DC - Gotham http://www.geatzs.com/tags/gotham en Commissioner James Gordon http://www.geatzs.com/characters/commissioner-james-gordon <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Commissioner James Gordon</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:about content:encoded"><p>Not all heroes in Gotham City wear masks. GCPD Commissioner James Gordon is the Dark Knight's greatest ally, and one of his closest friends.</p><p>Batman may be the sworn guardian of Gotham City, but the man who makes it possible for the Dark Knight to safeguard its streets is James Gordon. A veteran cop who rose through the ranks by putting his foot down on rampant corruption—even when that stalwart devotion to justice came at great personal cost—Gordon worked tirelessly on Gotham’s police force, eventually earning himself the title of commissioner.</p><p>One of the first GCPD officers to accept the Batman’s help, Gordon was responsible for one of the Gotham skyline’s most iconic features: the Bat-Signal, a tool that only he is authorized to use. Despite being given many opportunities to learn Batman’s identity, Gordon has never done so, valuing their partnership and the Dark Knight’s ability to maintain plausible deniability.</p><p>Gordon remains one of Batman’s closest friends and most trusted confidants outside the Bat-Family, and the most vital part of his job?fighting crime in Gotham City.</p><p><br /><em><strong>For more on James Gordon's history, <a href="https://www.dcuniverse.com/encyclopedia/james-gordon/" target="_blank">visit his page on DCUniverse.com.</a></strong></em></p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-order field-type-number-integer field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Display Order:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">6</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-profile-picture field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Profile Picture:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="" resource="http://www.geatzs.com/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_JamesGordon_5c489d36ad5348.63590617.jpg"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.geatzs.com/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_JamesGordon_5c489d36ad5348.63590617.jpg" width="384" height="582" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-versions- field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Character Versions:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/character-versions/commissioner-james-gordon" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Commissioner James Gordon</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-home-page-thumbnail field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Home Page Thumbnail:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.geatzs.com/sites/default/files/Char_WhosWho_JamesGordon_5c489d36ad5402.42744875.jpg" width="368" height="768" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Character Type:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/character-type/individuals" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Individuals</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-alignment field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Alignment:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/alignment/heroes" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Heroes</a></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-custom-information field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Custom Information:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-custom-information clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-custom-information/18529" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Real Name</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>James Gordon</p></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div><div class="field-item odd"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-custom-information clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-custom-information/18530" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Occupation</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Police Commissioner</p></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div><div class="field-item even"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-custom-information clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-custom-information/18531" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Alignment</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Hero</p></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">First Appearance:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-first-appearance clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-first-appearance/20566" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">First Appearance</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance-text field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Detective-Comics-1937-2011-27/digital-comic/T0039000275001">DETECTIVE COMICS #27</a> (<span class="date-display-single" property="" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="1939-01-13T21:15:00-08:00">1939</span>)</div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-coverimage field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Primary Cover Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.geatzs.com/sites/default/files/default_images/DC_placeholder_comic-active_573b3c133ef580.76442500.jpg" alt="" /></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/characters/commissioner-james-gordon" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Commissioner James Gordon" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 00:26:53 +0000 Tim Beedle 272301 at http://www.geatzs.com http://www.geatzs.com/characters/commissioner-james-gordon#comments Catwoman http://www.geatzs.com/characters/catwoman <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Catwoman</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:about content:encoded"><p>As deadly as she is beautiful, infamous cat-burglar Selina Kyle uses her nine lives to walk the razor's edge between light and darkness in Gotham City.</p> <p>The Bat may be the king of the beasts of Gotham. But the Cat? The Cat is definitely the queen. Infamous burglar Selina Kyle is certainly one of the most iconic characters in the DC Universe<span style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">—</span>not because she's a superhero, per se, but because she's so good at stumping them. Motivated partly by her own self interest, partly by the fun of it all, Catwoman has been baffling Gotham City's heroes, both masked and unmasked, from the very beginning.</p> <p>An accomplished jewel thief and an occasional hero herself, Selina's murky moral compass has made her relationship with Batman complicated, to say the least. Still, the undeniable magnetism between Bat and Cat is one of Gotham's most reliable constants: wherever Catwoman goes, Batman is sure to follow, if only to take her down. It's a complicated game of cat-and-mouse (cat-and-bat?) that Bruce and Selina have been playing across the streets and rooftops of Gotham?for a long, long time.</p> <p><br /><em><strong>For more on Catwoman's history, <a href="https://www.dcuniverse.com/encyclopedia/catwoman/" target="_blank">visit her page on DCUniverse.com.</a></strong></em></p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-order field-type-number-integer field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Display Order:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">6</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-profile-picture field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Profile Picture:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="" resource="http://www.geatzs.com/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_Catwoman_5c47c984ed1bf1.93808647.jpg"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.geatzs.com/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_Catwoman_5c47c984ed1bf1.93808647.jpg" width="384" height="582" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-home-page-thumbnail field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Home Page Thumbnail:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.geatzs.com/sites/default/files/Char_WhosWho_Catwoman_5c47c984ed1da2.53951931.jpg" width="368" height="768" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Character Type:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/character-type/individuals" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Individuals</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-alignment field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Alignment:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/alignment/its-complicated" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">It&#039;s Complicated</a></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-custom-information field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Custom Information:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-custom-information clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-custom-information/18719" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Occupation</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Thief</p> </div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div><div class="field-item odd"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-custom-information clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-custom-information/18720" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Real Name</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Selina Kyle</p> </div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">First Appearance:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-first-appearance clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-first-appearance/23551" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">First Appearance</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance-text field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Batman-1940-2011-1/digital-comic/T0037600015001">BATMAN #1</a> (<span class="date-display-single" property="" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="1940-02-15T16:00:00-08:00">1940</span>)</div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-coverimage field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Primary Cover Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.geatzs.com/sites/default/files/default_images/DC_placeholder_comic-active_573b3c133ef580.76442500.jpg" alt="" /></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/characters/catwoman" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Catwoman" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 270671 at http://www.geatzs.com http://www.geatzs.com/characters/catwoman#comments Batgirl http://www.geatzs.com/characters/batgirl <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Batgirl</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:about content:encoded"><p>Barbara Gordon redefined what it meant to be a self-made hero when she crafted her own costume and joined Batman's crusade right under her father’s nose.