Calendar Man

Calendar Man

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General Information

Real name:

Julian Gregory Day

First Appearance:

Detective Comics #259 (September, 1958)

Created by:

( artist ) Bill Finger (writer) Sheldon Moldoff (artist)

Affiliations:

The Misfits

Portrayed by:

( voice )
( articulation )
Sean Gunn

Jim Piddock (voice) Maurice LaMarche (voice) David Dastmalchian (voice)Sean Gunn

Reading: Calendar Man

Julian Gregory Day, better known as Calendar Man, is known for committing themed crimes that corresponded with holidays and significant dates. While sometimes used as a “ Joke villain ” Calendar Man was reintroduced in Batman: The Long Halloween, as an faze criminal-mastermind who keeps track of Gotham ‘s ongoings from his cell in Arkham Asylum. Gotham City ‘s hopes for a day off are much clouded by the cognition that any vacation of note is probably to be shadowed by Calendar Man ‘s presence .

history

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background

Calendar Man is fascinated by dates and calendars. WHO ‘S WHO # 4 and Batman # 384 simultaneously confirmed the rogue ‘s real name as julian Day. In Batman 80-Page Giant # 3, Chuck Dixon took the 1582 revision known as the Gregorian Calendar into account by identifying the villain as julian Gregory Day. He developed weapons ( utilizing wind instrument machines, lasers, sonic weaponry and customize motorcycles ) and matching wits with Batman. He even had his own above-ground interpretation of the Batcave, a authentic shrine to the timetable—calendar carpet, a giant calendar rolodex, massive calendars hanging on the wall, ancient stone timepieces and calendar floor tiles. His crimes constantly have a relationship to the date that they are committed. The theme may be related to what day of the week it is or to a holiday or to a especial anniversary on that date ; he will plan his crime around that day. He frequently wears unlike costumes which correspond to the meaning of the date, though he does have a independent costume which has assorted numbers ( mean to represent days on a calendar ) sprouting from the shoulders. This outfit was a red and white number that played up the calendar theme and was n’t keyed to any particular season or date. Its cape, for example, was a collection of calendar pages. The costume reappeared on the covers of Batman # 384 and Detective Comics # 551, and the crimson and white become appeared in Calendar Man ‘s introduction in WHO ‘S WHO ’85 # 4 and was the costume Calendar Man wore during the Crisis On Infinite Earths. In 1965 a reprint of Calendar Man ‘s debut was printed in Batman # 176 .

