All-Star Batman and Robin #1-2

(333 votes, average 4.90 out of 5)
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  • IMONFIREGUY  - yes
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    millertime is a fun time indeed
  • Cowboy
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    I can't belive you didn't mention the lines at 25:55.

    Dick: You're out of your mind! You're nuts!

    Crazy Steve: [b]Nuts?[/b] You want to see [b]nuts[/b], kid?
    I'll show you [b]nuts![/b]


    That was so not okay.
  • badgersprite
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    BAD TOUCH! BAD TOUCH! STEP AWAY FROM THE CHILD! CALL CHILD SERVICES! *turns on the siren*
  • DonnyKD
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    http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=ZEAYcR8w_tE

    I love that.
  • Johnny User
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    "Now you wanna get nuts!? Come on! Lets get nuts!"
  • jcogginsa
    am i the only one who is having the video stop right after vale gets buzzed?
  • jdykid  - just relying so someone will answer this question
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    whats the name of the movie at the begining where that guy was on the rrooftops
  • AnimeDCMarvelFan
    The spirit directed by our good friend Miller himself.
  • IggytThunders  - in small doses
    He's sort of like Jeff Goldbloom, to be taken in small doses. I like his reviews and yeah Frank tends to hyper sexualize his female protagonists and...well...actually everyone that's got a vagina is pretty much free game to Frank, but at least he gives his female characters personality. They may be sexual, sometimes excessively, but they're still characters. They have back stories, sometimes ridiculously elaborate psyches and oftentimes get the best lines in his work. Electra was absolutely enthralling in 'Man with no fear' and the queen in '300' is for the most part tenacious and extravagantly earnest, both as a ruler, a wife and a mother.

    I mean, I'm an artist. I draw manga style art__well it's actually more like whatever I want. It's mostly inspired by 'Bleach', 'Hellsing' and Monkey Punch but with Don Bluth and Jamie Hewlett motifs for personal preference__but I'm just saying: I make sexy women, who say sexual things, and I don't care. There's nothing wrong with being flirtatious or even just plainly explicit: it all depends on context.
    I get what Linkara's griping about, but he seems altogether irritated by anything sensuous occuring in the rhetoric period. It's a pulpy noir, it's going to have femme fatales. And also a lot of women don't consider dressing attractively as a halmark of intellectual regression or a sentimentally vacuous personality. Why is it when a woman agrandizes her body it's "bad"? Is this just a christian thing or an American thing? Because in Japan they learned that you can have an woman be a sentimentally literate character and have a sexually comedic component to her.
    I'm not saying a female character has to have a sexual component to be palatable I'm just saying it's really being over ridiculed.
  • Sewblon
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    I think that what Linkara actually objects to is female characters who only exist to provide the heterosexual male readers of comic books with masturbation fantasies.
  • pomaflah
    He said that explicitly, actually. He objects to their sexiness having no purpose except the enjoyment of the male reader.
  • Joker Jr.
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    Wonderful review as always. It's always fun to see a Batman review from you because he's my favorite...even if it is from bad comics. :unsure:
  • Coldguy
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    its nice to see a meme being born
  • BatOtaku13
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    i've been waiting for this one, as i absolutely loathe all star batman and robin. what the hell happened to frank miller?! oh and don't even get me started about the goddamn batman!

    crazy steve is a fabulous name for this version of batman!!
  • pharmmajor
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    I could totally see Doug doing his Batman voice for this incarnation.

    Douglas Walker as the Goddamn Batman (AKA: Crazy Steve)
    Beary Bear as Dick Grayson, Age 12
  • RaiderRich2001  - re:
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    So who would do Black Canary?

    Yes, she does appear in this series.
  • pharmmajor
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    Goggles could probably do a good Irish accent, so I think she'd make a fine Black Canary.
  • Freeland  - Finally!
    I'll be waiting so long for this. Go Linkara!

