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Action 16 - Superman takes on gambling, Pep's back to being a bodyguard, Clip Carson vs Cheops, and Zatara goes to Saturn

Although Action 16 (Sept. 39) features a generic cover image, the bullet with Superman in it is now firmly in place in the upper left hand corner, where it will remain as it alters over the years, transforming into the DC bullet. 418 more words

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The Legacy of Bill Finger

“Either you die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become a villain.” This quote became famous in Chris Nolan’s, The Dark Knight… 560 more words

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Bill Finger, The Mack Daddy

I’d fancy a hefty wager that most of you don’t know the name Bill Finger. In fact, you probably don’t even know the name Bob Kane. 826 more words

The Radio Dan Show: Athena Finger & Tamerlane

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Dan welcomes Athena Finger, granddaughter of comic book legend Bill Finger. to the show. And somehow real life super villain Tamerlane shows up to make things more evil.

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Comic Review: Batwoman: Elegy

 Batwoman: Elegy

DC Comics (2009-2010)

After a long hiatus from the world of costumed crime-fighters, Batwoman triumphantly returned like the proverbial phoenix in 2006 in the pages of the weekly series ‘ 523 more words

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Batman (1989) - 備課Birdman

Batman應該已從電視看過,只是早已忘掉,Batman Returns和George Clooney的version印象比較深,乃至於Joker一角無從比較。是次觀賞不單為沒看過原著的我,能感受到改篇的真正威力,也明白到兩個Jokers的演繹差別。

Tim Burton的版本大概係comic fun的film noir,作為早期的feature(真想不到原來Tim Burton那麼早就拍英雄電影= =),技巧上感覺很不成熟(也可能是本人不習慣那時代的敍事…),在渲染上有時太誇張、過長,有時手法太普通尋常。有說有homage to Vertigo,本人未看過Vertigo,看不出來;但看見Joker之死與Psycho女主角之死的相仿,是否當中暗示了黑吃黑?Homage to film noir就很明顯下,很多很典型的東西都放進去,而Tim Burton的貢獻就是混用他古怪的色彩風格,將斑斕與晦暗對立,並將之與正邪勾掛逆轉。

故事始於非常典型的film noir setting(除了套batman suit),警察、賊、犯罪集團也是灰沉西裝,黑暗的場景、教父式的會議…斜線陰影,應有盡有,直至出現了綠色的酸性chemical,這種怪胎色彩邀請Tim Burton正式加入Batman,形成了永遠最搶戲的Joker。Joker的紫綠撞色及化學毀容是基於原著,在Batman中的解讀,似乎是基於自身的不幸、世人追求「美」的不道德,所產生的仇恨式美感革命。他憎厭著凡俗普通的美,將公認的甜美臉孔、歐洲油畫摧毀,留下毀爛的臉容、描給恐怖醜惡的畫作。這於Tim Burton的黑暗、用色大膽、挑戰一般審美的視覺想像相匹配,恐怕Joker是他最重要的靈感和聯繫所在。這個Joker一開始明顯不能接受他自身的臉容,他本來就自信鏡中俊貌,他也有過一般的美感判斷,並十分在乎,事後立刻找整容醫師,也因失敗而失常。在Batman中似乎這場美感革命在大部份時間都是虛假的。Boombox、潑漆乃至花車、玩具的俗艷恐怕只是掩飾Joker自卑的幌子。當結局美女獻身,他還是愕然神傷。他內心的價值沒有真正扭曲,他只是表現異常去接納自己。他一開始面對大眾還會化肉色妝,但他隨後聲稱自己敢卸下妝容,而Batman不敢除下面具。他希望別人能接納他,而他又深知其中不可能,他有永不可卸下的面具,他永遠不能以他心中的真面目示人,他可能妒忌著Batman那可以脫下的面具,下面可能有一張比他原本又俊俏的臉孔。他希望打敗Batman,最少他不能讓他成為英雄時脫下面具,還有,他不能擁有一個美女女友。因此在毀容之仇外,他要殺死Batman的理由可是多得很。雖然電影故事似乎沒有將這些人物面向充分呈現。

對比下,Christopher Nolan的Joker關注的是道德上的面俱,The Dark Knight… 55 more words

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Cult Cartoon Essentials: Cool McCool

Cool McCool was an animated series that ran on NBC from September 10, 1966 to August 30, 1969 with three segments per show, running to 60 segments in all (20 full episodes in total). 208 more words

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