Commander Benson's News posts – August 2011 Archive (2)

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 22 The New Look Batman---Back to Basics

By 1963, the Batman titles were dancing on the edge of oblivion.

 

Clearly, putting the Masked Manhunter in a science-fiction milieu had failed to grab readers---which vindicated Bat-editor Jack Schiff, who had argued, insightfully, that SF ran contrary to the core concept of the Batman as a sleuth who operated from the shadows.  As a “reward” for his…

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Added by Commander Benson on August 19, 2011 at 12:30pm — 16 Comments

From the Archives: Deck Log Entry # 21 The Science-Fiction Batman---BEM's in His Belfry

Among amateur comic-book historians, National Periodical Publications (DC) editor Jack Schiff is often tagged as “the man who nearly ruined Batman.”

 

In the late 1950’s, the Batman was yanked from his familiar dark alleys and moonlit rooftops, to be thrust into alien…

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Added by Commander Benson on August 10, 2011 at 4:27pm — 11 Comments

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