up there with Mask of the Phantasm. John DiMaggio is excellent as the Joker and the movie combines both the Death in the Family arc and the Under the Hood arc while somehow avoiding the few elements (Iranian ambassador Joker, anyone?) that dragged those down in the comics. The climactic scene between Batman, Red Hood, and Joker is just Batman writing at its finest.

Both of those films have me really excited for the two part animated version of The Dark Knight Returns they're doing (first part released Sept. 25, there's a trailer here: http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/820585/exclusive-batman-the-dark-knight-returns-part-1-trailer.jhtml).

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Re: Batman books
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2012, 06:28:18 PM »
I just finished The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller.

Good fucking god was that a grim story. Reminded me of Watchmen a little bit with the semi-apocalyptic event. I mean that in a good way and I'm guessing that's probably some kind of sin in comicland of which I know little about.

I picked up a ton of other ones I only vaguely know about but am really looking forward to getting through.

The Killing Joke is next.

A little advice - do NOT read The Dark Knight Strikes Again.

Terrible?

I was leafing through and it seemed like the art was half-assed.

The Killing Joke took me no time to get through - very cool story and excellent artwork.

The Dark Knight Returns is outstanding, but CT is absolutely right. Don't read All Star Batman and Robin either. That thin little line between psychopath and Batman that Frank Miller walked so nicely in TDKReturns is destroyed in those two. He feeds Robin fucking rats.

Killing Joke is my all time favorite. I can't recommend Year One and The Long Halloween enough, either. They also have a beautiful two volume hardback edition of Knightfall that I'm dying to own.

Miller basically seems to have gone completely nuts after the September 11th attacks (he was living in NY writing TDKR at the time) and hasn't been the same writer since.  

Also, others may differ, but I really liked the "No Man's Land" arc, which is collected in trade.
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2012, 07:56:32 PM »
I just finished The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller.

Good fucking god was that a grim story. Reminded me of Watchmen a little bit with the semi-apocalyptic event. I mean that in a good way and I'm guessing that's probably some kind of sin in comicland of which I know little about.

I picked up a ton of other ones I only vaguely know about but am really looking forward to getting through.

The Killing Joke is next.

A little advice - do NOT read The Dark Knight Strikes Again.

Terrible?

I was leafing through and it seemed like the art was half-assed.

The Killing Joke took me no time to get through - very cool story and excellent artwork.

The Dark Knight Returns is outstanding, but CT is absolutely right. Don't read All Star Batman and Robin either. That thin little line between psychopath and Batman that Frank Miller walked so nicely in TDKReturns is destroyed in those two. He feeds Robin fucking rats.

Killing Joke is my all time favorite. I can't recommend Year One and The Long Halloween enough, either. They also have a beautiful two volume hardback edition of Knightfall that I'm dying to own.

Miller basically seems to have gone completely nuts after the September 11th attacks (he was living in NY writing TDKR at the time) and hasn't been the same writer since.  

Also, others may differ, but I really liked the "No Man's Land" arc, which is collected in trade.

Miller definitely lost his mind. He's written an insane revenge fantasy called Holy Terror, that was originally going to be Batman vs. al Queda until cooler heads prevailed.
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2012, 08:55:25 PM »
I just finished The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller.

Good fucking god was that a grim story. Reminded me of Watchmen a little bit with the semi-apocalyptic event. I mean that in a good way and I'm guessing that's probably some kind of sin in comicland of which I know little about.

I picked up a ton of other ones I only vaguely know about but am really looking forward to getting through.

The Killing Joke is next.

A little advice - do NOT read The Dark Knight Strikes Again.

Terrible?

I was leafing through and it seemed like the art was half-assed.

The Killing Joke took me no time to get through - very cool story and excellent artwork.

The Dark Knight Returns is outstanding, but CT is absolutely right. Don't read All Star Batman and Robin either. That thin little line between psychopath and Batman that Frank Miller walked so nicely in TDKReturns is destroyed in those two. He feeds Robin fucking rats.

Killing Joke is my all time favorite. I can't recommend Year One and The Long Halloween enough, either. They also have a beautiful two volume hardback edition of Knightfall that I'm dying to own.