    But seriously, I'll have to wait a little more. I haven't watched the video because it's still loading. So thumbs down for commenting without seeing the video, please.
  • LunarLycan
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    These get loaded on blip.tv a bit before here. So people have seen. Don't be ignorant.
  • Transformers03
    Awesome, I'am one of the first comments.
  • smurph
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    Great review Linkara--gotta love the portrayal of women in comics.

    Just think, it could have been worse. How you ask? We could have had to endure the pain of overused ellipses between every one of the narrator's fragmented thoughts.
  • pharmmajor  - re:
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    [quote=smurph]

    Just think, it could have been worse. How you ask? We could have had to endure the pain of overused ellipses between every one of the narrator's fragmented thoughts.[/quote]

    Oh good lord... (ellipses) I can't imagine how horrible it would have been... (ellipses) if Miller had resorted to that.
  • iamnotincompliance
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    Even that would be fine, just so long as Crazy Steve doesn't run into Bearded Idiot.

    The horror.

    The horror...
  • CrazyChris576
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    Crazy Steve: I'm the goddamn Batman!
    Bearded Idiot: You may be the goddamn Batman, but I AM A MAN! **punch**
  • SnapperCarr
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    Aw. No angry Clark Kent crushing a milk carton with Dick Grayson's picture on it. I am disappointed.

    This wasn't even the worst of it, either. They're really bad, sure, but it doesn't get horrible until Frank Miller writes Superman.
  • kayla
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    That is a fine pocket watch you have. Also I'm looking forward to more Miller Time.
  • LunarLycan
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    It makes me think that Frank Miller is trying to put Batman in a more Sin City styled Gotham. Of course this plays on you stating how it seems the Frank hasn't really left that type of writing. Now, personally, I like Sin City. But, it has no place in Batman.
  • LauraRiddle
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    Gotta love how even though Vicky Vale is beaten to a pulp, her makeup is [i]perfect[/i]. Also, I have no problem w/female heroines being a size 0 and wearing less-than-practical outfits, it's when, as you've said, that they're just drawn for eye-candy that it's becoming ridiculous.

    I remember skimming through this at the bookstore and thought about buying it because of the art, and then I noticed the ass-shot. Nothing good can come from an ass-shot.

    Good vid, keep 'em coming!
  • mumbls
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    So, what are your thoughts on Powergirl? ;)
  • Clifftothemax  - re:
    [quote=mumbls]So, what are your thoughts on Powergirl? ;) [/quote]

    Hey, Power Girl at least has a personality to go with her 'Super Boobs'.

    Virtually EVERY SINGLE ONE of Frank Miller's women are sexed-up whores.

    I mean hell, just look at what he does to Black Canary, Catwoman and Wonder Woman when they come along.

    And of course, the Vicki Vale strippathon doesn't stop at the first issue.
  • TamLin
    Along with last year's Miller-directed "The Spirit", I hold up this comic as final, definitive proof that the man has totally and completely lost his fucking mind.
  • Deimos1984rd  - The Goddamn Batman indeed
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    The goddamn Batman that just killed my childhood...thanks a lot Frank :angry:
  • Arkire
    Haha,

    Another great vid... Keep it up :lol:
  • MPSai
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    Cause women, when they're alone, ALWAYS hang out wearing jewelry and the most lacy, yeast-infection-inducing underwear they own. Right.

    I never got what the big deal about Frank Miller was.
  • XCrusader  - Better Name

    A better name for this Retard in bat costume would be GuanoMan*!

    *Guano = Bat Feces
  • Genyosai
    Dude... That's genius.
  • Alex2501  - Hey!
    Frank had no control over the Robocop movies. They are entirely different from his original screenplay. I highly recommend you read the comic adaptation of his Robocop 2 script. Great stuff!
  • Disposable_Hero
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    hahahaha a better internet meme was that little dance you did after proclaiming it.
  • MrBadMojo  - The Damn Bat!
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    Yeah, Frank Miller has probably lost it, basically when reading All Star Batman & Robin I had to convince myself that it was a Elseworlds tale and then I was able to enjoy it more, because as you stated repeatedly in your review, this IS NOT the real Batman!

