FYI: Impressive BATMAN Fan-Films Exist!

Posted by Jon Wiener October 9, 2011
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Sunday morning – surfing the net – minding my owns… What’s this?  A series of unofficial Batman movies executed on a shoestring budget?  These must be awful!  Here’s the catch, readers…they’re actually pretty darn good. BAT IN THE SUN PRODUCTIONS was founded by father/son duo Sean and Aaron Schoenke about 10 years ago.  Though they’ve [...]

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It’s a comix two-fer, Batman and Witchfinder!

Posted by Rob Noble March 6, 2011

Today’s quick comic review is going to be a two-fer, because I wanted to talk about Batman: The Return (which came last month) and also Sir Edward Grey, Witchfinder, which is fresh on the stands last week.  That one’s from Dark Horse, and I’m printing a Scott Allie interview next week, so I thought it [...]

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Batman: The All Over is *the* time-skipping anti-romp!

Posted by Rob Noble January 4, 2011

Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-5 set the bar pretty high for time-jumping heroes.  In it, Billy Pilgrim lives his vaguely sci-fi life as a WW2 vet in non-consecutive chronological order: 80 years, chopped into bits of a few weeks or months, then shuffled like a deck of cards.  Since its publication in 1969, tons of tv shows [...]

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A great new idea for DC crossovers at the movies!

Posted by Rob Noble December 30, 2010
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I’d love to give credit where credit’s due, but the truth is, I canNOT remember where I first heard this idea (who knows?  Maybe I dreamt it!):  The Christopher Nolan-supervised The Dark Knight Rises and Superman: The Man of Steel movies aren’t going to be connected (ala World’s Finest) with a big spandex meet-n-greet, but [...]

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Bruce Wayne, Amnesiac P.I.

Posted by Rob Noble December 28, 2010

Now where’d I set that fifth issue of Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne?  The one where he continues his race through time (and remember folks, time’s arrow only flies in one direction!)  Ah yes, right here under this giant pile of ratty moleskines and out-of-package JLU action figures. So, where were we? Right, Bruce [...]

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Batman: The (NOT) So Old West Years

Posted by Rob Noble October 13, 2010

Ah, Grant Morrison.  Love him or hate him (and I love him), he’s just a man – and there’s no way around the needs of comics’ story-telling machinery when writing a 6-issue run.  Some critics are chafing at the delays in getting these issues out, but I’m all for delays in the writing and production [...]

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Batman: the Return of Bruce Wayne – Now more Piratey!

Posted by Rob Noble September 19, 2010
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Batman continues his great running leap through time in Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #3.  While numbers 1 and 2 concerned themselves mostly with the mechanics of Bruce’s time-traveling (where has he landed this time?  Puritan-era Gotham?  On it!), number 3 begins to explore not just the how and the where but the why [...]

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Let the Batman 3 dreamcasting begin!

Posted by Rob Noble July 19, 2010
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So, Inception’s finally out.  If you’re a sci-fi super-nerd, a fan of Chris Nolan’s The Dark Knight (or any of his other clockwork-like films) or just an admirer of Leo DiCaprio’s extra-tan face, you’ve probably already seen it.  And that’s great!  I’m going to post something later this week about one of Inception’s source materials: [...]

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Sexy Geek is the New Black: Adventures at Comic Con

Posted by Gabriel von Grünbaum May 3, 2010
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The Wizard World Comic Con at the Anaheim Convention Center was just held the other weekend, April 16th through the 18th – same weekend as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was taking place deep in the California desert.  What an interesting contrast for weekend event planning.  It’s the geeks versus the stoners, while [...]

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