Author Archives: Collin Colsher

About Collin Colsher

Collin Colsher, the creator of The Real Batman Chronology Project and disCONTINUITY, is a writer, filmmaker, teacher, and comic book historian that currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has lectured at various universities, libraries, and book fairs. Collin has also served on the jury for the Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize, which is sponsored by the US Library of Congress.

Dick Grayson as Batman: A Retrospective (Part 1)

Ever since the Golden Age, Batman has occasionally had friends fill-in for him underneath the cape and cowl—usually Alfred or Superman as part of a ruse to fool either a villain or a snooping associate looking to discover a secret … Continue reading

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The Prismatic Age: Batman as a Reflection of Outdated Ideas

I was recently reading a post entitled “Comic Characters I Enjoy More in Spin-off Media” by the great Anthony Dean, who runs the wonderful blog, Diverse Tech Geek. In his piece, Dean speaks about some of the reasons that he … Continue reading

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Judo Chop! Part Nine

I know I said I was giving up on these, but theres just too damn much good stuff to ignore. Also, it makes sense to have “Judo Chop!” be a ten part series. So this is the penultimate “Judo Chop!” … Continue reading

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Books (Non-Comics) I Read in 2018

2018 was a big year of lists for this blog site. Besides the cross-listed in-depth character histories that I wrote for the amazing TBU.net, most of disCONTINUITY was myopically-focused on judo and karate references in 60s and 70s comic books. … Continue reading

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The 18 Best Comics of 2018 (in alphabetical order)

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The Best Comics of 2018: 18 Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order)

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Judo Chop! Part Eight

The judo chops keep on coming. Although, a decidedly noticeable drop-off in comic book references while ADVERTISEMENTS are on the rise as we head into the late 1970s. (There are some really amazing ads in this bunch.)  

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Ten Nights (and Thirty Years) of the KGBeast

This article was originally published at The Batman Universe (http://thebatmanuniverse.net/kgbeast/). In March of 1988, who could have guessed the Cold War had pretty much run out of steam and was soon to end in only a couple years’ time? Certainly … Continue reading

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Judo Chop! Part Seven

A special ALL ADVERTISEMENTS edition of Judo Chop! Classics, straight from the pages of your favorite 1970s DC comic books…

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Judo Chop! Part Six

Action Comics #430 Action Comics #431 The Brave and The Bold #107 The Brave and The Bold #107 Batman #255 Batman #259 Batman #260 Batman #260 Detective Comics #443 Detective Comics #443 Detective Comics #443 Wonder Woman #213

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