Aqualad is another of those characters that was created for a tv show but appeared in comics first (which, as I mentioned in the Aya character spotlight, is becoming increasingly common). He debuted in Brightest Day #4 (June 2010) and first appeared on the tv series Young Justice in the pilot movie (November 2010). He's a great character that was pretty much forced to be the leader of the team in Young Justice but has really grown into the role (although he might be a mole working for his father, Black Manta).
Friday, December 2, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
We conclude out Super Post series with a couple of entries that are just too big (and a little complicated) to fit into a previous post. If it weren't for the Flash, I could've just made this a second Batman Super Post, but oh well. Such is life.
Mr. Freeze's Name, Real Name, Costume, and Backstory
TV would update the character again when the Batman: The Animated Series episode "Heart of Ice" (1992) updated his origin. His condition was still caused by exposure to cryogenic chemicals, but this time he felt into a vat of them during a fight with his boss, Ferris Boyle, over the misuse of company resources to keep his wife Nora in cryostasis. This was brought over to the comics in Batman: Mr. Freeze (1997) and was even used in the movie Batman and Robin (1997).
Top Middle: How The Riddler dressed on the Batman tv show (Frank Gorshin didn't like wearing the spandex costume) (1966)
Top Right: How The Riddler has dressed since DC's Secret Origin Special #1 (1989).
Bottom Left: How The Riddler appeared in The New Batman Adventures (1997)
Bottom Right: How The Riddler appeared in Tim Drake's mind in Red Robin #19 (March 2011)
Top Left: The Batmobile in Batman (1966)
Top right: The Batmobile in Detective Comics #371 (January 1968), a version of the 1966 one (the 1966 one would influence Batmobile designs for the next decade)
Bottom: The 1966 Batmobile itself showing up in comics
Bottom right: The Batmobile from Batman and Robin (1997)
Top: (far left) the Batman Forever Batmobile; (far right) the Batman and Robin Batmobile; below that one the Animated Series Batmobile, and in front of that one the 60s Batmobile (Batman #615, July 2003)
The Batmobile in the movie Batman: http://www.batmobilehistory.com/1989-batmobile.php
The Batmobile in Catwoman #36 (December 2004): http://www.batmobilehistory.com/2004_wg-batmobile.php
The Batmobile in Batman: The Animated Series (1992): http://www.batmobilehistory.com/1992-batmobile.php
The Batmobile in Detective Comics #784 (2003): http://www.batmobilehistory.com/2003_gl-batmobile.php
More Batmobile goodness! In Detective Comics #850 (January 2009), we see the Adam West Batmobile, the Tim Burton Batmobile, both Animated Series Batmobiles (the original and the one from New Batman Adventures), and the Tumbler.