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POSTED BY Chris Gering ON November 2, 2011 Add Comments
“From here, you can’t see the enemy.” This is what Bruce Wayne thinks to himself as he flies into Gotham City, upon his return after years abroad. And yet, this story is not alone about Bruce Wayne. No. This story is also about the other half of Batman. The law-abiding half. Batman always holds himself to the law and its rules, despite his blatant disregard for vigilantism. Of course, this is in reference to Lieutenant James Gordon. At…
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POSTED BY Chris Gering ON September 19, 2011 1 Comment
Batman: Gotham Noir is Batman given the hard-boiled detective treatment. Except Bats is not our main protagonist. James Gordon, a private eye, is whose narrative we follow. The amazing team of Ed Brubaker (Writer) and Sean Phillips (Artist), with Dave Stewart (Colorist) and Bill Oakley (Letterer), the same writer/artist pair that is currently producing both series’ Criminal and Incognito (my current obsession).
The main premise surrounds Gordon being blamed for the murder of a woman he was originally hired to protect. Gordon is an ex-cop who now…
Tags: batman, batman: gotham noir, bill oakley, bruce wayne, dave stewart, ed brubaker, elseworlds, frank miller, gotham city, harvey dent, jack napier, james gordon, sean phillips, selina kyle, sin city
POSTED BY Chris Gering ON July 25, 2011 Add Comments
When Tim Burton was tapped for the second Batman film, he spoke with Michael Keaton and they both agreed that they had already discovered everything about Batman, with the first film. The studio persisted, and Tim's itch for Gotham had clearly not left him. And the result is a much darker Batman than even the first film captured.This one broke new ground that most Batman films still have not. This is a unique interpretation that cannot be duplicated. Tim Burton’s visual style…
Tags: bat-signal, bat-suit, batman returns, batman: year one, catwoman, chris nolan, christopher walken, danny devito, danny elfman, diane salinger, frank miller, gotham city, heath ledger, joker, max schreck, michael gough, michael keaton, michelle pfeiffer, paul reubens, pee-wee herman, penguin, selina kyle, sin city, sleepy hollow, tim burton