Batman: The Killing Joke (Graphic Novel)

DC Comics

DC Comics

Warning: This post discusses some graphic material and there are spoilers, so proceed at your own risk!

When it comes to comic books/graphic novels starring Gotham’s caped crusader, two of the most iconic are Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns (1986) and Alan Moore’s Batman: The Killing Joke (1988). Miller’s treatment has already made it to the big screen (in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy), and Moore’s work will be joining his shortly, albeit in an animated format.  Read More

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Warner Bros.

Warner Bros.

As a kid, I never really had a problem reading a movie review before actually going to see a film. I had already made my mind up about whether or not I wanted to see a new flick, so neither a good review nor a bad one could sway me. Yet as I’ve started seeing movies with the expectation of reviewing them for the blog, I’ve begun to steer clear of the professional critics, at least until after I’ve had a chance to form my own opinions.

In the case of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, my self-imposed media blackout was in the hope of staving off any possible spoilers before the Mysterious Mr. C and I joined the throngs going to see the sequel. In the case of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice however, it was an attempt to avoid the negativity that seemed to be pouring in from all sides. Read More

Gotham

FOX

FOX

I don’t know about you, but this blog has started feel a little Marvel-heavy to me lately. Granted, Marvel has been churning stuff out like crazy and I do like most everything Stan Lee puts his name on, but I’ve decided to use the upcoming five-week hiatus (is this a mid-spring finale?!) of FOX’s Gotham as a way to give DC Comics a little love too!

As a life-long Batman fan, Gotham was the television show I was looking forward to the most this fall. The show isn’t about Batman per se, but I’m also a sucker for prequels/origin stories, which the series hinted at in spades before it premiered in September. Read More

Geek Couture

Washington is certainly not as fashionable as, say, New York, London, or Paris, but it is getting there. Okay, maybe it has a little ways to go, but I work with some very stylish ladies and they are constantly inspiring me to up my game. My officemate M is one such individual and she has been putting together some ridiculously cute outfits lately! One number she wore a couple of weeks ago was the perfect combination of high-low pieces: a white bouclé jacket, a forest green graphic tee, and a pair of black skinny pants.

While I can’t quite pull that look off at the office just yet – I don’t have the right wardrobe – I did put my own geekynerdy spin on it a few weeks ago when the Mysterious Mr. C and I were back in Pittsburgh. Read More