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Post by tony ingram on Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:57 am

The caped crusader is 75 today, since Detective Comics #27 went on sale on March 30th 1939. He doesn't look his age, does he?  Very Happy 
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Post by Mbast1 on Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:57 pm

tony ingram wrote:The caped crusader is 75 today, since Detective Comics #27 went on sale on March 30th 1939. He doesn't look his age, does he?  Very Happy 

One of the perks of being a billionaire.

Also, Happy Birthday to Batman, it's been a lot of fun so far!
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Post by tony ingram on Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:35 pm

I thought Bruce Wayne was merely a millionaire, according to Lorenzo Semple, Jr.
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Post by Spektre on Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:51 am

$9.2B according to Forbes in 2013

http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mlg45edmmd/6-bruce-wayne/

Still well behind Scrooge McDuck at $65B, but he edged at Lex Luthor this year.
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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:43 am

Spektre! How the devil are you! Long time no see. Smile 
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Post by Spektre on Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:24 pm

Doing poorly health wise.  My anti-New 52 campaign remains unabated though!  Smile

Afraid as such my new comic hauls are getting fewer and farther between as I clean out shops of back issues I'm interested in.  Hardly anyone is selling to shops in the area, so back issues come from overstock of current stuff and we've past the point of pre Flashpoint stuff getting added now.

Also, just haven't decided to regularly bite the bullet on $100+ comics to fill in holes, but that Justice League of America #1 keeps staring me in the face.  Smile

Looks like your keeping the place up well.

(And you HAVE probably seen me more than you know. Have to stay ahead of all the bans you know.)  Cool 
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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:00 pm

Ah, you're still a master of disguise, then! Good to hear it.
I have just acquired an issue previously missing from my collection for over 35 years-Flash #263, the third part of the four part Ringmaster/Golden Glider storyline, which I have been missing since I was eight years old! And it cost me next to nothing. Sometimes, life can still throw up some pleasant surprises.
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:18 pm

Glad to hear it Smile
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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:19 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:Glad to hear it Smile
A mate of mine from 'round the corner came across it in a box of miscellaneous books he bought at an auction at Woodbridge for a quid. I paid him for the one comic what he paid for the whole box, and it was still a bargain.
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:58 pm

Which mate? Also, what were the books?
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Post by tony ingram on Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:41 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:Which mate? Also, what were the books?
Jim from the parish council. No idea what else he got, aside from some books on military history and a few copies of Tiger (a 1970s British comic about sports, for the uninitiated. Original home of Roy of the Rovers. I'll probably take them off his hands too, and ebay them).
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Post by MajorHoy on Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:45 pm

I'm still amazed there's no new Batman cartoon show on TV for his 75th birthday . . . you'd think that would have been the perfect opportunity to try to lure new, younger fans for the future.  Rolling Eyes 

(And, yeah, they're showing Beware the Batman on Cartoon Network again . . . but it's buried in the Adult Swim section at some ungodly hour of the morning!)

Happy 75th Birthday, Batman! Bewarethebatmantitlescreen
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:56 pm

Maybe they're not interested in cartoons any more now that we have the live action movie.
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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:25 am

Lucy McGough wrote:Maybe they're not interested in cartoons any more now that we have the live action movie.
What live action movie?

The Dark Knight Rises (Nolan's third installment) came out in 2012, while I believe the Superman & Batman movie isn't going to be out before 2016.
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:15 am

A fair point, well made.
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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:38 pm

By the way, did you folks see these 75th anniversary shorts from DC?



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Post by tony ingram on Sat Aug 09, 2014 2:41 pm

I didn't-but I have now! Smile 
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:36 pm

"Sorry, pal. You're history" Very Happy
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Post by MajorHoy on Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:23 pm

Yeah, it's now more like "79th Birthday heading towards 80th", but based on a comment in another thread:
tony ingram wrote:That <Secret Origins> was one of my favourite books of the eighties.
I figured that a couple of pages from this story from Secret Origins #6 would be appropriate here:
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Happy 75th Birthday, Batman! Secret12

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Post by tony ingram on Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:07 pm

It never made much sense that, right after Crisis on Infinite Earths wiped out the Golden Age Superman and Batman, Secret Origins retold the origins of both of them. But it was somehow both appropriate and very satisfying, nonetheless.
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Post by MajorHoy on Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:40 am

tony ingram wrote:It never made much sense that, right after Crisis on Infinite Earths wiped out the Golden Age Superman and Batman, Secret Origins retold the origins of both of them. But it was somehow both appropriate and very satisfying, nonetheless.
Well, technically, Golden Age Superman wasn't "wiped out" by CoIE. He just was removed from the main DC Universe's reality for a while (along with Golden Age Lois Lane, Superboy (not yet "-Prime"), and Alex Luthor from Earth-3).

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Post by Lucy Ingram on Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:34 am

Comics aren't half confusing sometimes.
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