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The Fight to Correct Batman's Legacynew

Batman's true creator never got credit, and now his granddaughter fights to correct history.
Miami New Times  |  Kyle Swenson  |  01-21-2015  |  Features

The Ebola City Risesnew

If we want to be Gotham, we have to trust Batman.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Jessica Blankenship  |  08-13-2014  |  Health

What We Demand from Our Movie Heroes Says as Much About Us as Themnew

As the villains move closer toward the state of amoral blank slates -- less monsters and more unknowable black holes of pure negativity -- they have opened the ground for heroes to step more squarely into the chasm the bad guys have left behind. That shift is why, of late, the heroes actually have the better roles; why, fittingly, Batman remains a more compelling character than the starkly one-dimensional Joker.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  T.R. Witcher  |  08-01-2008  |  Movies

The New Batman Film is Deeper, Darker, More Action-packednew

We learn that Batman's dual existence is taking a toll on him, both physically and spiritually ... and the latter is the more dangerous.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Andy Klein  |  07-18-2008  |  Reviews

Heath Ledger Cements His Legend Playing Nemesis to Christian Bale's Gotham City Heronew

What a brooding pleasure it is to return to Nolan's Gotham City -- if pleasure is the right word for a movie that gazes so deeply and sometimes despairingly into the souls of restless men.
L.A. Weekly  |  Scott Foundas  |  07-18-2008  |  Reviews

Heath Ledger's Joker is No Jokenew

Aside from Ledger, The Dark Knight's other huge star is the IMAX screen on which it should be seen.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Anders Wright  |  07-16-2008  |  Reviews

Multiple Superhero Disordernew

What the current crop of superhero movies tells us about ourselves, the Obama campaign, and America's identity crisis.
Boston Phoenix  |  James Parker  |  07-10-2008  |  Commentary

Batman Gets Animated with 'Gotham Knight'new

The grimy, captivating architectural fantasy of Gotham takes center stage in Batman: Gotham Knight, a series of six animated shorts that serve as a lead-in for The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan's sequel to Batman Begins, which hits theaters next week.
The Portland Mercury  |  Erik Henriksen  |  07-10-2008  |  Reviews


Bizarro World turns alternative and independent comics creators, television writers and even a few musicians loose on Superman, Batman and the rest of DC Comics' superhero universe.
Metroland  |  Rick Marshall  |  02-23-2006  |  Fiction

The Superfriends Get a New Paint Job

Painter Alex Ross returns to DC's Justice League superheroes, giving them a photorealistic sheen.
Columbus Alive  |  J. Caleb Mozzocco  |  08-04-2005  |  Fiction

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! No, It's a Real Dick builds a compelling case accusing Superman of not only being a dick, but a super-dick.
Columbus Alive  |  J. Caleb Mozzocco  |  07-21-2005  |  Recreation

Once More, From the Beginning...

Batman Begins sails over the exceptionally low bar of not sucking as bad as Batman and Robin.
Columbus Alive  |  J. Caleb Mozzocco  |  06-16-2005  |  Reviews

So You Want To Be Batman...

Batman may have written the book on crime-fighting, but you get to read it.
Columbus Alive  |  J. Caleb Mozzocco  |  06-09-2005  |  Nonfiction

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