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SAME BAT CHEST
“NEW” BAT SYMBOL

Jeez, irate fanboys-- it's not like DC's slapping a SWASTIKA on his chest! Relax!

Batman gets his yellow chest symbol back.

So let’s ALL have a GOOD CRY like the ADULTS we are… OK?

I’ll admit it. I grew up with Batman sporting a large yellow symbol on his chest. It never bothered me… Anymore than Robin running around in a skimpy red and green outfit bothered me. And if not for the yellow cape and the black diamond mask– everyone I knew thought Master Dick looked like one of Santa’s elves. The yellow oval was just Batman… and Batman always had that symbol on his chest.

The yellow symbol was on his chest in the Adam West Batman television reruns. It was on his chest in the comics.

Then one day, to shake things up a little (and to no doubt emulate Batman’s darker movie image)– somebody (or a group of somebodies… I doubt only one person was allowed to make this decision at DC Comics alone) decided that the yellow symbol had to go. That Batman would look more serious and more dangerous without this near neon yellow oval splattered across his chest.

In the end, they went with a larger stylized version of Batman creator Bob Kane’s original design.

And you know what? I immediately thought “Fine”. I didn’t have a stroke or suffer an emotional collapse… And I sure as hell didn’t go on the internet and type post after post about how this change in costume would ruin Batman’s credibility.

He’s already dressed like a FUCKING BAT, okay? It doesn’t take a change in his chest symbol to make him any more– or any less– INSANE.

Want to challenge me on this?

Then allow me to paraphrase a private conversation that I had with renowned former DC Comics Editor-in-Chief Dick Giordano. You will never meet a bigger fan of the Bat.

“What’s up with the yellow symbol on his chest?” I asked.

“Are you kidding?’ Dick asked back, half mockingly. “The yellow symbol is the cornerstone of Batman’s entire look. You gotta have the yellow symbol.”

“Why?”

“Cause it proves to all criminals– and all of Batman’s foes– that he’s insane. What sane person would run around fighting crime with a big yellow oval on his chest that screams ‘Here! Shoot me in the chest right here! I dare you!’ You gotta have the symbol.” Dick said again, pointing emphatically with both index fingers at the middle of his own huge barrel-shaped body.

For my money, Mr. Giordano was– and still is– right.

As he also noted, Batman wearing a yellow symbol is like Superman waking up one day and painting a red and white bullseye on his chest… Flying over to Lexcorp and daring Lex Luthor to shoot him in between the pecs with a kryptonite bullet.

I agree. You can’t get any crazier than being a masked crime fighter with no super powers– whose very life depends on his ability to hide in the shadows and sneak up on villains… Then inexplicably deciding to make his job 100 TIMES more dangerous by wearing a bright yellow symbol on his chest.

Oh wait, you CAN get crazier.

You can spend the last 24 hours typing your fingers into bloody stumps bitching that DC brought said iconic Bat Symbol back.

Now THAT’S insane!

Does this REALLY get your panties in a bunch? Then get a LIFE!


BATMAN, INC. — WTF?

Posted: July 24, 2010 in BATMAN, Crap, STUPID MOVES
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HOW MANY BATMEN DO YOU SEE IN THESE PICTURES?

Where does he get those wonderful clones?

The Answer:

TOO MANY

Dan D-D-Didio absolutely, positively reconfirmed on G4-TV today that there will be more than one Batman running around the DC Universe.

2nd Question:

ON WHAT FUCKING PLANET DOES BRUCE WAYNE ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN?

9 BATMAN “ROAD HOME” ONE-SHOTS IN OCTOBER!*

ARE YOU IN?

You can tell how fantastic these books are going to be because they are ALL labeled 'TOP SECRET"

BEND OVER, INSERT WALLET!

In the movie Wanted: Dead or Alive, actor Robert Guillaume (TV’s Benson for all you old folks) looked at Rutger Hauer and said,“The next time you decide to fuck me, kiss me first.”

DC Comics is releasing 9 Batman “one-shot” comic books this October… Making this possibly the longest, most ridiculously complicated journey home for a fictional character since Captain Leo Davidson attempted to escape from Tim Burton’s The Planet of the Apes.

Here are the books (in order of release):

Bruce Wayne- The Road Home: Batman & Robin, Bruce Wayne- The Road Home: Red Robin, Bruce Wayne- The Road Home: Outsiders, Bruce Wayne- The Road Home: Batgirl, Bruce Wayne- The Road Home: Commissioner Gordon, Bruce Wayne- The Road Home: Catwoman, Bruce Wayne- The Road Home: Ra’s Al Ghul and Bruce Wayne- The Road Home: Oracle

And here’s the kicker: It looks like you have to wait until Batman- The Return to see “Bats” finally hit good ol’ present day Terra Firma.

The first 8 books are “only” $2.99 each. The ninth “Money Shot” book, Batman- The Return will cost you as much as a Subway “Five-Dollar Footlong” Sandwich. That means DC expects you to cough up just shy of $30 USD to see Bruce Wayne come back home.

Wonder how many of these books will be filler? Wonder if the story could have been told in 40 pages or less?

Please Vote in our First Blog Poll!

VOTE AS MANY TIMES AS YOU LIKE!

I don’t expect many votes since the Blog is so new but I do hope ALL FIVE of our readers decide to Vote! :-)

And if you find yourself buying these books– even though you really don’t think you will like all of them, remember these valuable words from Dean Vernon Wormer :

*Giving credit where credit is due, I want to thank Jose (CCW*TV Blog) Melendez for bringing this issue to the forefront and “swirling my creative juices”. :-)