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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Calendar Man with sound clips and images.
Calendar Man is one of the various foes of Batman whom made his comic book debut in Detective Comics #259 back in September of 1958. Calendar Man's real name is Julian Day and he is a madman with an obsession with dates and calendars and bases his crimes on particular dates on the Calendar. Calendar Man does not have any super powers but he is not only very knowledgeable about the dates in a calendar but he is also an inventor in which he has used his inventions for his crimes. Calendar Man has 2 different looks the first being a man in a highly calendar-themed costume and the 2nd where is a bald and somewhat portly whose mannerisms are similar to Hannibal Lector from The Silence of the Lambs.
EDITOR'S OPINIONToday on the Batman VC section we take a look at this obscure little oddity by the name of Calendar Man whom despite being in the comics since the late 90150's has never really appeared in adaptions until recently. Calendar Man's debut was in Batman Brave and the Bold (which makes sense due to the fact that the show is one big homage to DC Comics' Silver Age) in which Calendar Man made a cameo in one episode voiced by Jim Piddock. While the idea of Calendar Man having a posh accent is a little strange (and yes I am aware that Jim is very much from England) but still other than that Jim's work is decent enough as Jim's performance does have a rather intellectual feel to it. (Oh yes and for those who don't already know, the reason why Jim's attempt at sounding like Calendar Man is in pain sounds so fake is intentional in which Batman told Calendar Man to pretend to lose so hopefully Bat Mite will leave them alone.) Anyways Jim's work as Calendar Man is a decent example of his work and a pretty good example of the voice work in the show.
Now in Batman Arkham City this take on Calendar Man is the more current and creepier version whom is voiced by Maurice LaMarche. First of all I must say that Maurice was fantastic in this role as he did a masterful job in playing the role of a creepy monotone lunatic VERY well. Oh sure Calendar Man had a rather secondary role in this game but Maurice's performance definitely helped in making Calendar Man a memorable and sinister villain in this game. Seriously I was quite impressed on how Maurice made Calendar Man so sinister with a performance that can be very chilling and disturbing. (Though Maurice did also have a slight advantage on how while Calendar Man wasn't a major role in either of these productions he had way more lines in Arkham City than he did in Brave and the Bold.) Anyways Maurice's performance as Calendar Man is a great example of his voice work and a fine example of the performances in that game. Overall while both of these guys did well with the versions of the role they got I just have to give this one to Maurice LaMarche as he did a really exceptional job with this role.