Friday, September 30, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Alexander Knox was a fucking great character. Named after the old timey actor, Knox was created for the movie not adapted from a comic book source. Anyway, as a child many things about him confused me... As mentioned to me by my Bat-Thoughtz contributor Chris, Knox was a little too similar looking to Bruce Wayne, at least to a child. Add to that the scene where Bruce Wayne denies that he is Bruce Wayne to Vicki Vale and I was lost as a kid. The other thing was that he behaved too much like a real person, and for the life of me I couldn't understand this guy's sense of humor. Why was he always being a smart-ass, huh?! Why can't he just shut up and leave Batman alone, huh?! Why does he have to cock-block Bruce, huh?! Of course I appreciated the character a lot more as I grew older. In many ways he is a great 'everyman' whose good-natured and down to earth perspective the viewer can witness Batman through. I like to think Knox died when he flew off the car and that's why he wasn't in Returns. I know, I know, he was at the Bat-signal lighting ceremony, but still... he died.
Posted by Bruce Vayne at 2:22 PM
I remember this quite well, although I have never owned it... Its pretty cool for a couple of reasons. First, they apparently depict the movie Batman as blue and grey or at least black and grey, and second, there are some weird variations on the actual plot. Who knows why they did this, but obviously there was no scene in the movie where the cops pull the cape and cowl aside to reveal Alexander Knox, wisecracking as Michael Kea-err Bruce Wayne walks away with a black Gap long sleeve shirt and a utility belt slung over his shoulder. I wonder why... Anyway
Posted by Bruce Vayne at 2:16 PM
People were super excited at this promotional event until they put the tapes in their beta players and Smilex gas was released into their homes, killing their entire families and in the process afixing their corpses with grotesque grinning death-masks!
Posted by Bruce Vayne at 12:53 PM
I gotta be honest...If Batman and Robin were gay (and Robin was of the age of consent) I wouldn't really care. Would it affect the character's core essentials if he was more into male buttox than female pussy? I don't think so.
Posted by Bruce Vayne at 9:28 AM
Posted by Bruce Vayne at 9:25 AM
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
When I was a kid I got an audiotape/comic book combo containing the story "The Untold Legend of the Batman." It was a sort of off reboot of the Batman mythos and since has been ret-conned, pretty sure. The story was ripe with weird revelatory moments and plot twists. Since this origin story has all but been erased from his history, this is a really cool Batman tale. You can hear the audio below, its pretty interesting!
Thursday, September 1, 2011
This is fucking awesome. So Bruce Wayne discovers that his father Thomas Wayne won a costume contest in 19.. something, and while dressed as "Bat-Man" he happened to fight off a few criminals. That's some full circle revelatory shit right there.
Interestingly enough, this story sort-of-but-not-really-at-all inspired the Darren Aronofsky-Frank Miller script for Batman: Year One, in which Bruce wears a ring his dad owned that had the letters "TW" on it. The "T" went over the "W" (kinda like the NY Yankees logo) and when he punched criminals with the ring on, it would form what looked like the bat logo.
Still can't figure out why that film never got made...
Posted by Chris at 3:46 PM