You may have done a double take to make sure you read that headline right, and it’s exactly what it sounds like…sort of. No, we’re not getting an actual feature length film pitting the Dark Knight against the Dark Lord of the Sith, but Aaron Schoenke and Bat In The Sun Studios have created an epic video that does just that.
The video is part of the video series called Super Power Beatdown that features various hypothetical fights between characters we’ll never see duke it out on the silver screen. Before actually getting to the fight, they have a light debate and ask various people and personalities who they think would win and why, so we thought we would do the same. I’ll be taking up the fight for Darth Vader while the esteemed and venerable Brian Kronner will tell us why the Batman wins this fight.
Continue reading Super Power Beatdown: Batman vs. Darth Vader? Yes please.
Welcome back to Grizzlybomb’s look at the Greatest Joker Moments! Brian Kronner and myself (Scott Fraser) combined our ridiculous pool of Bat knowledge to bring together some of the best Joker moments in the history of the Bat universe.
Continue reading The Man Who Laughs: The 20 Greatest Joker Moments, Part II
Over the decades Batman has assembled the most impressive rouges gallery in all of pop culture. The mere fact that we can do a Top 20 list and still feel like we’re leaving people off speaks to the quality of Gotham’s villains. Any how, this thing is long enough already, so let’s just get started.
Continue reading Gotham’s 20 Best Villains: 20-16 [UPDATED]
Arguably the most popular character in all of comic book lore is the Batman. For every great hero there needs to be a great villain, and for Bats, that is the Joker.
Originally created as a darker alternative to Superman, Batman’s popularity has actually come to surpass the Man of Steel over the last seven decades, and one of the biggest reasons why is the quality of villains he faces. None of those villains (or any villains anywhere) are more well-known than the Joker. He is the perfect foil for Batman. Chaos over order, insanity over logic, fear created through unpredictability rather than intimidation. Even the Joker’s vibrant purple suit clashes with Batman’s dark attire and seems to mock the Caped Crusader with its flamboyance. The sickest part of it all though, is that without Batman, the Joker would cease to be. He is a character so ingrained in the rivalry, that Batman’s absence often increases Joker’s boredom, and he simply stops playing the game. It does give the Dark Knight’s quest a real sense of hopelessness when you consider he might do just as much good by simply hanging it up as it would likely mean his greatest foe would do the same.
Continue reading The Man Who Laughs: The 20 Greatest Joker Moments, Part I
Batman fighting – and beating up – the Gotham police is well-known to long-time comic book fans and even the general public via the movies and other media. But starting in Batman issue #44, the Dark Knight has to unclench his fists as he reflects how both the superhero and philanthropist Wayne personas may have added the all-too real-world problems of racism, police brutality, poverty and societal clash to the fictional city.
Continue reading Batman to Add Police Racism to Long List of Controversial Stories
In the coming months DC Collectibles will be releasing quite a few new statues, and we want almost all of them. But we here at Grizzly Bomb are realists, so we’d settle for just ten or so. We have selected our ten favorite pieces from the upcoming lines, but narrowed it to just the Bat-Family for now. These are all available for pre-order, and anyone of them would make a fine addition to your desk at work, or shelf at home. Continue reading DC Collectibles Has Some Great Bat-Statues Coming Out
Veteran actor Mark Hamill will be lending his trademark vocals to Batman’s arch-nemesis for the animated adaptation of The Killing Joke, one of the most revered Batman stories of all time.
Continue reading Mark Hamill To Return As The Joker In Batman: The Killing Joke Animated Film