Today I present you "Batman Begins: The Movie and Other Tales of the Dark Knight". This trade paperback contains the officail movie adaption of Batman Begins by Scott Beatty and Kilian Plunkett. It also includes the rare Batman story from SECRET ORIGINS TP "The Man Who Falls" by Dennis O'Neil and Dick Giordano which inspired the movie, plus stories from DETECTIVE COMICS 757 by Greg Rucka, Rick Burchett and Rodney Ramos, BATMAN 604 by Ed Brubaker, Scott McDaniel and Andy Owens, and BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT 168 by Bill Willingham and Tom Fowler!
The comic captures significant scenes and events from the movie. Like the movie, this has an edgier story of the origin of the dark knight. In the wake of his parents murder, the industrial heir Bruce Wayne goes around the world seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful. He returns to Gotham and unveils his alter ego: Batman, a masked crusader who uses his strength, intellect and an array of high-tech deceptions to fight the sinister forces that threaten Gotham. He learns and believes that to fight his own internal fear, he has to become fear. That is when he conceives the idea of the "Bat" as his symbol to fight crime.
Usually I'm not a big fan of movie adaption, whether of Comics or Video Games. But I really loeved the additional storys, especially the short story "The Man Who Fall" which shows how Bruce became Batman and how he trained to reach his goal to fight crime. This story had a really big impact on the movie, many scenes where inspired by that tale.
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Today I present you "Batman: Mad Love" from my collection, which was released in February 1994 as a one-shot comic book. Mad Love is the orgin story of Harley Quinn and is written by Paul Dini (writer on Batman: The Animated Series) and Bruce Timm (co-creator of Batman: The Animated Series). Set in the continuity of Batman: The Animated Series, it won an Eisner Award for "Best Single Story" in 1994. It was later adapted (with minor alterations for pacing) as an episode of the animated series The New Batman Adventures. This Trade Paperback from 2009 includes also tales starring The Scarecrow, Ra's al Ghul, Mr. Freeze and Batgirl from BATMAN ADVENTURES ANNUAL 1-2, BATMAN ADVENTURES HOLIDAY SPECIAL, ADVENTURES IN THE DC UNIVERSE 3 and BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE 1.
Synopsis: The Story tells how Harley Quinn met the Joker for the first time, back when she was the psychiatrist Dr. Harleen Quinzel. She fell in love with the Joker and helped him to escape Arkham Asylum. Harley decides that the only way to make the Joker love her is to kill Batman. But Batman distracts her by telling her that the Joker had been using her from the start, and that Joker's stories of an unhappy childhood were lies. Nevertheless her crazy and unconditional love for the Joker will not vanish.
Mad Love is still my favorite Harley Quinn story. I really love the dialogues ("Don't ya wanna rev up your Harley?") and her insane love for the Joker.
It's still the Harley and also her costume (the harlequin costume) I prefer above all other visions.
It was a great idea by Dini and Timm to create a sidekick for the Joker. But no one could have known the success and fame Harley would receive in the following years.
What do you think of Mad Love? What's your favorite Harley story?
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Today I present you a special trade paperback in German language which was released in June 1997 in Germany to coincide with the Batman and Robin movie. The book includes the three special issues Batman: Mr. Freeze, Batman: Poison Ivy and Batman: Batgirl. Unfortunately Batman: Bane is missing in this edition. The stories are stand-alone issues and are not connected, but the covers to all four issues interlock to form one composite image (Cover Artist: Brian Stelfreeze). Synopsis Mr. Freeze: As Batman struggles desperately to thaw a frozen Robin and a frozen Gotham, we learn how Mr. Freeze came to be and why he hates Batman and the hero's city so much. Freeze's origin in this story is similar to that of the Batman Animated Series, as told by Paul Dini in "Heart of Ice". Synopsis Poison Ivy: When a Gotham businessman destroys Ivy's island paradise, she sets out to destroy everything he loves, no matter whom she has to kill to do it. Throughout the book, we see Pamela Isleys back story, as we watch Poison Ivy take revenge on those who have destroyed her island. Only Batman can stop her.
Synopsis Batgirl: The story is set early in her career, Batgirl faces the Joker for the first time and begins to learn just how serious this deadly game she plays really is.
I think this is how everything started with me and Batman. The movies in the 1990's and especially the Batman Animated Series, which I watched every weekend on German TV as a little kid. Batman and DC Comics have me escorted for almost twenty-five years now. Can't wait for the new Justice League movie and there are still so many more adventures on cinema, comicbook or games to follow. Perfect time to live :-) #batman#batmansonderband#mrfreeze#batgirl#thejoker#dccomics#com#comicew #comicbook #comic #jamesgordon#darkknight#pauldini#worldsgreatestdetective#thecapedcrusader#comics#comicbooks#poisonivy#joker#books#misterfreeze#batmanandrobin#batmanandrobinmovie#dcuniverse#dceu#pervertsmile