An Open Letter To Ben Affleck, From A Raging Fanboy

Mr. Affleck, When I first heard you had been cast as Batman, well, let's just say I wasn't quite on board. You know what? I'll be honest, and I won't  dance around it: I hated the idea. I was as against the idea of you playing one of my favourite characters as a person could …

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Batman Will Never Defeat The Joker

Picture a typical Batman story featuring the Joker. Something awful will happen, people will either die, get mutilated (sometimes both) or loose something important to them. Joker will make  a joke out of what he's been doing, then Batman will stop him, beat him severely and send him to Arkham. Job done, right? Batman can …

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I Hate Bob Kane

I hope that got your attention. It's actually the title of the last post I had written for Graphic Policy's Bill Finger Week. If the title sounds familiar to long time readers of Ramblings, that's because the Graphic Policy article is based on an older version of a post that appeared here last year. To …

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Stepping Into The Cape And Cowl: The Other Batmen

Today is Batman Day. In honour of that, Ramblings Of A Comics Fan has been posting Batman related content all day; both some old favourites and some newly written pieces. In this post, there's a brief look at some of the more interesting people who, for various reasons, took up the mantle of the Batman when Bruce Wayne …

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Oh Batman, My Batman

Batman is arguably one of the most popular superheroes right now. You'd be hard pressed to find a person in the western world who couldn't recognize the caped crusader, or his symbol, and aside from maybe a handful of other superheroes he is largely the first character non comics reading people think of when they …

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Bill Finger To Receive Credit For Co-Creating Batman

In a statement released to The Hollywood reporter, DC said: DC Entertainment and the family of Bill Finger are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement that recognizes Mr. Finger’s significant contributions to the Batman family of characters. "Bill Finger was instrumental in developing many of the key creative elements that enrich the …

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What’s In A Title: Dark Knight III: The Master Race

When it comes to great Batman stories, inevitably the conversation will turn to Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns. This is a graphic novel that is held up as one of the three truly great stories to come from the comic medium (the other being the Pulitzer Prize winning Maus, and the other being Watchmen …

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Frank Millar Returns To The Dark Knight

Frank Miller’s 1986 classic The Dark Knight Returns has been hailed as one of the three great graphic novels to emerge from the eighties (Watchmen and Maus being the others), and the slight less well received follow up from the early 2000's Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again. The first series, rightly, is hailed as an absolute classic. But does …

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Batman Finally Gets To Meet The Turtles.

Perhaps the best news I've heard from San Diego Comic-Con so far this year is that Batman will finally meet the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Feel free to throw an arm or two in the air in celebration. I sure did. All done? For those of us who created our own Batman/TMNT mash ups as …

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Some Thoughts On The Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Trailer

Released this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, the latest trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice is available now for public consumption, and I've posted it below for those of you who've yet to see it. I've watched this twice now, and aside from what seems to be the possibility of yet another take on Batman's …

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