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Corrina Lawson
September 10 2014

Gotham’s Girls: Comic Noir’s New Leading Ladies

Noir has long been a male bastion in comics, from Frank Miller reimagining Daredevil and Batman to Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka creating Gotham Central, an inspiration for the upcoming Gotham television...
August 29 2014

Batman at 25: Tim Burton’s Caped Crusader

Ah, 1989. It was a simpler time. Your faithful correspondent was 14 years old—amply pimpled, brazenly bemulleted, and already a devoted movie geek. The best thing that happened to me that...
May 30 2014

Gotham: The City Without Batman

How can Gotham be an interesting show if it doesn’t have Batman? It’s a question I’ve been asked numerous times since Fox Television announced that Gotham would join their...
May 15 2014

“This is Not a City for Nice Guys”: Official Gotham Trailer

A few months ago Fox announced it would be exploring Gotham city and the Batman origin story, but starting from right after Bruce Wayne's parents were killed. In this first trailer for the...
March 13 2014

Mary Roberts Rinehart: The American Agatha Christie

Mary Roberts Rinehart was born on August 12, 1876 in what is now known as the North Side of Pittsburg, but was then the city of Allegany, Pennsylvania. She grew up in a family that was not economically...
December 17 2013

Holiday Havoc: 5 Warped, Weird, & Wonderful Christmas Graphic Novels

Christmas is a time where an overweight immortal man pilots a sleigh of flying reindeer across the globe, an angel shows a suicidal man the impact he’s had on the world, and spectral entities...
December 11 2013

Holiday Havoc: Christmas Films with Explosions

The holidays are a time for peace on Earth and good will towards man. So movies set at that time often involve heartwarming and cute scenes like Tiny Tim saying, “God bless us everyone;”...
September 12 2013

House on fire? Batman and Captain America to the Rescue!

Sure, there are some would-be superhero 20-somethings that patrol the mean streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, but do they save lives? That's what Captain America and Batman do, save ungrateful lives...
Crime HQ
August 23 2013

ZINNG: You on TV? Us on TV! Batman and a Friday Dance Party

•   Are you in the UK? Are you a fanatic for TV's Sherlock, Midsomer Murder, Miss Marple, Poirot, Inspector Morse, and Inspector Lewis? Then would you like to appear on a trivia...
August 2 2013

Lois Lane and Batman Sitting In a Tree...

We love a good investigation. Whether it is by some brilliant consulting detective like Sherlock Holmes or a plucky, slightly unfortunate reporter like Kolchak. As long as there is a mystery to...
Crime HQ
July 30 2013

Now Win This!: Bag of Cool Scares Sweepstakes

We're clearing out our prize closets to share bags and bags of seriously great stuff! Our first bundle of 7 books includes superhero comics and an illustrated novel, zombie adventures (plus...
Corrina Lawson
February 15 2013

Learning to Love Batwoman

I wanted to hate the new Batwoman. She was a replacement for a character I liked very much, circus owner Kathy Kane. Kathy Kane was a silly Silver Age Batwoman who showed up in Batman comics...
Corrina Lawson
December 14 2012

Lesser-Known Comics: The Robins, Part 2

In contrast to the first three Robins, who were created specifically to fill the role of Batman’s sidekick, no one ever expected these last two Robins to wear the red and green. Stephanie...
December 14 2012

Ear Worm: The Greatest Detective Rap Battle

Have you ever found yourself wondering who would win in a battle of rhymes between two of the world’s greatest detectives? Well great news, or not (depending on how you answered that question),...
Corrina Lawson
December 6 2012

Lesser-Known Comics: The Robins, Part 1

In previous posts, I talked about a Batman story featuring the history of Gotham and a great caper story featuring Catwoman. Now it’s time to talk Robin. Well, Robins. Plural. Because...
Corrina Lawson
November 29 2012

Lesser-Known Comics: Catwoman: Selina’s Big Score

The best part of The Dark Knight Rises? Selina Kyle, Catwoman. Intelligent, perceptive, armed with a total disregard for the law but not quite without morals altogether. That’s the...
November 13 2012

Lesser-Known Comics: Batman: Made of Wood

Just as Middle Earth is essential in J.R.R. Tolkien’s stories, Gotham City is an important element of the Batman mythos. Somewhere out there, Gotham is a real place where citizens struggle...
Crime HQ
October 16 2012

What Do Nancy Drew and The Walking Dead have in Common?

Since the beginning, we here at Crime HQ have been handing out all the best stuff for crime fiction lovers. But now we’re stepping up our game . . . only for our newsletter subscribers. We’ll...
October 5 2012

I Am Batman!...Well Sort Of…

You know what makes Bruce Wayne so great? He is a detective first. He never gets in the way of the beat cops and detectives out there making the city of Gotham safer. He uses his many technological...
Crime HQ
September 13 2012

Cake, Anyone?

Someone here at CrimeHQ had a birthday recently. Unfortunately, we didn’t know in time to get her a cake like the amazing ones featured over at Mental Floss’s 11 Cakes Inspired by Comic...
August 31 2012

Batman of Shanghai: Where Does he get Those Wonderful Rickshaws?

It’s been pretty much decided that the world’s other greatest detective has some pretty great stories out there. He’s done pretty much everything and been almost everywhere. Bruce...
July 29 2012

The World’s Other Greatest Detective

As you have probably heard Batman is back on the big screen, and despite the tragic incident in Aurora, Colorado, the movie has received solid reviews and feedback. People like their Batman.  But...
July 18 2012

The Dark Side—And Why We Love It

Recently my son Stan (6) discovered something it took me until I was an adult to figure out. He’d been playing a lot of Lego Batman on his Nintendo DS—I know I’m a model parent—and I noticed...
June 4 2012

Photobombing History: When Stalin “Met” Darth Vader

Okay, so Darth Vader never met Stalin, nor was there an epic conspiracy for Batman to help Fidel Castro take over Cuba. But wouldn’t it be awesome if they had? Indonesian photographer, Agan Harahap,...
Crime HQ
May 2 2012

The Dark Knight is Rising...

The third (and final) trailer for The Dark Knight Rises is out. The movie comes to theaters July 20, and there has been a full court press on teasers and trailers. I have to admit, it’s working...
October 28 2011

Costumed Crimefighter: The Evolution of the Batsuit

From the start, Batman was the anti-Superman. Think back to 1939, the year Batman debuted in Detective Comics #27, and a year after Superman made his big splash. The Great Depression still...
October 26 2011

Ugly Batty—Batman: Year One, the Animated Movie

Superhero animation hasn’t changed as much in the last twenty years as comic books themselves, but it has made significant progress. In the old days, superheroes were considered small beans. In the...
June 10 2011

Batman: Year One Revisited

There was a time when Batman arrived at our house every month wrapped in plastic. My older brother was a Dark Knight obsessive, so while I got to read his monthly subscriptions, I always had to treat...
May 23 2011

Gotham Central: Cops Under a Bat-Shaped Shadow

If Ed McBain wrote a comic book, it probably would have been a lot like Gotham Central. You recognize the city name, of course. It’s Batman’s stomping grounds. It’s the town where all the wackos...
C. Z. Chen
May 13 2011

Is Latest Batman On Crack?

Happy Friday the 13th! Ready for something weird?   Check in for a psychiatric evaluation and check out some spreads from the latest issue of Batman: Odyssey #6. With anticipation...