A Caper a Day

Batman # 312 had found the Calendar Man committing crimes tied to the days of the week. Monday, for example, was named after the moonlight, hence the lunar costume and larceny. Tuesday, “ named for Tiw, the ancient god of war, ” found Calendar Man in centurian-like dress for his larceny of military treasures. And on Wednesday, “ named for Woden — or Odin — the Norse deity of wisdom of solomon, ” the rogue was clad as a viking when he faced The Batman outside the Metropolitan Museum. “ Calendar Man is playing this farce to the hilt, ” he observed. “ His cycle even has eight wheels to emulate Odin ‘s eight-legged horse, Sleipnir. ” The Calendar Man committed his first crime on a Monday dawn in March, when the Gotham City Planetarium was invaded by a man from the moon, accomplished with a spherical lunar craft whose magnetic discipline sent the guards hovering helplessly in the publicize. After helping himself to “ stamps which had been hand-cancelled by the astronauts during one of the lunar visits, ” the valet with the round off, cratered headdress and spacesuit made his exit. The Calendar Man never did anything in a little means. The confident Calendar Man placed an ad in the newspaper challenging Batman to stop him. The March 17 version of the Gotham Gazette noted that an “ anonymous letter promises four successful robberies in four days — each day to correspond to a season of the year — plus one supernumerary for a ‘fifth temper. ‘ ” form arrived early that year in the form of a man in a bloom suit—petals bursting from his collar, leaves functioning as a cape—at Gotham ‘s International Garden Show on the 17th. The Calendar Man ‘s debut was tainted a bit by Batman and Robin ‘s noise but he had invited them, after all. “ Summer ” proved more amenable and he escaped with the proceeds from a March 18 beauty pageant while dressed in a fiery asbestos suit. “ Autumn ” fellate in on the 19th courtesy of a wind machine that helped him pull off an armored hand truck looting. And completing the cycle, the Calendar Man became a snowman to steal “ ice rink ” from a rhombus usher for his March 20 winter indicate. Having racked up four back-to-back failures, Batman was determined to thwart the robbery intended for the mysterious “ fifth season, ” which he deduced must be India ‘s Monsoon Season. Noting that an entertainer with the stage name of Maharajah the Magician was in town for a five-day engagement at the Bijou Theater, the Caped Crusader correctly gambled that this might be his prey. silent wearing his sorcerer ‘s dinner jacket, the Calendar Man was taken into detention on March 21—the first day of spring. The crime season had come full circle. Calling the Dark Knight ‘s attention crimson monocle, the Calendar Man shouted that “ Odin sacrificed an EYE to gain cognition — but I sacrificed MINE to gain power ! ! ” A laser from the eye-piece blast Batman from his Whirly-Bat and the rogue ultimately made his escape. While playing Thor on Thursday ( and cautiously avoiding any similarity to the Marvel version ), the manque “ God of Thunder ” left Batman reeling with an supersonic blast from his electronically-lined helmet. Sidelined by damage to his inner ear, the Dark Knight was forced to sit out the Calendar Man ‘s Friday and Saturday robberies. For Saturday, he looked akin to the Roman god Saturn and robbed a garden party while trapping victims in a ring-emitting accelerator ( besides a fun on the planet named after the deity ). Friday ‘s robbery was Calendar Man dressed in a Scandanavian equip intend to honor Frigga, the Norse goddess of love, whereupon he stormed a high society marry and made off with a luck in silver and jewelry. Sunday was a sidereal day of rest, and Batman realized belated in the game that his foe would regard it as “ the arrant time for you to skip town with what you ‘ve stolen — and what more allow means of department of transportation that the western SUN Express ? ” The civilian-clad Calendar Man took recourse in a string burrow, taking time to switch to his newfangled red and white costume before resuming his escape. Batman threw a Batarang, to which Calendar Man retorted it missed him. however, Batman ‘s target was not Calendar Man directly, but a railroad track sign which the Batarang caused the flag to extend and hit Calendar Man, frankincense knocking him over and thwarting him. Batman smiles as he remarks “ Calendar Man, you have had a busy week, but you will have 20 years to biography to recover from it ! ” In the series BATMAN FAMILY, it spotlighted minor rogues, reviving Kite man, Signalman, Blockbuster, a newly personification of Clayface and, in 1979 the Calendar Man. This time, an impressive range of super-weapons was added to the villain ‘s arsenal while the issue retained the Calendar Man ‘s hallmark one-time-only parade of costumes .

