Monday, May 16, 2011

The Thing and The Golden Age Batman



When I decided to make an Annual cover, I felt it was only fitting to go back to Batman, the original host of these pages. The Batman: The Brave and the Bold animated series has rekindled my interest in the classic Batman stories from the 40's and 50's. Sure they could be corny sometimes, but the sheer inventiveness they exhibit easily makes up for that. It's a testament to the strength of the core Batman concept that the character can be interpreted so many different ways, and have each interpretation be as enjoyable as they are.

8 comments:

Cathy and Dave said...

Dave sez,

Fantastic cover for a great annual!

This would be an awesome two-in-one team up!

Energy said...

Beautiful.

diana green said...

I really like your use of the old school "thing".
Inspired by your blog, I tried a cover myself. I have mixed feelings about the results, but I'll try again soon!
http://trosper-ignatz-gentlegiant.blogspot.com/2011/05/inspiration-batman-and-strangers-in.html

Ross said...

Very very nice, Diana! Stangers in Paradise was one of those match-ups I never was able to come up with anything for.

Mikeyboy said...

" It...It's some sort of ...THING!"

Mikeyboy said...

Is Bats coming back then?

Ross said...

Batman will reclaim hosting duties eventually, yes.

Anonymous said...

Holy Clobbering time, Batman!

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