Batman, retired? Are you kidding me? Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. Part 1 of 2.

Originally posted on Comparative Geeks:
I’ve wanted to write about the Clark Kent-Bruce Wayne relationship in Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns since before I ever started blogging. Miller published his 1986 tale of Gotham-under-siege by criminals with no superheroes to save it  as a four-book miniseries in 1986. The trade paperback went 80s-viral in 1987. There are tons of themes to pick at in The Dark Knight Returns. There’s a critique of big media. There’s criticism of the 60’s counterculture deciding that the struggle was over and settling for comfort when they should have never abandoned the streets. There is… Continue reading Batman, retired? Are you kidding me? Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns. Part 1 of 2.

The many names of Hank Pym

Originally posted on Arousing Grammar:
For all his scientific brilliance (the top biochemist in the Marvel universe), Hank Pym’s genius gets overshadows by his indecisiveness.  Within the first six years of his premiere, he took on four different superhero names, all of which stem from his naming philosophy of, “Eh, I could do better.”  So today we’ll take a look at all his different identities, starting from his premiere in Tales to Astonish #27, written by Stan Lee & Larry Lieber and drawn by Jack Kirby: Hank Pym Before he became a superhero, his adventures started the normal way: accidentally shrinking himself and fleeing from… Continue reading The many names of Hank Pym