crisis of the Calendar man

Round three got afoot in 1985 when a conspiracy of Gotham mobsters put a bounty on The Batman ‘s head and, using the Monitor as an mediator, hired the Calendar Man to kill him. To julian Day, it was an agonizing decision. “ I ‘ve never murdered ANYONE, nor do I DESIRE to bloody my hands — yet the very calendar itself is BASED on death and metempsychosis, Autumn to Spring. ” Questioning his hesitation, he asked himself, “ Could it be that I commit my crimes for reasons OTHER than monetary gain ? Could it be that I derive pleasure from passing my clock in challenges of wag and skill ? Could it be that the crime of mangle is besides mundane, excessively artless, to satisfy my needs ? Could it be that I actually RESPECT The Batman and LOOK FORWARD to our periodic tests ? Of COURSE it could. And were I to KILL The Batman — red-letter day aside … the perch of my days could well be blank boxes. With The Batman dead, would I have any cause to live ? And even … the money … ” It was more than the Calendar Man could resist and he embarked on a new six-day crime roll, scheduled in his day planner for March 16 through the 21st. “ If he has not stopped my spree by then — he will DIE. ” For this series of robberies, the concenter would cover holidays set between New Year ‘s Day and his self-imposed “ D-Day ” —March 21, the beginning day of spring. The following several days found Batman and his new Robin ( a.k.a. Jason Todd ) facing the common sequence of speciate motorcycles, weapons and knickknack costumes, notably a half-shadowed Groundhog ‘s Day outfit that outburst into bright light without warning. When the Calendar Man threatened to kill Robin on March 21, the Dark Knight immediately ordered his spouse to halt his costume activities for the duration of the encase. meanwhile, the villain of the man was playing an arrow-wielding Cupid for his Valentine ‘s Day crime, mutely wondering whether he should move to Green Arrow ‘s home turf “ once The Batman is gone. ” Distracted by a sniper, Batman lost his aim once again. Robin, disobeying orders, was on his trail. The Calendar Man escaped but Batman and Robin reached a armistice and the Boy Wonder trailed the rogue to his calendar enshrine at the corner of March and Day Streets. “ now why did n’t WE think of that ? “ Batman laughed. “ You ‘ve done good employment, Robin — but remember our DEAL. Your separate is finished now — and whatever you do, STAY OUTSIDE. ” The Dark Knight had reckoned without the Calendar Man ‘s laser plunder and, more significantly, his de-escalate condition from a gunfire scent sustained earlier in the even. Robin felt compelled to intervene and smashed into the lair, knocking the gun to the floor thanks to Calendar Man ‘s collapsing Stonehenge replica. Batman got in the last punch but he had to admit that the Boy Wonder had made the right decision. 1985 only got worse for the Calendar man after that. Transported to the understudy populace of Earth-X, with dozens of electric potential new adversaries rising to its defense, the seasonal villain still wound up being knocked cold by his own enemy, Batman in Crisis On Infinite Earths # 10. The adjacent time, julian Day was freed from prison ( by Ra ‘s alabama Ghul ), he had no concern in participating in a group venture on behalf of his cryptic benefactor. “ After being behind bars so long, ” he explained, “ A fortune of us got plans of our own … OTHER than chasin ‘ the tip ”. Whatever plans he may have had in judgment, the Calendar man wound up spending most of his time following the break with other hard up rogues in a super-villain bar called the Dark Side in Justice League of America # 43 .

New Earth

Origins

julian Gregory Day was a condemnable genius obsessed with dates who commit crimes fairly early in Batman ‘s vigilante career. Day was defeated by Batman as one of his earlier, “ Super-Criminal ” adversaries and institutionalized within the Elizabeth Arkham Asylum ( though he would be inconsistently found within prison ). According to Calendar Man he never actually killed anyone but was considered a significant threat by the authorities and the refuge .

The Long Halloween

Around the 2-3rd year of Batman ‘s career, Calendar Man was contacted by Batman and Commissioner Gordon as a adviser for investigate, “ Holiday “, a serial-killer with a alike modus operandi to the Calendar Man whom was murdering members of the Falcone Crime Family on every holiday. Calendar Man was promised a lenient conviction while besides choosing to assist them so that his nickname would not be overshadowed by that of Holiday. From early in the case, Calendar Man collected newspapers on the Holiday murders and implied that he deduced the identities of the actual murderers ; namely that there were multiple with one being Harvey Den deoxythymidine monophosphate ‘s wife Gilda. Calendar Man frequently tormented Batman when they were collaborating on the case. When Harvey Dent became, “ Two-Face ”, he broke assorted criminals out of Arkham Asylum to murder Carmine Falcone however chose to leave Calendar Man behind on a coin-toss. When one of the, “ holiday ” killers, Alberto Falcone was institutionalized in Arkham, the two did not get along and quarrelled over their similar gimmicks .
In the year following the Long Halloween, Calendar Man became character of Two-Face ‘s syndicate of, “ Freaks ” who worked together to take over the remnants of Falcone ‘s criminal empire in Gotham. By this point in time, Calendar Man received a distinctive tattoo of the month abbreviations around his bald oral sex. As share of Two-Face ‘s plan, Scarecrow assisted Calendar Man in impersonating the haunt of the late Carmine Falcone to convince the house-arrested Alberto to kill his siblings who were rivals to the super-criminals.

Calendar Man attempted to talk Alberto into committing suicide, alone for Alberto to recognize his father would never suggest this and find Calendar Man behind a one-way-mirror. Calendar Man attacked Alberto with a grease-gun and it is broadly believed that he murdered him. After this, Alberto ‘s baby Sofia attacked Day, broke his call on the carpet, and left him in the house with Alberto ‘s ankle-monitor around his neck. After this, Calendar Man was arrested and taken back to Arkham Asylum .

resurrection Night

In Batman # 400, when Ra ‘s Al Ghul broke all of Batman ‘s enemies out of prison and provided them with replica of their original weapons and costumes, this was this outfit presented to Calendar Man. During this incidental, he could be seen walking with Nightslayer through the woods along with early criminals .

The Misfits

Since the Crisis, Calendar Man even been forced to entirely wear his seasonally generic crimson and whiten equip. He could n’t afford any others. With his transfer of luck, the Calendar Man agreed to join other alleged “ misfits “ Catman and Chancer in Killer Moth ‘s plat to kidnap Bruce Wayne, Mayor Armand Krol and Commissioner James Gordon for a ten million dollar ransom in Batman : shadow Of The Bat # 7. even here, Day was whipped into a rage by Catman ‘s haunting jokes about his root. Catman apologized but insisted that “ a calendar is a reasonably, uh, unusual doodad. ” to which Day responded, “ I happen to like dates, right ? There ‘s nothing eldritch about that ! “. Using his technological skills, the Calendar Man crafted a series of traps for the millionaire and the civil servants and predicted desperate circumstances for the middle of the week. “ Monday ‘s child is clean of face — Tuesday ‘s child is entire of grace — but Wednesday ‘s child — Hey, I see nothing but woe ! … immediately, if it ‘d just been Thursday — ‘long way to go ‘ — they ‘d have been okay. Guess everybody has to have a bad sidereal day sometimes. ” The abductions went off without a hitchhike and Killer Moth had to admit, “ Calendar man may be going slowly round the bend — but he has n’t lost any of his skill with gimmicks. ” His eccentricities notwithstanding, Day had only agreed to participate in the play if the hostages were not killed. Unknown to his accomplices, Killer Moth had intended to do fair that and only the intervention of Robin averted that desperate fortune. In a climactic confrontation between Batman and the Misfits, the Calendar Man stunned the Dark Knight with a barrage of lead-weighted calendar tiles and aimed the Moth ‘s accelerator at him. Batman sneered at his reluctance to fire, noting that he was “ going down for undertake mangle already. ” Calendar Man was stunned but Killer Moth confirmed it. “ They were WITNESSES — they HAD to die ! Forget THEM, you squeamish chump — SHOOT HIM ! ” Hanging his head and lowering his accelerator, julian Day said, “ No. ” With a punch to the call on the carpet, The Batman said “ Thanks ! ”

