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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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Doug Moench’s literary Batman

Doug Moench is up there as one of the most prolific writers of Batman comics ever. From an unforgettable 1983 tale about tentacle sex until the 2009 mini-series Unseen – in which the Dark Knight battles the Invisible Man – … Continue reading

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3 creepy sequences by Gene Colan

With his tilted angles and grim shadows, Gene Colan was one of the undisputed masters of horror art and he proved it time and time again during his lengthy run on Batman comics, in the early eighties. Colored by the … Continue reading

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Non-Batman gothic comics – part 3

If you read the last posts, you know what’s going on. Here are another couple of awesome gothic comics: STRANGE EMBRACE Strange Embrace and other nightmares It’s hard to do justice to David Hine’s nightmarish tour de force, Strange Embrace. … Continue reading

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Non-Batman gothic comics – part 1

If you’re into Batman comics, it’s not a far cry to assume you enjoy gothic horror. After all, that’s a built-in feature of the Dark Knight. It’s been there right from the start… Detective Comics #33 As Mark Fisher (citing … Continue reading

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Spotlight on The Punisher – part 1

Having looked at DC’s most renowned leftist vigilante last week, today Gotham Calling turns to Marvel’s notorious right-wing anti-hero, the Punisher. While he is usually quite a one-note guy (wears a skull on his chest, kills criminals, that’s it), what … Continue reading

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Gerry Conway’s marvelized Batman

After being largely ignored for a long time, Gerry Conway’s Batman run in the early 1980s has been the object of well-deserved rediscovery in recent years (not least because of the haunting pencils by Don Newton and Gene Colan). These … Continue reading

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Smells Like Will Eisner’s Spirit

Detective Comics #600 In terms of stylish, offbeat crime stories featuring a masked vigilante and a pipe smoking, irresponsibly lenient police commissioner, it’s hard to beat Batman comics. However, while The Spirit didn’t have such an engaging protagonist, such a … Continue reading

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