(Y-11) old school Monday…Detective Comics (1937-2011) #27

Hello, and welcome to another old school.

Today’s entry is about the legendary Dark Knight, and he’s first appearance on number 27 of the famous series, which recently reached number 1000, no easy feat.

In his appearance by Bat-Man, as he is referred to, we see another legendary character from the Batman mythos, Commissioner Gordon, as he is having a conversation with young Bruce Wayne, he is call to serve a murder.

Wayne jumps into action and stops the diabolical plots of the very dangerous Crime Syndicate.

One thing I can see in this early superhero comics is the lack of the archetypal villains we are used to now, all fun of bravado and colorful costumes, the villains in this early stories are represented mainly by mobsters or really greedy sons.

But as with any Batman stories I always enjoy seeing the Dark Knight in action.

This story was first published on March, 1939 and it began a history than that this year turned 80 years old.

The creation of Bob Kane and Bill Finger is more alive than ever, and with some amazing writers and illustrators still passionate about this character, it will be no surprise that in future generations they will celebrating another 80 years of stories.

Next old school Monday will stay with in the Bat Family, for now I’ll keep it a surprise.

Off to read.

azr.

(Y-11) new comic books and plans of the day

Today I started to do so work on my little desert oasis, hopefully it will be finished by late afternoon, right now it is close 100°F and it really hard to work.

So, I’ll stay for a while and try to finish Memories of Ice, I am really close to get it done.

Also, yesterday I went and pick up some new comic books, Batman and Green Lantern, maybe I’ll squeeze in one before heading outside.

I have 80 days to go on this, the eleventh year of reading, and with more than 17,000 pages to go on my goal, I will need my outside space to read.

Off to read.

azr.

(Y-11) make it of break it

Entering the weekend and I have still 20 hours left in the clock and only 285 total pages for the week.

So, it’s time to put some effort to this and finish the week strong.

I’ll start with some DC Comics stories, Batman Who Laughs, Justice League Dark and Green Lantern.

Jump into The Malazan book of the Fallen.

And finish the day with Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol.

Off to read.

azr.

(Y-11) some of today’s reading

Early this morning, while having my first caffeine injection of the day, I read the second volume of Hit-Girl’s solo series, this time she visits the great white north,Canada, which is consequently the native country of the writer of this volume, Jeff Lemire.

And at the helm of the art is the Argentinian illustrator Eduardo Risso.

As always Hit-Girl delivers a bloody good time.

The rest of the day went between planning and reading some of the Targaryen family history.

I’ll continue with the fifth volume of DC Comics Rebirth Batman, with the always impressive work of Tom King.

Off to read.

azr

(Y-11) finishing the night in good company.

My first day of summer reading is going pretty decent.

I am reading a bit of The Last Threshold, currently on page 282, and throwed in there a bit of Batman and a bit of Justice League Dark, which I am loving, definitely a cast of outcasts are my thing.

Next in line is the second issue of The Batman who Laughs and maybe another run with Drizzt before hitting the hay.

Let’s see how thing fare.

azr

(Y-11) new comic books

After the hectic week I had, going to pick-up some new comic books is just what the doctor ordered.

I bought the second volume of Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant, this is a remastered edition translated to Spanish, and according to the description by the editor it will be somewhere around 70 volumes, coming out every two weeks.

Also, I bought three single issues of the series I am currently reading, Justice League Dark, The Batman Who Laughs and Heroes in Crisis.

It is reading time.

azr.

(Y-11) Continuing with the Bat-Family

Just finished the first volume of Batgirl, written by Hope Larson, I think this is the first time I read a solo story of Batgirl, which is unfortunate.

I’ll try to find more stories to read.

Now, I’ll continue my bat filled weekend with story of Bruce Wayne Murderer ?

Mainly a compilation, about 600 pages long, of early 2000s series of the bat-family, with the participation of writers such as Greg Rucka, Chuck Dixon and Ed Brubaker.

Let’s see how far I can get until I devote the rest of my evening to watching the final episode of Game of Thrones.

azr.

(Y-11) this evening’s reading

I’ll continue with Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman: Eternal Nights and finally, after much anticipation, the second issue of Batman: Damned, by the super creative team of Azzarello/Bermejo.

I bought the Jim Lee variant cover.

For the weekend, I will try to cross the 25,000 page mark, from which I am under 400 pages to go.

Wish me luck.

azr.

(Y-11) Back to reading, well kind of.

I have just come out of one of the worst weeks in total reading for this year.

But, I am determined to shake off this slump and get back to my usual form, and do it fast.

Just passed the 23,000 page mark for this year and I am currently aiming to reach 25,000 by my birthday, which is June 6.

For get things started, I am reading some of the work by Scott Snyder on Batman, this time during the New 52 events of DC Comics.

Finished Volume 4, and I will start volume 5 shortly.

Also, I will try and read some of The Last Threshold, currently on page 137, to close out the Neverwinter Saga and see what I’ll jump into next.

For now I’ll try to read some more.

azr.

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