Tag Archives: Warren Ellis

Spy comics: badass thrillers

          As I explained last week, throughout July I’m recommending various spy comics here at the blog, trying to show that stories of espionage can serve both as a way to expose hidden processes taking place around us and … Continue reading

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Bombastic sci-fi comics

After the last couple of weeks in the fields of politics and technology, it’s beginning to feel like we’re at the verge of an era when the most farfetched science fiction will become true – not just Children of Men and … Continue reading

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Even more over-the-top adventure comics

With half the nation still recovering from last week’s events, Gotham Calling would humbly like to draw readers’ attention to the fact that not everything is terrible and depressing in the world – through our latest celebration of non-Batman zany … Continue reading

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5 R-rated superhero comics

So yeah, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. There is something puzzling in almost every scene of this film. Why did Bruce’s employees wait for his phone call before evacuating a building that was obviously about to be crushed? Why … Continue reading

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Batman & Superman covers

The thing about this boom of live-action superheroes is that, for better or worse, it is actually mimicking the source material to amazing degrees. You have the convoluted continuity involving multiple tie-ins and spin-offs. You have the non-stop reboots. You … Continue reading

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More over-the-top adventure comics

Given how bombastic and out-of-control the Batman series has become of late, I figure the time is right to revisit the concept of comics as manic, trippy escapades. When I suggested a bunch of Non-Batman balls-to-the-wall adventure comics earlier this … Continue reading

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Classic gothic horror films

If it’s true that Batman fans should enjoy other gothic comics, then of course the same goes for gothic movies. In the first film list I did for this blog, I suggested Dead of Night and The Unknown as examples … Continue reading

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Top 20 Batman: Black & White stories

It’s no secret that many of the greatest Batman short stories are black-and-white. There’s something about the mood, between art house and classic Hollywood (serials aside), the urgent page count, and the overall sense of bare-bones minimalism that seems to … Continue reading

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Nods to the 1960s’ Batman TV show

          It’s not exactly a secret that one of the most fun Batman comics currently coming out is Batman ‘66, based on the sexy pop art TV series which originally aired from 1966 to 1968, starring Adam West as … Continue reading

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Imaginary Batman team-ups by Warren Ellis – part 2

If you read the last post, you know what’s going on. Here are another five appealing team-ups between Batman and Warren Ellis’ creations: LAZARUS CHURCHYARD With eighty percent of his body replaced with an intelligent evolving plastic, Lazarus Churchyard cannot … Continue reading

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