</p><p>The mean streets of Gotham City have a number of guardian angels watching over them. And one of the first—the young woman who turned the Dynamic Duo into the Batman family—was Batgirl. Barbara Gordon has always existed between two worlds: her life at home as the only daughter of Police Commissioner James Gordon and her life swinging from gargoyles as an associate of the Dark Knight and a founding member of the Birds of Prey.</p><p>Though the two halves of her life don’t always mesh, she stays true to the things she believes in. A genius-level hacker and information broker, and an expert martial artist, Babs has, like her namesake, proven to be a fierce survivor, and one of Gotham’s most cherished protectors.</p><p><br /><em><strong>For more on Batgirl's history, <a href="https://www.dcuniverse.com/mythos/batgirl/" target="_blank">visit her page on DCUniverse.com.</a></strong></em></p></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-order field-type-number-integer field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Display Order:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">6</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-profile-picture field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Profile Picture:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="" resource="http://www.geatzs.com/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_Batgirl_5c410fd9aa14d0.53215721.jpg"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.geatzs.com/sites/default/files/Char_Thumb_Batgirl_5c410fd9aa14d0.53215721.jpg" width="384" height="582" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-home-page-thumbnail field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Home Page Thumbnail:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.geatzs.com/sites/default/files/Char_WhosWho_Batgirl_5c410fd9aa1599.17107244.jpg" width="368" height="768" alt="" /></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-type field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Character Type:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/character-type/individuals" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Individuals</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-character-alignment field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Alignment:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/alignment/heroes" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Heroes</a></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-custom-information field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Custom Information:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-custom-information clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-custom-information/18573" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Real Name</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-value field-type-text-long field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Barbara Gordon</p></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field-collection-container clearfix"><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance field-type-field-collection field-label-above"><div class="field-label">First Appearance:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><div class="field-collection-view clearfix view-mode-full field-collection-view-final"><div class="entity entity-field-collection-item field-collection-item-field-first-appearance clearfix" about="/field-collection/field-first-appearance/20671" typeof=""> <div class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-label field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">First Appearance</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-first-appearance-text field-type-text field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property=""><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Batman-1940-2011-139/digital-comic/T0037601395001">BATMAN #139</a> (<span class="date-display-single" property="" datatype="xsd:dateTime" content="1961-01-15T18:00:00-08:00">1961</span>)</div></div></div> </div> </div> </div></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-char-powers field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Powers:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/exceptional-martial-artist" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">exceptional martial artist</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel=""><a href="/powers/master-computer-hacker" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">master computer hacker</a></div><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/eidetic-memory" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">eidetic memory</a></div><div class="field-item odd" rel=""><a href="/powers/gymnastic-ability" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">gymnastic ability</a></div><div class="field-item even" rel=""><a href="/powers/natural-leader" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">natural leader</a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-char-base-of-operations field-type-entityreference field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Base of Operations:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="">Gotham City</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-primary-coverimage field-type-image field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Primary Cover Image:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://www.geatzs.com/sites/default/files/default_images/DC_placeholder_comic-active_573b3c133ef580.76442500.jpg" alt="" /></div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/characters/batgirl" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Batgirl" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Thu, 01 Mar 2012 00:06:09 +0000 publisher 148011 at http://www.geatzs.com http://www.geatzs.com/characters/batgirl#comments Relive Batman: The Animated Series with These New Virtual Backgrounds http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/04/27/relive-batman-the-animated-series-with-these-new-virtual-backgrounds <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Relive Batman: The Animated Series with These New Virtual Backgrounds</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">DC</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Monday, April 27, 2020 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>If you’ve been binging <em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/tv/batman-the-animated-series-1992-1995" target="_blank">Batman: The Animated Series</a> </em>while staying at home, you may have wondered what it might be like to step into the screen and visit the Batcave, drop by Arkham Asylum or roam those iconic Gotham City streets. Well, now you can…in a manner of speaking. Our latest batch of virtual backgrounds are all <em>B:TAS-</em>themed, allowing you to take video calls and hold your online hangouts from within the world of the iconic series. Whether you prefer being flanked by the Batcomputer, the menacing Arkham gates or the Dynamic Duo themselves, Batman’s animated world can be virtually yours. You can wear a cowl while using the backgrounds or not, but remember, if you see the Joker, social distancing is STRONGLY recommended.</p> <p>To use the backgrounds, click on the images below to open them full-sized, then save them on your computer or phone.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /><a href="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/DCComics_DCZoomBackgrounds_v1a_5ea382281b6b90.68602840.jpg"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/DCComics_DCZoomBackgrounds_v1a_900_5ea37fef06c079.12254716.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/DCComics_DCZoomBackgrounds_v1b_5ea3823d391b43.28128979.jpg"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/DCComics_DCZoomBackgrounds_v1b_900_5ea3800cac7dd4.42451407.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/DCComics_DCZoomBackgrounds_v1c_5ea3824e506a89.40386271.jpg"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/DCComics_DCZoomBackgrounds_v1c_900_5ea38030326876.72441886.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/DCComics_DCZoomBackgrounds_v1d_5ea38260602a64.02529454.jpg"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/DCComics_DCZoomBackgrounds_v1d_900_5ea38051d4a310.23766869.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/DCComics_DCZoomBackgrounds_v1e_5ea38273b5a933.51868954.jpg"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/DCComics_DCZoomBackgrounds_v1e_900_5ea3806a929e81.03817285.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/DCComics_DCZoomBackgrounds_v1f_5ea382882de060.23249315.jpg"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/DCComics_DCZoomBackgrounds_v1f_900_5ea3808006a731.72754151.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/DCComics_DCZoomBackgrounds_v1g_5ea382a1ee7790.76580179.jpg"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/DCComics_DCZoomBackgrounds_v1g_900_5ea380981c35e2.87707671.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/DCComics_DCZoomBackgrounds_v1h_5ea382b901b0c8.02059190.jpg"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/DCComics_DCZoomBackgrounds_v1h_900_5ea380ac76af19.68310599.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/DCComics_DCZoomBackgrounds_v1i_5ea382c9d70b02.96325066.jpg"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/DCComics_DCZoomBackgrounds_v1i_900_5ea380c2230990.27152789.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 506px;" /></a></p> <p style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;"><br /><em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/tv/batman-the-animated-series-1992-1995" target="_blank">Batman: The Animated Series</a> is available for streaming in HD on <a href="https://www.dcuniverse.com/" target="_blank">DC Universe.</a></em></p> <p style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;"><em>Looking for more DC virtual backgrounds? Check out our other collections below!