Category Archives: DC Comics

5 Series Where Anything Goes

One of the things I like about Doctor Who┬áis that the story engine basically allows the series to tell any kind of story in any setting. The basic conceit is that in every episode, an ancient time traveler and his … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Favorite Comic Book Writers

I spent way too much time thinking about something others might rattle off very quickly: who my favorite comic book writers are, and what it would take to displace them. This was based on a comment on a message board … Continue reading

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Batman 103: Morrison and Snyder

Right now, it’s a pretty good time to be a Batman fan. The Christopher Nolan movies were easily the three best superhero films ever made, and the comics are providing material for future adaptations with two runs by the most … Continue reading

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Alan Moore 101

There’s an easy measure of the best talent in an art form. How do they dominate Best Of lists? Shigeru Miyamato’s name pops up a lot if you’re looking at a tally of the most acclaimed video games. Charles Dickens … Continue reading

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Batman 102: Introduction to the Dark Knight II

After the essentials, there are several notable mostly self-contained Batman tales well worth hunting down for anyone with an interest in the caped crusader. Son of the Demon An original graphic novel by Mike Barr and Jerry W. Bingham as … Continue reading

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Comic Books Round-Up August 16 2013 Edition

Grant Morrison has an unconventional interpretation of the seminal Batman comic The Killing Joke. Peter David recalled how the Phantom mini-series allowed him to become a freelance writer, as well as a disagreement with Phantom creator Lee Falk. Being involved … Continue reading

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Round-Up 2013 August 13 2013 Edition

The Atlantic considers the rise and fall of the Mid-Atlantic accent popularized by Kathryn Hepburn and Cary Grant. So how did the accent die? Thanks in part to these sharp-tongued headliners like Bogart, Americans began to see themselves better reflected … Continue reading

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