Posts tagged #comics

Man-Bat - On leathery wings… (I had to!)

Do you know who would be an interesting character for the Gotham TV show?  Dr. Kirk Langstrom, the alter ego of the Man-Bat!  No, not Batman, Man-Bat.  Dr. Kirk Langstrom, the Man-Bat, first appeared in Detective Comics #400 (June 1970).  Kirk was a scientist specializing in Chiropterology, the study of bats.  He develops an extract hoping to give humans a sonar sense similar to bats.  He hopes to cure deafness in this way since he himself was going deaf.  The extract works but also turns Kirk into a mindless man sized bat until Batman subdues and cures him. 

Posted on June 25, 2015 and filed under Television, Superheroes, Comics.

The Ogre (Who’s that?)

Who’s this Ogre guy that’s been on Gotham the last few weeks?  I can’t remember where I was online that said the Ogre was an original creation for the show.  Not so.  The concept came from one issue of Batman.  The name Ogre was used a few times in DC Comics.  Before the 1985-1986 miniseries Crisis on Infinite Earths, O.G.R.E. was an organize that stood for Organize for General Revenge and Enslavement.  They first appeared and fought Aquaman in Aquaman #26. 

Stephanie Brown (She’s not spoiled)

Stephanie first appeared as the costumed vigilante Spoiler to foil a plot by her newly released from prison father who was known as the Cluemaster.  Stephanie would keep going out at nights even after her father’s return to prison.  Batman had objections to “amateurs” working in Gotham, but Stephanie had started to develop a crush on the Robin at the time, Tim Drake.At the time, Stephanie’s advances were not returned, as Tim had a girlfriend he went to school with.  Eventaully, feeling scorned and rejected...

The Riddler (Q:When is a criminal like a mystery?)

Alright Gotham fans, let’s get to the one you’ve been waiting for, Edward Nigma (sometimes spelled Nygma, like on Gotham), aka The Riddler!  The Riddler first appeared in Detective Comics #140 (October 1948). Young Eddie’s obsession with riddles began as a child when while still in school, upon learning there is a contest to see which child can put a puzzle together the quickest, Eddie sneaks into the classroom the night before and puts the puzzle together over and over until he can do it within seconds.  After easily beating all the other kids, Eddie receives his prize, a book about riddles.  This would steer the course for the rest of his life...

Carmine Falcone Nothing’s more important than (the) family

Wow, it’s getting real on Gotham lately, especially with Falcone.  Who is Carmine Falcone?  He first appeared in Frank Miller’s classic Batman: Year One storyline which was a flashback to Batman’s first few months in Gotham City.  In Batman #404 (1987), Carmine “The Roman” Falcone was attending a dinner party with some of Gotham’s most influential including Police Commissioner Loeb...