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Subj: Re: Black Mask question
Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 09:00:41 pm EST
Reply Subj: Re: Black Mask question
Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 06:24:30 pm EST

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> > I know Black Mask is a powerful figure in Gotham's criminal underworld,
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> Was, he's been dead for quite a long time now. Catwoman shot him dead.


A perfectly good villain, wasted. That era of Batman was filled with bizarre editorial decisions.


> > > I know Black Mask is a powerful figure in Gotham's criminal underworld,
> >
> > Was, he's been dead for quite a long time now. Catwoman shot him dead.
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> A perfectly good villain, wasted. That era of Batman was filled with bizarre editorial decisions.

The most bizarre was bringing him back like that in the first place, and in a form so unrecognisable he might as well have been someone else. He went from macabre villain with gangster vibe, to the manic, giggling loon from War Games.