late history

Within months, julian Day was approached by the 2000 Committee, an organization devoted to overthrowing the United States politics by the turn of the hundred. In exchange for his exemption, the Calendar Man would orchestrate the escapes of three early time-themed villains, the Clock King, Chronos and the Time Commander and steal a alone hourglass that the latter rogue had once possessed. The jailbreaks were executed flawlessly ( “ I ALWAYS keep my dates, ” Day boasted ) but the looting was not. The team had pinned their hopes on the Commander ‘s ability to use the steal hourglass to step through clock time but the addled villain insisted that “ it ‘s broken. “ The clock time bandits cursorily tend afoul of the Team Titans, whom Calendar Man urgently tried to hold off with the only tools he had left, his calendar page cape and a miniature sandbag gunman. Adding insult to injury, the captive quartet was psychoanalyzed by Terra, who observed that “ you guys have come up with some pretty peculiar and wasteful — albeit creative — ways of addressing your fears about the finite nature of your universe. ” Day insisted that “ even Batman will tell you — I ‘m basically a decent ridicule. Yeah, I got a mortality fixation. Yeah, I got a problem with death. But I mean, who doesn’t ? ” Calendar Man and friends got together for one more dodge in Showcase ’94 # 10, still seeking a device that would allow them to move through prison term at will. rather, they were caught in a temporal loop that was ampere much a result of the Time Commander as it was the massive assail by Extant and Parallax on the timestream. Determined to break the hertz, the Time Commander shattered the hourglass that was causing events to repeat themselves. Captured soon after, julian Day was sentenced to “ serve the maximum for his crimes ”. Informed that he ‘d “ spend millennial New Year ‘s behind bars, ” Day displayed insanity in the court and was sent to Arkham Asylum. He escaped briefly thanks to a break staged by Bane but a burglarize in Century City attracted the attention of Power Girl and the Calendar Man was in hands once more, this clock time in Blackgate Prison. His outings with the Time Commander and company had been a catastrophe, adenine well. Freed from Blackgate by the Gotham earthquake, Day spent months in the government- abandoned city before surrendering to authorities. The Calendar Man had been grateful at the time but his impression changed when he was transferred to Arkham Asylum once more. A sophisticate suggested “ a extremist therapy ” to eradicate Day ‘s arrested development with calendars by placing him in lone parturiency, chiefly in dark. nobelium longer capable of determining the passage of time, the Calendar Man snapped. “ They ‘ve stolen the most precious thing from me, ” he agonized. “ The passing of one millennium to another. ” Living in total darkness with no way of keeping track of the enactment of meter, Day was slowly coming unglued and losing himself in fantasies. In one late nightmare, he ‘d even imagined himself as a prison guard at Arkham in Superman # 160. Calendar Man was finally released from his cell and informed that he was being paroled. He was stunned ( “ Could they very have mistaken catatonia for good behavior ? ” ) but gleefully returned to the external global and “ the simple glory of watching the shadow pursuit themselves across the ceiling. ” Batman was not convinced and told Day as much when he confronted him in his rent room. The Calendar Man ultimately went over the edge in that moment. He ‘d fantasized about destroying Gotham with three tons of dynamite on New Year ‘s Eve but immediately he would make his dreams of death a world. “ If I missed the boastfully show in January, so what ? There are OTHER calendars. OTHER lists of days and daydream phases and equinoxes. I will have my wrath on that day ! ” I will bring suffering down on Gotham on THAT date. And I see immediately, in a moment ‘s inspiration, how it is to be. I have only MONTHS to prepare. so much work to do. And I ca n’t do it ALONE. ” Dressed in a modern costuume, the Calendar Man now wore predominantly crimson, including hood and cape, with gold shoulder pads and belt out and an egyptian motif that included a Pharaoh ‘s mask and a Sacred Ibis on his thorax. After five months of recruiting confederate and making plans, the Calendar Man delivered a message to police headquarters. With cryptic references to Mai 105, Sextilus Ante Ides X, 12 Tun 17, Sha’ban 23 A.H. and Thoth, the note indicated to Batman, Robin and Alfred that Day was planning his operation around calendars of the ancient world. “ Most ancient calendars were based on a three-hundred and sixty-day year … with five days left over. Those five days came at the end of the year. Most people partied down for those days. But some, like the Mayans, saw those days as a time of uncertainty. ” Working for hours on end, Robin was able to decipher the clues. “ Mai 105 is near the end of the dry season on the calendar keep by the Nuer tribesman of Sudan ” and corresponded to August 19 on the mod calendar. The other dates matched up to the twentieth, 21st and 22nd. “ And Thoth is the Ibis idol of the Egyptians. But he ‘s ALSO the symbol of the end sidereal day of the egyptian class as determined by the flow of the Nile. ” Although he ‘d mined his final know residence with explosives and abducted a twelve calendar girls from the Wayne Motors photograph shoot as preliminaries, the Calendar Man remained person whom most regarded as a non-lethal catch criminal. That image was shattered in the make hours of August 19 when the Calendar Man used a rocket catapult to blast incoming Flight 601 from the sky, sending two-hundred plus passengers and crowd to their deaths. He followed up with an electromagnetic pulse that effectively shut down the city ‘s electric grid. “ For everyone who thought January first was a disappointment, ” the Calendar Man exulted, “ here ‘s your y2k, Gotham. ” With a renewed sense of importunity, Batman began to tap into every resource that Gotham possessed, notably its criminal component. Using strongarm tactics and his own hell change ego of Matches Malone, the Dark Knight successfully transformed the Gotham syndicate into a strikeforce that he ‘d use to take down the Calendar Man and his own underlings. even as his hood fell before the mobsters, the Calendar Man fled to ensure that the day of Thoth would come to pass. Aiming his bazooka at the Gotham nuclear ability plant, he observed that “ a individual shot will lock up all electronics in the plant. Their meters and readouts go black. Without the controls, the raw power at the heart of the core is unleash. Gotham City and the surrounding counties become an irradiate barren. Until Y3K. ” Batman scantily managed to arrived in clock time to ruin his aim and beat him into submission .

