Monday, January 5, 2009

Untold Legend of Batman - 1980

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I remember really enjoying this series, even though it wreaks all kinds of havoc with the classic Batman origin.

That second ad is killer!


4 comments:

Earth 2 Chris said...

I first read this series in a b&w Tor paperback. Later on the comics were reissued with an audiotape series in the late 80s during Batmania part II. But it's not in a TPB?!? C'mon DC, this is THE story of the Earth One Batman, c'mon!

Chris

russell said...

I guess I'm in the minority, but I HATED this series. This is the one where Batman et al spend three issues trying to find out which foe is out to get him, and then the denoument is just too too lame IMHO. Plus I remember thinking, John Byrne is drawing Batman! but he ended up doing like the pencil breakdowns for just the first issue or something due to his schedule. I felt kind of cheated.

wich2 said...

I remember liking this a lot; and as a more-Aparo-than-Byrne fan, the art appealed.

I think I had a color xerox of the last page, full-splash on my wall for a while; a classic "Bats watches over his Gotham" image.

Best,
-Craig

Frank Lee Delano said...

I ought to hunt around the house to see if I still have my own copy of the old paperback. I of course loved Aparo and Byrne, though the story seemed kind of kookie to me. Not bad, just kinda goofy.