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
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
(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
Found this amazing piece of Batman fanfic called "The Deal" during one of my StumbleUpon binges. I won't give anything away, but it focuses on one of Batman's longest relationships but in a very deep and very dark way. If you're a fan of The Bat, you really need to check this out.
(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
(Tim Drake, the third Robin, seen here in his current identity as Red Robin. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia) Homosexual heroes in the world of comics is nothing new. Neil Gaiman has incorporated gay characters in his books, Northstar of Alpha Flight "came out" in 1992 (although basically in name only since his sexuality was … Continue reading Will DC Make Tim Drake Comics’ Newest Gay Character?
(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?
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