Posts tagged #joker

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

I’m sure all you real Batman fans saw the Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice teaser trailer recently.  You may be saying “Why are Batman and Superman fighting?”  or “Why is Batman (or Batfleck) wearing that armor?”  Many of us recognize that at least some inspiration for this movie must come from the 1986 Frank Miller story Batman the Dark Knight Returns.   

The 4 issue miniseries was set in a possible future (In the pre-New 52 continuity, this story was set on Earth 31).  The story begins with a now 55 year old Bruce Wayne, now retired from crime fighting for 10 years.

Scarecrow (The only thing we have to fear is fear himself!)

Fans of the show Gotham have probably heard that Jonathan Crane and his father are set to appear on the show.  Who is Jonathan Crane?  Jonathan Crane is the villainous Scarecrow, who first appeared in World’s Finest Comics #3 (Fall 1941).  The Scarecrow only appeared twice in the “Golden” age of comics, he next appeared in the “Silver” age in Batman #189 (1967).  After the 1985-1986 miniseries Crisis on Infinite Earths, Scarecrow gets a revamped origin.  In Batman Annual #19 (1995), its is revealed that young Jonathan Crane was constantly bullied all through childhood and into high school for being a bookworm and his resemblance...

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...