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My Top 3 Batman Comics – Death of Batman, Hush & Robin Rises

These are in no special order and none of them took the #1 spot because 1 – It’s Batman so they’re all great to me, 2 – I deduct points for every time the story mentions the whole parents loss thing or other repeat elements, 3 – I’m sure some more great ones are on their way or I haven’t read.

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Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?
This one takes on such a great angle. Batman dies and he’s basically a ghost watching himself and people around him and what they are talking about. It’s pretty trippy.

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Hush
Big up cousin Viv for the heads up on this one. Fantastic artistry. The illustrator, inker and colourist all brought their A game and I have to say even the story is great all the way, I want to say BUT… but you’ll have to find out and judge for yourself. So many characters make an appearance because there is a new bad guy in town and when you think it’s an existing nemesis… DHEEECHKEEEOOWWW! The script gets flipped.

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Robin Rises
Lets just say Robin dies. Batman is hellbent in his hellbat suit (bat hellsuit) to rescue and revive his sidekick. Which Robin out of the known 5? You’ll have to find out. You may even see a new black Robin in a Black and Yellow suit. Hmmm black dude … black and yellow? Just stirring. Anyway the main reason I really like this one is the suit. Justice League forged the hellbat suit for Batman so that he can defeat them if anything and it is powered by his life force so you may need to read it to find out if Batman survives. I just got a rush every time I saw the suit. Once sec I need to go see it again.

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Bonus: Death in the Family
This one has a good story but I’m mentioning it because the art made the characters look like garbage patch kids. Really weird man!


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Fore-edge Painting … thanks Judit and Mehul

Fore-edge Painting … thanks Judit and Mehul

See the painting hidden in the gilt edges of the pages of the book!! It’s called fore-edge painting, and this book is one of several in Cornell University Library – Rare and Manuscript Collections.

Posted by Cornell University Library on Thursday, 19 November 2015

Fore-edge Painting 1947 – Unusual Occupations Series

This video from the Unusual Occupations short film series is about fore-edge book painting, where a scene painted on the edges of the pages of a book. It has been shot 1947.
The “Unusual Occupations” series of theatrical short subjects was produced by Jerry Fairbanks Studios and released by Paramount Pictures from 1937 through 1949.
This remarkable collection throws a spotlight on ordinary, everyday people who chose “the path less taken” in pursuit of extraordinary odd jobs, crazy careers and hysterical hobbies. “Unusual Occupations” is also an incredible chronicle of pop culture, lifestyles and remarkable achievements by individuals the world over.
Sometimes outrageous (a woman who kills fleas, outfits them in evening attire and then sells them), often remarkable (a young illustrator shows-off his line of fanciful sculptures – the first film footage ever captured of a young Dr. Seuss) and always enlightening (meet Conchita Cintron – the world’s first female bullfighter), these astounding hidden histories are more riveting today than when they first premiered.
Filmed in beautiful 35mm Nitrate Cinecolor and Magnacolor, there are 74 individual ten minute episodes presenting hundreds and hundreds of compelling stories.

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