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CorrinaLawson
October 28 2014

Gotham 1.06: “Spirit of the Goat”

You have to love the way Oswald makes entrances. First, he shows up at Barbara’s clock tower to say “hi” to his good friend, Jim, then he shows up at his mother’s place...
CorrinaLawson
October 21 2014

Gotham 1.05: “Viper”

The full scope of the corruption in Gotham and the impossible task that Jim Gordon has taken on himself becomes clear in this fifth episode, where the series finally coalesces into full coherence. Instead...
CorrinaLawson
October 14 2014

Gotham 1.04: “Arkham”

Gotham should be subtitled “Rise of the Penguin,” as it’s clear by this fourth episode that this season is all about Oswald Cobblepot’s bid for power. Focusing on the...
CorrinaLawson
October 7 2014

Gotham 1.03: “The Balloonman”

If one thing is clear from three episodes of Gotham, it’s that the show is going to be obvious in its themes. Jim Gordon is always the “boy scout,” Bruce is the brooding youngster...
CorrinaLawson
September 30 2014

Gotham 1.02: “Selina Kyle”

Bruno Heller, the co-creater of Gotham, talked in an interview about the influence of 1970s New York City on the show. That’s evident in much of the cinematography, such as the elevated tracks...
CorrinaLawson
September 23 2014

Gotham Series Premiere: You Won’t Miss Batman

If you’re a casual television viewer, you probably remember Jim Gordon as the bumbling commissioner on the Batman live-action television show. If you’ve seen the recent Dark Knight...
CorrinaLawson
September 19 2014

Gotham: Join Us for the Journey Through Batman’s Origins

“The attraction of this story was the chance to tell the origin stories,” said Gotham Executive Producer/Writer Bruno Heller in an interview last week. Gotham is the story of what...
CorrinaLawson
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...
JakeHinkson
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...
Corrina
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...
JenniferProffitt
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...
Terrie
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...
DaveRichards
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...
DaveRichards
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;”...
cmorgan
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...
cmorgan
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...
CorrinaLawson
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...
CorrinaLawson
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...
cmorgan
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),...
CorrinaLawson
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...
CorrinaLawson
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...
Corrina
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...
cmorgan
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...
cmorgan
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...
cmorgan
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...
Simon.Toyne
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...