America is an irradiated wasteland. Within it lies a city. Outside the boundary walls, a desert: The Cursed Earth. Inside the walls the cursed city, stretching from Boston to Washington, DC. An unbroken concrete landscape. Eight-hundred million people living in the ruin of the old world and the mega-structures of the new one. Mega-blocks, mega-highways, Mega City One. Convulsing, choking, breaking under its own weight. Citizens in fear of the street, the gun, the gang. Only one thing fighting for order in the chaos: the men and women of the Hall of Justice. Juries. Executioners. Judges.
I have been tinkering recently with a ElseWorlds story/take on Batman set in that 70s styling. So, from the pages of PULP SUNDAY, I give you BATMAN 1972!
To keep him in “the part”, my Batman smokes, wear a leather coat and a turtleneck, and drives a cool 70s BatMobile (an OldsMobile maybe? ;) I still need to decide on brand and model.
Of course, as usually it happens in these cases, I start to flesh out all the other characters/stars of the story. Pictured above we have Selina Kyle, aka Foxy CATWOMAN, Lieutenant Jim Gordon (with period appropriate ‘stache ;)) and Ed Nygma AKA The Riddler.
Yes, you are witnessing the first case of BATPLOITATION. Hope ya dig it.
To answer a few questions people have been asking, mostly in the comments of that last post, about what sort of thing The Ocean at the End of the Lane is:
It’s a novel. It’s not a long novel, but it’s sort of bigger on the inside, if you see what I mean.
It’s published on June 18th in the US, the UK, Canada,Australia, Brazil, possibly some other places as well.
It’s not part of any series or anything else. It’s not really like anything else I’ve written, although it was obviously written by me.
It’s not a horror novel, although it has moments in it that are as scary as anything I’ve written.
It’s not a memoir, although I set it on the lane that I grew up as a boy.
There’s magic in it.
The Amazon US preorder is http://j.mp/OCEANLANE
The Indiebound link, to find an independent bookshop close to you with a copy is http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062255655
Here is the Headline UK link: http://www.headline.co.uk/books/detail.page?isbn=9781472200310
I don’t like the reviews that tell you what happens in it, but I’m very happy to link to the reviews that tell you how it feels for someone to read it. Here’s author Amy McCulloch blogging about it.
this wins over other pro-gay commercials because you had no idea he was gay and then you can’t tell which one is his husband
they are showing them as people
not as gays and straights