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3 hours ago, Dread said:

I think the general company line on Batman is that he wears the symbol on his chest to offer a target as a subconscious suggestion to shoot there rather than anywhere else.

I have long had the head canon that a rookie Batman -- who originally only had the black bat on his chest -- saw Superman with his bright red and yellow crest getting shot in the chest, and thought, "You know, putting a yellow border around this bat might be a good idea."

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Over the years I have done a hard flip on The Dark Knight Returns. While I used to love it, now I can barely stand it.

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I had the growing pain with it. As it stands, it's still a mostly-slick piece of writing, and Miller's best Batman-focused work (cuz Year One's Gordon focused). It meanders by the fourth chapter, and the artwork gets worse, but I think it generally holds up. The first issue is one of the best written comics of all time IMO.

It's one of those stories like Watchmen where people took the wrong lessons from it. Writers a generation later started characterizing Batman like he was 55 and crazy in the modern era, no taking into account all of the context TDKR was under. It's legacy is worse than the book itself.

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I don't know how much longer I can stick with Titans.

Spoiler

Starfire straight up murders police officers while breaking into a crime scene and they treat her like she's cool. 

 

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This is the most (non-political) idiotic thing I've read in a while.

https://comicbook.com/dc/amp/2018/10/29/titans-alan-ritchson-avengers-infinity-war-no-stakes/

“You know, I play a superhero without any superpowers," Ritchson continued. "How great is that? I still remember the first episode I shot, episode 1.02. Brad Anderson, the director, and I were standing on set and it was the first time that we were shooting where I was in the suit and kicking ass... And I was like, ‘Okay… We’ve never had this conversation before, so… do I fly? What are my superpowers? Am I super strong? I can handle a jump that size?’ And he’s like, ‘Good question, good question. Yeah. Let’s go with no superpowers.’ I was like, ‘Okay! Alright! That informs a lot!'

How did the director not or or decide whether or not the characters had powers in a scene that already would've been written out and scripted. Wouldn't they have known since the show's decision to include them in the episode upon basic research?

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Love the actor. Really doubting the casting choice. And Black Mask is a guy who's mask is burned into his face, so one questions whether the movie will commit to it.

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Hollywood doesn't usually hire known actors to not see their faces. It's why Stallone took off the helmet in Judge Dredd. It's also one of the reasons V For Vendetta was so refreshing to me for ignoring this rule. They could go either way with this movie.

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