Tag Archives: David V. Reed

3 Scarecrow-induced hallucinations

One of the reasons the core of Batman’s rogues gallery has proven so lasting is the fact that many of his foes are super-functional storytelling devices. The Joker is a clown, so he always looks scary. The Riddler has a … Continue reading

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Batman collections for casual readers

You know who Batman is. At least the gist of it. You’ve seen him in books or in films or on television, hopefully at his best. Probably, you’re even familiar with some of his supporting cast and rogues gallery, not … 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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The Batman spirit on the silver screen – part 2

If you read the last post, you know what’s going on. Here are another 10 movies that fans of Batman comics can enjoy instead of Zack Snyder’s upcoming blockbuster: Ed Wood Forget Tim Burton’s Batman films. It’s in this biopic … Continue reading

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Batman comics and the Cold War détente

While access to new sources and archives, not to mention shifting paradigms and the cultural turn, have helped produce a historiography on the Cold War that moved beyond orthodox, revisionist, and neorealist interpretations to embrace, among others, constructivist, postcolonial, pericentric, … Continue reading

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