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Alive, Batman, and Chill: w,p Happy FathersDay Gothamites! Today it is fitting to discuss father figures within the Batman mythology, the first being Thomas Wayne (cover panel to Batman (Vol 3) 22 by Jason Fabok)! Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and first appearing in Detective Comics (Vol 1) 33 from 1939, Thomas Wayne was a successful surgeon and respected patron of Gotham City, keeping alive the Wayne family name with the ownership of Wayne Manor and head of Wayne Enterprises. Married to socialite and philanthropist Martha Wayne, they had a son, Bruce, and at his young age, he faced Thomas and Martha's untimely death at the gun of mugger Joe Chill. Although established 78 years ago that his death would spawn the shadowy vigilante of Gotham City, the character of Thomas Wayne represented more than just that sole purpose. Thomas Wayne is shown as an influence past his tragic death in Finger's Detective Comics (Vol 1) 235 from September 1956 in "The First Batman" (panel 2) when Thomas' 'Bat-Man' costume inspires Bruce to track down Lew Moxon, the man who hired Joe Chill to kill his parents. As this classic tale was retold in Len Wein and Jim Aparo's "The Untold Legend of the Batman" from 1980 (panel 3), more modern stories told of Thomas as a brilliant surgeon aiding crime master Carmine Falcon in Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's 13 arc epic "Batman: The Long Halloween" from 1997 (panel 4) and as a guide to Bruce in spirit. Thomas' most thrilling role has been as the Batman, established in Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert 2011 arc "Flashpoint" and Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso's 3 issue side storyline "Batman: Knight of Vengeance" (panel 5). In this alternate timeline, Bruce is murdered in front of Thomas and Martha Wayne, driving Thomas into the lethal and vengeful Batman and Martha going insane and taking up the persona of The Joker. As a large part of New 52's Convergence arc (panel 6 by Ethan Van Sciver, Earth 2 (Vol 1) 17) and bringing words of wisdom to his son Bruce as Batman in DC Rebirth (panel 7 variant cover by Tim Sale, panel 8 and 9 from Batman (Vol 3) 22), Thomas Wayne proves to still be an important part of Batman's amazing history. βœŒπŸΌπŸ’™πŸ¦‡
Alive, Batman, and Chill: w,p
Happy FathersDay Gothamites! Today it is fitting to discuss father figures within the Batman mythology, the first being Thomas Wayne (cover panel to Batman (Vol 3) 22 by Jason Fabok)! Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and first appearing in Detective Comics (Vol 1) 33 from 1939, Thomas Wayne was a successful surgeon and respected patron of Gotham City, keeping alive the Wayne family name with the ownership of Wayne Manor and head of Wayne Enterprises. Married to socialite and philanthropist Martha Wayne, they had a son, Bruce, and at his young age, he faced Thomas and Martha's untimely death at the gun of mugger Joe Chill. Although established 78 years ago that his death would spawn the shadowy vigilante of Gotham City, the character of Thomas Wayne represented more than just that sole purpose. Thomas Wayne is shown as an influence past his tragic death in Finger's Detective Comics (Vol 1) 235 from September 1956 in "The First Batman" (panel 2) when Thomas' 'Bat-Man' costume inspires Bruce to track down Lew Moxon, the man who hired Joe Chill to kill his parents. As this classic tale was retold in Len Wein and Jim Aparo's "The Untold Legend of the Batman" from 1980 (panel 3), more modern stories told of Thomas as a brilliant surgeon aiding crime master Carmine Falcon in Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale's 13 arc epic "Batman: The Long Halloween" from 1997 (panel 4) and as a guide to Bruce in spirit. Thomas' most thrilling role has been as the Batman, established in Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert 2011 arc "Flashpoint" and Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso's 3 issue side storyline "Batman: Knight of Vengeance" (panel 5). In this alternate timeline, Bruce is murdered in front of Thomas and Martha Wayne, driving Thomas into the lethal and vengeful Batman and Martha going insane and taking up the persona of The Joker. As a large part of New 52's Convergence arc (panel 6 by Ethan Van Sciver, Earth 2 (Vol 1) 17) and bringing words of wisdom to his son Bruce as Batman in DC Rebirth (panel 7 variant cover by Tim Sale, panel 8 and 9 from Batman (Vol 3) 22), Thomas Wayne proves to still be an important part of Batman's amazing history. βœŒπŸΌπŸ’™πŸ¦‡

Happy FathersDay Gothamites! Today it is fitting to discuss father figures within the Batman mythology, the first being Thomas Wayne (cover ...

