I knew who Greg Rucka was before I purchased this novel. And, not for his work in superhero comics. No, Rucka was the author of a series of novels about a bodyguard named Atticus Kodiak. I read a couple of these about twenty years ago, and, as I recall, I liked them. Batman: No Man’s […]Read more "Batman: No Man’s Land, by Greg Rucka — a comic book novelization review"
I almost didn’t watch Pennyworth. You want reasons? Well . . . I knew it was developed by Bruno Heller, the British gentleman who also created the show Gotham for FOX. It’s not fair to let that sentence stand alone like that. It makes it sound like I didn’t like Gotham, which is not wholly […]Read more "Pennyworth: Season 1 — a review"
I am not fully invested in DC’s Rebirth. I’m still playing catchup with the various Crisis stories, Flashpoint, and the New 52. However, I did read this first volume in the new spate of Batman stories. I have my reasons. Reason #1: This book was available to check out, without paying anything extra, on the […]Read more "Batman (2016-) Vol. 1: I Am Gotham — a comic book review"
Way back in March 2018, I announced that I was going to stop watching Gotham after Season 4. It was one of the series on my DVR that I put off watching each week. My lack of enthusiasm to watch the show was a sign. And my decision to stop watching was final. Until the […]Read more "Gotham: Season 5 — a review and postmortem"
I went about this, as they say, all bass-ackwards. I watched the 2011 DC Universe Animated Original Movie version of this first. This was the one in which Ben Mackenzie, who would go on to play Jim Gordon in the television series Gotham (now wrapping up its final season), provided the voice of Bruce […]Read more "Batman: Year One, by Frank Miller & David Mazzucchelli — a comic book review"
The brains behind the show Gotham have done something very smart. They’ve announced that Season 5 will be the final season of the series, and that it will be a shorter season as well—13 episodes, just enough to get it to 100 episodes, that old syndication milestone. I applaud this decision. I had already decided […]Read more "Gotham: Season 4 – a review"
Maybe it’s just me. It seems like I’m turning against some of the shows I used to like. Now I’m doing it with Gotham as well. This season hasn’t been great so far. There have been interesting moments, but not enough to make me look forward to the next episode. Season 4 kicked off with […]Read more "Gotham: Season 4 Midseason Review [Spoilers]"
When I learned that at least part of the fourth season of Gotham would be based on the Batman story arc known as The Long Halloween, I decided that it was time for me to finally read it. I was aware that something by that name existed, but I didn’t know much about it. […]Read more "Batman: The Long Halloween — a review"
Goodbye, Tetch virus. Hello, Gotham Season 4. There were plenty of things to like in the third season. I liked the whole Mad Hatter and Captain Barnes/Executioner stuff. But, I did feel that the season seemed to lag a bit in the middle, and almost lost me as a viewer. But, I’ve already written about […]Read more "Gotham: Season 4: Episode 4.1 “A Dark Knight: Pax Peguina” — a review"
A vocal contingent exists out there who refuses to watch the television series Gotham or even acknowledge its existence. I am a diehard Batman fan, and I understand this point of view, to a degree. Initially, the thought of a show about Gotham City in the years before Batman makes his first appearance didn’t appeal […]Read more "Gotham: Season 3: a review"