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Thoughts on Man of Steel

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Man of Steel opened up last Friday, and I’ve been reading all the complaints flying around about it.  I liked the movie.  In the last Superman movie, Superman Returns, which was supposed to be a ‘real sequel to the original…

Review: Batman-The Return of Bruce Wayne

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Fans of epic fantasy are used to long series – The Wheel of Time & The Sword of Truth come to mind.  But I don’t know that even the most hard core fantasy fan would read 51 books in a…

Why I don’t want Robin in Batman 3

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One of my favorite characters in the Batman universe is Dick Grayson.

Dick Grayson was the youngest member of a circus highwire act known as ‘The Flying Graysons’. When his family was killed right in front of him, it struck Bruce Wayne right where it hurts because it was like watching his own parents die all over again.

Review: Batman & Robin-Batman Reborn

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Batman is dead; sacrificed for the greater good trying to stop Darkseid in Final Crisis. In the aftermath of his death, Gotham descends into a crime wave. Once before, when Bane broke the Batman, Dick Grayson assumed the mantle of the Bat to bring order back to the city.

Podcast: Episode 11

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#11 In this weeks ATFMB podcast, I talk about scifi television, including the renewal of Fox hit Fringe for a 3rd season, Chuck’s ratings win that might mean a 4th season and how i09 has a list of 25 books…

Review: Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths

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Crisis on Two Earths plays on the Crisis on Infinite Earths series by introducing an earth where the Justice League is lead by none other than Lex Luther, and where that Justice League has been beaten by a super powered criminal empire known as the Crime Syndicate.

Batman: Prodigal

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If you could say one nice thing about the whole mega crossover extravaganza event called ‘Knightfall’, ‘Knightquest’ and ‘KnightsEnd’ – it’s that it had a monumental epilogue that every Batman fan (I think) wanted to see: Dick Grayson stepping up…

Batman: KnightsEnd

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The culmination of a story that had Batman beaten and broken, then replaced, KnightsEnd sees Bruce Wayne return to reclaim his mantle and his city. Gotham is a mess. Police Commissioner Gordon no longer trusts the Batman, Robin has been…

Batman: Knightquest

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Following Knightfall, Knightquest was the aftermath of Bane breaking The Batman’s back in the Batcave, then taking over Gotham. Something had to be done. Gotham needed a Batman. Knightquest was actually two separate storylines. In the first, The Search, Bruce…