Batman, Life, and Memes: THE ARE ettiSToproF THE ATMAN We continue to celebrate the life of the late Adam West as we look at his role within the Batman universe. After the cancellation of the live action "Batman" series in 1968, for almost a decade Adam West wanted to separate himself from the Caped Crusader persona. It wasn't until 1977's animated television show "The New Adventures of Batman" produced by Filmation and distributed under Warner Bros. Television that both Adam West and Burt Ward return to voice Batman and Robin. While this illustrated brief but commercial success, 1992's episode from the classic "Batman: The Animated Series" titled 'The Gray Ghost' (left poster by VegetarianGoat on Deviantart, right poster by Phantom City Creative on Mondotees.com) introduced a new generation to Adam West's Batman. In this episode, it shows in a flashback a young Bruce Wayne watching his favorite television hero; "those with evil hearts beware for out of the darkness comes...'The Gray Ghost!" The episode, titled 'The Mad Bomber", when an unknown villain destroys a building using an explosive, becomes relevant to present Bruce Wayne - Batman (voiced by Kevin Conroy) when a similar explosion occurs in Gotham, attached a signed note from "The Mad Bomber". With a shrine to the Gray Ghost in the Batcave, Batman's fictional hero now can serve as a real life one when he seeks help from the Gray Ghost himself, Simon Trent (voiced by Adam West). A now bankrupt actor who recently sold his 'Gray Ghost' merchandise, Batman's contact with Trent was at first filled with anger and disappointment. But once the Gray Ghost realized crimes in the city were paralleled to one of his episodes at the height of his career, he finds the courage in himself and through his idol to team up and save Gotham. West's 1960s portrayal of the Caped Crusader in the television series 'Batman' turned this DC Comics character into a cultural icon. With him as Paul Dini's first choice to voice Simon Trent, 'The Gray Ghost' illustrated the dynamic duo of Kevin Conroy and Adam West, bringing together two of the most celebrated Dark Knights today. RIPBatman βœŒπŸΌπŸ’™πŸ¦‡πŸ™πŸ½
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We continue to celebrate the life of the late Adam West as we look at his role within the Batman universe. After the cancellation of the live action "Batman" series in 1968, for almost a decade Adam West wanted to separate himself from the Caped Crusader persona. It wasn't until 1977's animated television show "The New Adventures of Batman" produced by Filmation and distributed under Warner Bros. Television that both Adam West and Burt Ward return to voice Batman and Robin. While this illustrated brief but commercial success, 1992's episode from the classic "Batman: The Animated Series" titled 'The Gray Ghost' (left poster by VegetarianGoat on Deviantart, right poster by Phantom City Creative on Mondotees.com) introduced a new generation to Adam West's Batman. In this episode, it shows in a flashback a young Bruce Wayne watching his favorite television hero; "those with evil hearts beware for out of the darkness comes...'The Gray Ghost!" The episode, titled 'The Mad Bomber", when an unknown villain destroys a building using an explosive, becomes relevant to present Bruce Wayne - Batman (voiced by Kevin Conroy) when a similar explosion occurs in Gotham, attached a signed note from "The Mad Bomber". With a shrine to the Gray Ghost in the Batcave, Batman's fictional hero now can serve as a real life one when he seeks help from the Gray Ghost himself, Simon Trent (voiced by Adam West). A now bankrupt actor who recently sold his 'Gray Ghost' merchandise, Batman's contact with Trent was at first filled with anger and disappointment. But once the Gray Ghost realized crimes in the city were paralleled to one of his episodes at the height of his career, he finds the courage in himself and through his idol to team up and save Gotham. West's 1960s portrayal of the Caped Crusader in the television series 'Batman' turned this DC Comics character into a cultural icon. With him as Paul Dini's first choice to voice Simon Trent, 'The Gray Ghost' illustrated the dynamic duo of Kevin Conroy and Adam West, bringing together two of the most celebrated Dark Knights today. RIPBatman βœŒπŸΌπŸ’™πŸ¦‡πŸ™πŸ½

We continue to celebrate the life of the late Adam West as we look at his role within the Batman universe. After the cancellation of the liv...