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July 20, 2012 3:40 pm Well put. I've been trying to figure out what didnt sit right with the movie, but I believe it was the forced nature of trying to drive home a point or concept. Nolan does this with all movies. This is not a slight against the movie as it didnt detract from my overall enjoyment of the movie, but I got the ambition by all parties involved to tell a story with deeper concepts between lines of dialog and narrative. Did it verge on overmonologuing at times? Sure, but not to the discredit of the actors and direction. In anyone else's hands, it would've been a disaster, but this cast certainly delivered. Lastly, any comparison between Tom Hardy's Bane and Heath Ledger's Joker is unfair... and unfortunately by many, unavoidable. There's a nuance that an antagonist brings to the table that rounds out these concepts.
November 15, 2011 11:25 pm Welcome to the westside.
August 11, 2011 2:03 am Notable mentions:
Dick Grayson and Wally West or Roy Harper
Peter Parker and Johnny Storm
Donna Troy and Starfire
Tim Drake and Conner Kent
Fire and Ice
Plutonian and The Hornet (Told in Flashbacks)

Just superheroes? Here's more going outside the genre:
Lando and Han
Shepard Book and Jayne
Shadow and Wednesday
Flycatcher and Boy Blue

In real life?
Rob Liefeld and Todd McFarlene
August 11, 2011 1:19 am Wouldn't the genetic make up be somewhat similar from the first generation of offspring Yorick produces from intercourse (this is assuming we're ok with the kissing half-sibling effect of siring a 2nd generation from Yorick's kids).

Geneticists recently speculated that the cultivation of the human race needed no less than 20k individuals to disperse the genetic material enough and any less would cause the race to mutate out of existence.

Great article! Can we mythbuster this? I'll gladly offer myself as test subject. 
June 29, 2011 12:48 am Whoa... daddy issues... hmm...
August 12, 2010 10:40 am

I can see this as being a great way to have a Batman in various places. It solves the Wolverine Problem where he appears on every book, and have a Batman appear in various corners of the DCU. It also mirrors the success of the Brave and the Bold cartoon, and allows the freedom to tell a Batman story across themes and genres which already work for the mythos (everything from camp, crime, noir, sci-fi, DCU Big 3, etc.)


Morrison has a long time to experiment to see what works, what doesn't, and to hone in on the story he wants to tell (even tying up some loose threads he left from RIP). Looking forward to it.

July 30, 2010 10:13 am

Having re-read Winnick's run on the Red Hood, I think I enjoyed the animated adaptation just a little bit more (and overall, hold this DC Animated the best overall).


Whether or not you were familiar with the original Death in the Family storyline, that cold opening pretty much made it clear that Jason was the Red Hood. The original comic left that a mystery, so in contrast, it replaced that mystery with emotionality in the movie. That decompression allowed the story to move a bit more fluidly within the 75 minute timeframe, and managed to hit the major beats that the comic was pressing.


I will still hold the comic's art in higher regard. I loved the animated fighting sequences, but Mankhe's art is fantastic. The movie took shortcuts with the use of CG which really stuck out like a sore thumb, whereas I don't remember a rushed page in Mankhe's art (though its great to compare the fight with Amazo on both the movie and the book).


Great, great movie and still the best of all these that have been put out by DC... and LOVE the Jonah Hex story!

June 17, 2010 4:46 pm

Jade? I thought this was Cheshire... unless her real name is Jade. 

April 1, 2010 9:52 am That gatefold (and others in general) confuse me in terms of reading order. Gorgeous art though. Props to Sinclair for making those colors sing.
March 23, 2010 4:18 pm

Oh yay! MMPR Talk! Sentai is awesome and I have in my glass case the Dinozord set w/ the DragonZord and Titanus.

Sad part is I got them in the early 2000's, putting me at my early 20's to get them.

Its funny how we've heard the parallels of Sinestro to Hitler. I recently heard someone make the comparison of Sinestro Corps War as an allegory to Homeland Security for the GL Corps. Really as readers we do pick up dots and try and connect them. I figure, as long as I'm enjoying it, makes no real difference to me.

Looking forward to the final chapter in BN.