Gotham Gal West Coast – Harley and the Bats

DCU’s newest film, Batman and Harley Quinn, brings The Caped Crusader, Nightwing, and Harley Quinn together to find Poison Ivy and Jason Woodrue (aka The Floronic Man). The trio has a limited amount of time to find the couple, as they root out the secret to the bio-restorative compound, which will allow plants to retake the Earth.  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Representation Counts

We live in a time where every notion or concept has a hashtag. It can get to the point where it becomes overwhelming, or tedious even. That’s not to say that they don’t have meaning, but to address all of them would take a full 140 characters by itself! But I digress. Yesterday, my brother posted something on his FB that caught my eye – an African American male cosplaying as Batman. Now this, in and of itself, was not new to me. But to read his story I was reminded of how black kids could not be Batman, Superman, Captain America or Doctor Strange because we didn’t look like them. We could be Spider-Man, Iron Man or anyone black because either you couldn’t see who was under the mask or armor or they looked like us. Being kids we didn’t know better, but it did kinda suck, to be honest about it all.  Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Batman & Bill

A couple months ago, not completely paying attention, I noticed the characters’ credit line in the closing credits of Gotham:

“Based on the characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger.”

I hadn’t thought much about this at first. Superman is famously created by Siegel & Schuster, so having two creators didn’t strike me as unusual until I picked up a Batman book from the ‘90s and realized that Bob Kane had been the only creator credited in most books.  Continue reading

Miss Dawn’s Musings – A Good Start

Whether in comics or on television or at the movies, a well-told origin story is a satisfying experience. You get the background of the character, their strengths and faults and how they came to be. And when it comes to heroes and villains, you get at least some of the motivations that drive them in whatever quest they may be on.  Continue reading

Miss Dawn’s Musings – When Casting Goes Wrong

Blog-MDMBack in November (right here), I talked about how casting can count for so much in a comic book movie, how it really helps when you have actors who look the part when a movie is based on another visual medium like comics. Well, after seeing Batman v Superman last weekend, I stand by my opinion on casting. Continue reading

Best Geeky Finds – Holy Musical Batman!

Blog-BGFWith Batman ♥ Superman coming to theaters next week, I couldn’t help but ponder whether the epic battle between the two heroes will be anything like Starkid Productions predicted in their 2014 musical Holy Musical B@man! In the musical, after Batman (played by Joe Walker) throws the Joker off the Greater Gotham Bridge, he becomes depressed because the only person who really knew him is now dead. To make things worse, he realizes that Alfred (Chris Allen) has been tricking him into thinking he’s had more friends all his life. Continue reading

V-Yellow’s Comic Box – The Bat and the Turtles

VernComicThe most recent comic book I picked up was the DC comic and IDW published Batman and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover. This is the first issue titled “Knights in a Half-shell”. This is a six issue series and it comes out monthly. I was curious on how other people would like the book but so far everybody seems to give it positive reviews. Who wouldn’t love to read The Dark Knight and four teenage mutant ninja turtles fight crime together? This is like a childhood dream come true. I get to read two of the best 90’s hero’s I grow up on in one book. Continue reading