Sunday, January 25, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Batman as "order"

I was just flipping through the top 25 rivalries in comics (on CBR), and I see that Batman Vs. Joker took top honor. I'm OK with that (I was happy to see Cap Vs. Red Skull in the top 10, and Spidey Vs. Goblin in the top 5).

But I'm sick of people trying to say this is "chaos versus order." I'm no expert on Batman, but I have been reading his comics for years, and it seems to be that there isn't a whole lot of "order" in Batman's life. But everyone has seen the most recent Batman movie, and suddenly, that's the explanation we're giving on why this is a feud.

It's more like: Joker wants to kill Gothamites, versus Batman wants to protect Gotham. Batman wants to ensure that what happened to him doesn't happen to anyone else... it drives him so much that he wears a bat-suit, invests millions of dollars into an alter-ego, giving up any semblance of a normal life. Where's the "order" in that?

Your thoughts are welcomed.

Here's my top rivalries, off the top of my head:

1. Cap Vs. Red Skull
2. Spidey Vs. Goblin
3. FF Vs. Doom
4. Batman Vs. Joker
5. Silver Surfer Vs. Galactus
6. Spidey Vs. Venom
7. Cap Vs. Hydra
8. Thing Vs. Hulk
9. Green Lantern Vs. Sinestro
10. Thor Vs. Loki

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Teller part three

"Negotiating the Castle" (Part Three of Four) is up. Links to parts one and two immediately below here or at the end of the post there.

If you read this, please comment and let me know. I'll post part four when I have at least four public comments either here, at my LiveJournal or on Twitter.

I know, I'm really asking for it, aren't I?

Friday, January 16, 2009

Teller part two

New short story in four parts from me: Here's part two: The Caretaker's Message.

And here's part one: To See the Wizard if you missed it.

I'll post part three when someone (thanks Seth!) posts a comment on the LJ about the tale.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


I hear Spider Man has taken the role of Secretary of Defense in Obama's Cabinet.