Prime earth

Calendar Man reappears in Harley Quinn ‘s series, as an inwardly witness to the fugitive. In Week 20 of the hebdomadally series 52, a radio broadcasts a message saying that Calendar Man was left tied up for the patrol in Gotham City, even though Batman is not responsible. It is revealed the newly heroine Batwoman was responsible for his latest appropriate. Calendar Man appears as a reporter in the Channel 52 promotional feature of The New 52 ! titles .

Powers and Abilities

Calendar Man is a successful inventor, capable of designing the machinery needed to deploy his assorted schemes. His talents aid him as he pursues his obsession with quirks of the calendar, cautiously planning and theming his crimes around holidays .

  • Acting: Calendar Man is an effective actor who is apparently skilled in mimicking voices.
  • Inventing: Calendar Man is adept at creating gadgets, weaponry and themed costumes.
  • Planning: Calendar Man is highly intelligent.

Prime earth

In the controversial Tom King run of Batman, Calendar Man was reintroduced as a meta-human who sheds his bark once a year to be reborn.

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In other media

  • Calendar Man makes an appearance in the animated series Batman: The Brave and the Bold, voiced by Jim Piddock. He appears in the episode “Legends of the Dark-Mite”. When Bat-Mite summons a bunch of villains for Batman to fight, he tricks the former into summoning Calendar Man. Batman then whispers to Day to take a dive, hoping this will cause Bat-Mite to leave them alone. However, the unimpressed Bat-Mite then “upgrades” Calendar Man into Calendar King, which grants him the power to magically summon holiday based henchmen (such as biker Santas and giant mutant Easter bunnies). Batman eventually punches Calendar Man into the wall, destroying his cape of calendar pages, and Bat-Mite causes Day to disappear in order to line Batman up against another villain, Killer Moth. Calendar Man later makes a brief cameo appearance in Mayhem of the Music Meister! as one of the Arkham inmates under the Music Meister’s control during the song “Drives Us Bats!”
  • Calender Man has a cameo in the fan musical Holy Musical [email protected] where he is played by Lauren Lopez. During the musical number “The Dynamic Duet,” he attempts to rob a TGI Fridays, only to be defeated rather easily by Batman and Robin.
  • A female version of Calender man was ” Calender Girl” aka Paige Monroe a model who was fired from her career when she turned 30; she seeks revenge on those who fired her in the “Batman Animated Series” episode “Mean Season” by timing her crimes coincide with holdiays. Defeated by Batman and Batgirl, she has a mental breakdown when her mask is removed-revealng that she is just as beautiful as she was when she was younger-except Paige is obsessed with “Seeing” “Flaws” in her face.
  • Calendar Man makes a brief appearance in the 2021 movie The Suicide Squad, in which he is seen mocking Polka-Dot Man at Belle Reve Penitentiary.

Batman: Arkham series

The Lego Batman Movie

Calendar Man makes respective cameos in the film alongside other Batman villains .

Notes and triviality

  • His real name, Julian Gregory Day, is made up of calendar-related puns. Julian is a reference to the Julian calendar and Julian dates. Gregory is a reference to the Gregorian calendar made by Pope Gregory XIII. Day is an obvious reference to the days on a calendar.
  • Calendar Man’s appearance in Batman: The Long Halloween is inspired by the fictional serial-killer Hannibal Lecter from the film Silence of the Lambs.

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