Posts tagged #dccomics

The Ventriloquist & Scarface (Knock on wood)

The inspiration for this week’s blog comes from my All New Marvel Roundup and Superconductivity podcast cohost Charlie Esser (@charlieesser).  Charlie mentioned that now that Oswald is top dog of crime On Gotham now, he needs a new rival and the writers should introduce the Ventriloquist.  Who is the Ventriloquist?  3 people have used the name.  The first and best known was a timid man named Arnold Wesker who committed crimes by commanding his gang through his dummy Scarface, who was always dressed as a 1920’s gangster.  Wesker and Scarface both first appeared in Detective Comics #583 (February 1988). 

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...

Batman & Me

My name is Phil Perich and you may have heard me on the Before the Bat: The Gotham Podcast so you may have some idea of my love of all things Batman.  You’ll see any and all things about Batman here every week, whatever pops into my head about Batman and...