Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Some stuff

I did post. It's just over at Comic Fodder.

Its, honestly, the post I'm least happy with to date. But I just haven't felt the comic-blogging vibe that much of late. So no link to it.

Preview for this week's Batman: brave & the Bold

This is the cartoon for kiddies. I need to do a post on it.

I love the retro-Batman stuff, and this episode seems to be making the most of the Dick Sprang inspired look of the show.



Watched the State of the Union. Did not watch the post-speech spin-doctoring. I'll catch the highlights tomorrow on The Daily Show.

I more or less am in the bag for the guy right now, so the speech worked for me and hit the points I wanted to hear.

The real question is: what will they be saying about Michelle's dress...?


J.S. said...

Really? There's an artist out there named Dick Sprang? Really?

thevike13 said...

Yeah. Seriously. Cue the Beavis and Butthead laughing.

Correct me if I'm wrong League, but I think he was big with the art in the 70s era Batman, but I'm not hip to comics as I once was.


The League said...

Indeedy-o. Sprang was responsible for Batman and Robin's adventures in the earlier years. Maybe Pre WWII?

People who believe Batman should only reflect Miller's version will be sad to know it was Sprang who was instrumental in transforming Batman from the grim avenger to the wide-grinning, two-fisted superhero that would dominate until the 1970's.

NTT said...

Dick Sprang was the ghost artist for Bob Kane on the Batman comics through the 40's and 50's. It's funny because Sprang's art style was so distinctive only a blind person would confuse his pencils with Bob Kane's. Bob Kane though was the only one credited in the comics.

It was during this period that brought such great legendary tales as Indian Chief Batman and Ace the Bat Hound. Good times. They really should reprint the Sprang Batman tales for kids because they were a lot fun, full of adventure and harmless derring-do. But it certainly wasn't The Dark Knight Avenger we all know and love. The period has a soft spot in my heart but I still consider the Neal Adams period the greatest.