Category Archives: GOTHAM CITIZENS

Why Commissioner Gordon hates Mondays

The Phantom Stranger (v3) #1 Robin (v4) #8 Batman #443 Legends of the Dark Knight Halloween Special: Choices Batman #456 Batman #434 Bane NEXT: An iconic Batman artist.

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Bruce Wayne, disco party animal

Chris McKay’s The Lego Batman Movie may be a genuinely funny absurdist comedy, an inventive visual delight with spot-on voice acting, a postmodern, good-natured spoof of superhero blockbusters as well as, at the same time, an action-packed mega-crossover adventure yarn … Continue reading

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AzBats’ X-mas spirit

During this time of year, I usually address the holiday spirit of Gotham and its citizens. This season, I was going to play with AzBats’ sunny disposition by cracking jokes about how all his favorite Christmas movies are probably rather … Continue reading

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6 cool AzBats moments

One of the most infamous Batman eras was that time Jean Paul Valley – a university grad student brainwashed by a sect of the Knights Templar into becoming the assassin called Azrael – temporarily replaced Bruce Wayne as the Dark … Continue reading

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Alfred Pennyworth, passive-aggressive butler

Batman Black & White (v2) #1   Legends of the Dark Knight #3   Legends of the Dark Knight Annual #5   The Dark Knight Returns #3

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Another damn week in Batman’s life

MONDAY Batman #221 TUESDAY Detective Comics #617 WEDNESDAY Batman #453 THURSDAY The Batman Adventures Annual #1 FRIDAY Batman: Black and White #1 SATURDAY The Batman Adventures #21 SUNDAY Legends of the Dark Knight #29  

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Batman HATES guns

I’ve explained before why I don’t think Batman should use firearms. Given how much attention the gun debate has been getting of late, however, perhaps it is a good time to take a closer look at how strongly the Dark … Continue reading

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It must suck to be Gordon

MONDAY Legends of the Dark Knight #46 TUESDAY Batman and the Monster Men #2 WEDNESDAY Detective Comics #586 THURSDAY Batman #426 FRIDAY Legends of the Dark Knight #98 SATURDAY Batman #434 SUNDAY Legends of the Dark Knight #194   NEXT: … Continue reading

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On Carrie Kelley, Robin

Of all the bare-legged kids who have given Batman a helping hand over the years, Carrie Kelley is probably my favorite. She’s this spunky teen who just goes ahead and dresses in that silly suit and totally owns it, kicking … Continue reading

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6 Batman breakups

With Valentine’s Day around the corner and all the schmaltzy faux-romantic mood in the air, I guess this is the time to have a look at half a dozen times when Bruce Wayne said goodbye to the women in his … Continue reading

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