MFR Longbox Legends: Batman’s The Killing Joke Rises Above Its Problematic Origin

With the new normal we're all experiencing thanks to what appears to be a supervillain "poison the world's water supply" scheme, the folks at Monkeys Fighting Robots have created Longbox Legends. With no new comics to review, they're going back into the archives to provide new looks at some of the greatest comics ever produced. … Continue reading MFR Longbox Legends: Batman’s The Killing Joke Rises Above Its Problematic Origin

MFR Review: NIGHTWING Annual #2

My latest work over at Monkeys Fighting Robots is a review on Nightwing Annual #2, in which Dick (er, RICHARD) Grayson recovers from the bullet to the dome he took from KGBeast over at Batman. While some annuals over the years have been integral parts of the title's mythology, others have the feel of a … Continue reading MFR Review: NIGHTWING Annual #2

If You Think Feminists Are Ruining Comics, You Might Be Fucking Stupid

This picture was intended to be a variant cover for Batgirl No. 41. For anyone who has a passing acquaintance with comics or the Batman universe, they know this cover, penciled by the amazing Rafael Albuquerque, is an homage to The Killing Joke. TKJ (as the kids call it) was written by Alan Moore and … Continue reading If You Think Feminists Are Ruining Comics, You Might Be Fucking Stupid

15 Comic Book Icons Pin-Up Style

I'm all for the female form. As I've stated before, I have no problem with seeing hot comic book characters done up all slutty like. Having said that, there are a couple characters I feel should probably be left out of this kind of artform, such as Batgirl and the Power Puff Girls. Some, on … Continue reading 15 Comic Book Icons Pin-Up Style

Batgirl Enters a Brave New World

After a great run that did have a touch of controversy, Gail Simone is stepping away from one of my favorite titles, Batgirl. The new team will have big shoes to fill but they seem to be saying all the right things so far. I wrote a column about it at ComicBookHerald.com. That's something I … Continue reading Batgirl Enters a Brave New World

DC Comics Stays Classy; Fires Gail Simone Via E-Mail

(Concentrated red-haired awesome, Gail Simone. Photo by Luigi Novi)   In a world filled with assholes, douchebags, and scoundrels, DC Comics decided to make a solid run for Dick of the Week by firing Gail Simone. If you don't know who Simone is, run, don't walk, fucking run, to your nearest comic book store and … Continue reading DC Comics Stays Classy; Fires Gail Simone Via E-Mail

When Did Batman Turn Into Iron Man?

(Batman: Then & Now) I love Batman. Always have, even in my younger days, when I first started reading comics and was a Marvel guy. While I was collecting X-Men in the late 70s, early 80s, I was reading Batman. The X-Men had some great storylines at the time focusing on some of the personal … Continue reading When Did Batman Turn Into Iron Man?

Batgirl vs. Catwoman

  Throughout history, rivalries have defined the existence of mankind. Man vs. Dinosaurs. Jesus vs. the Romans. King Arthur vs. Mordred. Ali vs. Frazier. Man vs. Food. But there is one rivalry, one contest of who is better that makes all the aforementioned pairings take on the importance of South Park's legendary Giant Douche vs. … Continue reading Batgirl vs. Catwoman