</em></p> <p style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;"></p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/batman-the-animated-series" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman: The Animated Series</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-the-animated-series-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman the animated series</a>, <a href="/tags/btas" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">B:tAS</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-the-animated-series-backgrounds" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman: the animated series backgrounds</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-the-animated-series-virtual-backgrounds" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman: the animated series virtual backgrounds</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-backgrounds" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman backgrounds</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-virtual-backgrounds" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman virtual backgrounds</a>, <a href="/tags/gotham" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Gotham</a>, <a href="/tags/gotham-city" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">gotham city</a>, <a href="/tags/arkham-asylum" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">arkham asylum</a>, <a href="/tags/batcave" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batcave</a>, <a href="/tags/batcomputer" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batcomputer</a>, <a href="/tags/bat-signal-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Bat-Signal</a>, <a href="/tags/bat-signal-virtual-background" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">bat-signal virtual background</a>, <a href="/tags/robin-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Robin</a>, <a href="/tags/dick-grayson" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dick grayson</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-virtual-backgrounds" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc virtual backgrounds</a>, <a href="/tags/zoom-backgrounds" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">zoom backgrounds</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-zoom-backgrounds" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman zoom backgrounds</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-the-animated-series-zoom-backgrounds" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman: the animated series zoom backgrounds</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/04/27/relive-batman-the-animated-series-with-these-new-virtual-backgrounds" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Relive Batman: The Animated Series with These New Virtual Backgrounds" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Mon, 27 Apr 2020 17:00:00 +0000 DC 451596 at http://www.geatzs.com http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/04/27/relive-batman-the-animated-series-with-these-new-virtual-backgrounds#comments Batwoman: The Curious Relationship Between Kate and Alice http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/04/23/batwoman-the-curious-relationship-between-kate-and-alice <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Batwoman: The Curious Relationship Between Kate and Alice</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Amelia Emberwing</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p><em>Note: This post contains <strong>spoilers</strong> for recent episodes of The CW’s Batwoman<strong>.</strong></em><br /> ?</p> <p>Gotham City has always been home to the most impressive rogues gallery in comic history. As such, villainous excellence is not new to any story featuring a member of the Bat Family. For a long time, Batman and the Joker reigned supreme as the city’s most impressive adversaries, but the World’s Greatest Detective and the Crown Prince of Crime may have officially been dethroned.</p> <p>The tale of <em>Batwoman’s </em>Kate Kane and Alice (formerly Beth Kane) has been a curious one from the start. Alice has always been meant to be Batwoman’s Joker, while Kate’s clear parallel rests in her name, but each of the two women quickly transcended the idea that they’re simply the female versions of male characters. <em>Especially </em>so far as the Arrowverse is concerned.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/source-BWN102a0147b_5ea0e0b8111b48.40526549.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 600px;" /></p> <p>While each is their own person and characterization, their unique stories are only part of what elevates their rivalry. At the end of the day, they still maintain the same “two sides of the same coin” vibe that keeps Batman and the Joker’s war so alluring. But Kate and Alice bring something completely unique to the table that neither of the aforementioned men ever will—they love each other.</p> <p>That love adds a level of complication that is impossible to overstate. It’s why Alice keeps Kate’s identity a secret. It drove Kate to murder. We could honestly sit here all day talking about the layers that brings to an already highly complex relationship. But first we need to address the elephant in the room.</p> <p>Kate was willing to let Alice die so that Beth’s doppelg?nger could live.</p> <p>Here’s the thing about that: the Beth Kane that stumbled onto Earth Prime by way of “Crisis on Infinite Earths” is everything that Alice was supposed to be. That’s not meant in the “she made some bad choices and ended up where she is now” kind of way. That’s meant in the “she was tortured and broken and has proven that she does not want help resolving murderous tendencies” kind of way. The choice was cosmic and nearly impossible to make for Kate even with the knowledge that her sister was a remorseless killer.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/source-BWN1040015b_5ea0e10083e315.67182550.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 601px;" /></p> <p>There was no Hail Mary batarang or solvable puzzle that could could have saved them both. Not only did Kate ultimately make the impossible call, she also went to be with Alice—not her doppelg?nger—as she died. There’s no denying that act of love in the face of cosmic unfairness.</p> <p>Kate and Alice contrast each other’s natures. Hero and villain, good and evil, yada, yada. Their love, that damnable emotion that can save or ruin lives depending on its whim, drives them to go against those natures. There’s no predictable choice when it comes to this rivalry. Sometimes it’s because of that love. Other times it’s because that love, in certain specific instances, has been acknowledged as the weakness that it is so far as the greater safety of Gotham is concerned.</p> <p>Take Kate’s exceptional monologue before Cartwright returned to shift the narrative back to Alice’s trauma. Alice was fresh off of the realization that her sister was willing to kill her and wanted to be sure that there was hell to pay. Kate, with the realization that her other-earth sister could have had a life, just couldn’t be bothered to care. Alice allowed a moment of weakness to peek through her rage and admitted that she didn’t want her sister to give up on her. Meanwhile, Kate was simply done.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/source-15404487dfd14375206b47d29c53ef0f2d7838ffmaster_5ea0e146c59a41.82087910.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 600px;" /></p> <p>This love of theirs has resulted in every single recent Kate/Alice arc to be downright delectable. Even better, all of the complexities can be explained. The writers don’t simply shift from an unbothered Kate to one who’s desperately concerned for Alice’s well-being. Each move from the hero is explained by recent actions from her sisterly counterpart. Two sides. Same coin.</p> <p>We’ll wrap things up with the murder of August Cartwright, not because it’s narratively most recent, but because it’s where things shift from interesting to downright fascinating. After Beth’s murder, you think that perhaps Kate truly is done. The aforementioned monologue certainly lends to that belief. To be honest, she might have been if Cartwright hadn’t reared his ugly head again. But as anyone who has a sibling can attest—no one’s allowed to hurt ‘em but you.</p> <p>So, Cartwright came back and made a big oopsie by tricking Mouse into trapping Alice and hooking her up to some good old-fashioned fear toxin. Both Kate and Jacob hopped on the case, with daddy dearest sprinting to find his baby girl before the toxin made her even more of a monster, and Kate staying behind with the monster they already have. If you’ve seen the episode, you know the (not so) good doctor doesn’t survive the night. Kate accidentally kills him in a fit of rage over what he did to Alice.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/source-158023275c6d5dca32674fbb893227f0126a8624master_5ea0e16860bf08.01301759.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1050px;" /></p> <p>As it happens, that’s <em>exactly</em> what Alice was after.</p> <p>The episode that follows illustrates the complexity of the sisters’ relationship better than anything we’ve seen yet. Kate goes against her better judgement and helps Alice try to find Mouse, eventually going so far as to agree to help break him out of Arkham. Alice plays nice with a witness and even makes a promise not to kill and <em>sticks to it</em>.</p> <p>Through the complexity and fear and loss and grief that riddles through their relationship, the two women know when they can trust each other. Or, at least, they <em>thought </em>so. Devastatingly, Alice trusts a little too hard and finds herself locked in with Mouse once they find him in the Asylum. But the thing is, Kate didn’t lie. Even better, she’s clearly deeply conflicted by what she’s done.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/source-15807481a3f9e6cf8c3846adafd2efab8650abe5master_5ea0e1bf230ee8.00939608.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 600px;" /></p> <p>The last we see of the two sisters is one clearly hurt and the other obviously in agony over the betrayal. What’s fascinating is that locking Alice in that cell was undoubtedly the right choice. Kate’s not conflicted because she has delusions that Alice will change her ways overnight. She’s conflicted because she hurt her sister.</p> <p>We’re eight years into the Arrowverse, and it’s delivered its best emotional conflict between a hero and villain yet with the Kane sisters. There will be more wrath now that Alice has found herself betrayed, but I get the sense that this dance is going to continue for quite some time. And that’s great news for <em>Batwoman.</em></p> <p><br /><em>Batwoman airs Sundays at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. CST) on The CW. <a href="http://www.geatzs.com/tv/batwoman" target="_blank">Visit our official Batwoman page </a>for more news, features and articles on Kate Kane's life behind the cowl.</em></p> <p style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;"><em>Amelia Emberwing writes about comics, movies and TV for DCComics.com and is a frequent contributor to?the Couch Club, our weekly television column. Look for more of her writing on Birth.Movies.Death., Collider and?Slashfilm, and follow her on Twitter at?<a href="https://twitter.com/BrowncoatAuror" target="_blank">@BrowncoatAuror.