Friday, June 21, 2019

Aging Heroes

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  Since this is still the 80th anniversary of Batman, let's talk age.  I nominate Robin (Dick Grayson) as the hero who ages the best compared to real time.  I mean good guys who have been around forever, still look they are on the good side of 30.

     But Dick Grayson started with Batman back in 1940 and 30 years later in 1970, Dick was off to college as an 18 year old.  For comic books, (a one year aged for every three in real time ratio) that's fairly realistic.

     I only bring this subject up because I am currently aging (aren't we all) because this weekend is my birthday...Yahoo!

     Take care and adopt a (Robin or Nightwing) comic book today!

Friday, June 7, 2019

Batman and Clint Eastwood

     Hello everyone, hope all is well.  During this 80th year of Batman, I've been running across a lot of old comments from the Burton/Schumaker Bat flics starting back in 1989.  I kept reading how certain people wanted someone "tough" like Clint (who's name was also brought up with Burt Reynolds for Superman a decade earlier) Eastwood.  This had to be a joke since "Dirty Harry" was 59 years old at the time.

     BUT years later his name along with Paul Newman's for the role again, this time as Bruce Wayne in Batman Beyond.  Many radio hosts thought this was ridiculous, thinking that both Clint and Paul were WAY too old for the role.  Only they did not understand the concept of Batman Beyond, being that Bruce was now an old man, guiding a new Batman through the new century about 20-30 years from now.

     Oh well, the media does not understand the true, deep, details of the comic universes, they only skim over the gloss, looking for sound bytes as they go.

     Take care and adopt a (Batman) comic book today!