December 29, 2010

While looking for a Batman comic that suits his lifestyle...

After I made a few suggestions it became clear that this was one of those
"I only like Batman books that no one's ever heard of" situations. 

21 comments:

  1. Batman Inc.

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  2. I haven't read it, but I've heard good things about Green Hornet.

    He's a bat, right?

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  3. The humor in this is that he's calling comics "mainstream."

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  4. Maybe he's referring to Batman: Year One Hundred

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  5. should have dumped moebius' i am not batman and this (http://joshuahallsimmons.com/batman.html) in his lap

    if he doesn't like those, he's clearly a poseur

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  6. I would have steered him towards City of Crime.

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  7. Shoulds have steerds him undergrownd.

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  8. We are talking about BATMAN, yes? So you're looking for an underground comic about one of the most popular superhero in the world. Good luck with that.

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  9. Comics get turned into movies.

    They are mainstream, especially Marvel and DC.

    Get over it. Comics are and have not been counter culture since the 70s.

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  10. I think he might have been hoping for the Batman fan comic where he rapes Robin and then absconds with the Joker on a crime spree or something.

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  11. I'm sure there's been some indie or underground takes on Batman, but I don't believe that's what he was thinking of. Not something along the lines of, say, Josh Simmons Batman comic that made the round of the 'net awhile back

    http://joshuahallsimmons.com/batman.html

    Still, I suppose it's better to be asked about underground Batman than what some people have asked comic shop employees in some of the stories I've heard.

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  12. I hate that mainstream BS, do you have anything more indie or underground about Pokemon?

    Though there tend to be more underground comics based on popular figures than on ones no one has heard of, just based on volume alone. They can be harder to find however, due to that whole copyright thing. Unlicensed indie publications on popular characters aren't going to make it to a comic shop and licensed ones are filtered though the corporate law firm...

    This guy should be told about the internets.

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  13. The internets is too mainstream for him to handle.

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  14. Batflac, Brutal Dark Insurance Adjuster.

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  15. Wait, you don't sell my fanfic? :P

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  16. You should have beaten him with a copy of "Batman: Digital Justice".

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  17. Men in Black made it into movies, video games, toys, theme park rides, and cartoons. Despite the fact that the comic was listed in the first two miutes of the opening credits of the first movie, most movie-goers are still unaware that there was ever a Men in Black comic.

    A mainstream movie does not give the source material mainstream status by default.

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  18. Shoulda recommended Nemesis to him. That's basically a Batman book.

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  19. There's a pretty decent indy film called "Star Trek vs Batman." Time travel brings them back to the 60s and Joker tries to steal the Enterprise. Not bad, actually.

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  20. Okay, Rootfish saying, "You should have beaten him with a copy of "Batman: Digital Justice"." gave me a good laugh.

    Meanwhile, I'm guessing Batman Year 100 was one of the recommendations. That should be prefect for pretentious hipsters like us.. er.. I mean.. him.

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  21. should have said: well there is this one batman comic, but it's so obscure I don't think we have it anymore...oh wait here it is.
    and then just hand him a normal batman comic because clearly the guy wouldn't be able to tell the difference

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