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Batman Analyzing the Three Greatest Bat-Versions of All Time Webinar

'Batman: Analyzing the Three Greatest Bat-Versions of All Time' Webinar

Wed May 05, 2021

'Batman: Analyzing the Three Greatest Bat-Versions of All Time' Webinar

Time Wed May 05 2021 at 09:30 pm to 11:30 pm

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Batman, the most popular superhero in the world (despite having no 'super' in his name), debuted in the month of May, 1939 for DC Comics — and since then, there have been so many different, yet equally loved, iterations of the character over its 80+ year history. This is the story of Batman, told through the lens of three different media: comics, animation, and television!

Join New York Adventure Club as we celebrate and analyze three of the greatest versions of Batman, aka the Caped Crusader: the Batman TV series (1966-8), Hall of Fame comic book artist Neal Adams’ legendary Batman run (1968-74), and Warner Bros.’ groundbreaking Batman: The Animated Series (1992-5).

Led by award-winning comic book-style illustrator and historian Arlen Schumer, this trenchant "visualecture" filled with arresting images and pertinent video clips will include:

- Three different depictions of Batman discussed, dissected, and deconstructed, made new again by pop culture.
-The comic book origins of the Batman TV series , from the shows that followed the comics faithfully, and the ones that didn’t!
-How a young, upstart Neal Adams went around the powers-that-be at DC Comics in order to get his vibrantly new vision of Batman in print .
-Why Warner Bros. animator Bruce Timm succeeded with his Batman cartoons , creatively and commercially, beyond any previous superhero animation attempt.

Stick around after the webinar for a Q&A with Arlen , who will be ready to answer any-and-all questions about Batman!

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***A full replay will be available after the experience for all registered guests

About Arlen

Arlen Schumer, MFA is one of the foremost historians of comic book art, named by Comic Book Artist magazine in 1998 as "one of the more articulate and enthusiastic advocates of comic book art in America." His coffee table book, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, won the Independent Publishers Book Award for best Popular Culture book.
Schumer is also one of comic book art’s most idiosyncratic practitioners, creating award-winning illustrations for the advertising and editorial markets.

“One of the country’s pre-eminent authorities on comics and culture.” —Jon Meyerson, Producer, ABC News’ 20/20
“Nobody speaks about comics with more authority, understanding and love than Arlen does. He is to comics what Pauline Kael was to movies.” —Clem Robins, letterer for DC and Marvel Comics


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