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70 Aspects Of Batman: 22

KATSUHIRO OTOMO

From Wikipedia:

Katsuhiro Otomo (大友克洋, Ōtomo Katsuhiro?, born April 14, 1954) is a Japanese manga artist, film director, and screenwriter. He is perhaps best known for being the creator of the manga Akira and its anime adaptation, which are extremely famous and influential. Otomo has also directed several live-action films, such as the 2006 feature film adaptation of the Mushishi manga.

Otomo’s Batman has only appeared once, in an 8-page story featured in Batman: Black & White from 1996. The story features Otomo trademarks like psychic battle and crazed psychos…I can’t admit I actually completely understand it, but it’s interesting and looks like great and is, thus far, his only foray into American comics. The image above is the only one I could find online, but it gives you an idea. Even though his Batwork is limited to one picture here, I wanted to include Otomo because of his impact on world comic culture, and my own love of his work. It would be lovely to have another Batstory from this influential artist (or another comic story in general), but I’m not holding my breath. I guess we’ll just have to be happy with what we have.

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20 YEARS AGO: 1990

MOVIES

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (d. Steve Barron)

HOME ALONE (d. Chris Columbus)

WILD AT HEART (d. David Lynch)

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS  (d. Tim Burton)

GOODFELLAS (d. Martin Scorcese)

ALBUMS

DEPECHE MODE – VIOLATOR

PIXIES – BOSSANOVA

HAPPY MONDAYS – PILLS ‘N’ THRILLS AND BELLYACHES

MORRISSEY – BONA DRAG

THE LA’S – THE LA’S


COMICS

SPIDER-MAN #1 by Todd McFarlane

GIVE ME LIBERTY by Frank Miller & Dave Gibbons

Cable debuts in the pages of NEW MUTANTS #87.

Frank Einstein A.K.A. Madman debuts in CREATURES OF THE ID #1.

AKIRA by Katsuhiro Otomo concludes after eight years in the pages of Young Magazine.

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