Back Issues: Ranking Robins

Call me crazy, but I have a real fondness for the character of Robin. It really irks me when people (especially movie directors) rag on Batman’s colourful sidekick; debuting in 1940, about a year after Batman’s momentous first appearance, Robin has been an essential staple of Batman’s world for over eighty years so to suggest … Continue reading Back Issues: Ranking Robins

10 FTW: Super-Suits

With over eighty years of continuous publication behind him, it’s no surprise that, over the many years and through numerous alternate realities and reality-shattering Crises, Superman has gone through more than a few wardrobe changes. Initially debuting in what amounted to a traditional strongman costume, Superman soon adopted the iconic “S” shield to uphold his … Continue reading 10 FTW: Super-Suits

10 FTW: Batsuits

So, disappointingly, Ben Affleck is officially, 100% out as Batman. Despite my reservations about him being cast in the role, he delivered a really impressive performance as a tortured, grizzled Bruce Wayne who was driven to extremes after two decades of fighting an unwinnable war against crime in Gotham City. However, due to a multitude … Continue reading 10 FTW: Batsuits

Back Issues: Whatever Happened to Kyle Rayner!?

Ah, the nineties! What a time to be alive for comic book fans! We saw Superman die and be replaced by four imposters before returning…with a mullet! We saw Batman get his back broken and be replaced with a Punisher-like nutjob. We saw Aquaman get his hand bitten off by piranhas and replaced…with a harpoon! … Continue reading Back Issues: Whatever Happened to Kyle Rayner!?

Back Issues: DC’s Crisis Conundrum

Ever since the 1938 introduction of Superman, DC Comics has been known for its vast array of costumed crimefighters and interconnected, densely populated fictional narratives. For decades, continuity was played fast and loose; Superman evolved from being a moderately powerful superhuman who could leap over tall buildings into a God-like figure who could turn back … Continue reading Back Issues: DC’s Crisis Conundrum