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Author Topic: Gettin' Older - Chris Sims on aging in Batman, Punisher and Judge Dredd  (Read 1298 times)

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Re: Gettin' Older - Chris Sims on aging in Batman, Punisher and Judge Dredd
« Reply #1 on: 16 August, 2013, 06:34:32 PM »
"45 years"?  Many middle-aged men on the internet just felt that little bit older.

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Re: Gettin' Older - Chris Sims on aging in Batman, Punisher and Judge Dredd
« Reply #2 on: 16 August, 2013, 06:59:08 PM »
I have commented on that in appropriate style...

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Re: Gettin' Older - Chris Sims on aging in Batman, Punisher and Judge Dredd
« Reply #3 on: 16 August, 2013, 07:15:46 PM »
If you want to read a comic about a super hero universe aging in real time. Read SAVAGE DRAGON.

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Re: Gettin' Older - Chris Sims on aging in Batman, Punisher and Judge Dredd
« Reply #4 on: 16 August, 2013, 07:17:48 PM »
But some super heroes do age, don't they? Batman and Superman in The Dark Knight Returns aren't "29". I read a rubbish Marvel a little while back where Hulk had taken himself off somewhere to retire. They might not age consistently like Dredd, but age does come into their story arcs...

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Re: Gettin' Older - Chris Sims on aging in Batman, Punisher and Judge Dredd
« Reply #5 on: 16 August, 2013, 07:22:21 PM »

Interesting that the writers Sim chooses to illustrate how engaging with a character's history can add depth to a continuing narrative are John Wagner and his most able apprentice. The continuity (in both senses of the word) provided by Wagner's constant presence is definitely what makes Dredd so special, but I enjoy the consciousness expanding effects of trying to reconcile the anachronisms in the time lines of Batman and Bond too.

From the sound of that podcast (13m 40s), Douglas Wolk has really been earning his KTT, pimping Dredd to Yank-com's cognoscenti like crazy. Cheers, Art.

 

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Dredd may be old on his birth certificate but he certainly doesn't act it.