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When Batman comics meet courtroom dramas

From Jimmy Stewart’s captivating performance in Anatomy of a Murder to the shocking reversals in Witness for the Prosecution, from the noirish colonial atmosphere of 1940’s The Letter to the underdog-getting-his-groove-back formula of 1982’s The Verdict, from the gripping climax … Continue reading

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Collections of Batman stories – part 1

Among the countless Batman books out there – old and new, classic or disposable – there is a whole subsection that strikes me as an ideal gateway for those who have heard of this Bruce Wayne fella but are still … Continue reading

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Peter Milligan’s heady Batman

Peter Milligan has written some of my all-time favorite comic series, including the surrealist fantasy Shade, the Changing Man, the existential crime thriller Human Target, and the superhero pop satire X-Statix. However, as even his biggest fans will point out, … Continue reading

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Batman’s damn guns

Batman #301 We can all agree that Batman is not exactly a pacifist. After all, the Dark Knight does beat up crooks on a nightly basis and he has been known to resort to torture. However, there is a line, … Continue reading

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If you like Mask of the Phantasm…

With the possible exception of the Nolan trilogy, Mask of the Phantasm came the closest to capturing the feel of the coolest Batman comics and projecting it on the big screen. In fact, this movie spin-off of the awesome Batman: … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Batman: The Animated Series – part 2

In 1997, Batman: The Animated Series gave way to The New Batman Adventures, which had an edgier attitude. The animation became more fluid and the character designs highly stylized. Gotham gained a more modern look that combined late 20th century … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Batman: The Animated Series – part 1

A couple of months ago I recommended films for fans of Batman comics, so I figured this time I’d suggest some TV shows. Once again, I tried to think of different types of connections, including shows with resourceful, anti-gun action … Continue reading

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10 Killer Croc designs

Of all the members of Batman’s rogues gallery, Killer Croc has got to be one of the most inconsistent. He has been written as a street smart thug with a skin disease, as a dumb superhuman monster, and even as … Continue reading

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On the lifespan of Gotham mayors

While no job in Gotham City offers worse conditions than being a henchman, working in local politics comes remarkably close. Seriously, even House of Cards’ Frank Underwood would be scared of this place. As if it wasn’t bad enough that … Continue reading

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Denny O’Neil’s pulpy Batman

Denny O’Neil has shaped modern Batman more than any other creator. And while he consciously sought to put the ‘dark’ in ‘Dark Knight,’ part of what makes his output so appealing is the fact that the ‘knight’ side is usually … Continue reading

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