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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Quick Notes

These are things that I can't devote a whole post to, but are worth mentioning anyway:

1. Lois Lane was first depicted as naming Superman in Superman: The Movie (1978), which has since gone on to appear in various depictions of Superman's origins in the comics.

2. Spider-Man's upcoming sidekick, Alpha (who makes his first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #692), has the real name "Andrew Maguire", which is a reference to Spider-Man actors Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire.

3. Alfred was first depicted as raising Bruce Wayne in the Super Powers episode, "The Fear" (1984), and that part of the origin would make it to comics - perhaps coincidentally, mind you, but still later - in The Dark Knight Returns and Batman: Year One.

4. "The Narrows", the poor part of Gotham as depicted in Batman Begins has since appeared in the New 52 Batman comics. It was first mentioned in Batman: Dark Knight #2 (October 2011).

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Gadget Spotlight: Batpod

Short entry today: The batpod is a version of the bat-cycle that made its first appearance in The Dark Knight (2008) and made its first comic book appearance as a cameo in a garage in Batman Beyond #5 (July 2011) before fully appearing in Batman Beyond #6 (August 2011). Yes, I know that Batman Beyond is set in either a possible future or an alternate earth, or maybe both, but it still counts, ok?