</a></em></p> <p style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;"></p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/couch-club" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">couch club</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dctv</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">#dctv</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv-couch-club-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dctv couch club</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv-couch-club" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">#dctv couch club</a>, <a href="/tags/dc-tv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc tv</a>, <a href="/tags/batwoman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batwoman</a>, <a href="/tags/batwoman-series" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batwoman series</a>, <a href="/tags/batwoman-tv-series" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batwoman tv series</a>, <a href="/tags/batwoman-tv-show" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batwoman tv show</a>, <a href="/tags/batwoman-couch-club" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batwoman couch club</a>, <a href="/tags/kate-kane" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">kate kane</a>, <a href="/tags/alice" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">alice</a>, <a href="/tags/beth-kane" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">beth kane</a>, <a href="/tags/batwoman-villain" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batwoman villain</a>, <a href="/tags/ruby-rose" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">ruby rose</a>, <a href="/tags/rachel-skarsten" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">rachel skarsten</a>, <a href="/tags/arrowverse" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">arrowverse</a>, <a href="/tags/kane-sisters" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">kane sisters</a>, <a href="/tags/kane-siblings" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">kane siblings</a>, <a href="/tags/kane-twins" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">kane twins</a>, <a href="/tags/gotham" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Gotham</a>, <a href="/tags/gotham-city" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">gotham city</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman</a>, <a href="/tags/joker" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">joker</a>, <a href="/tags/the-cw" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">the cw</a>, <a href="/tags/amelia-emberwing" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">amelia emberwing</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/04/23/batwoman-the-curious-relationship-between-kate-and-alice" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Batwoman: The Curious Relationship Between Kate and Alice" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Thu, 23 Apr 2020 17:00:00 +0000 Amelia Emberwing 451583 at http://www.geatzs.com http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/04/23/batwoman-the-curious-relationship-between-kate-and-alice#comments Getting to Know Young Alfred is Only Part of the Fun of Pennyworth http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/04/22/getting-to-know-young-alfred-is-only-part-of-the-fun-of-pennyworth <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Getting to Know Young Alfred is Only Part of the Fun of Pennyworth</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Mandy Curtis</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>Before diving in to <em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/tv/pennyworth" target="_blank">Pennyworth,</a></em> I thought I knew most of what there was to know about the longtime butler of the Wayne family. He’s, uh…a butler and confidant to Batman and <em>maybe</em> has an interesting past somehow tied to the British secret service. Alfred's been a familiar face to Batman fans for nearly as long as they've known that Bruce Wayne wears the cowl. The affable butler, always ready with a bit of fatherly advice or sarcastic comment, has been in the background—and occasionally foreground—of every Batman property, from comics and animation to movies and video games. To put it bluntly, Batman wouldn't be Batman without Alfred.</p> <p>But who is Alfred Pennyworth, really? I mean, outside of his service and loyalty and frequent reminders to Bruce about the right thing to do. And why is binging the ten episodes of the first season of <em>Pennyworth</em> such a good way to pass the time while you're doing like Alfred would and self-isolating at home?</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/source-PW1043122CCS_5e9f9f0736c138.39507717.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 600px;" /></p> <p><em>Pennyworth</em> tells the story of a 26-year-old Alfred, long before Bruce Wayne is even born (or, spoiler alert, Thomas and Martha Wayne even like each other). It paints a picture of a complex, damaged man who's searching for something or someone to make him whole. Jack Bannon plays the character as though he's walking a tightrope, weaving back and forth between the sides of right and wrong, sometimes leaning a little too far in either direction, but ultimately finding a balance. Bannon’s Alfred eventually shows signs of the character we all know and love, but let me tell you—it's quite a journey to get there.</p> <p>Meeting Alfred's friends and family helps to flesh out aspects of his future personality. His relationship with his father is particularly complicated, but he loves his mother with an enviable strength. Alfred’s parents, played by Dorothy Atkinson and Ian Puleston-Davies, frequently surprise—sometimes for good and sometimes for bad—but aspects of their characters can definitely be found in "later" versions of their son. His best friends, even when they're being idiots, are Alfred’s brothers, and they have each other's backs through thick and thin. (Thanks, likely, to the time they spent together in the war.) Dave Boy and Bazaa—Hainsley Lloyd Bennett and Ryan Fletcher, respectively—are delightful, if sometimes inept sidekicks, and it's amusing in an almost heartwarming way to see Alfred as the leader, rather than a sidekick himself.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/source-PW1070489CCS_5e9f9f4e24b9c5.95368987.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 599px;" /></p> <p>Getting to know Alfred is the main point of <em>Pennyworth</em>, of course, and it's fascinating to peel back the layers of the man who would be <s>king</s> butler. But a definite side benefit to watching the show is meeting Thomas Wayne and Martha Kane before their murder led Bruce down his path of becoming the hero Gotham needs. I won't spoil their backstories for you, since the fun is seeing them grow as characters throughout the season, but they're surprisingly complicated people. <em>Pennyworth </em>shapes them into far more than narrowly defined billionaire parents who largely exist to serve as an origin story plot device. Ben Aldridge and Emma Paetz bring a lot of emotion and chemistry to the roles, and the show's writers did a really great job of giving both characters traits that we later see in every version of their son.</p> <p>The show's worldbuilding is also a huge draw. Set in an alternate universe London in a time similar to the real 1950s or 1960s, <em>Pennyworth</em> doesn't shy away from the darker themes of the Batverse. (In other words, this is a good show to watch after your younger kids have gone to bed.) It's a story that features more than a few shady people with dangerous or suspect proclivities, and is disturbing in a variety of ways, from violence and gore to sexual deviancy and literal devil worship. But little of that darker nature is used purely for shock value, and it fits well with how truly dark the world of Batman can be. (Plus, the show was created for and aired on a subscriber-only network, and we all know how adult those networks tend to be.)</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/source-PW1031419CCS_5e9f9fa4b7c512.24547747.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 600px;" /></p> <p>That's not to say that it's all doom and gloom. There's a darkly comical nature to the show that keeps it from being utterly depressing and a sense of hope pervades, even when the bleakness threatens to overwhelm. That’s something that should seem quite familiar to Bat-fans.</p> <p>Did we need a whole show about the Wayne family butler? Perhaps not, but learning about Alfred's past helps to make sense of his future and makes a somewhat flat—but always charming—character all the more fascinating.<br /> ?</p> <p><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">The first season of Pennyworth can be streamed in its entirety on EPIX or the EPIX app. For more news, features and conversation on Pennyworth,?<a href="http://www.geatzs.com/tv/pennyworth" target="_blank">click here.</a></em></p> <p><em>Mandy Curtis writes about comics, specifically DC’s Young Adult line, and TV for DCComics.com. You can find her on Twitter at</em> <a href="http://twitter.com/mandyannecurtis" target="_blank"><em>@mandyannecurtis.</em></a></p> <p></p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/dc-binge" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dc binge</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dctv</a>, <a href="/tags/dctv" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">#dctv</a>, <a href="/tags/pennyworth" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">pennyworth</a>, <a href="/tags/alfred-pennyworth" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Alfred Pennyworth</a>, <a href="/tags/pennyworth-tv-series" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">pennyworth tv series</a>, <a href="/tags/pennyworth-tv-show" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">pennyworth tv show</a>, <a href="/tags/alfred-pennyworth-tv-series" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">alfred pennyworth tv series</a>, <a href="/tags/alfred-pennyworth-tv-show" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">alfred pennyworth tv show</a>, <a href="/tags/thomas-wayne" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">thomas wayne</a>, <a href="/tags/martha-kane" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">martha kane</a>, <a href="/tags/jack-bannon" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">jack bannon</a>, <a href="/tags/ben-aldridge" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">ben aldridge</a>, <a href="/tags/emma-paetz" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">emma paetz</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman</a>, <a href="/tags/bruce-wayne" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">bruce wayne</a>, <a href="/tags/wayne-family" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">wayne