Why Harlan Ellison’s Batman Story Isn’t “Lost”

At San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, DC Entertainment announced Batman ’66: The Lost Episode, an adaptation by Len Wein and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez of a Harlan Ellison story for the Adam West Batman television series that would have seen the Caped Crusader do battle with Two-Face. A Harlan Ellison-penned story for Batman? you say. HowContinue reading “Why Harlan Ellison’s Batman Story Isn’t “Lost””

Robin Rises Omega

Robin Rises Omega DC Entertainment Written by Peter Tomasi Art by Andy Kubert and Jonathan Glapion Several years ago, Grant Morrison introduced comics audiences to Batman’s son, Damian Wayne. The product of an encounter with Talia al Ghul, the daughter of long-time foe Ra’s al Ghul, Damian had been raised by Talia and trained inContinue reading “Robin Rises Omega”

On the Angel Tree Package

I mentioned a few days ago that I was putting together an Angel Tree package at the office. I talked about that here. Tonight I finished wrapping the thing, and tomorrow I’m going to take it to the office. MY work will be done. The tag I picked off the tree was for a sevenContinue reading “On the Angel Tree Package”

On Allyn’s 2012 Shore Leave Schedule

At long last, Shore Leave is at hand! Shore Leave is a convention, held outside Baltimore in Hunt Valley, that I’ve attended every year since 2001, and every year as a guest since 2006. Normally, Shore Leave is in July. This year, however, it’s in August. The big thing for me this year is theContinue reading “On Allyn’s 2012 Shore Leave Schedule”

On The Dark Knight Rises

Last night I went to see The Dark Knight Rises. It was my second attempt. My first attempt on Saturday ended in disaster when the theater sold out while I was standing in line. I could have waited for the eleven o’clock showing, but it’s a near-three-hour film, and getting home after 2 in theContinue reading “On The Dark Knight Rises”

On the Summer’s Movie Slate

The release of US and international Prometheus trailers in the past twenty-four hours has made me think — which of this year’s summer movies am I interested in seeing? Which am I likely to see? Let’s run down the list… The Avengers, May 4 — No, emphatically no. I’m far more interested in The BestContinue reading “On the Summer’s Movie Slate”

On the Dark Knight Rises Trailer

Next summer, there’s a new Batman movie coming out. The Dark Knight Rises. The third and final film in the Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale trilogy. Also starring Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle and Tom Hardy as Bane. The trailer was released online yesterday: One of the things I want out of this movie is a definitiveContinue reading “On the Dark Knight Rises Trailer”

On Cyberspace and the New Batgirl

The shoe that I’ve been fearing to drop since last week dropped today. The new Batgirl in the DC Universe will be Barbara Gordon, not Stephanie Brown. For me, that’s a big deal. I mentioned in passing last week that I absolutely adore the current Batgirl series. I didn’t want to love it — StephanieContinue reading “On Cyberspace and the New Batgirl”

On Flashpoint and the New DC Universe

Two weeks ago, I ruminated on DC Comics’ Flashpoint event and what it might mean for Batman comics. Well, earlier this week, DC Comics announced what’s coming down the road — the DC Universe as we know it will change radically in September. Comics fandom has been beside itself since Tuesday trying to figure outContinue reading “On Flashpoint and the New DC Universe”

On Batman and Flashpoint Theories

This afternoon, at the office, I read some comic books. I’d gotten behind on my Batman reading, and I read last week’s Batman Inc. #6 and this week’s Batman: Gates of Gotham #1 (which need to be read in that order — there’s an element in the first that is picked up in the second).Continue reading “On Batman and Flashpoint Theories”