espanolbot: (Default)
[personal profile] espanolbot
One of the big names when it comes to Batman villains, the Riddler has worn a number of different variations over the years. From egotistical violent criminal to relic of a more innocent period of supervillainy to Batman's Smartest Foe, Eddie Nygma is curious as he's often subject to far more internal analysis than you'd expect for a man who wears clothes covered in punctuation.

Read more... )
thanekos: Yoshikage Kira as Kosaku Kawajiri, after the second arrow. (Default)
[personal profile] thanekos
Their magnitude makes that an impossibility, unless you're as much as they are.

They have to be solved in a way that works around, instead of against, what they pose to whatever meets them.

The Flash found himself so stymied recently.

" This is how your story ends, Flash. "

Who said that couldn't ever cause it with only his hands. )
ozaline: (Default)
[personal profile] ozaline
So last post I had a question on who the villains are in Bombshells...


Well there's Edel Nacht AKA Brother Night who seems to be the main human in the pact with the undead Tenebrae, The Joker's Daughter who runs a cabaret in Berlin where dark rituals are practiced, and where she keeps Zatanna as her personal plaything, and three more who sum up their motivations in the latest chapter, before one of them goes toe to tentacle with Mera.

Four pages from chapter 34 )
informationgeek: (RainbowDash)
[personal profile] informationgeek
countdown41cover

Head Writer: Paul Dini
Writers for #43: Jimmy Palmoitti & Justin Gray
Writers for #42: Sean McKeever & Tony Bedard
Writer for #41: Adam Beechman
Artist for #43: Manuel Garcia & David Lopez
Artist for #42: Carlos Magno
Artist for #41: Dennis Calero
Senior Editor: Mike Marts
Associate Editor: Jeannie Schaefer


Back to Countdown, whether you like it or not.

Read More... )
icon_uk: (Default)
[personal profile] icon_uk
As I mentioned earlier in the day, it's 50 years to the day since Adam West and Burt Ward burst on to our screen as the defintive, if somewhat campy, Dynamic Duo.

CO5OJM7WcAELv_0.jpg_large.jpg

And appropriately enough, the final issue of the Batman '66 comic is a tribute to the show which made

'Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na BATMAN!' a worldwide phenomenon )
[personal profile] lego_joker
 To kick off our little tributes to the inimitable Ms. Craig, here's a fun little scene from one of the recent issues of Batman '66, and a glimpse into what might have been had the show been made with more... modern standards.

Admittedly, the story in itself isn't really worth picking up; its being a one-parter means the central joke (imagine Mad Men, only with 200% more Batman villains!) is flat and inconsistent, and I'm not really satisfied with how Barbara ultimately won, even though it was nice to see a story try to emphasize Barbara Gordon's competence over Batgirl's.

But hey, you look me in the eye and tell me one other place where you can see BG beat up four supervillains at the same time.


An imaginary story behind the cut. Aren't they all? )
[personal profile] lego_joker
Some of you may remember the time I posted that one story where Bruce is depicted as a completely realistic corporate CEO. Well, more realistic than almost any other take, anyways. Good times, good times.

Many of you rightfully called out that portrayal as terrible, and that pondering the "realistic" foundations of Wayne Enterprises misses the whole point of Batman very, very badly. This recent article from Chris Sims on that very topic got me thinking: what would be the total, polar opposite of Batman: Tenses? What story would have Bruce's boundless charity and philanthropy play a central role, not just be relegated to a plot convenience or a fuzzy-wuzzy epilogue?

Ladies and germs, I believe I've found the answer. And the answer may shock you to your very core!



Behind the cut: (the) Batman tackles the real issues )
[personal profile] lego_joker
So. The Riddler. As far as Gotham villains go, his parents were typically not Parent of the Year material - the most "popular" origin for him these days is that his dad beat him when he was little for getting good grades, because Mr. Nygma couldn't stand the idea that his son was smarter than he was, and forced li'l Eddie to "admit" to cheating. The adult Riddler's obsession with twisting the truth via riddles is supposed to be an extension of that... or something.

But as I have no desire to discuss such ugly things today, let's look at the times when Mr. Nygma was (implied to be) a semi-decent father.

Riddle me this: when is  )
[personal profile] lego_joker
When we last left the story, our fearless hero was facing impossible odds: a city in turmoil, an apparently unstoppable supervillain behind it all, and his trusted mentor nowhere to be found. He's got one shot: a counter-stratagem that might turn everything around...

... or it just might crash and burn, leaving Tim to join his predecessor in the line of Good Soldiers behind glass in the Batcave.

Read more... )
[personal profile] lego_joker
From The Batman Chronicles #3: "Riddle of the Jinxed Sphinx". A criminally underrated little Riddler tale, if I do say so myself. I find the art (a rather interesting collaboration between Bill Sienkiewicz and Brian Stelfreeze) to be rather hit-and-miss, but goddamn it all if Doug Moench didn't write one of the best Eddie portrayals ever.

The general plot: Riddler decides to do away with his riddles once and for all, and begins to hire himself out as a generic mastermind to various crime bosses in Gotham. Mind you, this doesn't mean that he totally abstains from riddles - just that he won't send them to law enforcement anymore. Like the Eddie we all know and love, he still performs his crimes with that overly complex supervillain flair.

Nice diner you got here... shame if something happened to it... )

Profile

scans_daily: (Default)
Scans Daily

Extras

Founded by girl geeks and members of the slash fandom, [community profile] scans_daily strives to provide an atmosphere which is LGBTQ-friendly, anti-racist, anti-ableist, woman-friendly and otherwise discrimination and harassment free.

Bottom line: If slash, feminism or anti-oppressive practice makes you react negatively, [community profile] scans_daily is probably not for you.

Please read the community ethos and rules before posting or commenting.

April 2017

S M T W T F S
       1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 272829
30      

Most Popular Tags

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags