Posted in television on 04/23/2009 02:30 pm by Zachary
Now that I have no more episodes of the Flash to watch, I’ve tried to fill that void with the Birds of Prey live action series. I’ve only watched the pilot so far, but it’s probably safe to say that this is the worst thing to come out of DC Comics. Worse than the Catwoman movie. Witness the show’s intro, embedded above.
Maybe I’ll formulate a more cohesive critique when I’m less angry about the whole thing.
Posted in comics on 03/01/2009 10:26 am by Zachary
DC Comics has decided to pull the plug on three long running monthlies: Robin, Nightwing and Birds of Prey. I’m sure this is a business decision, which makes it suck pretty hard. Now that Batman is, uh, “inactive” I was planning on reading Robin to get my Gotham City fix. No dice. This is probably my own fault for not being able to fix the economy.
Posted in comics on 01/29/2009 01:57 pm by Zachary
Batman: Year 100, written and illustrated by Paul Pope. It’s about a dystopian police state version of Gotham City in the year 2039. The story itself is quite weak compared to offerings with similarnarratives, but I love the ambiguity of the actual Batman character. It’s very much along the lines of “This is a comic book, and there are things that happen in comic books that don’t need to make sense.” There’s a term for that, I think… epistemological internalism? Or maybe I just made that up. I’m running with it.