Ok, I just want to get this out there, over and done with. I am
totally Gay for Batman. Goddamn, Batman Begins is one of the most
enjoyable films I've ever seen. I'm going to as far as to say not
only is it the best superhero movie ever, but one of the best films in
Just unbelievably good. I really wish I was a child again, so I could
appreciate this properly. I mean how cool would it be watching that
film as a seven year old? Pretty damn cool I'd reckon. I reckon it'd
be akin to Empire Strikes back in my mind. Just WOW.
Also, I'm thinking of labelling June the 16th "Nerd Day" in my
calendar. This is what happened on this years "Nerd Day". I got up,
went to see Batman Begins, hung out in The 3rd Place ALL day, then
went to Batman Begins AGAIN with the guy who owns and runs The 3rd
Place, Mr. John Hendrick. What a great film. I won't go into
spoilers, but as a Batman fan it was absolute perfection. Nolan, and
Bale just nailed what is to be Batman. The version we got is on par
with the Batman from Batman: The Animated Series it's that
good. It's an amazing film, I can't wait to see it again.
Also, the film has made me the see the light. For years, I've been
struggling for who to choose, Batman or Spider-Man, and now Batman
Begins has shown me the way. Batman rocks mighty ass. Although
Spider-Man is a FANTASTIC character who I love, I just prefer Batman.
Also there are so many GREAT Batman stories out there. Does
Spider-Man have anything in his library that compares to Year One, The
Man Who Laughs, Long Halloween, Dark Victory, The Killing Joke, Hush,
Arkhum Asylum or the mighty Dark Knight Returns?? Nope, not really.
All we have in my mind are Millar's Marvel Knights run on Spidey,
Spider-Man Blue, and the first Straczynski's arc on Amazing
Spider-Man. I'm hoping to add Peter David's and Mike Wieringo's
Friendly Neighbourhood Spider-Man to the GREAT Spider-Man Stories
list, but it's not out yet. And let's forget All Star Batman by Frank
Miller and Jim Lee out in July.
Bottom line, Batman wins. That's even ignoring the aforementioned
animated series, which in my opinion the best cartoon ever.
Anyway, you should all check out Fyshbowl comics. You can check it out
at fysh.keenspace.com. They're a pretty cool comic from Cork and Kyle
has some great taste in comics, but his lack of faith in Superhero
comics, or as he calls them, "Perv suit Comics" worries me, but he's
still a pretty cool guy.
I'll have more soon, and don't forget to pick up Malsaine if you
See you on Monday