Neal Adam's Batman Odyssey

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  1. Drz

    Drz Real Hero

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    Holy Cat-thongs, Batman! Why hasnt noone told me about Neal Adams and Frank Miller's upcoming Batman: Odyssey mini?!?!

    6-8 issues long.
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    Possible CGI Promotion for Odyssey

    Dan Didio hints the serie:
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    Ah Batman and guns. The perfect combonation. <3 ;)

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    Sunday Morning with Neal Adams




    Interview with Neal Adams:

    Older Interview with Neal Adams:

    So let's wrap this up:
    Pencils: Neal Adams
    Story: Neal Adams
    Inks: Various
    Dialogue: Frank Miller.

    Looking good. :) Ofcourse some people will now make jokes about "Dick Grayson. Age Twelve" but this isn't Miller's comic so the editor can't just be okay with Miller doing his own gig and i doubt Miller would put his own Batman for Neal's work.
     
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    ..too much cheese, Bats
     
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  3. Motown Marvel

    Motown Marvel Crimson and Clover

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    i'm easily buying this for the art. neal adams is a god. i have little faith in miller's ability to tell a competent batman story though.
     
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  4. Cain

    Cain I Heart Amazons

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    I bet it's just year 4 of his wackjob Batman taking place chronologically after ASB&R not that I mind his wackjob Batman even though I think many people overrate the hell out of his Batman work.
     
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  5. Cain

    Cain I Heart Amazons

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    if you know what to expect from this guy's Batman it's a lot of fun the problem is most readers think it's just gonna be a mainstream Batman tale and it's far from it, it's Batman with the Frank Miller imprint on it so it won't be your traditional Batman. That much is evident by the use of handguns.
     
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    no, its not that i expect mainstream batman. rather, miller has become a rather craptastic writer.
     
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  7. Drz

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    I don't know would Neal Adams be interested in The Dark Knight Returns universe? Anyhow lets not be so quick to judge on the guns! Remember that Brian Azzarello made his Pulp-Batman use guns as a "tribute" or "reference" to the original versio of Batman. :)
     
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  8. Cain

    Cain I Heart Amazons

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    Miller has become a parody of himself but what makes it funnier is that he never was THAT great of a writer in the first place, but ironically this is exactly why I enjoy his recent work. It's like a giant F U to all the fans that overrated his work throughout the years and all the writers that completely misinterpreted his use of a more extreme Batman after TDKR. He's like "you want dark and vulgar I'LL GIVE YA dark and vulgar".
     
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  9. Cain

    Cain I Heart Amazons

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    At this point I'm sure he's just happy to still be getting offered work to pencil Batman decades after his prime. Plus Miller is one of those guys like Morrison where EVERYTHING he writes on a character is connected to the other. Everything Miller has written with Batman including BATMAN/SPAWN is part of his Dark Knight universe I don't see why this would be any different.
     
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  10. Spidey_62

    Spidey_62 This is so not spandex

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    :up: To Neal Adams being on this, but I'm not sold at all on Miller doing this. His writing has gotten really bad over the years.
     
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  11. Drz

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    Oh right thats true. God damn i hate Batman/Spawn. :( I tho love All-Star Batman. :p Ah it's so cheesy when you do a Bale voice and say out loud "On your feet soldier! You've been drafted to a war!" :awesome::awesome:

    Tho i would be intriqued to learn about Miller's Batman teaming up with Jason Robin. :)
     
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    I wouldn't be so shure that this is going to be miller's 'year 4', if I were you. Basically, this is Neal Adams baby, he created it and the story concept was written by him. As far as I see it, Miller is 'only' writing the script.
     
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  13. Motown Marvel

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    no, miller was once a great writer. year one and DKR i think are over rated, but still very solid pieces of work. his sin city stuff was fantastic. and i know thats completely different, but it proves he was a great writer, though a very specific one. and while he's become a parody of himself, and his work has stumbled into the "so bad its good" area, i do not think that are his intentions.
     
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    Update!

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    Sunday Morning with Neal Adams




    Interview with Neal Adams:

    Older Interview with Neal Adams:

    So let's wrap this up:
    Pencils: Neal Adams
    Story: Neal Adams
    Inks: Various
    Dialogue: Frank Miller.

    Looking good. :) Ofcourse some people will now make jokes about "Dick Grayson. Age Twelve" but this isn't Miller's comic so the editor can't just be okay with Miller doing his own gig and i doubt Miller would put his own Batman for Neal's work.
     
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  15. Cain

    Cain I Heart Amazons

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    I think he was a good writer his DD was a masterpiece, Year One is one of my top 3 Batman tales of all time and yeah Sin City while sometimes uneven was a whole lot of fun overall. I also dearly heart Ronin. However I never thought he was as great as people touted him out to be because his works never AMAZED me even though they thoroughly entertain me.

    They just don't grab me by the balls (pardon the vulgarity but in the spirit of Miller lol) like the works of a Morrison or Ellis or Moore or Waid or Gaiman. In other words he was better than most writer/artists sure but full fledged writers still always were way better to me. Also there are still many writer/artists who have also outclassed him in Batman alone (Darwyn Cooke, Matt Wagner) let alone all throughout comics like a Jurgens or Walt Simonson.

    But I always took his attitude in his later work as him being very tongue in cheek about the way people perceive him. Basically he's satirizing the only things people think he's capable of (ultra violence and hard boiled pulpish dialogue in a gritty setting). Especially how he feels so many people failed to get the message of DKR throughout the years both fellow artists and regular fans, plus DC and fans always hounding him to do a DK2 when he was never into it then he just finally took the money, crapped out a half assed yarn and ran lol

    I don't know it seemed kinda deliberate to me but in the words of movie Batman "you might be right".
     
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  16. Cain

    Cain I Heart Amazons

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    Yeah now that I see Adams also has a story by credit then I doubt Miller would go overboard strictly out of respect. So people finally may get a more dialed down FM Batman this time around. Whatever is the case I just know the Boston Brand fan in me just got a joygasm :awesome:
     
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  17. Pythagoras

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    This should be great, especially since its gonna be more like ASB. I love Frank Miller's Batman, my favorite Batman persona.
     
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    Neal Adams doing Batman is gold but isn't Frank still doing that whole garbage of Batman vs. Osama Bin Laden?
     
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    I think that'll never get published..
     
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  20. Drz

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    I think DC stopped him. I mean the guy was halfway done then few months later he announces it wasn't Batman anymore but something else. :p I think DC was worried about the bad press it would provide. Even tho ultimately it would have been the usual political desire from Miller, perhaps it was racist too abit? Who knows. We're getting something awesome from Neal Adams and his buddy Miller is helping him out. =)
     
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  21. Motown Marvel

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    i forgot about his DD work, that was good stuff. i should read more of it. never got around to reading ronin.

    and while i dont believe he's intentionally parodying himself, even if he were, it still doesnt interest me, so....
     
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  22. Mr. Earle

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    Its a bit lame that they re using this art. "Ooh, lets use nostalgia to win the fans. Why do something new and swim in deep waters when we can cash in on our previous success". And obviously, knowing Miller, it will be filled with ****es and crazy Batman. Why write "the Dark Knight" when you can write "Superhero Movie" and sell just as much?
     
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  23. Drz

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    1) Neal Adams did the story
    2) Whats wrong with Neal Adams doing something for Batman? The guy loves Batman and it's his passion.
    3) Miller is only helping with the dialogue. This won't be his Batman and Neal Adams + the Editors will make sure it is THEIR Batman. NOT the God Damn Batman.

    I'd recommend you read the thread mister! :p
     
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  24. Mr. Earle

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    I couldnt be bothered to read the interviews and explanations. I read just a bit. :woot: :oldrazz:

    Sounds a lot better than what i originally imagined, but still i'd have liked them to use modern art. It seems like a gimmick.
     
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  25. Drz

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    Bah Humbug you Mr. Earle! :p Check out the pretty art in the links! It has Aquaman's OUTRAGEOUS redesign!
     
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