Batman: Vengeance(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review Batman: Vengeance for the Nintendo GameCube. In this game, you play as batman as you try to save Gotham city from being destroyed by the forces of evil.

 

The locations in this game are Gotham City, Gotham Bridge, Gotham Industrial, Ace Chemicals, Gotham’s historic GasWorks, FunniBones Warehouse and the Joker’s Blimp.

 

The protagonists in this game are Bruce Wayne/Batman, Barbara Gordon/Batgirl & Commissioner Gordon.

 

The antagonists in this game are Dr. Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn (Joker’s HenchWench)(Weapon: Giant Mallet), Dr. Victor Fries/Mr. Freeze (CryoGenic SuperVillain)(Weapon: Freezing Gun), Dr. Pamela Isley/Poison Ivy (ChloroPhobic SuperVillainess)(Powers: the Ability to Produce/Manipulate/Control any and all Plant Life) & the Joker (the Clown Prince of Crime)(Weapons: Machine Gun/Acid-Squirting Flower/Joker Toxin).

 

In conclusion, I found that even if the odds are against him. The Dark Knight will never falter in his mission to defend the citizens of Gotham city.

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Batman: NINJA(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the newly released movie Batman: NINJA. This movie partially takes place in modern-day Gotham City while mostly taking place in Japan’s feudal era.

 

The heroes in this movie are Bruce Wayne/Batman (Vehicles: BatMobile/BatWing/BatCycle/BatArmor), Damian Wayne/Robin (Batman’s son), Tim Drake/Red Robin, Dick Grayson/Nightwing, Jason Todd/Red Hood, Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Alfred Pennyworth (Batman’s Butler).

 

The villains in this movie are Gorilla Grodd (Powers: Super-Genius Intellect/Mind Control), Harvey Dent/Two-Face (Crime Boss), Slade Joseph Wilson/Deathstroke (Assassin)(Weapons: Twin Pistols/Twin Katanas), Pamela Lillian Isley/Poison Ivy (Mother-Nature Incarnate)(Powers: Manipulation/Control any & all PlantLife), Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot/The Penguin (Maestro of a million criminal Umbrellas)(Weapons: Weaponized Umbrellas), Antonio Diego/Bane (Assassin/Mercenary/Super-Soldier)(Powers: SuperHuman Strength/Extreme Resilience), Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel/Harley Quinn (Ex-Psychiatrist/Joker’s Right-Hand Henchwench)(Weapons: Pistol/Giant Mallet) and The Joker (the Clown Prince of Crime/Batman’s ArchEnemy)(Weapons: Joker Toxin “Laughing Gas”/Acid-Squirting Flowers/Million-Volt Hand Buzzer/Razor-Sharp Playing Cards).

 

In conclusion, I found this movie to show off Batman in Japanese Animation as well as at one of his most greatest & historically heroic moments to date “No PUN Intended”.

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LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham for the Playstation 4. This is the third LEGO Batman videogame which also in turn celebrates the Batman franchises 75th anniversary.

 

The protagonists in this game are Batman (Suits:  Standard/Sensor/Power/Sonar/Space/Arctic/Electricity/Scuba), Robin (Suits: Hazard/Techno/Illumination/Diver/Helmet/Magnet/Sphere), Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, Cyborg (Forms: Demolition/Sonar/Space/Stealth/Magnet/Giant/Electricity), the Flash, Superman, Wonder Woman, Plastic Man, Ace the BatHound, Aquaman, the Atom, Batgirl, Black Canary, Blue Beetle, Booster Gold, Dr. Fate, Etrigan, Green Arrow, Hawkgirl, Hawkman, Krypto the SuperDog, Nightwing, Orion, the Question, Red Tornado, Shazam, Stargirl, Supergirl, Zatanna, the Huntress and Vixen.

