Every fan knows Batman’s origin story. No, not the one about Bruce Wayne’s parents dying in Crime Alley. I’m talking about the taleof a gritty urban vigilante who was created in 1939, only to be mercilessly watered down into kid-friendly fluff, culminating in a hyperkitschy1966 TV show. Ever since then, the story goes, brave creators have fought to make the Dark Knight dark again. For years, everyone I knew believed in this legend. We all looked down on the Adam West version of Batman and sneered at the Joel Schumacher films. I came of age believing that Neal Adams, Frank Miller, and a handful of other comics creators had rescued Batman from a fate worse than death. And that Tim Burton and the team behind Batman: The Animated Series had helped to complete a much-needed rescue operation. Then Christopher Nolan came along more than a decade after them to once again save Batman from his worst enemy: silliness. But I never could have predicted that I would be devouring a new comic based on that 1960s TV Batman, while eagerly awaiting The Lego Batman Movie, the candy-colored spinoff of Lego Moviehittingtheaters today. Somehow, in the past decade I’ve learned that
Representation Win! Popeye Is Being Honored For Its Honest Depiction Of Whatevers Going On With Popeye
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Image copyright Fred Loasby Image caption Dr Kenneth Milner, Aston Hall’s medical head, is accused of carrying out traumatic “therapies” on children Aston Hall in Derbyshire was opened in the 1920s for those deemed to have mental health problems. It could cater for about 100 children of both sexes, but took adults as well. Image copyright Wellcome Trust Image caption Sodium amytal, a so-called truth serum, was originally used on traumatised soldiers A treatment run by Dr Milner saw patients, including a number of children, being isolated, stripped and drugged, according to claims. Records show he was using sodium amytal and may have been employing “narcoanalysis” – a military method for treating servicemen with repressed traumatic experiences, which was largely abandoned after World War Two. This evidence, combined with a lack of published research and few medical records, have led to Dr Milner’s methods being called into question. Many former patients have spoken of the trauma of the process, with some claiming to have had false memories of abuse suggested to them and even been sexually abused by Dr Milner. But new research has shown there was a system for bringing children, particularly girls, to Aston Hall. Image caption Former
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Actor will reprise Harley Quinn role for film-maker David Ayer in Gotham City Sirens, inspired by recent comic about murderous women from Batmans past Margot Robbie is set to reprise her role of Harley Quinn for an all-female DC villains movie. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Gotham City Sirens will reunite the star with her Suicide Squad director, David Ayer. Robbie will also act as executive producer. The project will be scripted by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who is also behind the forthcoming Tomb Raider reboot. The film will take its inspiration from a recent comic series about murderous women from Batmans past. Quinn is the only confirmed character as yet but other potential villains include Catwoman and Poison Ivy. Im so not done playing that character yet and theres so much more to do with her, I think, and as anyone whos read the comics knows, theres a million different storylines to explore, Robbie said in an interview earlier this year. Theres just so much you can do in the DC Universe, so I think it would be cool. Despite a troubled production and negative reviews, Suicide Squad was a big hit for Warner Bros, making $745m worldwide. Robbies character had
The AMC zombie seriess resident Big Bad has a dark, complicated history with women. [Warning: Spoilers] “> Weve seen him gleefully bash in the skulls of two helpless men in front of sobbing friends and family. Weve seen his thugs extort peaceful communities for half their food and supplies. But if somehow The Walking Dead had yet to convince you of the depths of Negans depravity, Sunday nights episode, The Cell, added a new, even sunnier dimension to the shows latest Big Bad: Hes the type to extort a woman into becoming his wifewith all the sexual benefits that entails. But of course, he doesnt see himself as a rapist. In recounting the story of his relationship with one of his most loyal men, Dwight (Austin Amelio), Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) offers a first unwelcome glimpse into his demented relationship with women. Dwight, we learn, was married when he first arrived at the factory that Negan and the Saviors call home. Like most newcomers, he and his super hot wife and his super hot sister (Negans boorish descriptors) worked for points to earn their stay. Unfortunately, Dwights sister Tina was diabeticand the price of insulin, a difficult thing to
November is traditionally a quiet month in comics: the year is winding to a close, and publishers enjoy a brief lull ahead of the holidays. This year, however, there are all manner of wonders to be found in your local comic book emporiums, including comics that celebrate the history of one superhero universe and build diverse new casts (and creative teams) for another. There’s also magic and talking motorcycles to be found, if you know where to look. Here are the five titles you should definitely be picking up in November. Spinning out of the current Black Panther series, Ta-Nehisi Coates teams with Roxane Gay to write the lead story in this new series, which focuses on Ayo and Aneka, the women who rebelled against tradition for love. (The amazing Alitha E. Martinez illustrates.) The first issue also teamspoet Yona Harvey with Afua Richardson for the origin of Zenzi, the woman behind the flagship series’ conflict. Credit: Marvel Entertainment Spinning out of the current Black Panther series, Ta-Nehisi Coates teams with Roxane Gay to write the lead story in this new series, which focuses on Ayo and Aneka, the women who rebelled against tradition for love. (The amazing Alitha E.
The studio has released the first trailer for James Gunns forthcoming sequel to his blockbuster that was the highest grossing film in the US in 2014 Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy are back in a teaser trailer. The studio on Wednesday debuted the first trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, James Gunns forthcoming sequel to his blockbuster that was the highest grossing film in the US in 2014. The teaser recaptures the spirit of the original by recycling Blue Swedes song Hooked on a Feeling, which made an appearance in the trailer for the first film. After showcasing some interplanetary action, it closes on a funny exchange between former WWE wrestler Dave Bautista, who plays warrior Drax and Chris Pratts cocky adventurer Peter Quill. Moments before the trailer arrived online, Gunn tweeted a new poster for the film: Guardians of the Guardians Vol 2 is said to center on family, with the gang embarking on quest to uncover the mystery behind Quills parentage. Marvel teases that new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will make an appearance. The film opens in US cinemas on 5 May 2017. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/oct/19/guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2-first-teaser-trailer-marvel-studios-debut
Professor Marston & The Wonder Women will focus on Dr William Moulton Marston and the women in his life A biopic of the psychologist who created Wonder Woman is set to land in cinemas. Professor Marston & The Wonder Women will tell the true story of Dr William Moulton Marston, who created the character in 1941 and his unconventional love life. Marston was married to a fellow psychologist but the pair were in a polyamorous relationship with a former student of his. Luke Evans, currently starring in The Girl on the Train, will take on the lead role with Rebecca Hall as his wife and The Neon Demon star Bella Heathcote as the third member of their relationship. According to Deadline, the film will be written and directed by Angela Robinson, whose credits include 2005s Herbie: Fully Loaded and TV shows such as The L Word and True Blood. Marstons creation was apparently inspired by the feminism of his two partners and after his death, the women raised the couples children together. The film will also focus on the difficulties they faced, including homophobia from those around them. The film began production this week and will follow the upcoming Wonder