I remember reading a DC comic book in which was explained why Gotham City has so many abandoned amusement parks, carnivals, and toy factories. I don't remember all the details, but the upshot was that in the 1920's, there had been a big entertainment boom with two entrepreneurs trying to outdo each other by building more theme parks, arcades, and novelty factories than the other. Then the Great Depression hit and they all went out of business. But now I can't remember what comic this was from. I want to say it was a Paul Dini comic, maybe Gotham City Sirens
or Batman: Streets of Gotham
Anyone remember which comic this was?
posted by ErWenn
on May 13, 2013 -
Who is the most powerful enemy that Batman has defeated? How did he do it? I am mostly interested in single enemies, but if Batman's most powerful defeated enemy is something like a corporation or government, I would love to know that too. Comics, movies and TV series welcome.
posted by Doroteo Arango II
on May 4, 2013 -
My 4 year old daughter is going as Catwoman
for Halloween. Can you suggest comics with Catwoman in them which would be appropriate to read with her? [more inside]
posted by ND¢
on Oct 2, 2012 -
I remember a scene from Batman Begins when Wayne is putting together the costume down in the cave. At one point he is working on the cowl and turns it over in his hands and you see two white dots near where his neck would be when he wore it. When I saw it and then I heard the voice in the movie I immediately thought they were voice modulators. I've watched the DVD, I've looked at deleted scenes, I've hunted through the internet, and I can find no reference to this scene.
Was it possible I saw a miscut of the movie with a scene that wasn't supposed to go out?
(Or more likely) Is it my faulty human memory playing tricks on me?
Has anyone else seen this scene?
posted by Ikazuchi
on Aug 7, 2012 -
Superhero origin triple-bill movie evening: Kick Ass, Batman Begins and Spider-Man (Sam Raimi). Optimum viewing order? Guests arrive at 3pm.
posted by Hugobaron
on Jul 23, 2012 -
Why did Christopher Nolan "recast" Gotham City in each of the Dark Knight films? (Question is spoiler-free, but answers might not be.) [more inside]
posted by robhuddles
on Jul 20, 2012 -
Which 10 Batman comics should I read before watching the Dark Knight Rises? What should be my preparatoy homework before watching the movie? [more inside]
posted by manny_calavera
on Jul 15, 2012 -
Batman is a Superhero. I just know he is. But now I'm having an argument with a friend over whether he's technically a Superhero. Details of the argument within. [more inside]
posted by madred
on Mar 3, 2012 -
Can anybody help me out with the DC 52 Reboot continuity? Not continuity with past comics, but within the reboot itself. [more inside]
posted by jabberjaw
on Sep 30, 2011 -
Help me to find Batman trade paperbacks for my housemate to read! I really, really want her to appreciate how awesome Batman can be at its best. She's not read many comics before, but just read and enjoyed 'Bruce Wayne: Murderer'. She liked the focus on moral reasoning and personal dilemmas, as well as the fact that nothing supernatural happened. I don't think she'll like Frank Miller. [more inside]
posted by Acheman
on Feb 10, 2011 -
Can someone please help me locate a video, wav or mp3 of the announcer saying "same bat time, same bat channel" from the end of the old Batman TV series?
posted by ish__
on Aug 10, 2010 -
I want to get educated on a number of DC Comics characters by reading easily available graphic novels and trade paperbacks. What should I read? (Characters and caveats inside). [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse
on Jul 27, 2010 -
I'm thinking of being Bruce Wayne (not Batman) for Halloween. Any tips on pulling this off, or nice touches you can think of?
posted by Jacen Solo
on Oct 22, 2009 -
Please help me fuel my new-found obsession with comic books! What are some of your favorite recommended reads, as well as comic book resources, tips, and tricks? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway
on Sep 28, 2009 -
My son and I love playing in the cars on Lego Batman: The Video Game (Wii). What other "vehicle toy" games are there? [more inside]
posted by BaxterG4
on Mar 17, 2009 -
The Joker is Batman's nemesis and Lex Luthor is Superman's. However, Superman must have fought the Joker and Batman must have fought Lex Luthor at some point in the DC Universe. What are the best stories which feature Superman's traditional bad guys fighting Batman or Batman's foes fighting Superman?
