Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Subj: Re: Black Mask question
Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 at 04:50:27 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: Black Mask question
Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 09:00:41 pm EST

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> > > I know Black Mask is a powerful figure in Gotham's criminal underworld,
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> > Was, he's been dead for quite a long time now. Catwoman shot him dead.
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> A perfectly good villain, wasted. That era of Batman was filled with bizarre editorial decisions.

The most bizarre was bringing him back like that in the first place, and in a form so unrecognisable he might as well have been someone else. He went from macabre villain with gangster vibe, to the manic, giggling loon from War Games.

> > > > I know Black Mask is a powerful figure in Gotham's criminal underworld,
> > >
> > > Was, he's been dead for quite a long time now. Catwoman shot him dead.
> >
> >
> > A perfectly good villain, wasted. That era of Batman was filled with bizarre editorial decisions.
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> The most bizarre was bringing him back like that in the first place, and in a form so unrecognisable he might as well have been someone else. He went from macabre villain with gangster vibe, to the manic, giggling loon from War Games.

Yeah, the mobster woh ran the false face society was much more entertaining, and there was always the "I want to destroy Bruce wayne" sub plot, because of the takeover of janus. The skeleton just didn't do it for me.


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