On Monday, June 23, the movie that kickstarted the modern comic book renaissance — Tim Burton’s Batman — celebrates its silver anniversary. So what better way to celebrate the landmark film than to dedicate a whole week’s worth of posts to the Dark Knight Detective himself? Because 2014 is not only the 25th anniversary of Batman, it’s also the 50th anniversary of Carmine Infantino’s iconic “new look” costume design, the 75th anniversary of the character himself, and the 100th anniversary of the birth of Batman’s co-creator Bill Finger.
So all week, we at The Nerds of Color will be honoring all things Batman — both the 1989 film and the character in general. Look for my interview with Batman executive producer Michael Uslan and a special episode of Hard NOC Life featuring The Hollywood Reporter senior editor Marc Bernardin.
We’re going to be kicking off the festivities on Monday evening with a special “live tweet” of Tim Burton’s Batman from 1989. Since I first watched Batman at a 10pm showing 25 years ago, I’m going to be rewatching it at 10pm EST again. If you want to follow along, pop in your DVD, blu-ray, or digital copy at the same time, and find @TheNerdsofColor and #BatWeekNOC on twitter!
And remember to tune in all week as we rejoice in the exploits of the Caped Crusader! Same Bat time! Same Bat Channel! We’ll be keeping a running tally of all Bat Week posts below.
- Here’s part one of Keith’s conversation with the producer of every big screen Batman movie to date, Michael Uslan.
- The results of our Batman 89 live tweet — along with a few dedicated followers on twitter — last night.
- The Hollywood Reporter senior editor Marc Bernardin joined Keith, William, and Raymond on Hard N.O.C. Life.
- William documents why you shouldn’t underestimate the sheer brutality of the Batman.
- Prince’s Purple Rain is also celebrating a milestone anniversary this week, so here’s Cliff Chiang art to mark the occasion.
- Alice is really excited about the upcoming Gotham series on FOX and previews some newly released character posters from the show.
- Diego looks back at the landmark Batman: The Animated Series.
- Ian reviews the costumes and content of the latest DC Animated movie Son of Batman.
- “Where does he get those wonderful toys?” Will answers with a review of Mattel’s 4-inch DC Multiverse figures from Batman and Batman Returns.
- Keith wraps up Bat Week with Part Two of his conversation with Batman producer Michael Uslan on the enduring legacy of the character.