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Fan celebrates Batman’s 75th with ‘GDBTMN’ license plate

From "All Star Batman & Robin" #2

From “All Star Batman & Robin” #2

Even if Frank Miller and Jim Lee never finish All Star Batman & Robin, the Boy Wonder — and, let’s face it, they’re never going to — they can take satisfaction in introducing a grateful world to “I’m the goddamn Batman,” a phrase that launched a thousand memes and ended at least as many comic-book arguments. (“How could Batman survive a fall from that height?” “He’s the goddamn Batman, that’s how.”)

And now it’s been immortalized on an Arizona license plate as “GDBTMN,” registered by Phoenix resident, and Batman fan, Art Landis (seen below). “I decided to finally personalize my plates, as celebration of Batman’s 75th,” he tweeted over the weekend. “I honestly didn’t think the MVD would let it happen.”

Now Landis just has to come up with something for next year, the 10th anniversary of the release of All Star Batman & Robin #1.




Nice plates. But it really was a horrible comic to read . . . and Jim Lee just can’t finish a run anymore. He’s still one of the greats though.

You say horrible, i say absolutely fantastic. Bat-shit insane in the best was. Not bat-shit insane in the worst way like that Neal Adams tripem


Bill Williamson

April 21, 2014 at 3:55 pm

I heard once that the All-Star Batman & Robin issues are actually complete, DC just don’t want to publish them.

I really wish they would finish this. Someone should ask at a convention or bother them constantly until they do. Everyone knows Miller’s scripts are done. They can get someone else to finish the art. Who cares if it is Lee? Art Adams could do it or any number of people and I’m sure the royalties are huge on this.

Don’t creators have pride in finishing a story anymore? Jim Lee is the co-publisher. He should have finished this.

It doesn’t matter if you like it or not. There is supposed to be 5 more issues and they’re putting out an absolute. Just finish the GODDAMN comic already

I am pretty sure DC is past All Star Batman. It totally outlived it’s purpose as an intro to a younger Batman, since the New 52 started.

Bill Williamson

April 22, 2014 at 7:37 am

@Eric: The All-Star line was mostly a failed experiment for DC. Sure, we got All-Star Superman out of it, but we also got All-Star Batman, and then there were at least five All-Star projects that DC planned to get off the ground but didn’t.

It seems like people need to follow the news. Jim Lee addressed the status of All-Star Batman at WonderCon this past weekend.

That’s not Batman. That’s Crazy Steve.

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