Robin: What's In A Name?

Robin: What's In A Name?

In years gone by it seems as though every superhero used to have a sidekick - Green Arrow had Speedy (also known as Red Arrow & Arsenal), Captain America had Bucky, Aquaman had Aqualad and Aquagirl, The Flash had Kid Flash but no sidekick is more famous or more revered than The Boy Wonder himself, Robin. Throughout DC's continuity there have been SIX iterations of Robin and what I want to do today is focus on the four most well-known of these …
Sanity Among Craziness: My Take on

Sanity Among Craziness: My Take on "The Killing Joke"

“It's all a joke! Everything anybody ever valued or struggled for..it's all a monstrous, demented gag! So why can't you see the funny side?Why aren't you laughing?” - Joker
My next Alan Moore piece will be on The Killing Joke - maybe the greatest comic book story ever told. Most comic book fans know the story behind it and the events that took place. I'm going to try to explain the book a bit, so sit back, relax and …
A Batman Family Secret?

A Batman Family Secret?

I know, I know this isn't worth my time to read. The writer is just making up a bullshit theory blah, blah, blah. Give me 10 minutes of your time and let me explain. For 80 years, Batman and Joker have punched and laughed their way into the greatest rivalry in comics. This have been countless stories written about the two but one that has been hinted about in comic book and movie lore. The Joker is Batman's brother.... Don't …
Marvel vs DC in cinema | A story of the Tortoise Vs the Hare

Marvel vs DC in cinema | A story of the Tortoise Vs the Hare

A war rages, two powerhouses of cinema are vying for your attention, both striving to outdo one another. Their aim, to win the hearts, minds and wallets of comic lovers the world over. Can the young pretender (DC Warner Brothers), wrestle the mantle from the experienced veteran (Disney Marvel)? Early signs point to no, but you can bet your life they'll throw everything at it. The key however is, will they do it wisely? Will they find financial and critical …
The Queen of Crazy: Harley Quinn

The Queen of Crazy: Harley Quinn

When I was debating what article to write next I thought that I would do a piece on the most popular person in comics right now one Harleen Frances Quinzel. Created for Batman's animated TV series, she was supposed to be just a minor character; a one-off almost. When the series started in 1992 creators Paul Dini and Bruce Timm were struggling to come up with a female character to use in an episode with the Joker - they thought …
Batman vs Superman: It’s extended… but is it any better?

Batman vs Superman: It’s extended… but is it any better?

One of the major criticisms levelled at "Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice” was that editing had left the film feeling quite disjointed. In some cases scenes had clearly had key elements removed which removed context and left them hard to follow. So, to rectify this, shortly after the film was released (and the negative reviews started rolling in) Warner Bros announced that “Ultimate Edition” would feature an additional 30 minutes of footage which had been removed. Now call me …

"Suicide Mission" - A Suicide Squad Review

“You know what they say about the crazy ones…” - Captain Boomerang SUMMARY Enjoyable, likeable in parts, but ultimately forgettable, and short of the charming, cool film you hoped for. + A team of bad guys! + Will Smith is solid as ever + Harley Quinn’s in a movie! + Diverse cast - The one-liners don’t really land - Weak plot - Ironically, an uninteresting villain - Loads of peripheral characters in the squad Batman has a superb rogue’s gallery.  His …
Captain America vs Batman

Captain America vs Batman

The Dark Knight versus America’s finest. When trying to figure out someone to battle Captain America, I didn’t want him fighting someone with cosmic powers or other worldly abilities. Batman was the most logical choice in my head. In the article ahead you’ll find out why… First lets start with Steve Rodgers, aka Captain America. Through the Super Soldier serum and Vita Rey treatment he is transformed into everything he wanted since he was a child, the perfect soldier. He …
“The Jester of Genocide”

“The Jester of Genocide”

I thought about writing many different things when I started this but I kept coming back to The Clown Price of Crime, The Joker. I decided to write a little about what makes him tick, who he is, why he’s my favorite character in the comic book universe, because sometimes you need a little crazy. “Smile, because it confuses people. Because it’s easier than explaining what is killing you inside”. - Joker I feel Joker is a misunderstood character….. yes …
Batman vs Superman: A Reaction

Batman vs Superman: A Reaction

Afternoon folks! Well I (Stu, hi there!) finally got the chance to see Batman vs Superman (aka Dawn of Justice) last night after a week of house moving stress and pain and you know what? I am one happy little DC fanboi! Anyone who’s listened to the AI Comic Pod (which is all of you, right?) will know that I’ve long wanted DC to follow Marvel’s lead and start thinking about the long game, create a full DC Universe and …

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