Posts Tagged ‘Batman’

International Ink: Gift Ideas for Comics Nerds (Part 2 of 2)

In which we take a look at a great big pile of review copies of comic books, cartoons, and graphic novels. This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Read Part 1 here.
Anyone mourning the gradual shrinking and axing of comic strips in newspapers should consider the comic-strip reprint collection. One of this year's most [...]

Faux Reals: On the Deconstruction, Mainstreaming, and Redeconstruction of Superheroes

“If you don’t recognize that criminals aren’t the enemy, the system is, you may as well get out now,” we’re told at the top of Gwydion Suilebhan’s Reals. A moment later, we’re chastened, “Superhero movies are bad for you.”
The pronouncement is part of an odd direct-address prologue—intoned by a masked woman in black lace and purple [...]

Arts Roundup: Batman Edition

In response to our post about Brian Miller's brilliant Minor Treat ice-cream truck, Travis Morrison from Dismemberment Plan solicits Plan-themed food ideas. Dismemberment Flan, anyone? [Facebook]
Village Voice interviews local experimentalists Janel and Anthony—and Janel gives us a shout-out. [Village Voice]
The Style blog attempts to unfurl the overarching themes of this year's Capital Fringe festival. [Post]
DCist [...]

Reviewed: The Dark Knight Rises

It is flawed.
Yes, fanboys and -girls, The Dark Knight Rises is epic. And, yes, it ultimately provides a satisfying conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s stand-up-and-cheer trilogy. But it falls decidedly short of the magnificence that is its predecessor, The Dark Knight.
Oh, come on: Why so serious? You’ll still have a good time, and you’ll still be [...]

Meet a Visiting Comics Movie Producer: A Chat With Michael Uslan

Michael Uslan has to be one of the world's most powerful comics fans. He attended the very first comic book convention in the 1960s, taught what was probably the first academic course for credit on comics, and was a producer of all the modern Batman movies. Now, he’s penned The Boy Who Loved Batman, about his [...]

Arts Roundup: National Edition

Morning all. I don't know about your neck of the woods, but police presence has been screamin' this morning in Petworth. Meanwhile, in the world of arts...
The New York Times' Cathy Horyn examines the gown Michelle Obama wore for Hu Jintao's state dinner. She seems impressed by Obama's choice of the festive red dress with [...]

International Ink: Think Holiday Thoughts

Many comic art books released this fall are, naturally, suitable as gifts...whether that's for someone else or yourself is up to you. Here's a few that may be of interest.
How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less (Vertigo, $24.99) is American Jew Sarah Glidden's travelogue about her "Birthright Israel" tour of the country. Religiously [...]

Arts Roundup: Geek-Out Edition

*Yesterday a rare copy of Detective Comics No. 27, which features the first ever appearance of Batman, sold for the a record $1,075,500, The Washington Post reports. The return on that investment? Pretty good. "In 1939, the comic sold for 10 cents; the consignor bought the record-setting book in the '60s for $100," writes Michael [...]

Arts Roundup: Hollywood Graveyard Season Edition

Hello! A lot of the new movies you'll see in 2010 will be old, the New York Times reports. Like, 2008 old! This is because: 1) January falls right after the deadline for Oscar eligibility, so it's a natural graveyard for films that the studios had hoped would be a lot better (like The Lovely Bones, [...]