Batman Poster #35 FRAMED Batman Year 100 #1 (2006) Paul Pope


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You are purchasing the item pictured, framed. Priority mail, tracking and $50 insurance is included with purchase. Item will be bagged to protect from dust, packed in packing peanuts and boxed. Just open box and hang it on the wall…makes a perfect gift!

It’s 2039, America has become a police state and the streets of Gotham are rigged with sneaky-peepy cameras that enable the authorities to keep everyone under constant surveillance. Into this dystopian milieu swoops the Bat-Man of Gotham, Paul Pope’s revisionist recasting of Bob Kane’s hero. With influences ranging from classic sci-fi to Eurocomics and manga, Pope depicts the Dark Knight as a wheezing, grey-haired Ayn Randian rebel who guzzles protein bars and wears fake porcelain vampire fangs. The four-issue storyline was heavily inflected by Pope’s libertarian politics. “As a person who is alarmed by the way government tends to expand further into the realm of the private,” he told an interviewer, “I think a little libertarian trumpet blaring isn’t uncalled for. We have a hell of a lot to be anxious about, if you ask me.” Hailed by some as a companion piece to Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Year 100 copped an Eisner Award for Best Limited Series and another for Pope as Best Writer/Artist. In the year 2039, Gotham City is very nearly a police state, its citizens subject to unwarranted search and seizure. The Gotham Police clash almost daily with Federal agents, who are pursuing the legendary “Batman.” Captain Gordon, the grandson of the original Commissioner Gordon, is also trying to find Batman, and find out what he knows about the murder of a Federal agent. It is unknown if the “Batman” of this series is intended to be Bruce Wayne or another man having taken Batman’s mantle as the protector of Gotham City. His partner and protege is a dark-skinned teenager named Robin, who was apparently adopted by Batman in his youth, and also serves as the mechanic for the “Batmobile”, a high-tech motorcycle rather than a car. He also acts as a decoy for Batman by dressing as the Dark Knight himself when necessary, and refers to Batman as “boss”. Unlike other incarnations of Robin in the comics, this version of the character bears the name as his real name instead of as an alias. In 2007, the series won two Eisner Awards for “Best Limited Series” and “Best Writer/Artist.” Paul Pope (born September 25, 1970) is an American alternative comic book writer/artist. Pope describes his own influences (listed in his book P-City Parade) as Daniel Torres, Bruno Premiani, Jack Kirby, Alex Toth, Tony Salmons, Hugo Pratt, Silvio Cadelo, Vittorio Giardino, and Herge. In 2007, Pope won two additional Eisners, Best Writer/Artist and Best Limited Series, for his Batman mini-series, Batman: Year 100. Discussing the story, which is set in 2039, one hundred years after the first appearance of the caped crusader, Pope said: “I wanted to present a new take on Batman, who is without a doubt a mythic figure in our pop-psyche. My Batman is not only totally science fiction, he’s also a very physical superhero: he bleeds, he sweats, he eats. He’s someone born into an overarching police state; someone with the body of David Beckham, the brain of Tesla, and the wealth of Howard Hughes… pretending to be Nosferatu.” The story, colored by José Villarrubia, was originally presented in a four-part prestige format in 2006.


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