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Thursday 29 January 2015

"Bancroft Rises"


Issue#85: "Bancroft Rises"

Bancroft muses over how his life has changed since wearing the gremlin suit. Emily Hair offers her opinion.

Notes and References:

The title of this issue comes from Christopher Nolan's final Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises", released in 2012 and starring Christian Bale and Tom Hardy. This issue is a little bit of a parody of the film.

Bancroft's line "Nobody cared who I was until I put on the Gremlin Suit" is a play on a line from the movie, Bane (the main antagonist) says "Nobody cared who I was until I put on the mask".

Bancroft has been wearing the gremlin suit since issue#56: "Kathy and the Real Boy". Kathy Dudbert created the suit for Bancroft when she agreed to go on an ill fated dated with him. It would later be revealed in issue#61: "Pookananny Hootenanny" that Bancroft is stuck in the gremlin suit.

Emily Hair points out that Bancroft's life hasn't changed since wearing the suit and how nobody really cares about him that much. This is a reference to how the character of Bancroft compares to other characters within the strip.

The character isn't as popular as the likes of Feigenbaum, Beauregarde or the gremlins, I think this is mostly down to Bancroft not being directly based on or inspired by any real people in my life.

This is the first Bancroft main issue since the Sunday specials "Gremlin and Proud" and "The Boy In The Gremlin Suit".

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