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
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
(Swoon) Like a lot of folks, Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite writers for a number of reasons. His work on Sandman was incredible, his Batman story "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?" is one of the best stories ever written about the Dark Knight, and Good Omens is still one of my favorite … Continue reading 14 Neil Gaiman Quotes for Writers
Batman is Batman and true fans know exactly what I'm talking about. Accept no imitations...except there are several copy cats who just. Don't. Get it. Here are nine of them. And a couple who actually do it right. Except for the whole, "You're still not Batman" thing.
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
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
So there's absolutely no surprise what book is No. 1, but there are some issues down the list that definitely raised my eyebrows. If you've got $10M or so, they can all be yours.
If you're like me, you're in bed, nearly naked, and all the way drunk before Noon. Plus, you wet your geek drawers in The Dark Knight Rises when Bane broke Batman's back because HOLY SHIT KNIGHTFALL!!!1! Several other movies have thrown us a bone in that manner, but you may have missed them. Here they … Continue reading Great Movie Nods to their Comic Book Counterparts
(Photo Credit: DC Wikia) When I was a lad, there existed a thing called a comic book digest. The most common use of this now (and then for that matter) was Archie Comics. But back in the day, DC Comics would put together five or six issues of random comics, put them in a … Continue reading My First Batman
This year is the 75th anniversary of Detective Comics No. 27, aka the first-ever appearance of one Batman. In fact, next week, the very well-timed Detective Comics No. 27 (New 52 edition) will provide a re-telling of the Batman origin. For the full rundown of everything Batfans can expect in 2014, click HERE.