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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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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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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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On Barbara Gordon, Batgirl

          Leave it to comics to take a completely perfunctory and derivative concept and actually do loads of fascinating stuff with it. The best example I can think of is Batgirl, aka Barbara ‘Babs’ Gordon, who … 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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The Batman spirit on the silver screen – part 1

While I couldn’t be more cynical about the ridiculously titled Superman v Batman: Dawn of Justice (is it a court case exposé?), I’m here to argue that cinephile fans of Batman comics should have nothing to fear. If you dig … Continue reading

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