family</a>, <a href="/tags/gotham" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Gotham</a>, <a href="/tags/london" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">London</a>, <a href="/tags/alternate-universe" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">alternate universe</a>, <a href="/tags/alt-universe" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">alt-universe</a>, <a href="/tags/alt-history" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">alt-history</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-prequel" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman prequel</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-prequel-series" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman prequel series</a>, <a href="/tags/epix" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">epix</a>, <a href="/tags/mandy-curtis" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">mandy curtis</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/04/22/getting-to-know-young-alfred-is-only-part-of-the-fun-of-pennyworth" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Getting to Know Young Alfred is Only Part of the Fun of Pennyworth" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Wed, 22 Apr 2020 17:00:00 +0000 Mandy Curtis 451576 at http://www.geatzs.com http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/04/22/getting-to-know-young-alfred-is-only-part-of-the-fun-of-pennyworth#comments Book Breakdown - Gotham High Brings Angst and Teenage Drama to Gotham http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/04/15/book-breakdown-gotham-high-brings-angst-and-teenage-drama-to-gotham <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>Book Breakdown - Gotham High Brings Angst and Teenage Drama to Gotham</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Mandy Curtis</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>DC released the latest in their original YA graphic novel line last week, and it's a bit of a departure from all that's come before. <a href="http://www.geatzs.com/graphic-novels/gotham-high" target="_blank"><em>Gotham High</em>,</a> written by Melissa de la Cruz and illustrated by Thomas Pitilli, stars characters you'll know by name, including Bruce Wayne, Selina Kyle and Alfred Pennyworth, but puts a different spin on their lives.</p> <p><em>Gotham High</em> sees billionaire teen Bruce Wayne start at the titular high school after getting kicked out of Gotham City's Arkham Preparatory School for Boys for fighting (or, actually, protecting a fellow student named Richard Grayson). There, he makes friends with (literal) girl next door Selina Kyle and Jack Napier—a total <em>joker</em> of a guy. Soon, rich kids start getting kidnapped and Bruce gives himself a mission to uncover what's really going on.</p> <p>Let’s break it down!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/GothamHigh_cover_5e965b4371b2a3.87340531.jpg" style="width: 717px; height: 1079px;" /></p> <h2><strong>Cover Crackdown:</strong></h2> <p>The colors on this cover are the true standout here—the lime green on the bright turquoise really pops, and the title treatment is eye-catching with its hand-drawn style. There's something very CW about the trio, which says a lot about the story within, and I love the small nods to the characters they might someday become.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/GothamHigh_03_5e965b7aa3d955.01998104.jpg" style="width: 717px; height: 1079px;" /></p> <h2><strong>Tell Me a Story:</strong></h2> <p>Selina Garcia Kyle and Bruce Wayne used to be friends when they were kids, thanks in part to the fact that they lived next door to each other in the richest part of Gotham. But after Bruce's parents were killed and his uncle, Alfred Pennyworth, sent him away to boarding school, the two grew apart. While Bruce became richer, thanks to his uncle's smart asset management, Selina struggled and is now barely making ends meet with every penny she has going toward her father's care. (He has Alzheimer's disease, and her money is tied up in a trust that she can't access until she's 21.)</p> <p>When Bruce starts up at Gotham High School post-getting expelled from his fancy prep school, he quickly makes his way back into Selina's life and into her best friend Jack's, too. Jack runs with a pretty questionable crowd, but Bruce gets on Jack's good side by showing him that he's not just another rich kid who can easily be duped.</p> <p>Then, a fellow Gotham High student—Harvey Dent—is kidnapped, and Bruce realizes that someone's out for more than just poker winnings...and both Jack and Selina might be involved.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/GothamHIgh_10_5e965bfa3575c2.79086361.jpg" style="width: 717px; height: 1079px;" /></p> <h2><strong>Let’s Talk Art:</strong></h2> <p>Thomas Pitilli is also the illustrator for comics based on the <em>Riverdale</em> TV show, which explains why his art lends itself so nicely to a dramatic high school tale filled with beautiful people and a mystery to solve. I mean, <em>everyone</em> in the book is pretty. (In one scene, Bruce is lying in his bed wearing a tank top, and his muscles are out in full force. Hence my earlier "very CW" comment.) But they're also impressively diverse, which I thought was really unique for a graphic novel featuring some of the most famous comic characters ever. (And is a great change for the YA demographic.) The rich jewel tones of the colors and the frequently shadowy panels give it a very Batman feel, too, even though Bruce—sorry, spoiler!—never dons the cowl.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/GothamHigh_07_5e965c28eaf576.81263832.jpg" style="width: 717px; height: 1080px;" /></p> <h2><strong>Dialog Discussion:</strong></h2> <p>Melissa de la Cruz has written a lot YA novels, so she knows how to write teenagers who act like they're much older than their age. She also knows how to dial up the angst, which <em>Gotham High</em> has in spades, and the drama, which the triangle of Bruce, Selina and Jack easily provide. Selina's the narrator for much of the book, and her sass and self-confidence comes out in full force, while Bruce's brooding is apparent from the moment we meet him. No one's quite the same as their comic counterparts, but de la Cruz infuses a lot of their familiar personalities into their thoughts and conversations.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/GothamHigh_13_5e965c8900c883.49475877.jpg" style="width: 716px; height: 1080px;" /></p> <h2><strong>Voted Most Likely:</strong></h2> <p>It’s hard to give this book a single superlative, considering the three main characters are all pretty different folk. But I don't think it would be cheating to say that, as a whole, the book would get voted "Most Likely to Become a Vigilante" in its senior yearbook. Whether it would lean more toward the side of good or the side of evil is a question that kind of depends on the situation...<br /> ?</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/GothamHigh_11_5e965cf41f17d5.23809833.jpg" style="width: 719px; height: 1079px;" /></p> <h2><strong>What Would You Most Like to Ask?:</strong></h2> <p>I'd like to ask Jack what he sees in Selina, what made him like her as much as he did. She seemed pretty cool, sure, but there was a lot we weren't privy to in their relationship, and although we knew that they were best friends, we never got to learn why. Was there some sort of moment in which the two of them banded together against a common foe? Did they bond over the love of a movie or book? Were they partners in bio, and realized that they had the same sense of humor and started hanging out, Gotham High cultural norms be damned? I want to know their backstory! (And I feel like Jack would be more willing to spill the beans than Selina would.)</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/04-APR/GothamHigh_18_5e965f1c4dc2c6.14630359.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 676px;" /></p> <h2><strong>The Final Word:</strong></h2> <p>Although it's never expressly stated that any of the characters won't turn out to be versions more familiar to people who know them through comics, <em>Gotham High</em> could very well be a contemporary alternative universe (AU) story in which there are no superheroes, supervillains or antiheroes. Rather, the kids are just that, and they grow up to be more "normal" members of Gotham society. As someone who loves a good AU fanfic—I'm all for it! It's fun to read about these characters as though they're just a little more dramatic and prone to gray behavior.<br /> ?</p> <p><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/graphic-novels/gotham-high" target="_blank"><em>Gotham High</em></a><em> by Melissa de la Cruz and Thomas Pitilli is now available in bookstores, comic shops, libraries and</em> <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Shadow-of-the-Batgirl/digital-comic/T1903800018301" target="_blank"><em>as a digital graphic novel.</em></a></p> <p><em>When Mandy Curtis isn’t reading books by Leigh Bardugo or Sarah J. Maas, she’s dreaming of busting bad guys with Wonder Woman—if Steve Trevor’s there, too, she won’t complain—and writing about YA fiction and pop culture at <a href="http://foreveryoungadult.com/" target="_blank">Forever Young Adult.</a> Follow her on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/mandyannecurtis" target="_blank">@mandyannecurtis.</a></em></p> <p><em>Not sure what you just read? </em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2019/04/12/what-is-a-book-breakdown" target="_blank"><em>Click here for the skinny on our Book Breakdowns.</em></a></p> <p></p> </div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/gotham-high" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Gotham High</a>, <a href="/tags/gotham-high-graphic-novel" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">gotham high graphic novel</a>, <a 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typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young adult comics</a>, <a href="/tags/young-adult-graphic-novels" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young adult graphic novels</a>, <a href="/tags/young-adult-fiction" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">young adult fiction</a>, <a href="/tags/ya" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">ya</a>, <a href="/tags/ya-comics" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">ya comics</a>, <a href="/tags/ya-graphic-novels" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">ya graphic novels</a>, <a href="/tags/ya-fiction" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">ya fiction</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-graphic-novels" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman graphic novels</a>, <a 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class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/04/15/book-breakdown-gotham-high-brings-angst-and-teenage-drama-to-gotham" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Book Breakdown - Gotham High Brings Angst and Teenage Drama to Gotham" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Wed, 15 Apr 2020 17:00:00 +0000 Mandy Curtis 451479 at http://www.geatzs.com http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/04/15/book-breakdown-gotham-high-brings-angst-and-teenage-drama-to-gotham#comments The Oracle Code Is Squad Goals http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/03/30/the-oracle-code-is-squad-goals <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>The Oracle Code Is Squad Goals</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Mandy Curtis</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Monday, March 30, 2020 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>At the start of <a href="http://www.geatzs.com/graphic-novels/the-oracle-code" target="_blank"><em>The Oracle Code</em>, </a>the new DC Young Adult graphic novel written by Marieke Nijkamp with art by Manuel Preitano, young Barbara "Babs" Gordon finds her life drastically altered after getting shot by a burglar. Pre-shooting, Babs had a best friend—a fellow hacker named Benjamin—but post-incident, Babs finds herself all alone. And she tells herself that it's better that way. (You can read more about the book <a href="http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/03/16/book-breakdown-the-oracle-code-gives-babs-an-empowering-new-origin" target="_blank">in our Book Breakdown.</a>)</p><p>When Babs checks in to the Arkham Center for Independence, a rehabilitation center for Gotham's teens, the idea is for her to learn how to navigate her "new normal." She wants nothing to do with any of the other kids at the Center, and I can't blame her. She's mad at her father, who put her in the Center "for her own good." She's mad at the criminal who put her in the wheelchair. She's mad at her best friend Ben for totally ghosting her when she needs him the most. She's mad at pretty much everything, but she's been dealt a bum hand. I can only imagine how frustrating it would be to have to learn how to navigate the world in—quite literally—a completely different way.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/OracleCode_17_5e7e91476ecd06.64209294.jpg" style="width: 717px; height: 1080px;" /></p><p>On the first morning at the Center, two fellow rehab patients introduce themselves to Babs: Yeong, who's recovering from meningitis, and Issy, who injured her spinal cord. The two are welcoming, and try to give Babs a crash course in Center life. However, because she's Mad At The World, Babs isn't entirely kind to either of them.</p><p>Day five of her time at the Center sees Babs shutting herself off from a conversation with Yeong out of fear. "I don't want to make friends, because they all inevitably leave…I don't want to get hurt again," she thinks to herself. Ben's absence in her life has left a gaping hole that all the therapy in the world won't be able to fix. (Until Babs learns the lesson of <em>The Oracle Code</em>, that is, but we're getting there.)</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/OracleCode_19_5e7e9195512e21.88970226.jpg" style="width: 716px; height: 1079px;" /></p><p>Day 11 sees her actively trying to push Yeong and Issy away. "So much about this center doesn't make sense, and I can't stop being curious… But I can stop them from trying to make friends with me," she narrates. She doesn't want to let herself get close to the girls because she believes that not having friends is better than having friends who will leave you when times get tough (*cough*Ben*cough). It's more than a little heartbreaking to see someone who was so full of color at the beginning of her story prefer to live a life in black and white.</p><p>But on day 22, Yeong and Issy give Babs some tough love—which the best kind of friends will do when they know you need it. They confront her with the truth of the situation: They know what she's doing (shutting herself off to avoid more pain) but they think she'll be better off when she faces the fact that making friends and relying on others might be scary and might be hard, but it's worth it. And that the three of them together could do great things. (Like solve the mystery of the Center...but that's another story.) It takes three bags of marshmallows and nine games of Switch (most of which Babs wins), but Babs finds herself opening up to the girls and feeling more like herself than she has in weeks.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/OracleCode_22_5e7e91b7121ea1.34337556.jpg" style="width: 714px; height: 1079px;" /></p><p>Thanks to Yeong and Issy's pushing, Babs comes to realize that their friendship—her new girl squad—is vitally important. Not only for mystery-solving purposes, but also for actual rehabilitation. Having people around who will push you both mentally and physically helps you heal, and asking for help is a lesson a lot of us need to learn, even if most of us never find ourselves unexpectedly in a wheelchair. Yeong and Issy stand up for Babs when she feels weak, and in turn, Babs gains strength from their belief in her. And although she eventually reconnects with Ben, it's Yeong and Issy's friendship that truly has Babs feeling like herself again.</p><p>"It's less scary to try to solve this puzzle when I'm with friends," Babs thinks. 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class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p>Happy 80<sup>th</sup> Anniversary, Dick Grayson! I suppose jumping around Gotham rooftops keeps you looking young and healthy. From Robin to Nightwing and beyond, the onetime Boy Wonder has been through a lot these past eight decades, with plenty of memorable moments that have gone on to represent some of the best the comic book medium has to offer. Here are twelve defining ones that have helped shape him into the beloved character that he is today.<br />?</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/Detective%2038_5e72d4c4ac45b7.34744949.jpg" style="width: 699px; height: 1079px;" /></p><h2><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/01_numbers2016_5e72db4b129893.64022757.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 144px; float: left;" />His Origin</h2><p>Like any good retrospective, it’s important to start at the beginning. Let’s go back eighty years to <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Detective-Comics-1937-2011-38/digital-comic/T0039000385001" target="_blank"><em>Detective Comics #38</em></a> and look at Dick Grayson’s origin. Most of us know the story—circus acrobat watches his parents die and is taken under Batman’s wing. He becomes Batman’s partner and stops his parents’ killer. The basic story beats are so timeless, that the origin remains MOSTLY unchanged to this day. Luckily a few necessary additions were made. For example, notice how in the original story Batman sort of kidnaps Dick Grayson without telling anyone. Thankfully, later retellings had Bruce officially adopt the boy, but you have to wonder if the circus people were worried.</p><p>This story was not only important for Dick’s history, but for comics in general. Robin the Boy Wonder started the trend of superheroes having kid sidekicks, which resulted in classic characters like Wally West, Roy Harper and more!</p><p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/Star%20Spangled%20Comics%2065_5e72d4fd810383.59314447.JPG" style="width: 700px; height: 971px;" /></p><h2><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/02_numbers2016_5e72db66334203.96547823.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 144px; float: left;" />His First Solo Feature</h2><p>In 1949, Robin struck out on his own for the first time. Although Dick wouldn’t be ready to leave Batman for another few decades, the Boy Wonder got his first taste of solo success early in <em>Star Spangled Comics</em>. The anthology series featured Robin from <em>Star Spangled Comics</em> <em>#65-#130</em>. The stories featured Robin solving teenage-related crimes and fighting forgettable villains like the Clock, who was a less royal version of the Clock King. Batman occasionally appeared, but this was Robin’s time to shine. While these goofy Golden Age stories may not be as memorable as Dick’s later Blüdhaven adventures, he wouldn’t be the hero he is today without these comics.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/The%20Brave%20and%20the%20Bold%2054_5e72d527b7e309.08063602.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 921px;" /></p><h2><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/03_numbers2016_5e72db8ce174e3.84041101.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 144px; float: left;" />Forming the Teen Titans</h2><p>Batman was responsible for making Dick Grayson into a hero, but the Teen Titans were responsible for making him into a leader. In <a href="https://www.readdc.com/The-Brave-and-the-Bold-1955-1983-54/digital-comic/T0868300545001" target="_blank"><em>The Brave and the Bold #54</em>,</a> Robin teamed up with Kid Flash and Aqualad to help a town deal with their generational divide and stop a villain called Mister Twister. The group reunited in <a href="https://www.readdc.com/The-Brave-and-the-Bold-1955-1983-60/digital-comic/T0868300605001" target="_blank"><em>The Brave and the Bold #60</em></a> where they were joined by Wonder Girl and began calling themselves the Teen Titans. Leading the Titans helped Robin find his own sense of purpose away from Batman and grow as both a hero and a person. The Titans have gone on to become one of the most important parts of the DC Universe, starring in multiple animated series and a live-action show on the DC Universe service. Dick wouldn’t be the man he is today without them.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/Batman%20217_5e72d54b40ca58.04690801.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1011px;" /></p><h2><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/04_numbers2016_5e72dba4784073.70749473.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 144px; float: left;" />Flying off to Hudson University</h2><p>Some people have the idea that Bruce and Dick were inseparable until he graduated from Robin to Nightwing, but the shift actually began fifteen years earlier. In <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Batman-1940-2011-217/digital-comic/T0037602175001" target="_blank"><em>Batman #217,</em></a> Dick Grayson, now a high school graduate, left Wayne Manor and took a cab to Hudson University.