 

The antagonists in this game are Killer Croc, the Joker (Outfits: Decoy/Demolition/Electricity/Flower/Illumination/Magnet/Sphere), Lex Luthor (Suits: Giant/Hazard/Decoy/Shield/Space/Stealth/techno), Cheetah, Firefly, Solomon Grundy, Bane, Black Adam, Black Manta, Brainiac, Captain Cold, Catwoman, DeadShot, DeathStroke, DoomsDay, Giganta, Harley Quinn, Kalibak, Killer Moth, Lobo, the Mad Hatter, ManBat, Metallo, Mr. Freeze, Parasite, the Penguin, Poison Ivy, Red Hood, the Riddler, Sinestro, ToyMan, Ultra-Humanite, Darkseid, General Zod and Killer Frost.

 

In conclusion, I found that this game shows Batman at his most finest moments in history. Thus I say “Hail to the Dark Knight/Caped Crusader forevermore”.

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Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold(Review)

Hello, my name is Charles and I’m here to review the newly released movie Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

 

In this movie, Batman Recruits Scooby Doo & the Gang to join the Justice League’s mystery-solving department known as the Mystery Analysts of Gotham. While there, they help solve an unsolved case from Batman’s past as well as fend off a rogue gallery of Batman’s greatest villains led by a new villain known as the Crimson Cloak.

 

The cast consists of Scooby Doo,Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, Fred, Batman, Detective Chimp, Martian Manhunter, Question, Plastic Man, Aquaman, Black Canary, Joker, Catwoman, Penguin, Riddler, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Mr. Freeze.

 

In conclusion, this movie is without a doubt the best of both mystery-solving franchises. Last but not least, this movie was released January 9, 2018 on DVD.

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History of Batman

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Since I was young I have always been a big fan of Batman from the various tv shows, the movies, and of course the comics. The character has had such an impact on me that I would like to show you the history of Batman while also sharing with you my personal history with the character as well.

Batman was created in 1939 by Bob Kane and Bill Finger. With the success of Superman, it prompted the editors at National Comics Publication to request more superheroes for their titles. In a direct response, Bob Kane created The Batman. Both Kane and Finger based the character off of fictional characters such as Doc Savage, The Shadow, Dick Tracy and Sherlock Holmes. Finger came up with the name Bruce Wayne, which was inspired by Scottish patriot Robert Bruce. Other inspirations for the character were The Mask of Zorro and The Phantom.

Batman made his official debut in March 1939 in Detective Comics #27. Batman proved to be such a hit character that in 1940 he received his very first solo title.  By 1940 both Batman and Superman had become the epitome of their company’s success. Both characters were featured side by side in World’s Finest comics which debuted in the fall of 1940. Over the course of several issues, many staples of the Batman mythos were added including Batman’s utility belt, the BatPlane and in issue #33 Batman’s Origins were revealed.

In Detective Comics #38, Batman’s kid sidekick Robin was introduced. Robin was created based on Bill Fingers suggestion that Batman needed a “Watson” to talk to. The first issue of Batman’s solo title introduced two of Batman’s most famous villains: The Joker and Catwoman. During the early days of Batman there was a story where Batman would shoot giant monsters to death. That story would prompt editor Whitney Ellsworth to decree that Batman would no longer kill or use a gun.

By 1942 most of the basic elements that we know about Batman had been established. During World War II, DC Comics had adopted a postwar editorial direction which focused less on social commentary and more on lighthearted fantasy. It became apparent when The Batman comics which had previously featured a bleak and menacing world of the early 1940s, had now featured Batman as respectable citizen that had now inhabited a bright and colorful environment.

During the 1950s Batman was one of the few superheroes to be continually published at a time when interest in the superhero genre had began to wane. In the storyline The Mightiest Team in the World which was featured in Superman #76, the story features Batman and Superman teaming up for the very first time.

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History of the Justice League

 

I have been a big DC Comics fan since I was young, from the Batman and Superman movies, to the DC animated TV universe to the comics. But there is one superhero team that made me a lifelong DC comics fan and that team is the Justice League. The Justice League first came into fruition during the late 1950s when Julius Schwartz asked Gardner Fox to reintroduce the Justice Society of America. Schwartz, who was influenced by Major League Baseball, decided to change the name of the team from Justice Society to Justice League. The Justice League made their debut in Brave and the Bold #28 in March of 1960. After two more appearances in that title, the Justice League were given their own title. Justice League quickly became one of the top selling comics for DC comics.  Gardner Fox and Mike Sekowsky were the creative team during the team’s first 8 issues.  The original JLA lineup included Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, and Martian Manhunter.

