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The Sunday Punch: Imagine the Teen Exploits of Bruce Wayne in GOTHAM HIGH

The following is an animated series premise that got lost in the shuffle of Batman premises sent to DC.

The Story Synopsis:
We all go through incredible changes as teenagers: growth spurts, bad skin, a sudden insatiable need to uphold justice and avenge your murdered parents…. Well, that is if you’re Bruce Wayne.
As if being a freshman at Gotham High wasn’t tough enough, Bruce’s insomnia and technological fascinations are taking their toll. Instead of spending his time studying, he has begun to obsess over an emerging personality trait: Batman. But under the watchful eye of his guardian and steward, Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce is forced to put his intelligence to good use: graduating high school. But given his classmates, can Bruce survive Gotham High?

Comics Internet would undoubtedly have grown a second head in order to better protest this incarnation of the Bat-verse. We think it would have been a fun romp. Gotahm High would have been a helluva lot better than the uninspired The Batman series that did get made.

Check out the other spec drawings over on Jeff and Celeste’s website.

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DON’T YOU FORGET ABOUT ME: A John Hughes Documentary

Because of the John Hughes tribute during the Oscars last night, we learned(via Twitter, of course) of the documentary Don’t You Forget About Me. In which a group of filmmakers set out to find the 80s teen movie director. Johns Hughes died unexpectedly during their production. They shifted focus and dedicated the film to his memory.

Being an affirmed child of 80s movies we would love to see this documentary but we’re having the damnedest time tracking the flick down in the USA.

Official Site: http://www.dontyouforgetaboutmethemovie.com/

Production Blog: http://www.dontyouforgetaboutmethedocumentary.blogspot.com/

(via the documentary blog)

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Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Precocious Mystery Solvers, Meddlers

October 1st is here and what was once Ghost My Senses* becomes simply The Halloween Edition. All this month we’ll feature a post per day, every day. Each bit shall explore the monstrous, frightening, nostalgic, violent, Halloween-y or just plain creepifying corners of Internet life. At least they will be when we’re done with them.

Let’s begin, yes?:

The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries TV Show Opening Theme

As a young groonk, we partook of mystery novels. Encyclopedia Brown was the favorite. EB was also the only series available in the public elementary school library the law forced us to attend. This did not detract from Brown’s awesome in our young eyes.

Then came afternoon mystery TV. The Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys mysteries were one step above your basic Saturday morning Scooby Doo adventures. Three guesses whose ass was plopped on the living room floor in the middle of the day.
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John Hughes (1950 – 2009)

John Hughes, thanks for the memories.

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