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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
“None of Batman’s greatest heroes and villains can resist dancing to the Batman theme song.” Thanks, Mark!
At Black Girl Nerds, Kai Charles looks at some of the villains of Black Panther. Part One covers Ulysses Klaw and Erik Killmonger.
Like George Costanza, I’ve often wanted to pretend to be an architect, and an offshoot of this dream is to do some kind of major study of the architecture of evil spaces in Hindi movies. The most distinctive visual marker—physical manifestation, even—of evil in Bollywood is the villain […]