posted by josher71
on Sep 10, 2008 -
I am trying to find out if if DC comics is sooner than later (if ever) going to release the Batman and Detective comics runs from artist Neal Adams era in the 60s and 70s. I know they have released expensive colored hardbounds but I am hoping for some cheap thick black and white Showcase versions like they are doing for other titles...I know they do the worst titles first...but even Marvel is releasing their good stuff in the Essential series. Any news would be good. Thanks.
posted by snap_dragon
on Aug 26, 2008 -
I have a plot question concerning the movie The Dark Knight. If you haven't seen the movie, you won't be able to answer my question, so there are definitely spoilers inside. [more inside]
posted by EatenByAGrue
on Jul 21, 2008 -
I'm looking for a high-quality scan of a single page out of any Batman or Superman comic book or graphic novel that I can print out off of the internet. My google-fu is apparently not up to snuff. [more inside]
posted by np312
on Feb 25, 2008 -
Looking for a font similar to the one used in the 1966 Adam-West-era Batman tv show opening credits; any ideas? [more inside]
posted by NewGear
on Feb 19, 2008 -
There's a Batman panel I have a clear, but possibly flawed memory of.. where is it from?
Likely written well after, but taking place shortly after The Killing Joke, I have a clear image of Barbara Gordon, in the hospital, talking to Batman (or possibly Bruce Wayne), realizing she'll never walk again, never be batgirl again, that this incident has derailed her entire planned existence, and essentially saying something to the effect of "I've heard when the police pulled up, you were standing there laughing with the man who did this to me, and I wanted to know.. were you laughing at me?"
Where is this from? It can't just be in my head, can it?
posted by John Kenneth Fisher
on Dec 11, 2007 -
There exists a website that features an array of strange comic covers and interiors such as Jimmy Olsen dressing in drag; Superboy getting paddled; Batman and Joker talking about boners and pulling boners....apologies for the sophomoric humor...It was/is a pretty popular and known site but i am not finding it. Any ideas?
posted by snap_dragon
on Sep 14, 2007 -
Obscure children's fiction filter: What's this DC superhero book I read in the 1980s? [more inside]
posted by Tuwa
on Jul 27, 2007 -
I remember reading as a young kid - in about 1985/6 - a comic book starring the cast of the Justice League of America as babies or toddlers. I'm not sure of the specifics, like if it was actually the JLA, but it definitely had cute little baby versions of all the favourite DC staples: Superman, Batman, Wonderwoman and the Flash.
Does anyone else remember this? Am I imagining the whole thing? What was it called and where can I find a copy? [more inside]
posted by joshnunn
on Jun 19, 2007 -
So I'm going to a party at the weekend in my off-the-shelf classic grey Batman outfit. Please suggest accessories to zazz up my appearance: bonus points given for cheap, cheerful and creative ideas.
posted by freston
on Jan 24, 2007 -
Are there any Batman comics dealing with the wane of his days and/or the actual retirement? [more inside]
posted by heeeraldo
on Mar 25, 2006 -
I'm keen to go see the new Batman movie. I'm 'lucky' enough to live somewhere with an Imax cinema
. Should I go to see the movie there, or at a normal cinema? [more inside]
posted by ascullion
on Jun 16, 2005 -
I'm half-remembering a Batman comic here, or at least I think it was Batman. What was it? [Details inside, of course.] [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt
on Jan 3, 2005 -
Did Batman use the phrase "Gotham City" first? Or was it a reference to NYC beforehand? What's the history of the phrase?
posted by xmutex
on Dec 10, 2004 -
Next week David Lapham, one of my favorite comics writers, begins a year-long run on Detective Comics. I haven't read anything Batman related since "Hush
", so is there any site I can go to for general synopses of the storylines since then, so I'm not completely lost when I pick up issue #800?
posted by emptybowl
on Oct 27, 2004 -
What's your favorite movie where stuff blows up and people do outrageous stunts? Alternatively, what are the best martial arts films, I remember one trilogy I saw part of with some crazy ass stunts, fighting on ladders, some monk whose mother was a ninja, etc. Getting back to the first part of the question: preferably funny, stylish, and sexy. James Bond meets Batman. Fire away.
posted by Grod
on May 30, 2004 -