As the Question, Renee Montoya isn’t a character who has seen a lot of costume changes, but she has gone through many other developments over her time in comics. To date, she has spent more time as a police officer than a superhero, beginning as a supporting character and working her way up. This long development has also left her as one of the more interesting characters in DC Comics.Continue reading “Superhero Evolutions: Renee Montoya”
The Dark Knight Trilogy: The Why of Batman
One of the things that makes Batman such an interesting character is that he blends several motivations. He is a force of vengeance and justice. And while his life as Batman began on the night his parents died, the hero he has become has evolved beyond that singular motivation.Continue reading “The Dark Knight Trilogy: The Why of Batman”
The Dark Knight Trilogy: The Rogues Gallery
Let’s face it: nobody really gives a damn about Batman.
Sure, he’s a great superhero. He’s got a cool costume, a good origin, and is the epitome of the badass normal vigilante. But he’s not the reason people read his comics. The reason people read Batman comics is because he has the best villains. Bar none.
Outside of Spider-Man and Dick Tracy, nobody in the history of comics has the sheer quantity of recurring rogues that Batman has. Spider-Man’s rogues gallery is vast, but there are a lot of them that are just plain duds. Dick Tracy has an array of enemies spanning back decades, but most of them wind up dead after their first appearance. Batman’s rogues, on the other hand, have been developed and fleshed out over the course of 70 years. You love to hate them. And, on occasion, you feel genuine pity for them.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the villains that showed up in the Dark Knight Trilogy and how they connect to their comic counterparts.Continue reading “The Dark Knight Trilogy: The Rogues Gallery”