BATMAN: THE TELLTALE SERIES – EPISODE ONE REALM OF SHADOWS REVIEW

Batman the telltale video game series

It doesn’t take much to sell me on a new Batman video game. Typically some combination of the words “Batman” and “_legitimately anything goes here_” is an instant purchase.

Nonetheless, I hemmed and hawed for days over Batman: The Telltale Series. Finally, inevitably, I dove in to my first Telltale game. If you’re a comics or Bat-fan, but the choose-your-own-adventure nature of this new Batman video game is throwing you for a loop, this review is for you! Continue reading “BATMAN: THE TELLTALE SERIES – EPISODE ONE REALM OF SHADOWS REVIEW”

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Review! For Real This Time, Why So Serious?

Batman fights Superman

The first half of this movie review is largely spoiler-free. The second half is basically ALL spoilers. Please note the designation below so you can easily avoid!

There’s no arguing it: Batman v Superman is divisive. It’s right there in the title, in all the trailers, and now in the critics and audience reviews. There’s Day vs. Night, Man vs. God, Clark vs. Bruce. The movie is combative on a macro level as well, with a battle between wanting so badly for this first entry in the DC Expanded Universe to succeed, and the depressing final product. Continue reading “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Review! For Real This Time, Why So Serious?”

Book Review!: “The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture”

Earliest Batman Comics

In the age of the internet (slightly fewer cullings than the Age of Apocalypse), there’s an inversion of an old TV trope. Whereas we’ve all known the old “1,000 channels but nothing good on TV,” we now have 1,000,000 tweeted articles, but nothing to read. As always, this is an overstatement, but the value of intelligent, witty, interesting articles increasingly stands out. Continue reading “Book Review!: “The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture””