Batman/The Shadow: The Murder Geniuses by Scott Snyder & Steve Orlando

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25 comments

  • Rats, Ichabod beat me to it! I love that phrase.

    My only “in”to the Shadow are the references I’ve heard to the old radio plays and the terrible Baldwin movie from the 90’s.

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  • Intriguing! I’ve never read a Shadow comic, and the movie from the 90-ties was not very good, but this looks like an interesting encounter. I’ll re-visit the classics before, though, I’m re-reading Miller’s Year One this weekend.
    What did you think about Batman: Ninja? Netflix tries to make me watch it, but I’ve read bad things about its script…

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    • It indeed is! The character didn’t get as much spotlight as other characters, but the radio program and comics definitely turned him into an American icon! 😛 Sweeeeet! I love Frank Miller’s Year One classic. One of my first Batman comics in fact.

      Oh boy… I wouldn’t exactly recommend it. The art style is different and unique to what DC animated movies are usually like, but the story in itself has a lot of flaws. The thing is, the movie knows that its plot is insane and plays on that. It knowingly goes over the top in every way possible. It’s a mash-up of a bunch of iconic things from different Japanese/American shows (i.e. the whole mecha-fighting was very Power Rangers-esque). If you ever do watch it, you’d have to turn your brain off and just enjoy the craziness hahah

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  • Super write-up Lashaan, I’ve always enjoyed Dynamite’s Shadow titles and a team-up between Batman and the Shadow is definitely a no-brainer. I was initially going to get the single issues but opted to wait for the collected edition which I’ll hopefully check out eventually.

    Have you read any of the Batman/Turtles crossovers? I enjoy a bit of the Turtles (mainly the original Eastman/Laird stuff and the 1990 movie and I was a fanatic of the 90s cartoon growing up). I’m not sure if that would work myself but it seems to have been well-received as they’d announced a third mini-series and an animated movie – man, I’d love to see them adapt Batman/The Shadow into animation that could be pretty good!

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    • I’ve never tried the original Dynamite’s Shadow titles myself. But after this crossover I definitely felt compelled to give them a go. I was going to get them in single issues too but I think I had too many comic titles in my reserve at that time (I believe it was around the whole Metal even too… or a bit before).

      I wanted to give those Batman/Turtles series too but I couldn’t tell if it would be worth it. They sound fun but something tells me the quality wouldn’t be as great or something. I heard about the animated movie too! Although the visual style (based on one of the pictures they showed with the announcement) reminded me of Batman Brave and the Bold, which isn’t exactly a good thing hahahah But I’m glad to hear you’re a TMNT fan! Did you hear about an upcoming TMNT live-action reboot post-Michael Bay? I hope it’s better than what Michael Bay had to offer….

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  • Oooh you watched Batman: Ninja?? How did you like it? It was a crazy experience for me, that’s for sure; for a long while I couldn’t believe my eyes 😉 The story is totally out of whack, but the art is just amazing.

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    • Haahahahaha it got more insane by the minute. 😛 I won’t lie that it probably had one of the weakest plots of all the animated movies so far, but the movie itself knew that it was being insane and with the pretty artwork, it was hard to not want it to become as far-fetched as possible. It was fun, but filled with plot holes. The art style really saved it. 😛

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