BATMAN: YEAR ONE (1987)
It was only a year earlier that Frank Miller had brought Batman out of retirement and made him relevant again. Now he and a talented young artist, David Mazzucchelli, would go back to Batman’s roots.
During this period, DC was looking to update their line-up which they felt had become stale. Characters like Superman and Wonder Woman were given to various artists and writers with a clear plan of how to do it. But when it came to Batman, editors were stumped.
Because Batman’s story and origin is so perfect in it’s simplicity, it became a problem on how to make it current. The solution? Leave it alone, keep the classic story but flesh out a few details and modernize it slightly. This task was given to Miller & Mazzucchelli and the result was Batman: Year One. For me, the best Batman story ever published.
Year One is the story of a young man returning to his hometown after the murder of his parents. During this time a young Bruce Wayne had been training and honing his skills to become the greatest crime fighter the world would ever know. But he had to go through some growing pains first and after a couple of hiccups as a new Batman he finally gets the hang of things and begins cleaning up the crime in Gotham.
At the same time a young Jim Gordon had just transferred to the GCPD and the clean cop learns first hand the corruption and graft rampant in a system that’s supposed to be serving and protecting Gotham. Eventually Gordon and Batman/Bruce Wayne’s paths cross and sows the seeds for a decades long friendship.
The case can be made that Gordon is really a co-star in this series along with Batman, and I think that’s right. It’s what gives this story so much depth and dimension. This is one of the greatest stories DC ever put out and a high point for comics and Batman. But this wouldn’t be the end of Batman’s 80’s resurgent. A young English writer and another talented artist would produce the definitive story of Batman and his most infamous foe.
I showed this post to my boyfriend and he tried to take his shirt off like a girl and
Out of the 82k notes my post got this is by far the best comment holy shit thank u for being u
So i tried it both ways and uh
i mean how do you do the first one without pulling out all your hair?
this made me laugh really hard….
and it made me realize that girls and boys pull their shirt off differently. /amazed
but seriously I think girls just do the cross arm thing because of HAIR like demonstrated
So one year, one URL change, and a hair cut later, I decide to try again… FOR SCIENCE!
Its not science unless you write it down so
Well done, i guess…
I fucked up
I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW WE CAN HAVE SUCH DIFFERENT WAYS OF TAKING OFF SHIRTS AND SO MUCH DIFFICULTY DOING IT THE OTHER WAY
I FIGURED IT OUT!!!!!
It’s all in the way that girl/boys shirts are made.
Girls shirts have less armpit room then boy’s do and are generally shorter so pulling it off over your head is more practical because by lifting your arms all the way up you make enough room for the sleeves to just slip off.
Boys shirts have more room and are generally longer so it is easy to slip them off over your head.
but if you take a girls shirt off like a boys shirt you will get your arms caught because there isn’t much armpit space.
and if you take a boys shirt off like a girls shit you will still have your head in it when you’ve lifted your arms all the way up because of the shirt’s length.
It has nothing to do with us. It is entirely to do with how our shirts are made. I figured it out for you. YOU’RE WELCOME!
This post was so informative.