How I was never quoted in any kind of advertising or on any print edition for All-Star Batman and Robin, I’ll never know.

§ August 20th, 2015 § Filed under dc comics, obituary § 6 Comments

So the other day I sold a copy of the Superman: Krypton Returns trade paperback, and as I flipped it over to get the price, I noticed the following pullquote on the back cover:

“Superman is still super.”

And, well…yes, I know it’s a play on words meaning “Superman comics are great!” but it’s hard not to look at that and immediately parse it as “Superman still retains super abilities, hence the name ‘Superman.'” But that got me to thinking.

I’ve been quoted by publishers in the past, once or twice. I know I had a quote on the back of an AiT/Planet Lar trade, and I was quoted in this Previews ad for a Rick Veitch book. But boy, I think it’d be pretty neat to get quoted on the back of a DC graphic novel.

And thus…DC Comics or representatives thereof, if you’re reading this, hear me out. Now, you guys ‘n’ gals publish, what, four or five dozen Batman graphic novels and trade paperbacks a month? I might be rounding up a bit, but it’s a whole lot. You’ve got plenty of space to fill on the backs of all those books with pullquotes from, like, the New York Times or the Wall Street Journal or Modern Bride or whatever. Now, my little site here, Progressive Ruin Super Adventure Hour and Family Recipes dot com, may only have approximately three quarters of the prestige of any of those fine publications/organizations, but surely there’s room for just a few words from your pal Mike.

You can use this quote for any Batman book you’d like. I would be perfectly okay endorsing any Bat-title with the following words:

“Batman is still batty.”

                            –Mike Sterling,

Perfect for every Batman story, I’m sure you’d agree. If you want to save it for the eventual print collection of Dark Knight III, feel free. If you want to use it on every Bat-collection over the next year, well, who could blame you? Anyway, I look forward to your usage of this pullquote, DC Comics.

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All seriousness aside: just as there is the Best Batman, there was also the Best Batgirl, Yvonne Craig, who sadly passed away this week. Mark Evanier has a pretty good story about her that you should read.

So long, Yvonne.

6 Responses to “How I was never quoted in any kind of advertising or on any print edition for All-Star Batman and Robin, I’ll never know.”

  • Kurt Onstad says:

    I could see them actually using this quote for a Batman ’66 collection.

  • MrJM says:

    “Captain Marvel is still marvelous.”
    “Ant-Man is still antsy.”
    “Iron-Man is still ironic.”
    “Thor is still hammered.”
    “Flash is still flashionable.”
    “The Fantastic Four is still much, much better than the films.”

    — MrJM

  • “Captain America has not been demoted, nor has he been promoted.”

  • Eric L says:

    The Thing is still a thing.

  • Randal says:

    Giant Size Man Thing still has a hard time communicating.

    Wait, I might not understand the concept.

  • Andrew Leal says:

    Swamp Thing is still swamped.

    Sluggo is still sluggish.

    Green Lantern is still lit.

    Hawkeye is still in Korea.

    Aquaman is still waterlogged.

    The Shadow is still in the dark.

    Tarzan is still a swinger.