Tagged Batman

No, YOU Move! Standing Up for What’s Right with Superheroes

A particular exchange between Captain America and Spider-Man has long been one of my favorite quotes. Spidey is asking Cap how he deals with the world when it’s pitted against him. Cap gives a longer response, but the iconic end is: “Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else:...

In the Justice League Movie, Things Actually Come Together

As I sat down for the newest entry in the DC Extended Universe, there seemed to be a general consensus in the theater: “I hope this movie is good.” That’s not necessarily an odd comment to make by itself—after all, we want all the movies we see to be good. But there was a hint of desperation in the statement, the “I’ve sat through some unsavory films in this cinematic universe” consensus, that permeated the audience. And isn’t it...

20 Reasons to Be Excited for the Return of Young Justice

Well, fellow Young Justice advocates—we did it. Online petitions, letters to executives, Facebook support groups, write-ups, and the most painless of all—binge watching episodes on Netflix. Because of all the pushing by fans, Young Justice will be returning after a three-year hiatus. In just two seasons, Young Justice became one of my favorite superhero animated shows. I’ll refrain from deciding if it tops the legendary Batman animated series, only because that show lasted four seasons. I’ve been a massive...

Throwback Thursday: Flash (AH-AHHH!) Gordon Is the Savior of the Universe

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past, “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important, interesting, fun, or all of the above. If you’re talking about a colorful, science-fiction adventure that has lots of different scenery, space battles, and melodrama, and you aren’t talking about Star Wars, odds are you’re thinking of 1980’s Flash Gordon. Brought to the silver screen by producer extraordinaire Dino De Laurentiis, Flash Gordon tells the pulpy...

DC’s Rebirth Series Puts the Fun Back into Comic Books

I’ve always been a Marvel guy . . . except when it comes to Batman, who has (without a doubt) the best and most psychologically complex villains. But Marvel had better beware! DC is coming up fast and furious! Both on television (Supergirl, Flash, Gotham) and now in comic books with the fun and highly enjoyable Rebirth series, DC is doing a lot of things right. While Marvel’s Civil War II comic-book series seems to be dying out with...

Fight Evil on a Personal Level by Finding Your Inner Superheroes

I remember when I was around 13 and bought yet another Spider-Man action figure. My mother was not happy about it—she expected me to be past the age of being into such “childish” things. Well, I’m now 34 and still very much a fan of all things superhero. I’m not ashamed of it, though I should acknowledge that it does help to live in a world in which superhero and geek culture is more alive and accepted than it...

In Honor of Batman Day, Here Are All of Our Batman Articles in One Place

Happy Batman Day! To celebrate DC Comics’ official holiday for the Caped Crusader, here are all of our Batman-related articles in one easy-to-browse list: Celebrate Batman Day with Mask of the Phantasm Batman: The Killing Joke Expands on an Iconic Story Suicide Squad is a Misfit Mash of Mischief and Misfires Who Really Comes Out on Top in the Battle of Batman Versus Superman? The Overstuffing of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Taking the Gotham out of Batman...

Celebrate Batman Day with Mask of the Phantasm

In trying to decide on my favorite Batman movie in honor of Batman Day, I kept coming back to Batman: Mask of the Phantasm. Sure, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight will always be the most thrilling and intense of any Batman picture ever made. And I’ll grant that Tim Burton’s Batman deserves credit for its cinematic style and dark tone. But when it comes down to the characters, story, and atmosphere, I can’t help myself from sticking with the...

Batman: The Killing Joke Expands on an Iconic Story

Late in July, I was taken by surprise when a coworker reminded me that my long wait for the release of the animated Batman film The Killing Joke had finally come to an end. I believe that DC’s animated films are far better than their efforts toward live-action ones, so this was much more than another notch in my belt. I’ve never been too deep into the comics mania; I only started reading them in high school, and I definitely...

Win FREE Tickets to Batman: The Killing Joke!

Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s Batman: The Killing Joke is an iconic story in the history of Batman comics. The graphic novel was published in 1988, but it made the New York Times bestsellers list as recently as 2009 and has influenced almost three decades of writing and film, especially when it comes to the Joker. Now this story is coming to the screen in the form of a full-length animated film—featuring Kevin Conroy as Batman and Mark Hamill...
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