Guess people don't watch nature shows.
"Owls, too, are also generally associated with death and the underworld because of their nocturnal habits. The most widespread species, the Barn Owl, with its ghostly appearance and blood-curdling shriek, is considered a bad omen in cultures throughout the world. Several African cultures depict owls as spirits of the dead and as omens that foretell the death of anyone who sees them."
Oh, and the whole natural predator to bats theme, that people seem to ignore.
Last edited by WhitOro; 04-30-2012 at 09:42 AM.
What have they done? They have killed a politician , they have kidnapped Bruce and drove him almost to insanity , dick has been framed for murder, as the end issue 7 the owls start rampaging on the city. The back up of batman 8 has the owls killing important people in Gotham.
Originally Posted by Mr. Holmes
So you ask what's scary about them, and I give you reasons why, yet they're
not good enough? Big surprise. News Flash, bats aren't that scary either, and until one turns into a vampire in front of me and trys to turn me, I don't think they're scary.
Originally Posted by Cavemold
Nope. You make too much sense and have valid points. That's not good enough. Haha
What makes, penguins, riddlers, clowns, scarecrows, poison ivy, cats scary?
That is some lovely work.
So you mean they've done a bunch of stuff Ra's al Ghul has already done a number of times over? I'm going to agree with others on this one, the concept has proven to be far more interesting than the execution.
Originally Posted by Cavemold
What kind of question is this? Are telling me that Penguin, Poison Ivy and the Riddler are suppoused to be scary? No they're not. They're dangerous, and fear comes from the danger they create.
Originally Posted by maxpower00044
The Court is suppoused to generate the same kind of fear. You're suppoused to say "Damn, these guys are so strong and dangerous that I'm actually scared of them".
You believe that Snyder is good at doing that? Good, I'm happy you enjoy it.
I can't, because it doesn't matter how many people they kill, I don't find ninja-owls that act like schoolyard bullies while getting comanded by an overtheatrical hammy inner group of rich d-bags scary/dangerous etc etc etc.
As for clowns http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coulrophobia
Scarecrows are suppoused to scare crows, the fact that they scared humans came later.
Both these two are about facing a guy you can't recognize, it's an expansion of the fear of the unknown.
OK I GET IT, I'm the only coward scared by bats. Can we move over?
Originally Posted by Roldan
Last edited by WhitOro; 04-30-2012 at 09:58 AM.
So you wouldn't be afraid if a secret society kidnapped and drugged you ??
Dark Knight Detective
Penguin and Riddler, sure, I'll give you that they're mostly scary because of the fact they're dangerous. Poison Ivy, I think you can make an argument for. I mean, one of her recent MOs is the fact that she uses her pheromones to seduce people to do her bidding--the idea of having all control and ability to consent being taken from you is a rather frightening concept. Look at stuff like Hush, where Catwoman was clearly shaken up and hurt from being forced to steal again (and possibly more) when under Ivy's spell, or during Dini's Detective run, where he had her basically seduce random people in bars and then put them in plants in acid just to hear them scream and die. She's the ultimate date rape nightmare--and let's not even get into the giant plant monsters she can create.
Originally Posted by WhitOro
As for that last point--can you honestly say that Penguin or Riddler have NEVER been overtheatrical and hammy? I honestly think that's a requirement for most supehero comic villains.
My thought process regarding this thread:
*Sees Batwing Preview thread has 3 pages already!*.
Awesome, the book must be getting more readers!
*Enters thread and sees everyone arguing about whether or not the Owls are scary*
CBR I am disappoint....
On topic, sweet preview. To's art is great and I like Winick's writing so far. Looking forward to this issue.
This is scary.
Oh, and Marcus To is an amazing artist, I will miss the art of Ben Oliver but Marcus draws very beautiful.
Shut up, Leonard
hahahaha. yeah... you and me both
Originally Posted by MB99
No Love Allowed
Originally Posted by FHIZ
And I have to admit that I was sceptical about To being on art duty for Batwing, based solely of of his RR run...but I am quite pleasantly surprised with this prev. Inks certainly do make a (very important) difference.
(Still, I'm hoping beyond all hope that his alternating artist would be Ken Lashley).