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Below are the 15 most recent journal entries recorded in the "Daily Scans" journal:
Moments from Gotham|
In a few posts here at the comm there has been some discussion of classism in comic books, which of course means that some commenters have taken aim at Batman, or Bruce Wayne, once more. It isn't the first time I've discussion or such commentary on how Batman could do so much more for Gotham with his money instead of playing with gadgets, although I'm always amused how those comments always single Batman out. The reason, however, why I'm always a bit puzzled by that criticism is that it isn't as if it hasn't been dealt with in the Bat-books themselves, with it having been established several times that Bruce Wayne is the biggest philanthropist in Gotham, if not even in the whole world, and the Wayne Foundation is a significant benefactor in several charity project. It's not a secret, it's not a loose, it's canon. It's been dealt with several times, even if Morrison did drop that really weird dialogue in his storyline.
The discussion did however remind me of an awesome Batman story published in Gotham Knights 32, written by Devin Grayson with art from Roger Robinson. It takes place directly Bruce Wayne: Murderer/Fugitive, with Bruce Wayne having finally returned to Gotham after his innocence has been proven and with Batman having made peace with who he is. It was an interesting storyline and important one leading from NML, where Bruce Wayne failed to save Gotham, despite trying everything. It is a beatiful issue, with each page showing a moment in his life and the impact both Bruce Wayne and Batman have on Gotham, with both of them being as important. So I thought I would post some pages from the story, with it proving extremely difficult to choose which pages to include. I decided to go with scenes that show the long-term impact Bruce has on the city and the lives of different people there, although the story had beautiful moments concerning his relationship with almost all of the central Bat-Clan and awesome Bat-action.
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: question/renee montoya, creator: devin grayson, creator: roger robinson, publisher: dc comics, title: gotham knights
NIGHTWING #99: Bruce, Dick and angst|
Upon request, here is the end of NIGHTWING #99, when Dick finds out Babs, Tim and Cass have left Gotham City *and* that Stephanie is dead.
( Dick quits on Bruce. Again. )
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, creator: devin grayson, publisher: dc comics, title: nightwing
Yaseen101 requested some scenes of Bruce-not-being-unbearable to Steph. I can think of like 4 instances in total, because the majority of Steph/Bruce interactions are by Chuck Dixon, Jon Lewis and Bill Willingham, all members of the Batdick family. The first one is in Green Arrow #5, but I found Steph really, really annoying there, what with the snarking after every. Single. Line. The second one is here, by Devin Grayson and Roger Robinson in the excellent Batman: Gotham Knights series. This issue is #22.
The issue, a tie-in to "Joker's Last Laugh", begins with a man being eaten by cochroaches who form a body identical to his. Barbara points out how Bruce has recently alienated every member of his family , so he'll need to call in the reserves for help.
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: spoiler/robin/batgirl/steph brown, creator: devin grayson, creator: john floyd, creator: roger robinson
Martial Arts Week: Cassandra vs Slade Round 1 |
Tags: char: batgirl/cassandra cain, char: deathstroke/slade wilson, creator: devin grayson, creator: rick leonardi, publisher: dc comics, series: martial arts week
NIGHTWING #93: A sample of Devin Grayson's work|
Given how much Devin Grayson's run on NIGHTWING has been discussed on my previous post, I thought some pages from said run might be appreciated.
This can be considered the climax of the "Born Again 2: Electric Boogaloo" storyline in NIGHTWING. In more ways than one. (D'oh!)
( Never stopping )
Tags: char: blockbuster/roland desmond, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: tarantula/catalina flores, creator: devin grayson, title: nightwing
|Roy recounts Hal eating Ollie's chili in The Titans #17|
( The Justice League braves it! )
Tags: char: aquaman/orin/arthur curry, char: batman/bruce wayne, char: black canary/dinah lance, char: damage/grant emerson, char: flash/kid flash/wally west, char: green lantern/hal jordan, char: martian manhunter/j'onn j'onzz, char: speedy/red arrow/roy harper, char: superman/clark kent, creator: devin grayson, creator: jay faerber
The Titans #14|
In the previous issue, Nightwing questioned peoples commitments to the team and told anyone who didn't want to commit to leave, causing Jesse to do so. He then feels over-stressed and heads back to Gotham for advice from his old mentor, so when danger strikes, Garth takes over the leadership role.
