I’m feeling pretty basic today so here’s another one of those Daily Planet pages I was talking about a week or so ago.

I would love to give you the lowdown on all of the stories that were hyped on this page but while I own the books I haven’t had a chance to read them yet.  For some reason I always forget that Vixen first appeared in a Superman title and I recently found out that a character named Vixen appeared in the fourth season of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.  I am not sure how close the Lois and Clark people stuck to the source material but I don’t have much hope considering what a hatchet job they did to Deathstroke: The Terminator.  The DC Comics Presents issue looks pretty cool.  I have always been a fan of when Superman (or Batman for that matter) teams up with a character that comes out of left field and I would never have thought to put Superman and Man-Bat together, but it is against the Atomic Skull, a character I have always liked for some odd reason.  The Super Friends looks…like an issue of Super Friends and the Superboy and Superman of 2020 sound interesting at the very least.

Hope y’all enjoyed this and come back tomorrow for YouTube Tuesday.

More to follow…

4 thoughts on “DAILY PLANET PAGE FOR 07/19/2010”

  1. I have always been partial to Man-Bat myself, mainly because I had the book-and-record set of his first enoounter with Batman when I was a kid (although I have since learned that perhaps that story was really about Man-Bat meeting Robin….?)

    I don’t know if your feelings about the Christopher Nolan Batman films match those of your BTTB/JSA co-host Scott, but I happen to like them, and I think Man-Bat would make a good choice for the third film’s antagonist, especially given the films’ (a) dark and gritty tone and (b) more-or-less grounding in “reality” — I could see them doing a story where, in Batman’s absence (at end of TDK), Langstrom either decides to or is duped into becoming a “substitute” via his bat serum. But I digress…

  2. @Bibliomike — I too dig Man-Bat! I don’t know why but he’s just awesome. I like how he has a Jekyll and Hyde sort of thing going on, but you neve can tell whether Langstrom himself is playing the role of a good guy or a bad guy. Sometimes he’s like Dr. Curt Conners and sometimes he’s like Calvin Zabo (not to go all Marvel on you), so he’s an unpredictable character. And Man-Bat has a great look to boot!

    Wasn’t he supposed to have a backup feature at some point during the DC Explosion?

    Man-Bat in the third Nolan Batfilm? I don’t know if that counts as “realistic” unless you save the full “Bat out” for the final reel. Maybe Langstrom gets enhanced durability, vision, strength, etc. in the first two reels, but also starts to desire blood and becoming nocturnal or whatnot. That could work!

    My take for the baddie in the third movie? Scarface, with the Ventriloquist. Played by Al Pacino and William H. Macy!

  3. @Luke — Yeah, the Curt Conners analogy occurs to me, too. And you could save the full transformation for the last reel, much as they saved the real appearance of “Two-Face” for right ’til the end of the last film.

    I don’t know my DC history as well as Michael, so he will have to weigh in on whether Man-Bat was supposed to have a regular back-up feature. I do know he had two issues of his own monthly, though I have never read them. And I know I didn’t like the 1990s three-issue “Elseworlds” tale about him — just rubbed me wrong from the get-go, although it may have mostly been the art and the weird take on Batman that the artist had.

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