So I read Dark Nights: Metal #2 today and I came across the panel above. I’m sorry for spoiling those of you who haven’t read it, but I just have to explain what is happening, because reading that panel made me think that this comic was either the dumbest or most awesome thing I had ever read.
I’m not sure when it was exactly. Or where for that matter. Some coastal town where the family retreated for a holiday. Ramsgate, Broadstairs or Margate? Maybe Portsmouth? There was a pub that provided an element of shelter on a rainy evening with a family room that provided a joyful step back in time.
Today, Gizmodo UK have a handy reading list of what they consider the best of 2000AD’s lawman, Judge Dredd. It misses my favourite Dredd story, The Dead Man, (the slickest bluff ever) but they do have the follow on, Tale of the Dead Man, tucked away in one of those volumes. Hopefully the John Cassavetes story as well.
On May 6, Hulu will release the documentary Batman & Bill, about about how Bill Finger, perhaps the man most responsible for the Batman mythos, was never credited until very recently and why.
A while back I posted an article about Harley Quinn, exploring in part how her relationship with the Joker has been portrayed over time and the pros and cons of Quinn’s evolution as a character. What I didn’t talk about at the time was a major player in Quinn’s characterization: Poison Ivy.
Hello fellow Gothamites. The insanity has returned to drive us mad and make us question our life choices. Actually only one life choice, why do we watch this show?
Look, okay, yes, NBC’s Powerless does kind of look like a trashfire of comedy cliches. But they totally didn’t make up a brand new Wayne cousin! He’s just from the Silver Age of Comics and only made one appearance!
Tom King’s run on Batman so far has been pretty good, although not quite as good as his previous runs on The Vision and Omega Men. His characterization of Batman has been traditionally dark, with a new heartbreaking twist as part of his origin, and the recent “I Am Suicide” storyline showed a Batman who wasn’t in a…
Folding Ideas has a new video and it’s just as interesting as usual, looking at how Batman kills and if it matters.
So I’ve already gone through what I thought were the best returning comics of 2016. Now it’s time for the best comics that started in 2016. Yes, this does mean that some of these comics only have two or three issues out, but if so, it just means those two or three issues are really goddamn good.
I was going to write a Top Ten list of best DC Rebirth books, but I quickly realized that there was way more than ten books on my list and also I had way too much to write about them. So instead, let’s look at one book that you may not be reading, but which is absolutely amazing: Trinity by Francis Manapul.
Folks, things are getting serious. We got Barnes struggling to control his demons, Jim returning to work where things WON’T he awkward between him and Lee at all. Oh and of course the Oswald/Ed/NotKringle triangle. Come in and join the insanity for some Got-Ham.
Good evening friends. It’s time for more wacky adventures in Gotham City, minus the insane rich man in tights and a cowl. Just an insane cop turned bounty hunter, and a crime lord mayor. Leave your reactions in the comments, and as always i’ll drop additional recaps later and my takes when I am done stealing them.
Actor and voice artist Jon Polito has passed away, aged 65. He appeared in myriad films, tv shows and theatre productions and was lauded for roles in several Cohen Bros films, including The Big Lebowski and Barton Fink.
Harley Quinn is something of a runaway success. For a character who initially appeared as a background, one off minion, she managed to grow to be a major player in the complicated relationships of Batman and the Joker. But when a character represents a completely unhealthy, abusive, dysfunctional relationship, how do…
The heatwave in New York has sparked a run of ice cream thefts prompting billionaire John Catsimatidis to offer a $5,000 reward for information leading to arrests.
So the DC Extended Universe has now had three movies released — Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad — and the response has been...not good. The best of the bunch, it seems, has been Suicide Squad, and even those who like it can tell that it’s deeply flawed. So where does the DCEU go…
I saw this article over on /r/movies and thought it was interesting.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has problems. Many problems. But beneath all of those problems, I still think that the core of the movie — the conflict between Batman and Superman — is something that can and should definitely be explored. That core can be salvaged from the wreckage that is Batman v Superman. This…
Nottinghamshire villagers facing flooding found that sending Bat-Signals to their local council was less than effective. Callers contacting an emergency number to request sandbags were told by the out-of-hours service that their village Gotham didn’t exist, but there was this Gotham City place in New York.