Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know Loeb is reviled to all hell, but I love what he did for Calendar Man in the Long Halloween.

Chance said...

That villain has got to be the lamest ever in terms of costume, concept, and powers.

Scott said...

I had seen Calendar Man locked up in Arkham in some Jeph Loeb comics but I never, ever wondered what his costume must have looked like.

I'm kinda angry that Jeph Loeb remembered this guy and brought him back. This wasn't a Dan Slott "I remember a lame character with one appearance and now I will make them awesome" revisioning. This is Jeph Loeb finding his own level in a character and bringing back asomeone as lame as he is, to make him less garish but equally lame.

Caleb said...

I think he's slightly cooler than Signal Man, although I realize that's not saying much.

Someone--Chuck Dixon and a group of artists--tried to make Calendar Man more deadly and serious, updating his costume and all, in Batman 80-Page Giant #3. It worked about as well as all attempts to make goofy old villians deadly and serious. I don't think he's been seen since.

chris w. said...

75 cent cover price, DC 50th anniversary blurb - this comic came out post-Dark Knight and around the time of late 80s Bat-Mania? How awful.

Anonymous said...

"This is Jeph Loeb finding his own level in a character and bringing back asomeone as lame as he is, to make him less garish but equally lame."

Uh, not really.

chrishaley said...

Oh wow, I had that comic when I was a kid.
Fun.