DC Comics

Suicide Squad – Critics vs. Fans

Suicide Squad is one of the summer’s most anticipated films.  With a very colorful, pop heavy marketing campaign, and the promise of an intriguing new spin on one of pop cultures most famous villains, people were wondering (hoping) that this would be the movie that would deliver the DC side of the superhero ship from the rocky waters that the last 2 attempts have left it in.  But now with a harsh shellacking by prominent movie critics and an equally loud fan base shouting back, this movie has garnered more controversy than I think Warner Bros. and DC Comics were hoping for.  So what is the final verdict? Is the movie really that bad?  Or were critics just being overly hard on another summer tent pole? (more…)

Batman: The Killing Joke (movie)

The Killing Joke is one of THE seminal Batman stories. Written by Alan Moore and drawn by Brian Boland in 1988, it has been a significant inspiration for every version of the Joker you are likely familiar with. But sometimes “important” doesn’t go hand in hand with “greatness”. Time hasn’t been kind to the overall opinion of the story, mostly in regards to its treatment of the character of Barbara Gordon, the original Batgirl. Unfortunately, it’s newly released animated counterpart doesn’t ultimately fair much better. (more…)