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Here’s the third part of four, of “Where Were You The Night Batman Died?”. Part 1 was posted here, part 2 was posted here and part 4 will be posted here tomorrow.
[…] thing that ever happened to the character” idea, as well as alluding to this classic story arc. (by the way, am I the only one who picked up on that reference? I haven’t seen anyone […]
[…] This is an interesting story which believe DC has just reprinted in the trade Paperback The Strange Deaths of Batman. This was written by David V. Reed who is perhaps more well known for his stint as a Batman writer in the 1950s than the 1970s. It’s interesting to note that after his run in the 50s he quite comics for a time before re-emerging in the 70s, where he ended back on Batman from 1975 – 1978. The cover to this first issue of the story, from Batman 291, is by Jim Aparo and has become quite iconic in its own rite. This is part 2 of the story by David V. Reed, Where Were You The Night Batman Died? Here the Riddler gives his very unlikely testimony. Reed’s second stint on Batman had a very mixed reaction from fans. At the same time guys like Denny O’Neil, Steve Englehart and Frank Robbins were wrting a darker Dark Knight, whilst Reed’s version was more humousous and goofy, sorta like the way he was written in the 50s and early 60s (before the camp). Here’s the third part of four, of “Where Were You The Night Batman Died?”. Part 1 was posted here, part 2 was posted here and part 4 will be posted here tomorrow. Up until now the Joker has just played a cameo in this story, but here he takes centre stage and proves why he is the most important and deadly member of Batman’s rogues gallery. For those people who haven’t seen the previous parts of this story, Part 1 was posted here, Part 2 was posted here and Part 3 was posted here. […]
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