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Posted by LiveFor on March 11, 2010
Posted by LiveFor on May 29, 2009
The debut of the series follows the events of Batman R.I.P., Final Crisis, and Battle for the Cowl in which the original Batman, Bruce Wayne, apparently died at the hands of DC Comics villain Darkseid and features the winner of the Battle for the Cowl as the new Batman. The conclusion to Battle of the Cowl shows Dick Grayson becoming the new Batman, while Damian Wayne becomes the new Robin.
I love both the creators involved and now that Dick Grayson (Robin, Nightwing) has now taken on the mantle of the Batman we should see some cool wisecracking action.
io9 have some more news on the feel of the series. Grant Morrison describes it below.
The only way I can explain the tone is that I had this idea of recapitulating the television show in a certain way… I was thinking of what other aspects of Batman are completely out of favor – that people tend to hate and don’t seem to work anymore. The Batman 60s TV show was one of those. Obviously it was camp and a product of its time. But when I was a kid I thought it was really serious. [laughs] So I wanted to take some of that bizarre, psychedelic feel. I wanted to take the idea of very short, punchy stories that just kind of existed on their own terms. Rather than Batman RIP, which was a big, epic story that had a lot of secret subtext and hidden meanings and stuff, these are just crazy stories that are pretty upfront.
It was taking that aspect of the Batman TV show and then trying it in with David Lynch and Twin Peaks. [laughs] And creepy European cartoons and marionettes and stuff like that. That bad dreamlike feeling of a Marilyn Manson video in the ’90s, or like Chris Cunningham’s video for ‘Windowlicker’. [laughs] Again, it was about trying to fuse those two things together into a bad trip, Lewis Carroll kind of world.
Morrison details that the tone of the series will be a “reverse” of the normal dynamic between Batman and Robin, with, “a more light-hearted and spontaneous Batman and a scowling, bad ass Robin.” Morrison also divulges that this is a continuation of his previous work on the Batman character, although this is a different title than what he wrote previously. “This is the next book in what will be a 5-volume series beginning [with] Batman & Son, but it can be read on its own too. Batman and Robin welcomes new readers!” Morrison also said that even though the series deals with familiar identities, the series features all new villains and situations, but also revealed that some villains were glimpsed in Batman #666.
When asked if the series would deal with the new Batman being unable to fill Bruce Wayne’s proverbial shoes, Morrison answered, “When I started out I had that in mind, and I thought we’d finally prove that nobody else could be Batman. But I do believe certain aspects of RIP were about how nobody but this guy could be Batman. I think with this, it’s fun to start by seeing what happens when someone else tries. Sometimes it goes wrong, and sometimes it goes really well. Some of the things these guys do are things that Bruce Wayne would never have thought to do”. In regards to using Frank Quitely as the artist, Morrison described the difference between this particular collaboration with previous ones, specifically on JLA Earth-2 and All Star Superman. For instance, Morrison asked Quitely to choreograph the flow of the action in his own way, rather than through Morrison’s normally heavily detailed scripts.
Morrison said, “I’ve asked [Quitely] to re-introduce the much-maligned sound effects to superhero comics, but in a way that integrates them more closely with the art.” He also described Batman and Robin as, “a shorter, pacier collaboration so we’ve tried to keep it looser and more open than All Star Superman.
When given the question about a possible appearance by the Joker, Morrison said, “I think we’d all love to see [Quitely's] take on the Joker, so yeah, I’d like to think I can make that happen in some way.”
What do you think about that? Will you be reading it?
The comic is due out next week.
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Posted by LiveFor on April 29, 2009
Written and Directed by: Eric Appel
Starring: Adam West, Jean Villepique, Brendan Hunt, Allan McLeod and Charlie Sanders.
Produced by: Mike Farah
DP: Christian Sprenger
Camera Operator: Brad Schulz
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Posted by LiveFor on March 19, 2009
In the upcoming comedy Super Capers, Ed Gruberman (Justin Whalin) is a wannabe superman who joins a team of bumbling heroes-in-training on a time traveling mission to thwart a nefarious plot. Featuring Clint Howard, Adam West, Tom Sizemore, and Doug Jones, this oddball team of aspiring do-gooders discover evidence of an evil plan involving gold bullion, an alluring femme fatale, and a powerful criminal mastermind! Ed must travel back in time to prevent a disaster the likes of which the world has never seen!
Super Capers is due out on 20th March.
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Posted by LiveFor on February 27, 2009
When Adam West appeared on a Memphis TV station to promote a local car show in 1977, he arrived slurring his speech and wearing what can only be described as “homeless Bat-chic.” Jerry “The Evil King of Memphis” Lawler then stopped by, prompting West to inexplicably lecture him on superhero sartorialism and traffic safety. Moments like this are why YouTube exists: the whole tableau is so wonderfully mystifying that it only gets better when watched out of context, particularly when West solemnly tells Lawler, “I’ve heard about your box.” It’s like you’re watching his Family Guy audition tape.
Source: Boing Boing
Posted by LiveFor on February 14, 2009
Would-be superhero, Ed Gruberman (Whalin), who possesses no super powers must join a team of misfit heroes-in-training known as The Super Capers. Having only faith, Gruberman must travel through time to uncover an evil plot involving some gold bullion, a fiery femme fatale, and a criminal mastermind with a dark secret about Eds past.
Super Capers appears to be chock full of faces you have seen in many other things. It stars Justin Whalin (Lois & Clark, Dungeons & Dragons),Sam Lloyd (Scrubs) Tom Sizemore (True Romance, Heat), Christine Lakin, Chris Owen (The Mist) Clint Howard (Gentle Ben and anything Ron Howard has directed), Danielle Harris, Michael Rooker (Mallrats, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), Adam West (Batman), Doug Jones (Abe Sapien, Silver Surfer) and Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister (The Fifth Element). Directed by Ray Griggs.
Well that was the trailer – Is Watchmen in trouble with this one?
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