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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...
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...
Crime HQ
June 26 2014

Pizza-Eating, Reptilian Crime Fighters: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer Reveals Villain

They're funny, charismatic...and reptilian...but they're here to save you! After what seems like the longest wait, we finally have the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie trailer. With...
dvaleris
May 10 2014

Fresh Meat: Sidekick by J. Michael Straczynski and Tom Mandrake

Sidekick by J. Michael Straczynski and Tom Madrake is a gritty, blunt comic book portrayal of a superhero sidekick who struggles to succeed on his own after his partner is killed (available May 13,...
Crime HQ
February 7 2014

So You Want to Be a Supervillan: Maxi-Lair or Mini-Lair?

You must decide if you'll be a truly super villain! Should you go for the mobile 600-foot self-sufficient traveling lair, a projection of gut-rumbling diabolical potential with the huge attendant...
JenniferProffitt
February 4 2014

It’s Good to be Bad: Supervillains Take Over Super Bowl Ads

Super Bowl ads are always known for their over-the-top, near-cinematic quality. However, this year, the ads were taken to new heights—of a supervillain proportion. Whether it was the Jaguar...
aprildawn
January 27 2014

Fresh Meat: Moriarty Returns a Letter by Michael Robertson

Moriarty Returns a Letter is the fourth in Michael Robertson’s contemporary Baker Street mystery series, and includes the predicament of a brash Pinkerton detective of the past, who adopts the...
Crime HQ
January 17 2014

Before the Cape: Fox’s Gotham Provides Batman Origin Story

In Fox's winter press tour, chairman Kevin Reilly revealed some information about the Batman show, Gotham, that made headlines a few months ago. While the show has no official premiere date, yet—but...
Crime HQ
January 3 2014

Luke, I am Your Refrigerator...

Right before Han Solo was frozen in carbonite he issued one of the most famous lines in cinema as Princess Leia says she loves him: he knows. In fact, Star Wars is full of some of the most memorable...
dvaleris
December 20 2013

Fresh Meat: The Victories, Vol. 2: Transhuman by Michael Avon Oeming

The Victories, Vol. 2: Transhuman by Michael Avon Oeming is a superhero thriller graphic novel (available December 24, 2013). Michael Avon Oeming builds on the success of his first solo volume of...
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...
A3Writer
November 29 2013

Iago: A Villain Without A Cause?

We love a good villain. Villains with complex characters, mysterious motivations, and great resourcefulness are the best. The hero needs to be challenged, right? The better the villain, the greater...
DeborahLacy
November 25 2013

Yes, You Must Watch The Blacklist With Me!

Back in September, I wrote about five new crime TV shows  that I was excited to watch. Of those five: Ironsides was cancelled, Dracula was a disappointment (although I am still watching it) and...
Crime HQ
November 20 2013

Movie Villains Need Days Off, Too!

Supervillains have hobbies too. In a series of images featured in a show at Gallery 88, artist Kiersten Essenpreis illustrated what some iconic movie characters and villains would look like during their...
DeborahLacy
September 13 2013

Friday the 13th: The Evolution of a Superstition

Most Americans have known about the superstition surrounding unlucky Friday the 13th since grade school. Some people take this superstition very seriously, refusing to fly on airplanes or even leave...
A3Writer
August 18 2013

The First Femme Fatale?: Don’t Mess with Medea

Here's where to start if you haven't already read about Medea's involvement in Jason's Big Heist. Continuing... Medea’s adventures didn’t stop just with obtaining...
Crime HQ
August 15 2013

A DIY Mountaintop Lair for the Urban Supervillain

One man's do-it-yourself mountain atop a Beijing skyscraper is not pleasing his neighbors, one of whom called its builder a “menace.” The article's author calls Zhang Lin...
JonLand
August 2 2013

Bad Boys as Rock Stars

So the latest issue of Rolling Stone arrived in the mail not too long ago.  You know the one I’m talking about—it’s the issue with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving Boston Marathon...
Crime HQ
July 19 2013

Every Superhero Needs a Supervillain: Kick-Ass 2 Trailer

Every good superhero needs a good supervillain. And what's better than a supervillain with a vendetta because you killed his father?! Chloe Grace Moretz and Aaron Taylor-Johnson feature in...
CorrinaLawson
March 26 2013

Cassandra Cain: The Forgotten Batgirl

Cassandra Cain is the forgotten Batgirl. She’s the least known among the general public and is currently gone from DC Comics stories. Worse, she’s unlikely to make a re-appearance, as requests...
CToohey
January 15 2013

Fresh Meat: The Aylesford Skull by James P. Blaylock

The Aylesford Skull by James P. Blaylock marks the author’s return to steampunk with an adventure featuring Victorian gentleman and inventor Langdon St. Ives (available January 15, 2013). It...
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...
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...
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...
ScottDParker
August 22 2012

Fresh Meat: Seven Wonders by Adam Christopher

Seven Wonders by Adam Christopher is set in alternate reality complete with superheroes and battling supervillains (available August 28, 2012). Let’s be honest: superheroes work better on...
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...
Crime HQ
May 29 2012

Moriarty Fixes Trials, Why Not the BAFTA Awards?

Why not, indeed? During our Season 2 coverage of Sherlock, Leslie Gilbert Elman blogged that “Andrew Scott as Moriarty is just beautiful.” We’d agree. As captivating as a cobra. In this...