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Back when #Bane was an absolute beast - nice NM newsstand copy of #Batman497 by #KelleyJones #BobLeRose #DougMoench and #JimAparo The famous issue where Bane breaks #Batman 's back #igcomicfamily #Knightfall
It's day 10 of #Mar_CoverArtChallenge ! The theme of "Oh the horror!" instantly reminded me of this cover by #kelleyjones and #boblerose ! Jones draws some of the most horrific stuff in his gloriously unique style. If you haven't read his and Doug Moench's "Red Rain" and it's sequels, then you don't know horror! #batman #detectivecomics #jeanpaulvalley #azbats #azrael #knightquest #thecrusade #frankensteinsmonster #invisibleman #werewolf #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbooks #keithscomiccollection #horror
Day 6 of #Mar_CoverArtChallenge means it's EXTREME '90s day! This issue of "Detective Comics" is the epitome of '90s comics (while also actually being great!). Jean-Paul Valley further updated his costume with the requisite '90s busy-looking apparel. He was the anti-Batman for sure. Other features make this totally '90s: there was a regular cover and a totally awesome embossed foil one! #kelleyjones #johnbeatty #boblerose #azrael #jeanpaulvalley #knightquest #knightfall #batman #detectivecomics #dccomics #comic #comics #comicbooks #keithscomiccollection #extreme90s #90scomics
Jean-Paul Valley takes over the mantle of the Bat in this issue 😱 #kelleyjones #boblerose #batman #bane #catwoman #knightfall #dccomics #comic #comicbooks #comics #keithscomiccollection
"12 Days of Batmas" - On the Eleventh Day of Batmas the Mytho Gave to Me...11 Books of Bane, 10 Batman Movies, 9 Lives of Kyle, 8 Bat-Assassins, 7 JL Memebers, 6 Soarin' Robins, 5 Way Revenge! 4 of a Kind, 3 DC Titans, 2 Dueling Dents and A Dark Knight for Gotham City: From 1992 to 1994, the major Batman Family crossover story arc, "Knightfall" was released, beginning a trilogy of tales known as the KnightSaga. In Part One, the first 11 chapters showcase the brilliant scheme of steroid-powered villain Bane, who was created by Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan who debuted in 'Batman: Vengeance of Bane' in January 1993, which are: Batman 492, Detective Comics 659, Batman 493, Detective Comics 660, Batman 494, Detective Comics 661, Batman 495, Detective Comics 662, Batman 496, Detective Comics 663 and Batman 497, all covers by Kelley Jones, Bob Le Rose and Sam Kieth. Bane successfully breaks out Batman's rogues' gallery in Arkham Asylum, assuring the Dark Knight has to face all his foes simultaneously to save Gotham. Although he returns the villains one by one back to incarcerations, illustrating the colorful gallery such as The Joker, Mad Hatter, Scarecrow and Poison Ivy, this mission takes a physical and psychological toll on the Batman, not only questioning his own strength but testing his relationship with family members such as Robin (Tim Drake). The most memorable and now iconic issue, Chapter 11, comes in Batman (Vol 1) 497 from July 1993 titled "The Broken Bat", written by Doug Moench with art by Jim Aparo, Dick Giordano, Adrienne Roy and Tim Harkins. The exhaustion of bringing in all his enemies has put Batman to his limit, which is what Bane intended. Discovering Bruce Wayne and Batman are one in the same, Bane comes to Wayne Manor, surprises Bruce and begins to mercissely beat him all the way down to the Batcave where he ends the struggle by breaking the back of the Caped Crusader. This series is an essential read for Batman fans, for it illustrates the Dark Knight at his weakest point, facing his own humanity. We will have our final 12th day of Batmas tomorrow for Christmas, so stay tuned and Happy Holidays! ✌🏼️❤️🎄🎁🎅🏽📖🎨
