ARCHIVE PAGE 16 - Feb 2007

Previous posts that appeared on the front page of comic book


Batman and Talia - Neal Adams

More Neal Adams art.

Franken Castle

February 8, 2007


By Alison Bechdel, Houghton Mifflin 2006

Alison Bechdel

Fun Home
By Alison Bechdel
238 Pages
Published by Houghton Mifflin

The Complete Review of FUN HOME is here.

Alison Bechdel

Pirate Batman Elseworlds


Detective Chimp

Detective Chimp has been around since 1952 (see Wikipedia article here).

The sturm und drang put forward in the DC Comics' "Day of Vengeance" series (2005) is completely missing here in Bill Willingham's light-hearted story which pokes fun at superheros and the problem of being a super-genius chimpanzee. There's also the problem of Dr. Fate's helmet which makes for trouble when used.

The art by Shawn McManus is also humor-laden and well done, full of complete backgrounds the sort of which many hero-artists do not bother with anymore, and with a funnybook sense of caricature for humans and their expressions.

Detective Chimp Page

Joe Staton - Batman from Brave and the Bold #197

Brave and the BOld #197

See the entire Staton page here.


Marilyn Monroe

More Marilyn Monroe at

Batman Gotham City Line

Gotham City Line Batman Scott Hampton

Funnybook Contradictions

It's interesting that the cover (by Simone Bianchi) for Detective Comics #827 has no relation whatsoever to the inside story.

In said story, traps are set by "the Ventriloquist," in the shape of a new partner for the lethal talking dummy (new partner is a buxom blonde in a red dress) who helpfully carries the immobile puppet around. The old wrinkly "ventriloquist", called Arnold Weskers, is dead (but incidentally isn't in the coffin in which he was recently buried).

Detective Comics 827 Cover

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Simone Bianchi

Simone Bianchi

Detective Comics #823, November 2006, Poison Ivy cover by Bianchi

Detective Comics #826, Feb 2007, Simone Bianchi Cover - Joker and Robin

Detective Comics #827, March 2007, Simone Bianchi Batman cover

Detective Comics #831, June 2007, Simone Bianchi Poison Ivy Cover

Batman Comics #653, July 2006, Two Face by Simon Bianchi

Kevin Nowlan Batman

Kevin Nowlan Batman

Bug Art AManda Conner

More Amanda Conner Art


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