Over the years the lineup would include new members like Green Arrow, The Atom, and Hawkman. The team would operate out of a cave in the small town of Happy Harbor, Rhode Island. The JLA over the years would cross over with the JSA and they would do battle with the Crime Syndicate of America. For those who don’t know the Crime Syndicate of America are like the JLA but evil. In 1968 Gardner Fox and Mike Sekowsky left the series and Danny O’Neil and Dick Dillian became the new creative team. In JLA #78 the JLA would move to a new headquarters, they would move into an orbiting satellite in space. The team would also introduce new members to the team like The Elongated man, Red Tornado, Hawkwoman, Zatanna, and Firestorm.  Two years later Wonder Woman would rejoin the team. In 1986 a new Justice League team was formed titled Justice League International. This title had less of an American focus and featured members such as Batman, Black Canary, Blue Beetle, Captain Marvel, Doctor Light, Doctor Fate, Martian Manhunter, Mister Miracle, and Guy Gardner. Sadly though sales were low for this series, along with Justice Europe, Extreme Justice, and Justice League Task force. So DC decided to put all the team under one roof and all the different branches of the JLA were disbanded. They were revamped as JLA under writer Grant Morrison this run on the book would become my favorite iteration of the team. One of the stories that made me a fan of this team was a Midsummer’s Nightmare which reunited the original 7 Justice League members. Grant Morrison introduced the idea of the JLA as a pantheon of gods, with their different powers and personalities. Morrison departed the series after issue 41 writers Mark Waid and Joe Kelley would take over the series. The series would end during the event Infinite Crisis in which Green Arrow struggles to keep the team afloat. A year after the events of Infinite Crisis a new Justice League team was formed

Starting with issue #0. The new team included members such as Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Black Canary, Red Arrow, Red Tornado, Vixen, Black Lightning, and Hawkgirl. This series was helmed by writer helmed by writer Brad Meltzer and artist Ed Benes. The first story arc focused on Red Tornado and it pitted the Justice League a new intelligent version of Solomon Grundy and the rebuilt android Amazo. In 2011 following the conclusion of the miniseries Flashpoint, all DC comics titles were cancelled and were relaunched as The New 52. The JLA in this continuity were called The Justice League. This Justice League team was written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Jim Lee, the team consisted of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman,  Aquaman, The Flash, Green Lantern, and Cyborg.

In addition to a new Justice League book two more Justice League books were formed they were a new Justice League International and Justice League Dark. Following the events of the mini series Forever Evil two new members joined the Justice League Lex Luthor and Captain Cold. Another thing that came out of the mini series Forever evil was a new Justice League series titled Justice League United. This Justice League series was located in Canada and consisted of  Animal Man, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, Hawkman, Stargirl, Supergirl, Adam Strange and his wife Alanna, and a new superhero named Equinox. In 2015 another Justice league book launched called JLA and consisted of the same members from Justice League.

In 2016 DC announced a new event titled Rebirth this event was similar to the New 52. Following that announcement DC announced several new titles including a new Justice League book. This series was written by Bryan Hitch and drawn by Tony Daniel and Fernando Passarin. This Justice League team consisted of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, and two new Green Lanterns Simon Baz and Jessica Cruz. The Justice League have also appeared outside the comics as well. They have had appeared in video games. They have also appeared several times on tv, the first being Superman/Aquaman hour of adventure. They appeared in the loosely adapted SuperFriends cartoon. They also appeared in an episode of Batman Beyond. In 2001 they were given their own series on Cartoon Network which lasted 5 seasons. The JLA also appeared on the tv series Smallville. In 2016 they will be yet again be getting their own Series on Cartoon Network titled Justice League Action. In 2017 they will be making their big screen debut which I am excited for. In the end JLA have made me a bonafide DC comics fan and I hope to those reading this will pick up a Justice League comic and enjoy them like I do.

Nathan  B

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