</p><p>The new setup would change both heroes forever. While Robin had his Golden Age solo feature and Batman would occasionally fight crime on his own, almost every Batman comic since 1940 had featured the Dynamic Duo as a team. Dick’s move began a new precedent for Batman solo adventures, while Robin fought crime in the college town of New Carthage. Dick’s college adventures were featured in backup stories in <em>Detective Comics</em>, where Robin soon became the big man on campus. Like any college student, Dick would occasionally come home to Wayne Manor to do laundry, eat some of Alfred’s cooking and briefly reunite the team of Batman and Robin. Nightwing may have been fifteen years away, but this was the first step in Dick Grayson becoming his own man.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/Batman%20Family%201_5e72d58a1458a4.35628746.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 980px;" /></p><h2><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/05_numbers2016_5e72dbed032163.74308766.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 144px; float: left;" />His Partnership (and Romance) with Barbara Gordon</h2><p>Robin and Batgirl had teamed up before, but things took a turn in <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Batman-Family-1975-1978-1/digital-comic/T0917100015001" target="_blank"><em>Batman Family #1</em>.</a> Dick was no longer a Boy Wonder, and was now a college<em> man</em>. During one of his school breaks, he served as an aide to the now Congresswoman Barbara Gordon. Of course, it wasn’t long before something happened that required them to go into battle as Robin and Batgirl, this time against the ghost of Benedict Arnold.</p><p>Stop looking at me like that, I’m not joking.</p><p>You would think that the ghost of America’s greatest traitor would be the most notable part of the issue, but it was actually the kiss Batgirl gave Robin during the final act. It was meant to shut the former sidekick up, but it wound up awakening feelings in Robin that spawned into the legendary Dick and Babs romance. Next time you want to impress your friends, tell them that the legendary Dick/Babs ship began with Benedict Arnold’s ghost!</p><p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/New%20Teen%20Titans%202_5e72d5b4ec9856.25579574.jpg" style="width: 900px; height: 627px;" /></p><h2><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/06_numbers2016_5e72dc4558ea78.68434902.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 144px; float: left;" />The New Teen Titans and Starfire</h2><p>In 1980, a new team of Teen Titans reunited and rocked the comic book industry to its core. The series was regularly a top seller and elevated the DC Universe to heights it had never seen before. The Teen Titans’ goofy Silver and Bronze Age adventures were left behind for more mature storytelling and a more serialized approach. These adventures were the final phase of Dick’s life as Robin, and many of the early <a href="https://www.readdc.com/New-Teen-Titans-1980-1988/comics-series/7072" target="_blank"><em>New Teen Titans</em></a> issues had the Boy Wonder contemplating his place in the world. He had outgrown his role as Batman’s junior partner, and he hadn’t found his way in college, so who was he?</p><p>In addition to being one of the most iconic team books in comic history, this series also introduced Robin to Princess Koriand’r, otherwise known as Starfire. Next to Batgirl, Starfire has been the biggest romance in Dick’s life. In fact, it would be accurate to say Starfire has shaped Dick almost as much as Bruce, Barbara and Alfred have.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/Tales%20of%20the%20Teen%20Titans%2044_5e72d5e21f8ac0.27102566.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1047px;" /></p><h2><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/07_numbers2016_5e72dc6940d976.07861425.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 144px; float: left;" />Behold Nightwing!</h2><p>This was the big moment, folks! After leaving the Robin identity behind in <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/New-Teen-Titans-1980-1988-39/digital-comic/T0967300395001" target="_blank">The New Teen Titans #39,</a></em> Dick took a few months to consider what his next step was before he unveiled his Nightwing persona in <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Tales-of-the-Teen-Titans-1980-1988-44/digital-comic/T0967800445001" target="_blank">Tales of the Teen Titans #44.</a></em> This epic milestone happened during an iconic story called “The Judas Contract,” which marked the cumulation of the last four years of Titans stories. All of the Titans had been captured, except for Dick, who teamed up with a new hero named Jericho to rescue his friends, and in the process, donned his Nightwing costume for the first time.</p><p>I admit, his first look isn’t as striking as the black costume we’re all familiar with, but it worked for its time (and it looks great when George Perez draws it!). For 44 years, Dick had been Robin in comics, radio shows, newspaper strips, cartoons and live-action productions. It was unthinkable to imagine things would ever be any different, but Nightwing has always been a trailblazer. Kid sidekicks usually didn’t grow up and graduate into their own identities, but Dick Grayson changed the game for everyone.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/Robin%200_5e72d60e9c3b48.76815779.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1038px;" /></p><h2><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/08_numbers2016_5e72dc80a70a92.60728142.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 144px; float: left;" />Becoming the Bat: Take One</h2><p>They say we all become our parents one day, and in Dick’s case that meant taking on the Batman identity. In 1994, a storyline called “Prodigal” ran in all the Batman titles, which featured Dick Grayson becoming Batman while Bruce Wayne took off on a secret mission. Dick had been hurt ever since Bruce chose John Paul Valley to be the substitute Batman during “Knightfall” and this storyline was seen as a way of setting things right. For the first time, the dynamic (no pun intended) had been flipped, and Dick Grayson had his own Robin (Tim Drake) to back him up. Dick’s time as Batman helped him get his life back on track after his broken engagement to Starfire and his emotional departure from the Titans. His time as the Bat may have been short, but Dick Grayson proved that he was the right man for the job.?</p><p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/Nightwing%203_5e72d644206a47.67453827.jpg" style="width: 750px; height: 659px;" /></p><h2><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/09_numbers2016_5e72dc995294a6.89562850.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 144px; float: left;" />Blüdhaven</h2><p>So, now that Nightwing was his own man, he needed his own place. After leaving the Titans, Dick Grayson fought crime around Gotham, but if we’re being honest that’s always been Batman’s city. How can Nightwing leave Bruce’s shadow when it extends over the entire city?</p><p>All that changed in 1996 when Nightwing was given his own ongoing series for the first time. While Dick had his own features, team books, one-shots and mini-series, this was his first time getting his own ongoing, which meant moving to a new home. Nightwin went across the river from Gotham to a city called Blüdhaven, which was even worse than his old home. However, since <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Nightwing-1996-2009-1/digital-comic/T0095700015001" target="_blank">Nightwing #1,</a></em> Blüdhaven has been the closest thing to a home that Dick has. Several times he’s set down roots in the city and fought to take down its criminal underworld.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/Nightwing%2031_5e72d66a13b999.20437936.jpg" style="width: 750px; height: 800px;" /></p><h2><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/10_numbers2016_5e72dcb09c6f99.60234285.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 144px; float: left;" />Officer Grayson</h2><p>There’s more than one way to fight crime, and in 1999’s <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Nightwing-1996-2009-31/digital-comic/T0095700315001" target="_blank">Nightwing #31,</a></em> Dick Grayson decided to help Blüdhaven clean up their streets by joining the police academy. Blüdhaven was a town without a Jim Gordon, and the city’s police department was full of corruption. Dick decided to be the change he wanted to see, and before long he was patrolling the streets as a police officer…and the rooftops as Nightwing. The move surprised Batman, who was proud of his former sidekick for creating a life outside of his costumed identity, but perplexed that Dick would choose a profession that requires you to carry a firearm.</p><p>Dick Grayson’s time as a cop ended in <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Nightwing-1996-2009-83/digital-comic/T0095700835001" target="_blank">Nightwing #83,</a></em> when one of his superiors learned he was Nightwing and asked him to resign because his double identity was a clear conflict of interest. Although Dick had to leave the force behind, he could hold his head high knowing he made a positive impact on his community.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/Batman%20and%20Robin%201_5e72d6a3d07cd4.70310415.jpg" style="width: 750px; height: 788px;" /></p><h2><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/11_numbers2016_5e72dcc399d6b8.01189006.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 144px; float: left;" />Training Damian and Becoming the Bat: Take Two</h2><p>After the events of “Batman R.I.P.” and “Final Crisis,” Bruce Wayne was missing and presumed dead. But Gotham still needed a Batman and Dick once again answered the call…only this time he wouldn’t be getting a Robin as cooperative as Tim Drake.</p><p>2009’s <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Batman-and-Robin-2009-2011-1/digital-comic/T0720800015001" target="_blank">Batman and Robin #1</a></em> featured the dawn of a new Dynamic Duo as Dick did his best to rein in Bruce’s son Damian. It’s hard to imagine, but Damian was even more stubborn and bloodthirsty then than he is now. The newest Robin was one bad decision away from becoming a super-villain, and handling his attitude was one of the biggest challenges Dick Grayson had faced so far in his career. By the time Bruce Wayne returned to Gotham, Dick Grayson had taught Damian patience, compassion and restraint. The current Robin has a bright future ahead of him, and a lot of that credit has to go to Dick. In some ways, Damian might be Dick’s greatest legacy as a mentor.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><br /><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/Grayson1_5e72d6c607a719.82261309.jpg" style="width: 699px; height: 1080px;" /></p><h2><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/12_numbers2016_5e72dcd86f0ab1.20942191.jpg" style="width: 160px; height: 144px; float: left;" />Agent of Spyral</h2><p>Dick Grayson never stops reinventing himself! He’s been an acrobat, Robin, Nightwing, Batman, a police officer, and in 2014, he added “super spy” to his resume. After the events of “Forever Evil,” the world thought that Nightwing was dead, so Batman sent his former partner on an undercover assignment to infiltrate the spy organization known as Spyral. Readers thrilled to Dick’s espionage adventures in a new, markedly different series titled <em><a href="https://www.readdc.com/Grayson-2014-2016/comics-series/21248" target="_blank">Grayson.