Tuesday, June 24, 2008

i've got nothing to say...

Yeah, I don't really feel like participating today. There should be some posts coming this weekend and next week, since the New York Asian Film Festival is on and I'm going to check out a few screenings. But, whatever, meanwhile, here's some more Deadshot.
These two come from Batman and Detective Comics in 1984, two of the character's last appearances as a grist-for-the-mill villain/antihero before he really started to be developed as an interesting and complex character in Suicide Squad a few years later.
Both of these stories are written by the extremely prolific (and talented) Doug Moench, who wrote dozens and dozens of comics for DC and Marvel throughout the 1970s and 80s. For DC, he wrote a lot of Batman and related titles, including Catwoman, as well as the 80s incarnations of Mister Miracle and the Spectre (more on the Spectre in future posts). For Marvel, he created Moon Knight, and co-created Shang-Chi, the Master of Kung Fu. He also worked on the script for the movie "Red Sonja," but don't hold that against him, his comics writing is generally really interesting and thoughtful, full of nice, small touches added primarily to flesh out the characters and give them more depth. This stories below are pretty cool, focusing on Batman's butler Alfred and his discovery of a long-lost daughter in Montreal, of all places...

Batman 369 (1984), written by Doug Moench, art by Don Newton & Alfred Alcala, cover by Ed Hannigan & Dick Giordano:



Detective Comics 536 (1984), written by Doug Moench, art by Gene Colan & Bob Smith, cover by Paris Cullens & Dick Giordano:



More coming soon. Stay negative, or something...

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