    Additionally I have to ask, you really didn't like the movie adaptations of "Sin City" or "300"? I really dig those two movies but I will agree "The Spirit" is...umm...something else....great review as always
    :evil:
  • Linkara
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    As an adaptation and artistic film, Sin City is fantastic. As an actual story... bleh.

    300 is patently stupid and unbearable without a rifftrax.
  • LuisDArcadia
    Why is 300 stupid?
    It is kinda stupid in the way it uses the concept of 'freedom'. Movie goers nowadays do not have the same concept of freedom Spartans had on those days. I think that's the reason for some people to interpret the movie as an allegory of the war on terror and all...
    But I think it captures perfectly the crude Spartan ideals of strenth and of giving one's life to the Polis.
    Loved the way they used the legendary laconic phrases were transformed into action movie's one-liners...
    (And the fighting scenes were great :P )
    Is it only the movie adaptation you are talking about? Is it the way it was adapted?

    (sorry about my english, it is not my native language)
  • ComicBookGamer
    I hated this series. Im glad you finally made a video for it. but, I fucking love Frnak Miller! He's the reason why I got into comics. Sin CIty is amazing and I love most of his other work with Batman and Daredevil. Thats why this comic dissapointed me so much, take my favorite super hero and one of my favorite wrtiters (and Jim Lee) and you get... shit. go figure.
  • soldierstar
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    300 - THIS-IS-AWESOME!!! Sorry, just a really good popcorn flick
    SIN CITY - Equal parts awesome
    The Spirit - Yeah...definitely something wrong their.
  • theman3  - rpice
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    the price is right music is kinda lame, other that good video. i just remember Saturday night live people trying to be Michael :woohoo: K. saying I'm batman.i can just picture him saying i'm god damn batman.
  • ThatKidInTheWheelchair
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    You know what the sad thing about this is? I can honestly see how this could have been a good story. Even scarier, I can even picture Batman actually just kinda taking DRAT(Dick gRayson Age Twelve) without explaining anything about it. However, only someone as evil as Crazy Steve would flat out kidnap a twelve year old kid, force him to become his ward and sidekick(without even telling him he'd done so), and then swear at him more often than an "emo" kid trying to act tough around his friends.
  • pomaflah
    You have to think of Dick as Bruce's adopted son and Robin as Batman's squire. The Dark Knight wouldn't kidnap his squire, because it would be counterproductive and stupid. Bruce loves Dick and is raising him as a sort of mentor/older brother and training him to be Robin as Batman.
  • DaBabyGorilla
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    I enjoyed All Star Batman and Robin. Sure it wasn't written well, but it had its funny moments. Other than that great review Linkara
  • snakestealth24
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    Nice Lewis, my god what has happened to Frank Miller I mean Jesus Christ man wtf were you thinking
  • Ringadon  - Crazy Steve
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    I'm loving calling him "Crazy Steve" every time I hear it I lol'd. Keep up the good work man.
  • lolmachinegunbs  - lol crazy steve
    great review I'll be looking forward to the next one.
  • LikaLaruku
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    ASBM: You'll come (& possibly leave) for the Frank Miller & Stay for the Stan Lee.

    All Star Batman & Robin: To Boldly Go where No Logic has Gone Before.

    Let's play a drinking game. Every time a character repeats anything they say,repeats anything they say, you have to take a shot (take a shot). Paramedics will be standing by.

    Lol, this has more unintentional gay/pedo jokes than I remembered. If I hadn't read this before, I'd expect it to end in rape. Wait...Joker came off as really gay in DKR (yay!) & Gordon made an unintentional pedo joke in it too. Does Miller do this in everything he writes?

  • tiggerpete
    sorry, but it is Jim Lee (one of the founders of Image, and the founder of Wildstorm comics) not Stan Lee (Marvel creator extraordinaire) just had to point that out.
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