</a></em> The storytelling was a far cry from what fans had read during Dick’s time in Gotham or Blüdhaven—this was as much a James Bond film as a superhero comic. In the end, though, Dick returned to his iconic Nightwing identity, but his time as an agent of Spyral was a fun diversion and an underrated chapter in the Boy Wonder’s history.</p><p>Not bad for a former circus acrobat!</p><p><br /><em>Happy anniversary, Robin! You can celebrate Dick Grayson and all of the other Robins with the 100-page <a href="http://www.geatzs.com/graphic-novels/robin-80th-anniversary-100-page-super-spectacular-1?adid=dcml4_undefined" target="_blank">Robin 80th Anniversary Super Spectacular,</a>?now available through?comic shops and <a href="https://www.readdc.com/Robin-80th-Anniversary-100-Page-Super-Spectacular-2020/comics-series/143127" target="_blank">as a digital download.</a></em></p><p><em style="letter-spacing: 0.39px;">Joshua Lapin-Bertone writes about TV, movies and comics for DCComics.com and DCUniverse.com, is a regular contributor to the Couch Club and writes our monthly Batman column, "Gotham Gazette." Follow him on Twitter at?<a href="http://twitter.com/TBUJosh" target="_blank">@TBUJosh.</a></em></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/robin-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Robin</a>, <a href="/tags/dick-grayson" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dick grayson</a>, <a href="/tags/robin-80th-anniversary" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Robin 80th Anniversary</a>, <a href="/tags/robin-80th-anniversary-super-spectacular" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">robin 80th anniversary super spectacular</a>, <a href="/tags/robin-anniversary-special" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">robin anniversary special</a>, <a href="/tags/twelve-defining-dick-grayson-moments" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">twelve defining dick grayson moments</a>, <a href="/tags/12-defining-dick-grayson-moments" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">12 defining dick grayson moments</a>, <a href="/tags/dick-grayson-moments" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">dick grayson moments</a>, <a href="/tags/twelve-dick-grayson-moments" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">twelve dick grayson moments</a>, <a href="/tags/best-of-dick-grayson" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">best of dick grayson</a>, <a href="/tags/twelve-robin-moments" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">twelve robin moments</a>, <a href="/tags/best-robin-moments" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">best robin moments</a>, <a href="/tags/nightwing" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">nightwing</a>, <a href="/tags/teen-titans" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">teen titans</a>, <a href="/tags/new-teen-titans" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">new teen titans</a>, <a href="/tags/grayson" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">grayson</a>, <a href="/tags/agent-of-spyral" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">agent of spyral</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman</a>, <a href="/tags/gotham" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Gotham</a>, <a href="/tags/bludhaven" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">bludhaven</a>, <a href="/tags/batgirl" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batgirl</a>, <a href="/tags/starfire" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">starfire</a>, <a href="/tags/bat-family-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">bat-family</a>, <a href="/tags/joshua-lapin-bertone" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">joshua lapin-bertone</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/03/19/boy-wonderful-twelve-moments-that-defined-dick-grayson" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="Boy Wonderful: Twelve Moments That Defined Dick Grayson" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 17:00:00 +0000 Joshua Lapin-Bertone 451103 at http://www.geatzs.com http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/03/19/boy-wonderful-twelve-moments-that-defined-dick-grayson#comments First Look: Batman and Azrael Battle for the Soul of Gotham http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/03/18/first-look-batman-and-azrael-battle-for-the-soul-of-gotham <div class="field field-name-breadcrumb field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><div class="breadcrumb"><?php echo $entity->type; ?></div></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="schema:name"><h2>First Look: Batman and Azrael Battle for the Soul of Gotham</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Tim Beedle</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 10:00</div></div></div> <div class="body-insertable"><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/imce/2020/03-MAR/BMCWK_8_CVR_A_5e703bc8e50f16.38145909.jpg" style="width: 700px; height: 1076px;" /></p><p>Over <em>Curse of the White Knight’s </em>shocking seven issues, Batman has seen nearly everything he holds true and dear stripped away from him, leaving him unsure who or what he can trust.</p><p>So, he puts his faith in Gotham.</p><p>In last month’s issue #7, Batman was forced to deal with the shocking realization that not only were the Waynes not who he thought they were, but that he’s not even a true Wayne. It’s Azrael who’s actually descended from the family, not Bruce. Having long seen his role as Batman as a continuation of the Wayne legacy of protection and standing up for the less fortunate, it’s unclear who Batman even <em>is </em>now that he’s learned the truth.</p><p>So, having spent so much of his life behind the cowl, giving his every breath to the Dark Knight, he decides to finally address Gotham without it, revealing to everyone the truth of his identity. In exchange, he asks for one thing—for the citizens of Gotham to stay off the streets until he’s able to bring down Azrael for good. The Avenging Angel has hurt Batman in ways very few have, shattering his entire life and killing Bruce’s friend and ally, Jim Gordon. So, in next week’s climactic <em>Batman: Curse of the White Knight #8,</em> Bruce will hunt down Gotham’s newest psychopath for a fight very much like those that Edmond Wayne once engaged in—to the death.</p><p align="center"></p><p><em><a href="http://www.geatzs.com/graphic-novels/batman-curse-of-the-white-knight-8" target="_blank">Batman: Curse of the White Knight #8 </a>by Sean Murphy with Matt Hollingsworth is in stores Wednesday, March 25.</em></p></div> <div class="field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix"><div class="field-label">Tags:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><a href="/tags/batman-1" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Batman</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-curse-of-the-white-knight" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman: curse of the white knight</a>, <a href="/tags/curse-of-the-white-knight" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">curse of the white knight</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-white-knight" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman: white knight</a>, <a href="/tags/white-knight" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">white knight</a>, <a href="/tags/azrael" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">azrael</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-vs-azrael" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman vs. azrael</a>, <a href="/tags/azrael-vs-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">azrael vs. batman</a>, <a href="/tags/gotham" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">Gotham</a>, <a href="/tags/gotham-city" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">gotham city</a>, <a href="/tags/nightwing" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">nightwing</a>, <a href="/tags/batgirl-0" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batgirl</a>, <a href="/tags/sean-murphy" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">sean murphy</a>, <a href="/tags/sean-murphy-batman" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">sean murphy batman</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-curse-of-the-white-knight-finale-batman-curse-of-the-white-knight-finale-issue" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman: curse of the white knight finale. batman: curse of the white knight finale issue</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look-at-batman-curse-of-the-white-knight" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look at batman: curse of the white knight</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-curse-of-the-white-knight-preview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman: curse of the white knight preview</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look-at-curse-of-the-white-knight" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look at curse of the white knight</a>, <a href="/tags/first-look-at-batman-curse-of-the-white-knight-8" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">first look at batman: curse of the white knight #8</a>, <a href="/tags/comic-book-preview" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">comic book preview</a>, <a href="/tags/batman-comics" typeof="skos:Concept" property="rdfs:label skos:prefLabel" datatype="">batman comics</a></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-reader-cta field-type-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Reader CTA:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Read Now</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-article-header-layout field-type-list-text field-label-above"><div class="field-label">Article Header Layout:&nbsp;</div><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Standard Layout</div></div></div><span rel="schema:url" resource="/blog/2020/03/18/first-look-batman-and-azrael-battle-for-the-soul-of-gotham" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span><span property="schema:name" content="First Look: Batman and Azrael Battle for the Soul of Gotham" class="rdf-meta element-hidden"></span> Wed, 18 Mar 2020 17:00:00 +0000 Tim Beedle 451092 at http://www.geatzs.com http://www.geatzs.com/blog/2020/03/18/first-look-batman-and-azrael-battle-for-the-soul-of-gotham#comments 两个人做人爱视频大全-两人做人爱费视频试看