Miller basically seems to have gone completely nuts after the September 11th attacks (he was living in NY writing TDKR at the time) and hasn't been the same writer since.  

Also, others may differ, but I really liked the "No Man's Land" arc, which is collected in trade.

Miller definitely lost his mind. He's written an insane revenge fantasy called Holy Terror, that was originally going to be Batman vs. al Queda until cooler heads prevailed.

Yeah. He was also part of the brains behind the original planned Batman reboot with Darin Arinofsky, the Year One (that was nothing like the comic Year One) where Bruce Wayne was a streetwise orphan raised by a black mechanic named Big Al. Oh, and the Batmobile was a Lincoln Continental. Basically, Miller's fucking insane.
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Re: Batman books
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2012, 09:26:25 PM »
All Star Batman and Robin may have sucked, but it did give us this:

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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2012, 11:24:56 PM »
All Star Batman and Robin may have sucked, but it did give us this:



True. And it's entertaining if you pretend it's a parody.
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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2012, 11:54:45 PM »
All Star Batman and Robin may have sucked, but it did give us this:



True. And it's entertaining if you pretend it's a parody.

Speaking of parody...

http://mightygodking.com/index.php/i-dont-need-your-civil-war/

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« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2012, 12:09:40 AM »
Also, I could put this here or in the comic book movie thread, but I've started working my way through the new PG-13 DC Animated Batman films. Year One was outstanding and was practically a shot for shot straight adaption of the novel. Also, Bryan fucking Cranston is Gordon and that should be all you need to know.

Batman: Under the Red Hood was incredible as well. Maybe the best animated Batman film of all time. It's right up there with Mask of the Phantasm. John DiMaggio is excellent as the Joker and the movie combines both the Death in the Family arc and the Under the Hood arc while somehow avoiding the few elements (Iranian ambassador Joker, anyone?) that dragged those down in the comics. The climactic scene between Batman, Red Hood, and Joker is just Batman writing at its finest.

Both of those films have me really excited for the two part animated version of The Dark Knight Returns they're doing (first part released Sept. 25, there's a trailer here: http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/820585/exclusive-batman-the-dark-knight-returns-part-1-trailer.jhtml).

Batman.

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« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2012, 01:22:16 AM »
Also, I could put this here or in the comic book movie thread, but I've started working my way through the new PG-13 DC Animated Batman films. Year One was outstanding and was practically a shot for shot straight adaption of the novel. Also, Bryan fucking Cranston is Gordon and that should be all you need to know.

Batman: Under the Red Hood was incredible as well. Maybe the best animated Batman film of all time. It's right up there with Mask of the Phantasm. John DiMaggio is excellent as the Joker and the movie combines both the Death in the Family arc and the Under the Hood arc while somehow avoiding the few elements (Iranian ambassador Joker, anyone?) that dragged those down in the comics. The climactic scene between Batman, Red Hood, and Joker is just Batman writing at its finest.

Both of those films have me really excited for the two part animated version of The Dark Knight Returns they're doing (first part released Sept. 25, there's a trailer here: http://www.mtv.com/videos/misc/820585/exclusive-batman-the-dark-knight-returns-part-1-trailer.jhtml).

Batman.

I just came a little. Ok, a lot.

Yep. The Nolan films incorporated about as much of The Dark Knight Returns as you possibly could for a mainstream audience. If they animate the rest of it and market it directly to us nerds, I'll take it. I'm just waiting for them to announce that they're doing The Killing Joke. Then I can box up the Nolan Trilogy, Mask of the Phantasm, Under the Red Hood, the Dark Knight Returns, and Year One with that and have them buried with me.
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« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2012, 09:37:30 PM »
I just finished The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller.

Good fucking god was that a grim story. Reminded me of Watchmen a little bit with the semi-apocalyptic event. I mean that in a good way and I'm guessing that's probably some kind of sin in comicland of which I know little about.

I picked up a ton of other ones I only vaguely know about but am really looking forward to getting through.

The Killing Joke is next.

Geek Trivia: Miller changed course halfway through DKR after having read Watchmen.
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