( Who died and made you Nightwing? )
Tags: char: alfred pennyworth, char: aqualad/tempest/garth, char: argent/toni monetti, char: batman/bruce wayne, char: damage/grant emerson, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: speedy/red arrow/roy harper, char: starfire/koriand'r, char: wonder girl/troia/donna troy, creator: brian k. vaughan, creator: devin grayson, publisher: dc comics, title: titans
I've been meaning to post these for a while now - one of my favourite Nightwing action sequences.
Current Mood: awake
Tags: char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, creator: devin grayson, creator: rick leonardi
Dick Grayson: Ever the Detective|
(From JLA/The Titans #1, co-written by Devin Grayson and Phil Jimenez, penciled by Jimenez.)
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, creator: devin grayson, creator: phil jimenez, in-joke: context is for the weak, publisher: dc comics, title: jla/the titans
From Legends of the Dark Knight 177-178, I present the moment when Selina learned that Matches Malone was Batman.
Also, Photobucket's being really glitchy with the first image and I don't know why. It's supposed to be cropped, but preview isn't showing it that way. Sorry if that causes any confusion.
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: catwoman/selina kyle, creator: devin grayson, creator: jean-jacques dzialowski, publisher: dc comics, series: bat/cat, title: legends of the dark knight
Request: Nightwing #93-#94|
By request, scans of Nightwing's rape by Tarantula and the fall-out.
Tags: char: blockbuster/roland desmond, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: tarantula/catalina flores, creator: devin grayson, creator: mike lilly, publisher: dc comics, title: nightwing
In Which Lian is Cute, Dinah is Awesome, and Roy has Issues...|
The Arsenal mini-series ran from October 1998 to January 1999 and was written by Devin Grayson with some pretty bad art by Rick Mays. It features Roy Harper aka Speedy aka Arsenal aka Red Arrow and his Issues. And boy, does he have a lot of them, from "Green Arrow never raised me right" (Ollie had died 3 years earlier in our time, more recently in comics time) to "I used to be a drug addict" to "I don't know where I belong!" and the most important one "I can't find a good babysitter!"
Tags: char: black canary/dinah lance, char: green arrow/connor hawke, char: green arrow/oliver queen, char: lian harper, char: speedy/red arrow/roy harper, creator: devin grayson, creator: rick mays
Cats, and Poison Ivies, and Girls Named After Motorcycles, Oh My!|
The long and convoluted history of Catwoman with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn. This thing ain't dial-up safe, seeing as there is over fifty scans below.
Tags: char: batman/bruce wayne, char: catwoman/selina kyle, char: harley quinn/harleen quinzel, char: jim gordon, char: poison ivy/pamela isley, creator: devin grayson, creator: jeph loeb, creator: jim balent, creator: jim lee, creator: karl kesel, creator: terry dodson
Huntress is number one????|
Apparently Huntress Year One was the best selling AMAZON book earlier this week. Odd.
Apparently there is an explanation (yes I'm tricking you into clicking on my article lol)
Let's do a nice Huntress pic to make it legal though :)
Tags: char: huntress/helena bertinelli, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, creator: devin grayson, creator: ivory madison, publisher: dc comics
More Batgirl love|
I'm not actually sure that Babs!Batgirl actually needs more love, since about thirty percent of those who frequent Newsarama love her, but I'm posting this anyway. It's my favorite Babs as Batgirl story and it's also a really cute Robin story. (No bondage, sorry.)
Tags: char: batgirl/oracle/barbara gordon, char: batman/bruce wayne, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, creator: devin grayson