Is This Cover Appropriate for Batgirl?

So recently, there's been a kerfuffle over the "Joker Variant" cover of Batgirl #41. DC has been doing monthly variants for most of its comics and this month, the theme was the Joker. Unfortunately, the variant cover they chose for Batgirl didn't exactly match the fun tone that the book conveys. In fact, it was pretty… » 3/18/15 12:12am 3/18/15 12:12am

Ledger's Joker To Get Best Supporting Oscar Nod?

Warner Bros has confirmed that they are going to be campaigning for Heath Ledger to be nominated for, and to win, a posthumous Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Dark Knight » 10/19/08 6:00am 10/19/08 6:00am - becoming on the seventh actor to be nominated for an Oscar after their death - but some are complaining that his Joker…

An Early Dark Knight DVD, Or Just A Twitter Joker?

The movie may still be breaking records in theaters, but does that mean that it's too early to start a marketing campaign for The Dark Knight » 9/13/08 12:00pm 9/13/08 12:00pm's DVD and BluRay release in December? Apparently not, as many Twitter users discovered on Friday afternoon, when a familiar face asked to befriend them.Within 24 hours of the…

Why We Deserve Better Villains — And How To Get Them

Why are people still so crazed over Heath Ledger's Joker after a month in theaters? Maybe because he's the first villain we've seen in ages who didn't kind of lick. The problem of villain suckage is endemic in heroic narratives, where villains get redeemed, become sympathetic, or lose their menace too easily. We've… » 8/20/08 3:41pm 8/20/08 3:41pm

Dark Knight Inspires Copycat Crimes, Over-reactions

Click to view » 8/16/08 7:00am 8/16/08 7:00amIt's taken four weeks, but it's finally happened - Fans of have started to take some of the Joker's methods into the real world, and are paying the price. But, considering what was actually done in the Joker's name, the price being paid may be far too high.According to the Roanoke Times, two teenagers…