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Author Topic: Could Batman eventually surpass Superman?  (Read 26004 times)
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« Reply #32 on: October 14, 2006, 03:29:06 AM »

Superman and Batman are like two peas in a pod, they are like brothers! Best friends for life... on Earth-1. That's the real Batman, all other versions are frauds.

Speaking of which, please DC, release Showcase World's Finest!

proof is on the covers:

http://www.comics.org/covers.lasso?SeriesID=216
http://www.comics.org/coverview.lasso?id=9160&zoom=4
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« Reply #33 on: October 14, 2006, 08:32:45 PM »

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Superman and Batman are like two peas in a pod, they are like brothers! Best friends for life... on Earth-1. That's the real Batman, all other versions are frauds.

Speaking of which, please DC, release Showcase World's Finest!

proof is on the covers:

http://www.comics.org/covers.lasso?SeriesID=216
http://www.comics.org/coverview.lasso?id=9160&zoom=4


I saw that comic book on the news-stand in an episode of Adv. of Superman, where the Daily Planet was being sold.

But those cover scenes are just too chummy... All dressed in their tights, no less. More likely the big two would meet for lunch in civvies, and ditch the kid for the day.  :wink:  Sometimes they would feel like acting like grown-ups, I'm sure.
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« Reply #34 on: October 14, 2006, 08:37:52 PM »

What I like about them is that they are funny. You will never, ever see covers like that again.
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« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2006, 01:01:41 AM »

Yeah, those are certainly time capsules.  I love them all.  I'd like to see Alex Ross try for some of that good-natured fun in his paintings --him being such a comics purist and all.

I was going to comment that many of those WF covers are perfect fodder for the "Superman is a Jerk"-type out of context blogs since Robin seems to get the short end of the stick and is often condescended to in many of those scenarios, but the other two are victims of the joke as often as not.
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« Reply #36 on: October 15, 2006, 04:53:37 AM »

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Yeah, those are certainly time capsules.  I love them all.  I'd like to see Alex Ross try for some of that good-natured fun in his paintings --him being such a comics purist and all.

I was going to comment that many of those WF covers are perfect fodder for the "Superman is a Jerk"-type out of context blogs since Robin seems to get the short end of the stick and is often condescended to in many of those scenarios, but the other two are victims of the joke as often as not.


What could mean more to a boy than to be the object of gentle ribbing by the two men he looks up to most?

This is sometimes overlooked in our modern, politically-correct times, where you have to tip-toe around minorities, etc. If you are never the butt of someone's good-natured joke, you'd better take a good look at what people really think of you.
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« Reply #37 on: October 15, 2006, 08:42:13 AM »

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Superman and Batman are like two peas in a pod, they are like brothers! Best friends for life... on Earth-1. That's the real Batman, all other versions are frauds.

Speaking of which, please DC, release Showcase World's Finest!

proof is on the covers:

http://www.comics.org/covers.lasso?SeriesID=216
http://www.comics.org/coverview.lasso?id=9160&zoom=4


I had a friend that argued ceaselessly that Neal Adams was the single most significant artist in comics history; he argued that the Silver Age ended the moment that Neal Adams did a comics cover, because his work could never definitively be "Silver Age."

And more and more, I find myself agreeing with him. You go back, you see covers featuring Superman and Batman playing pranks on Robin or playing baseball, and I say to myself, "Neal Adams would never do a cover like that."

We're talkin about Neal Adams, the guy who had Validus knock out Superboy in the "Fight for Championship of the Universe" to the shock and astonishment of gaping Legionnaires in ADVENTURE COMICS #366. The guy that had thousands of action figure sized Supermans turn on the real one with a face of contorted agony on Superman's face, on the cover of SUPERMAN'S PAL JIMMY OLSEN #135...this guy, Neal. HE would not have them bicycling together. No way, Jose.

Anyway, as a fan of Adams and his action covers or the way George Perez somehow fits a million figures in at once and they're all fighting World War VII, it may be hard for me to appreciate the snore-inducing pastoralism of these covers. It's a good thing WORLD'S FINEST got their collective spit together later on to produce such insanely eye-catching covers like "WHO IS REFLECTO..AND WHY DOES HE WANT TO KILL SUPERMAN AND BATMAN?"

Boy, I sure thought John Byrne was getting lazy in THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF INDIANA JONES when his panels were pretty much white space with a person in the center. (This especially got noticeable when the very background-detailed Jackson Guice took over penciling later on.) But Byrne on INDIANA JONES doesn't hold a candle to a lot of the Golden Age covers, where you've got Superman surrounded by yellow nothingness and maybe someone throwing a pie at him in a corner.
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« Reply #38 on: October 15, 2006, 08:52:52 AM »

By the way, my all time favorite is this one:

http://www.comics.org/coverview.lasso?id=8471&zoom=4

What exactly is Robin doing in this one? I swear, he's the superhero equivalent of the guy that helps you move a couch by grasping it in the middle.

I wonder what Batman is saying to those beachgoers. Five gets you ten he's saying:

"Hey ladies, wanna make a 'me' sandwich?"
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« Reply #39 on: October 15, 2006, 11:08:11 AM »

While we're on the subject of these charming old covers, can anyone tell me what is going on in this one:
http://www.comics.org/coverview.lasso?id=4544&zoom=4
Is Superman defrosting the refrigerator? Why have the bananas and an apple fallen to the floor? What is Lois so upset about? Is it that she was trying to break the ice with her hammer and he's doing it with his little finger?

Beyond that, Lois certainly seems to eat a healthy, balanced diet.
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