Posts tagged #dc

Batman Incorporated (Would you like a side of justice with it?)

It was towards the end of 2010, Bruce Wayne had just come back from certain death (a body had been discovered at the end of Final Crisis that Superman verified was Batman).  Dick Grayson (NIghtwing) had taken on the role of Batman in his absence.  So how do you decide who’s Batman?  You don’t!  If you're  Bruce Wayne you not only have 2 Batmans (Batmen?), you hold a press conference to announce that you are the financial backer behind Batman.  You also announce that “Batman” is starting an international crime fighting force under the banner of “Batman Incorporated”.  All this, the brain child of writer Grant Morrison, took place in the final pages of Batman & Robin #16 (November 2010). 

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. 

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...

Leslie Thompkins (Physician heal thyself…and Gotham)

So what did everyone think of Gotham’s first episode back (Rogues’ Gallery)?  What about Dr. Leslie Thompkins?  She plays a big part in the Batman legend.  Leslie Thompkins first appeared in Detective Comics #457 (March 1976).  A close friend and colleague of Bruce Wayne’s father Thomas, Leslie Thompkins was not only there for Bruce the night his parents were murdered, but would become a kind of surrogate mother figure to Bruce.  Even though Batman would visit her for years on the anniversary of the Wayne murders, Dr. Thompkins would not discover his identity until...