A LONG HALLOWEEN: THE BONUS MATERIAL

Hello readers! We hope you’ve enjoyed A Long Halloween, our month-long salute to Batman, his friends, and his foes. This project was the result of hours upon hours of planning, writing, re-writing, sketching, painting and editing by two dozen people over the course of ten Read More …

The Joker – Crimes of the Times

Reprinted from the Fall 2010 issue of SemiSecret Society, “Bludhaven’s Only Punk Rock and Supervillain Zine” There are certain well-worn punchlines that we in the supervillain journalism community are honor bound not to perpetuate: No backwards headlines about Bizarro, no reusing the puns from your Read More …

Dick Grayson – The First Lost Lad

The phrase “Bat Family” gets thrown around a lot when describing Batman’s ever extending cast of supporting characters, and for good reason. Wayne Manor is basically the best orphanage this side of Starlight House. Any more lost souls full of raw potential just waiting to Read More …

Ra’s Al Ghul – The Father-in-Law From Hell

There’s an intrinsic complexity to the relationships Batman shares with his many, colorful rogues. Within the confines of his mythology, there’s a pervasive motif of damaged people struggling to cope with various mental health issues which adds a layer of tragedy to even the most Read More …

The Riddler – An Analysis of Brilliant Incompetence

By Arthur Sims Take a moment to think about every villain that has ever dared to challenge the Batman, the supposed “world’s greatest detective.” Who would you call his mental equal? Hugo Strange? Ra’s Al Ghul? That silly pirate wannabe, Deathstroke? Perhaps any or all Read More …