Post by DrGreenEvil on Jan 10, 2009 1:50:48 GMT -5
Is it just me or is the 60's show getting alot of love lately.
First, Batman: Brave and the Bold took alot of inspiration from the old show. The produces basically said the show is basically the cartoon intro with "balls". Then in Day of the Dark Knight all the prison escapees were either villains of the show or villains from the old 60's show. It was great seeing all the cameos of Egghead, King Tut, Marsha, False Face, and all the others. (Really hope Mattel releases some of those in some way).
Then, King Tut is being introduced into the Batman universe proper in Batman Confidential February through April issues. I really hope he sticks around.
Mattel and their Hot Wheels release of the Batmobile and Batcycle with more on the way and rumors of a Batboat. I almost pray that they come out with these for action figures.
Theres probably some more that I'm not thinking of at the moment. DrGreenEvil
Theres also the possibility of the series getting a release with this whole Watchmen lawsuit fiasco.
Its interesting you bring up this topic, because its something that Ive been noticing as well, as have many others. Im a little strapped for time right now, but Im going to post something thats been discussed on afew other internet outlets concerning this trend.
That is what I so love about this character. Say what you want about the TV show and its "respect" of the character but if it hadn't been on every day when I got to come in the house after playing outside, I wouldn't have been introduced to the mythos so I'm glad the show is getting its due. I just got the Hot wheels bat cycle and I love it so much. I really hope we get authorized DVDs soon.
Im currently in the process of writing a blog covering this very subject. While Im not going to go into as much detail as that, I do want to touch on afew things thats been discussed with afew other Batfans concerning this topic.
First, let me say, I love The Dark Knight. Ive seen it 5 times at the theatre and 3 times on DVD. I recommend it to everyone. However I believe that its not the "second coming" some make it out to be. I also want to say that my favorite version of the comics Batman is the Bronze Age, 1970 -80.
Now, I also believe that Batman has become a bit too dark. Too violent. Too vulgar. Too unaccessable for the vast majority. And I mean this beyond the internet fanboards. This world is problem laden enough that we dont need to have every aspect of our lives enveloped with it. Television, news, radio, even the comics all show how terrible the world has become. Fiction was created to take us out of the normal day and life. Its meant to be an escape. And as much as people dont want to believe it, Batman is a fictional character. A comic book character. Batman used to stand for so much more than just being some unremorsful, urban, vigilante, which seems to be what the younger generation wants him to be. Problem is, there are many more fans beyond the 15 -29 demographic. They are the ones who have stopped buying the comic books. They are the ones who didnt like TDK. Believe me, they are out there. I have talked to so many who are so disgusted with the present version of Batman. All of this I feel is the root cause we are seeing a slow reintroduction to the more accessable Batman. Its for the young kids and the middle to older generation. And its catching on. I even read an article concerning this whole removal of Bruce from the cowl where it was stated that DC wants to re-evaluate what direction and focus Bruce will have when he reclaims the mantle. Its my opinion, and the opinion of others, that we may see a return to that bronze age styled Batman. A mix of the 60's, 80's and 90's.
I may be wrong. If I am, I am. I'll continue to be disappointed in the direction Batman is being taken. Howver I would love to see a Batman that my kids can get into without worrying about what language or imagery they are being exposed to.
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