Another anti-Batman post (or: why I like graphic violence in my superhero comics)

Knife defense

I realize my last anti-Batman post was less than a month ago (see also: the original “Batman sucks” post), but this interview with Sam Harris has reminded me of another huge problem I have with Batman. First, from the interview: [Read more...]

Reply to Natalie on Batman

Back in August, I wrote a post titled “Batman sucks.” Natalie Reed just left a comment which I think is worth replying to: [Read more...]

From the archives: Why so serious? Notes on the rise of seriousporn, with reflection on the human condition

I haven’t done a “From the archives” post in awhile, but decided to re-post this one (from March 2009) after seeing the movie poster for next year’s Star Trek movie–which is not only making an unsubtle attempt to announce itself as darker and edgier with the title “Into Darkness,” but also blatantly rips off The Dark Knight [Read More...]

Batman sucks

I saw The Dark Knight Rises last week, and was disappointed to say the least. I’m not exactly sure what went wrong. Part of me thinks Nolan must have had some much better plans for the third movie in his trilogy that got ruined by Heath Ledger’s death. But this may have been a case of failing [Read More...]


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