Heath Ledger to Play Joker

I’m not sure if that’s an inspired choice or an insane one. However, given that Batman Begins was by far last year’s best movie, I have confidence that Christopher Nolan knows what he’s doing.

Superhero Stamps Coming Tomorrow

The U.S. Postal Service is set to launch D.C. superhero commemorative stamps tomorrow.

Marvel, DC Duel At the Box Office

Superman is the biggest franchise in comics and Batman is close behind. Marvel’s stable of characters is more interesting, though.

Batman Begins Movie Review

This isn’t your father’s Batman. (That Boy Scout Adam West would never do such a thing.) He’s not even your brother’s Batman. (Tim Burton’s vision was dark, but whimsical too.) No, this killer is your grandfather’s Batman, the Dark Knight who, in his early 1939 appearances in Detective Comics, didn’t show any qualms about dispatching the bad guys.

Frank Gorshin, Batman’s Riddler, Dies at 72

Actor Frank Gorshin, the impressionist with 100 faces best known for his Emmy-nominated role as The Riddler on the old “Batman” television series, has died.

DC Comics Unveils New Logo

DC Comics has unveiled a new logo, replacing one that has graced their books since 1980.

Pope John Paul II Comic Book

Reuters is abuzz with news that Colombia is publishing a Pope John Paul II comic book. I’d point out that Marvel already did this–in 1983.

Batman Begins Movie Trailer

Batman Begins, starring Christian Bale in the title role, looks quite interesting. It’s scheduled for release on June 17, 2005.