"The Natural Detective: A History of Tim Drake" - The Relationship of Robin and Spoiler: While Dick Grayson's Robin returned to the big screen in Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997), Tim Drake's Robin flew solo in his own publication beginning in 1993. Being a young man, Tim tried to carry on with his normal life, such as dating a young woman named Ariana, but that relationship constantly was in turmoil due to Tim's job as the Boy Wonder. During Tim's time as Robin during the early 1990s, he worked alongside several Batmen: from Bruce Wayne to Jean Paul Valley's Azrael Batman to Dick Grayson taking up the mantle for a brief period of time. Tim's adventures involved working with Grayson during Zero Hour to go up against Two Face and even fighting the KGBeast. One of his common threats was Cluemaster, which inadvertently established a relationship with his daughter, Stephanie Brown aka Spoiler, who developed romantic feelings for Tim even though he was dating Ariana. Even though this dynamic made Ariana jealous, nevertheless Robin and Spoiler teamed up on many occasions, even with the new Green Arrow (Connor Hawke) to stop arms dealers at Tim's school once of his classmates was fatally shot in Chuck Dixon's tale "Sophomore Lethal" (Robin (Vol 4) 25-26 from February / March 1996). Eventually Tim and Ariana grew apart and he realized his feelings for Stephanie and they began to date and spend time with one another. In the emotions Robin issues 57 through 61 (cover to December 1998's issue 59 by Staz Johnson, Danny Miki and Bob Le Rose presented), Tim learns that Stephanie is pregnant (which occurred during the Contagion saga by another boy) and helps Stephanie as long as he can during her pregnancy, even taking her to birthing classes, until she has the baby and gives it up for adoption. Tim Drake's life as Robin and relationship with Stephanie forever changes after Cataclysm in Gotham City and the year long saga No Man's Land, which we will briefly discuss as we end the 1990s and enter the 2000s in Tim Drake's history. ✌🏼️❤️💚💛📖🎨
"Judge a Book: 25 Years of Batman Covers" - Jones' Knightfall: The idea behind Bruce Wayne taking up the mantle as a bat was the desire to strike fear into the hearts of criminals, not just have them incarcerated in Arkham Asylum. Batman should be Gotham City crooks' worst nightmare and American comic book artist Kelley Jones draws the Dark Knight to this decree. Jones' work on Batman in the 1990s and 2000s permeates exaggeration and drama with every line. Jones, best known for his Elseworlds story "Vampire Batman" with writer Doug Moench and inker John Beatty, presented a dark and moody Batman straight from a horror film. When Jones' Batman crossed over to the Batman: Knightfall cover series, the Horror genre collided vividly with one of DC Comics' most popular super heroes. The epic arc 'Batman Knightfall', beginning with Moench's Batman (Vol 1) 491 from April 1993 and Chuck Dixon's Detective Comics (Vol 1) 659, was a major Batman Family crossover event that told the tale of Batman's mental and physical breakdown by the villain Bane. Seen in Jones' cover to Batman 493 presented, Batman's cape and ears of the cowl are both elongated and exaggerated to the extent that our hero has become the literal shadow of the Bat created decades prior. Kelley Jones' stylistic Batman crossed over to a now 3 year Batman publication run with Moench, showcasing a Caped Crusader bursting out of the confines of realism and into a gothic supernatural world, redefining the fearful character in the early 1990s. ✌🏼️💙💛📖🎨
"12 Days of Batmas" - On the Eleventh Day of Batmas the Mytho Gave to Me...11 Books of Bane, 10 Batman Movies, 9 Lives of Kyle, 8 Bat-Assassins, 7 JL Memebers, 6 Soarin' Robins, 5 Way Revenge! 4 of a Kind, 3 DC Titans, 2 Dueling Dents and A Dark Knight for Gotham City: From 1993 to 1994, the major Batman Family crossover story arc, "Knightfall" was released, beginning a trilogy of tales known as the KnightSaga. In Part One, the first 11 chapters showcase the brilliant scheme of steroid-powered villain Bane, who was created by Chuck Dixon and Graham Nolan who debuted in 'Batman: Vengeance of Bane in January 1993, which are: Batman 492, Detective Comics 659, Batman 493, Detective Comics 660, Batman 494, Detective Comics 661, Batman 495, Detective Comics 662, Batman 496, Detective Comics 663 and Batman 497, all covers by Kelley Jones, Bob Le Rose and Sam Kieth. Bane successfully breaks out Batman' rogues' gallery in Arkham Asylum, assuring the Dark Knight has to face all his foes simultaneously to save Gotham. Although he returns the villains one by one back to incarcerations, illustrating the colorful gallery such as The Joker, Mad Hatter, Scarecrow and Poison Ivy, this mission takes a physical and psychological toll on the Batman, not only questioning his own strength but testing his relationship with family members such as Robin (Tim Drake). The most memorable and now iconic issue, Chapter 11, comes in Batman (Vol 1) 497 from July 1993 titled "The Broken Bat", written by Doug Moench with art by Jim Aparo, Dick Giordano, Adrienne Roy and Tim Harkins. The exhaustion of bringing in all his enemies has put Batman to his limit, which is what Bane intended. Discovering Bruce Wayne and Batman are one in the same, Bane comes to Wayne Manor, surprises Bruce and begins to savagely beat him all the way down to the Batcave where he ends the struggle by breaking the back of the Caped Crusader. This series is an essential read for Batman fans, for it illustrates the Dark Knight at his weakest point, facing his own humanity. We will have our 12th and last day of Batmas tomorrow for Christmas, so stay tuned and Happy Holidays Gothamites! ✌🏻️❤️📖🎨🎄🎅🏻
Batman no. 495 was issued in #1993 as the 7th part of the #knightfall series. Features several #villians including #joker , #scarecrow and a pretty cool #poisonivy on the cover. This book is going to itch it's way to Virginia where the #darkknights ears can grow taller in peace! #dcuniverse #dceusa #dcpoisonivy #kelleyjones #boblerose #ItsAllAboutTheComic #batmanfan #batmanknightfall #coolcomiccovers #darkknight
"The Coziness of The Creepiness: The Art of Kelley Jones" - Jones' Iconic Knightfall: Beginning with Doug Moench's Batman (Vol 1) 491 from April 1993 and Chuck Dixon's Detective Comics (Vol 1) 659, Kelley Jones and Bob Le Rose produced the covers to the Batman epic story arc 'Batman: Knightfall', a major Batman Family crossover event that told the tale of Batman's mental and physical breakdown by the villain Bane. After the climax of 'Knightfall', where Bane breaks Batman's back in his home of Wayne Manor, the books of 'Knightquest' and 'KnightsEnd' follow the new Batman, Jean-Paul Valley and his violent take on the masked vigilante, making Bruce Wayne heal and fight for the mantle of the cape and cowl. During my interview with Jones (podcast episode linked in the account bio), he stated many if not all of these now memorable covers showcasing family members such as Robin to the villainous rogues gallery featuring the Joker, Scarecrow and Poison Ivy were created with little to none context of the story. With minimal background given to make covers to these 'Batman' and 'Detective Comics' (slideshow of Chapters 1-12, 15-19 of "Knightfall"), Kelley Jones used his stylistic and dramatic Batman to invite the readers into this extraordinary tale of failure and resurrection of the Bat. Even with the simple instruction of 'Bane breaks Batman's back in the Bat-cave.', Kelley Jones created the important cover to 'The Broken Bat' from Batman (Vol 1) 497; it illustrates a massive Bane bending an almost limber Dark Knight over his knee, who has Jones' iconographic elongated cowl and cape with a T-Rex peaking out of the corner of the Bat-cave. Each piece of Jones and Bob Le Rose's work captured the essence of the Batman mythos and the events that would forever change this DC Comics hero. Following this arc, Kelley Jones and Doug Moench for the next 3 years would continue on with their own Batman publication run with tales of mystery and fantasy drawn by Jones' supernatural hand, which we will take a look at next in our session. ✌🏻️❤️📖😱🎨
"I am Bane -- and I could kill you... but death would only end your agony -- and silence your shame. Instead, I will simply... BREAK YOU!" -- #Bane Here's #Batman Vol. 1 #497 "The Broken Bat" Part 11 of the #Knightfall storyline. Cover Art by #KelleyJones & #BobLeRose . Written by #DougMoench . Art by #JimAparo . Published by #DCcomics in 1993. #comics #comicbookcollection #nerdvaultcomics #throwbackthursday #tbt
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