Tag Joker

Covered 365: Day 286

Batman #286, DC Comics, April 1977. Artist: Jim Aparo. I think Day 286 is one of the best cover days we’ve had in weeks, lots of strong contenders. Jim Aparo edges out Mike Zeck with his double Joker cover on…

Undervalued Spotlight #463

Batman #97, DC Comics, February 1956. We were talking up the new Joker movie at the shop a few days ago, there seems to be good hype around the upcoming release so I challenged myself to dig out a Joker…

Undervalued Spotlight #452

Batman #200, DC Comics, March 1968. Here’s another pick I’ve had in queue for a while. The book got hot decades ago but since then it’s kind of hung around worth something because people just assumed it should be. Well,…

Covered 365: Day 180

Detective Comics, DC, February 1952. Artist: Win Mortimer. Win Mortimer adds another cover to his impressive list with a cool Joker scene on Detective Comics #180. I really like the aesthetics and simplicity of Four Color #180, sadly I’ve always…

Covered 365: Day 168

Detective Comics #168, DC Comics, February 1951, Artist: Lew Sayre Schwartz . For me it was a close race between the winner Detective Comics #168 by Lew Schwartz and the runner up Daredevil Comics #168 (pic below) by Frank Miller and…

Covered 365: Day 102

Detective Comics #102, DC Comics, August 1945 – Artist: Dick Sprang. A striking cover with great colors, the Joker, Batman and Robin and that awe inspiring Big Logo Detective mast. X-Men #102 had a strong cover as did Amazing Spider-Man…

Covered 365: Day 62

Detective Comics #62 – DC, April 1942 – Artist: Fred Ray. One of the iconic Joker covers, I love Robin popping the balloon! A great comic book cover matching each day of the year, 1 through 365. Please chime in…

Conversations on Convergence: Part One

“Dear Doc Curmudgeon” is a column by Clint McElroy made up of completely fabricated responses to mostly fabricated questions. But you knew that due to your discerning nature and brilliant mind which would never fall for a columnist trying to…

Death of the Family… bring your wallet!

The Death of the Family storyline crossed over into Batman, Detective Comics, Batman and Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing, Catwoman, Teen Titans, Suicide Squad and Red Hood and the Outlaws. Each title had their star "Bat-Characters" match wits against the evil and diabolical Joker, whose ultimate plan was to get rid of Batman's allies, who in Joker's mind were weakening the Dark Knight and keeping him from being the hero that Gotham (and the Joker) desperately needs.

Batman: Arkham Origins

The first two entries in the Batman: Arkham series of video games (Arkham Asylum, 2009 and Arkham City, 2011) are fantastic games and some of the best that this generation of video games had to offer. The combat was tight, the voice acting superb, and the gameplay perfectly suited for the Darknight Detective. So when development for a prequel was shifted from Rocksteady Studios to Warner Bros. Interactive’s Montreal studios they had some big shoes to fill.

BIFF SOCKO: “Pittsfield Needs an Enema!”

It’s time for another update from BIFF SOCKO, TWO-FISTED NEWSHOUND. Biff Socko covers Comic Book News like zits on the A-V Club. Faster than Perry White! Stronger than J. Jonah Jameson! Hotter than Cat Grant. He is…BIFF SOCKO!

BIFF SOCKO: Go Get ‘Em, Tiger!

  It’s time for another update from BIFF SOCKO, TWO-FISTED NEWSHOUND. Biff Socko covers Comic Book News like zits on the A-V Club. Faster than Perry White! Stronger than J. Jonah Jameson! He is…BIFF SOCKO! DATELINE: GOTHAM CITY – To…

Fan Expo Sunday (a day in pictures)

This year my wife was able to join me on Sunday for Fan Expo.  She enjoys taking pictures and I thought it would be great if she just walked around the show, taking some pictures of the crowd and what…

Hamill’s Joker R.I.P.

I had a whole column planned out and then this got pointed out to me and I had to change gears. Mark Hamill’s Joker is no more. Or at least that’s what he says via twitter this morning. It isn’t…