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How lazy can you get?

Batman: Damned is a three part miniseries by Lee Bermejo and Brian Azzarello, published in 2018-2019 as part of DC’s Black Label line, aimed at the discerning reader. It’s basically a bloated mess of pseudo-psychological blathering mixed with every esoteric … Continue reading

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Jaffee lampoons DC makeover obsession

In the 1990s DC deemed their heroes’ costumes were up for a makeover. Superman got an all-blue body (or an all-red one, depending on which split. In the movies Batman’s suit got all black, and later all nipply and some … Continue reading

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The JLA drives a Merc

A message shared by Mercedes-Benz (@mercedesbenz) on Nov 7 2017 at 6:32 PST Some time ago a group of men sat around a big table in a big room, and one of them said, “You know what we need to … Continue reading

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Batman Lego magic

Never mind the ever expanding series of Lego superhero sets, this is the real deal. Lego virtuoso Paul Hetherington builds vast and intricate scenes full of drama and narration, with little details and grand motorised animation, and so far he’s … Continue reading

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Pencil Batman

A very minimal but also very effective ad for the special edition in Portuguese of Risso and Azzarello’s Batman Noir, courtesy of publisher Levoir and the Público newspaper. (via Ads of the World)

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Jim Lee does Batman vs. Superman

In order to further bolster the importance of the upcoming Batman vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice movie, British film magazine Empire commissioned a special cover illustration for the subscribers’ version of its March, 2016 issue. Jim Lee came through with … Continue reading

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Mix ‘n’ match heroism

Brazilian guerilla artist Butcher Billy (him of the Charming Man Of Steel) uses quite iconic imagery from the clash of the titans in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns to tell that only slightly less earth-shattering story of the confrontation between … Continue reading

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Heroic words of wisdom

I’m always interested in projects that combine elements of popular or geek culture to create new visual designs. Heroic Words Of Wisdom is such a project, which has been around for a while but only just popped up on my radar … Continue reading

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New Batman Stamps from USPS

On October 9th, the US Post Office will issue its contribution to the 75th anniversary of the Caped Crusader : a limited edition set of 8 different stamps, showcasing Batman’s representation across the “ages”. A special round stamp with the … Continue reading

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Styles and characters

Finnish cartoonist Jaakko Seppälä created this overview of ten iconic comic characters as drawn in each of their typical styles. Left to right, we see Albert Uderzo (Astérix), Bill Watterson (Calvin), Carl Barks (or another Donald Duck artist), Hergé (Haddock), … Continue reading

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