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John’s Lego Batman Contest Submission

My poor John Augustine.  We’ve worked really hard on a contest script sponsored by Lego, only to have his entry immediately rejected. The problem?  He’s supposed to be 13, but he’s only 8. Come on, Lego!  Be a… Read More

Frank Miller’s First Encounter with Batman

Frank Miller’s first encounter with Batman:     “If your only memory of Batman is that of Adam West and Burt Ward exchanging camped-out quips while clobbering slumming guest stars Vincent Price and Cesar Romero, I hope this… Read More

And, Don’t Forget Great Batman Art

So, several lectures posted. . . blog getting a little too heavy.  Therefore, time for a bit of Batman.  Here are some incredible pieces I found at Mondo (thanks to Adam Martin for letting me know about Mondo).

Updated Batman: Legacies of the DC Animated Universe

Some of you know that I’ve been a huge Batman fan since about 1971 (at the tender age of 3).  I was expecially taken with the Bruce Timm, Paul Dini (and many others) version, produced for television between… Read More

Calling All Literary Agents: A Book on Batman!

Book Proposal To: XXXX Date: 2016 Proposed Title: Batman: America’s Darkest Knight By Bradley J. Birzer, Hillsdale College   Projected Book Batman: America’s Darkest Knight will be an intelligent and lively but not academic book on the history… Read More

Happy Batman Day! Birzer’s Take

When it comes to admiring my heroes, I’m not shy.  I’ve loved Batman (the serious Batman, not the goofy 1960s one) since around 1970 or so, back when my maternal grandparents bought me a Batman coloring book.  Batman… Read More