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Have a Gotham 2017

Batman #247

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Fun Batman stories

Despite being an unabashed fan of gritty film noir, moody gothic horror, and even some of the dark superhero sub-genre (so far, the Marvel Netflix shows have all kicked serious butt!), every so often I find myself ranting in this … Continue reading

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13 Batman ghost stories

Because I’m super original, I’m devoting the whole month of October to horror… What can I say, I can’t get enough of gothic comics, especially when they involve Batman battling some restless spirit or a freaky ancient curse! One of … Continue reading

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Remaking Night of the Stalker!

A few weeks ago, I talked about remakes in comics. The thing about this medium, though, is that a lot of the time remakes are not explicit. In fact, it’s not unusual for storylines to share (and usually extend) a … Continue reading

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6 villains you definitely won’t find in Batman v Superman

This is Gotham Calling’s 100th post, so I’m celebrating by focusing on one of my favorite aspects of Batman lore, namely the unbelievable amount of obscure, silly villains the Caped Crusader has faced over the years. In Gotham City, it … Continue reading

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Adolf Hitler in Batman comics

Comics love (to hate) Adolf Hitler. It’s not just Superman and Captain America – pretty much all the main superheroes have come across the Führer in one way or another. Hell, you don’t even have to be in the top-tier… … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Mike Grell’s Green Arrow

Every once in a while, I like to shift gears and talk about comics set outside Gotham City that Batman fans should nevertheless enjoy because their genres (crime, superhero, fantastic adventure) are close to the mood of the Dark Knight. … Continue reading

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Neal Adams’ gothic Batman

Voted number one Batman artist by last year’s Comics Should Be Good poll, Neal Adams is God’s (or Satan’s, if you prefer) gift to fans who like their Batman stories devilishly creepy, diabolically vibrant, and moody as hell. Adams’ quintessential … Continue reading

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Messing around with Batman’s logo

In my world-changing countdown of Ed Hannigan’s Batman covers, I mentioned how much I love it when he put a spin on the series’ logo. Yet Hannigan, God’s gift to cover artists that he undoubtedly is, was hardly the only … Continue reading

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Underrated Batman stories – part 1

If you’re looking for classic Batman graphic novels and must-read stories, there are plenty of listicles on the web to serve your needs. (I’ve provided some tips myself.) But perhaps you’ve already read those and are wondering what to get … Continue reading

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