• Batman: Rebirth #72: Let’s Break The Bat!

    Batman: Rebirth #72: Let’s Break The Bat!0

    Batman: Rebirth #72 Jordie Bellaire (colorist), Clayton Cowles (letterer), Jorge Fornes (artists), Mikel Janin (artist), Tom King (writer) DC Comics June 5th 2019 Spoiler warning: discussion of plot points follow Tom King and his team return to form to tie up loose ends, and carry Batman: Rebirth into its third act with issue #72.

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  • Underwhelmed with Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale

    Underwhelmed with Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale0

    Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale Deron Bennett (letterer), Isaac Goodhart (artist), Jeremy Lawson (colourist) and Lauren Myracle (writer) DC Ink (a DC Comics imprint) May 1, 2019 Content Warning for mention and depiction of child abuse. In March 2015, I hosted a Gotham Academy roundtable featuring five book bloggers. We discussed their limited experience with comics,

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  • 4 Colorism, or, White Paper/Brown Pixels

    4 Colorism, or, White Paper/Brown Pixels0

    Welcome back to this two part series on comics, color printing technology, and dark skin! We’re still here, trying to figure out brown. Luckily, things get a little less ashy from here on out. In the last section, we thought about technological biases against brown skin, which have cropped up and persisted in film technology and—I’ve

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  • 4 Colorism, or, the Ashiness of it All

    4 Colorism, or, the Ashiness of it All4

    A few Christmases ago my mom got me a couple comic books she’d found in a bargain bin. Her thought was: “These are beyond mortal comprehension…better give them to Zoe.” I sat there with two issues of Gold Key’s Brothers of the Spear in my hands and thought, gosh, mom, I don’t know where to

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  • DC Universe Expands Its Comic Selection With One Notable Exception

    DC Universe Expands Its Comic Selection With One Notable Exception3

    When the DC Universe streaming service launched last year, what could have been its biggest strength wound up being its biggest weakness. For years, Marvel has been expanding their own Marvel Unlimited service and it currently contains a large swath of their published material. When DC announced DC Universe, many assumed it was going to

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  • Batman: Ideals vs Reality With Ardo Omer

    Batman: Ideals vs Reality With Ardo Omer0

    With 80 years under his utility belt, Batman has evolved significantly since he spawned from the mind of Bob Kane, with contributions from Bill Finger. In his most recent iteration, the Dark Knight is, well, dark. But is that who Batman really is? Is that who Batman should be? Ardo Omer is both a Batman fan

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