It’s New Year’s Eve! We here at the Abnormal Use law blog and Gallivan, White, & Boyd, P.A. wish you a safe and festive evening. We can’t believe that it’s going to be 2015. In fact, twenty-five years ago, back in the halcyon days of 1989, we went to the movies to see Back To The Future Part II, in which the protagonist travels into the future and arrives in 2015. We don’t think the coming year will be full of hover boards, but we’re still excited about it. (In fact, on Friday, we plan to dwell a bit more on the predictions of the future made by BTTF 2.).
By the way, above, you’ll find the cover of Batman: The Long Halloween #4, published in 1997 (itself a fine year). It seems appropriate for the day, no? Here’s a brief summary (from a much longer post on the issue) courtesy of Comicvine:
The gangsters of Gotham are having a New Year’s Eve gala aboard a yacht. Carmine “The Roman” Falcone is talking to Salvadore “The Boss” Maroni, and suggest that Maroni might be behind the Holiday killings. Falcone runs into his sister Carla and tells her that he is looking for his son Alberto. Alberto is scene alone by the rail of the yacht. Carla steps outside to have a cigarette. A gloved hand is seen unscrewing one of the light bulbs behind Alberto. An untraceable handgun fires and Alberto goes over the rail. Carla rushes towards the sound of the shot and finds the gun along with a glass of champagne and some confetti. It looks like Holiday has claimed another victim.
Yikes! Whatever the case, we wish you a fun evening, and we’ll see you next year.