Posts Tagged ‘Batman’

I bought into the hype, the news coverage, the coverage of the spoiler in the other coverage and all that stuff. I went to a comic shop and bought the special, first-print, non-alternate cover of “Batman #50,” aka the “Batman and Catwoman’s Wedding Issue.” And I bought the one before it, #49. So first thing, […]


It’s generally agreed that “Batman: The Animated Series” was a great TV show, and that the success of that show depended on many talented people being very talented together. But was there a standout? I’m watching the NBA Finals featuring season MVP Steph Curry, and I’m wondering “Who was the MVP for ‘B:TAS’” I’m also […]


I can’t let it go. Maybe *I’m* the crazy one. Nope. I’m right. I know what I’m talking about. Read on: Batman is arguably the most popular comic book character of all time. Top 3 easily. Most people know who he is and what he’s about, and most people (I think) like him. Most people […]


In the recent Scriptnotes podcast on superheroes (and the screenwriters who write their movies), it was stated that Batman’s “crazy.” And this was agreed to by the panelists, either by saying something or silently agreeing. The evidence given was “The Dark Knight Returns.” And that made me realize that this is a bad example of […]


The internet doesn’t need more arguments, yet that won’t stop me. I’m going to weigh in on some (young)age-old Batman debates: Issue 1.) Which is better: “Batman” (1989) vs. “Batman Returns?” A divisive issue since their release. Generally speaking, if you enjoyed the first one, you were disappointed in the second. If you were bored with the first one, […]


As a concerned, caring parent, I’ve spent the better part of my free time pushing my personal pop culture obsessions onto my son. This feels natural. I’ve had some hits and misses, and here they are: Hit: “Wall-E.” The initial viewing came when Henry had a fever and got a “full-movie treat.” Rachel picked this […]


Please verify my non-craziness with Misty Lee. I once got her and her husband to be part of a Christmas living nativity scene with me. No joke. Anyway…  I’ve listened to “Fat Man On Batman” since inception because it’s right up my alley, which is probably the same alley* from which you conceived of the […]