Tag: supervillains

Villains Never Deserve It

What is it about self-destruction that is so compelling? It feels terrible on all the obvious levels, sure, but on some deep, barren, emotional plane where the wind howls endlessly through the stunted trees, it’s also terribly satisfying. Somehow it feels right, even when it clearly looks wrong. […]

“The Strange Loves of Catwoman”

Friend of the Gutter Sara Century considers Catwoman’s love life at Syfy Wire. “While she is perhaps most famous for being the primary love interest of Batman, Catwoman has been around for quite a while, and Batman has always been a little hot-and-cold with his attention. So suffice […]

“Yellowed Pages: Foolkiller”

At Loser City, friend of the Gutter Nick Hanover looks at Steve Gerber and J. J. Birch’s comics miniseries, Foolkiller. “Before the Foolkiller was given a maxi-series, the character had been a fringe background character  in Gerber’s Man-Thing, lasting all of two issues before dying. This incarnation of […]