Tagged: Batman

Superman/Batman movie: why we should be wary

This image shouldn’t be reassuring anyone just yet.

Yup, it’s happening – the Superman/Batman movie was announced this weekend at San Diego Comic Con.

Man of Steel director Zack Snyder is at the helm, and is co-writing the story with David S. Goyer, who is slated to write the screenplay. Henry Cavill is back as Superman, and is bringing Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane from the MOS cast. No word on Batman yet, but it won’t be Christian Bale.

I’m approaching the whole thing with some trepidation. Why?

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Seduction of the Innocent: the lies that crippled comics

Thanks, Fred. You and your team were running a real tight ship when researching Seduction of the Innocent, it seems.

Remember the Comics Code Authority?

It was that little, outdated white stamp at the top corner of your comic books circa 1954 until just a couple of years ago. It made sure your favourite characters didn’t do anything too real – like curse, or have sex, or deal with the myriad of issues most people face on a daily basis.

It held the industry back for decades, all predicated on one man’s judgement – Fredric Wertham and his book, Seduction of the Innocent.

And it was all based on lies.

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Why Death of the Family is one of the best Batman stories ever

The Joker, by Greg Capullo.

Death of the Family is one of the best Batman stories of all time.

That’s a tall order, but it’s true. Scott Synder and Greg Capullo’s multi-part epic has cemented itself in the upper echelon of Batman’s best – right there up there with Year One and A Killing Joke. Here’s a look at why. Obvious spoilers ahead.

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The 10 best cartoons based on comics

Animation studios really seem to be getting the hang of things on the small screen. In the last few years, audiences have been treated to a host of comic properties turned into well-realized animated shows. Alongside their blockbuster movie counterparts, comics are branching out faster every day.

Here’s a list of the ten best animated series based on comics:

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The Dark Knight Rises Shooting

The now-infamous “Dark Knight shooting” took place in Aurora, east of downtown Denver early Friday.

The unfortunately named “Dark Knight shooting” is unfair on just about every level.

To clarify, this is a shocking and tragic incident, and no one is worse off than those who were killed or injured, and their families. No one can imagine their pain, and no one should forget that pain trumps any kind of anger or irritation felt by anyone else.

But there are other issues at play here, and things that need to be said.

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The new Dark Night Rises trailer

All signs point to this film being a worthy ending to Christopher Nolan‘s Batman mythos.

It also seems fairly evident that Tom Hardy has done some vocal overdubs for Bane, meaning that audiences shouldn’t have to endure an overly mumbly super-villain.

Now it’s just a painstaking couple of months wait until this gem hits theatres.