Monday, October 11, 2010

Of "Childish" Things...

Batman Beyond most can be watched online at Blinkx

  • The great man is he who does not lose his child's-heart.  ~Mencius, Book IV 
  • In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Comic book reading was once stigmatized as for children or the simple minded.
With the evolution of printing ,writing standards, and the mighty computer, the comic book has come a long way.

Evil Ernie-Chaos Comics

A few good words coupled with good art can make a deep and personal reading experience.

From Conan The Cimmerian- Dark Horse Comics
You can actually read some of the old comics at this link: Early Comics Archive.

Monsieur Vieuxbois-sometimes referred to as the first modern comic
It is a treasure in my virtual dumpster that I just discovered.  Here, you can see the history of comics.  There are some of the oldest comic books archived there.  It was interesting to browse thru, but it makes you think on how the comics have truly evolved.  Story and art of contemporary comics is like night and day to those archived.  We as a people are much more complex and I believe comic books have tried to satisfy that change.

I 'Googled' "history of American comic books' and got  'About 44,600,000 results in (0.30 seconds).

Here are some highlights:
"I am worried about Billy reading that trash"!  (Picture Source)

1955 Senate Interim Report on Juvenile Delinquency.
"The Subcommittee To Investigate Juvenile Delinquency, pursuant to authorization in Senate Resolution 89, 83d Congress, 1st session, and Senate .....(blah blah)....
Over a period of several months the subcommittee has received a vast amount of mail from parents expressing concern regarding the possible deleterious effect upon their children of certain of the media of mass communication. This led to an inquiry into the possible relationship to juvenile delinquency of these media."  (read more)

Captain America Comics #1 1941 Price: $115,000.00
according to Comics Price Guide
          Comics Magazine Association of America Comics Code

1954 CODE FOR EDITORIAL MATTER General Standards Part A
  1. Crimes shall never be presented in such a way as to create sympathy for the criminal, to promote distrust of the forces of law and justice, or to inspire others with a desire to imitate criminals.  (read more)

 The data above is thanks to a pretty extensive HTML compiled study at

Run away it's Raana Tey! StarWars The Knights of The Old Republic

So you get the idea that comics go way back and have a strong following.  I like the art and the imagination that are involved in comics.

From Dark Reign
Frank Frazetta died this May link with his art HERE
Terminator 1984 JUST released Sept 29th (see Josh Whedon's name there making up for
the canceled Terminator: The Sara Connor Chronicles TV series?
And everybody knows "The Hulk".

But what is even more appealing to me is when they take the art and the story and put it into motion.  I enjoy all the movies that have to do with some sort of comic.  And better if it remains  a drawn work instead of actors portraying the comic book story.
What inspired me to blog about comics was watching the new DC Animated Universe animation "Batman:  Under The Red Hood".


DC Universe Animated Original Movies
 (above is a direct paste from Wikipedia)

This list doesn't include another favorite (hell they are all my favorites) "Batman: The Mask Of The Phantasm". In this one Bruce Wayne is actually happy for a moment.

 For a good review of Batman: Under the Red Hood and other comic/movie/video game etc go to Dork Shelf

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Chaos! Comics was a comic book publisher that operated from 1994 until 2002. (wiki)

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Bluezy (Susan)

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