DC’s New 52 and Marvel’s Ultimate comics reboot their superheroes. Which is the better read?
In my previous Batstravaganza article, I discussed how the “Dark Age of Comics” changed both Batman and the genre of superheroes forever. The change was one of themes, but also one of aesthetics. In this article, I’m going to look specifically at the Batman of the Christopher Nolan movie trilogy: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight,… Continue reading Batstravaganza! – What does it mean to be the Dark Knight?
Today’s installment of Batstravaganza! is by Halit Bozdogan. His preferred Batman is Kevin Conroy’s animated version. Heath Ledger’s Joker takes the top spot for villain, whilst he prefers Grayson’s Nightwing over Drake’s Robin. There have been many superheroes created throughout the years, but none have had the same impact as the one who actually has no… Continue reading Batstravaganza! – The Many Masks of Batman
In our last “The Batman Paradox” post we delved into the philosophic waters of what is morally right when it comes to handling the Joker. Should Batman kill the Joker? That single action could save several, hundreds, maybe even thousands of people from potential harm, or even death. But we established last time that maybe Joker… Continue reading Batsravaganza! – The Batman Paradox, Part Two: No (Bat)Man’s Land
Today’s Batman is a dark, somewhat-brooding character that is faced with morally ambiguous decisions and has his ethical structure continuously tested. It is easy to forget that it wasn’t always this way, especially if your experience with Batman (or even superheroes in general) doesn’t extend past the most recent films. See, Batman was one of… Continue reading Batstravaganza! – A Primer on Batman and the Dark Age of Superheroes