So being the nerd I am I love seeing characters from some of my favorite storied being taken up by fans. No they may not have the budget of a summer blockbuster but something can be said for when you know the characters enough you produce a compelling story that truly captures these heroes and villains. Basically I love fan films. I've been very lucky to talk to lots of creators out there. Mark Cheng from Red Retrieval, Chelton Perry from Teen Titans Project and a few others. Well after watching Sweet Madness by Peter Dukes I've got another favorite added to my list.
Do some films get made as secret sequels to unconnected earlier films, turning those older films into prequels? It may just be random coincidence, but some movies seems to work perfectly as continuations of earlier, unrelated films. The earlier films may not be official prequels, and they weren’t made by the same people—or even the same studio—but there are hints, if you look for them, which indicate that later filmmakers possibly looked at earlier projects and secretly wrote their newer films as informal sequels to those prior hits. Or maybe this is all just unplanned happenstance. Look at our list and see what you think.
The Fox series Gotham has been bringing Bat-fans many of their favorite iconic bad guys in embryonic forms. Many fans have been waiting for a certain grinning maniac to show up. Despite the fact that writer/producer Bruno Heller has said we’ll be waiting a bit longer for it”, the ‘next time’ trailer for the upcoming 16th episode “The Blind Fortune Teller”, teases that the dark knight’s arch enemy may be popping up sooner than expected.
Batman is pretty spry for a 75-year-old super hero. It’s easy to explain away Superman staying so fit and young over three quarters of a century: he’s an indestructible alien powered by our sun. Bruce Wayne and his alter ego are perfect examples for the phrase, “You’re only as old as you think you are.” As far as he’s concerned, he’s still the same guy who pulled on the cape and cowl back in June of 1939 to solve “The Case of the Crime Syndicate.”
The idea of the Joker having offspring is a concept which could definitely carry a long story-arc in any of the several Bat-books. DC Comics explores the notion with a one-shot entitled Batman: Joker's Daughter. They don't do the obvious and have the girl be the direct progeny of the Joker and Harley Quinn. Interestingly, they go down a whole other route which has some readers happy and others furious.
In 1975, the Joker became the first Batman villain to be awarded his very own title. Throughout each issue, the Clown Prince of Crime went up against a super hero or another megalomaniacal criminal before his corrupt plans were foiled and he was sent back to prison or left for dead. DC Comics has done fans the great service of finally releasing the nine issue series that ran from 1975 to 1976 in one collection.
DC Comics releases what is sure to become a top pick for many "Best of" lists when it comes to Batman graphic novels years down the road. The Joker: Death of the Family sees the Clown Prince of Crime moving way past his typical violent shenanigans and taking his frenzied insanity to a whole other level. It's a story that can only be told from the pages of multiple Bat-family books across more than one issue in most, if not all, cases.
New Trailer for Batman Arkham Origins. Now it wouldn't be a Batman game with out the Rogues Gallery and Gamescom has given us yet another trailer for the game. Check it out after the jump.