The 13th Floor

Comic Books Films 

Is DC on the Right Track?

Imagine, for a moment, that you find the Cosmic Treadmill, the device Flash uses to travel through time in the comics. There you are, little old you (or young you, I don’t want to be ageist), with a machine that can take you back to any point you want. Imagine that you get into it […]

Films Music 

Watch The BATMAN V SUPERMAN Warehouse Fight Cut To Patrick Stump’s “Who’s The (Bat)Man”

I have yet to see THE LEGO BATMAN movie, but that hasn’t stopped me from listening to Patrick Stump’s hilarious and kinda awesome theme song “Who’s The (Bat) Man.” And while people can debate the quality of BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE all they want, it’s impossible to deny the warehouse fight as probably the […]

Comic Books Films 

Meet The Man With The World’s Most Fully Functional BATMAN Suit

So, I bet a lot of you out there think you are the world’s biggest Batman fan? You might have to take a back seat and give it up for Julian Checkley. The Ireland based FX artist and suit maker currently holds the Guinness World Record for “most functional gadgets on a cos-play suit.” A huge […]

Comic Books Films 

The Long, Sad History Of SUPERMAN (Almost) On Film

For us comic nerds, we live in truly wonderful times. Superheroes are taking over the screen, both big and small with Marvel’s incredibly long run of critical and financial hits, as well as DC’s burgeoning film universe and solid TV shows. And yet there is a sadness within us. A sadness born from Warner Brothers’ […]

Comic Books 

Where Is The SUPERMAN We Once Knew And Loved?

When I was 10, my dad took me to see SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE. At the theater, I met Superman. He gave me a coloring book. He was really, really, super cool, and I was beyond excited. In my 10 year old head, I was meeting a true hero. I mean, I knew […]

Comic Books Films 

How Frank Miller Ruined Batman

When I was a kid, there were two types of superheroes; the ones who were heroes because it was the right thing to be (Captain America, Superman) and the ones who were heroes because of a tragedy (Spider-Man, Batman). The guys with the tragic pasts were usually a little more “edgy” than the others, but […]

Comic Books 

DC Comics Is Born Again (Again) With REBIRTH

In 1985, during DC Comics’ 50th Anniversary, the company released a mini-series titled CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS. In it, DC took their multiverse, which consisted of countless Earths with various differences, and chopped it all down to a single Earth in a single universe. The plan was to clean up 50 years of continuity problems, […]

Comic Books 

SUPERMAN Is Dead. Long Live SUPERMAN!

In 1992, DC Comics found itself in a bit of a pickle; they had planned to celebrate the 75th issue of SUPERMAN with a wedding between Clark Kent and Lois Lane, but because of the hit TV series LOIS & CLARK: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN playing the Sam and Diane game with the two intrepid […]

Comic Books Films 

Seven Superhero Movies That Made Us Feel Dirty

“Superheroes aren’t just for kids anymore,” that’s what they used to say. The olden days of costumed crime-fighters filling funnybooks with their wholesome shenanigans were, supposedly, a timeless era of good humor and good morals. And sure enough, it didn’t last, if it ever properly existed in the first place. Our superheroes got more disturbing, […]

Comic Books 

Who The Hell Is Geoff Johns?

I’m going to tell you a story. Stick with it, I think it hits the core of who we’re about to talk about… When I decided to move from New York to Los Angeles, one of the things I did to save up some cash was quit reading comics. FLASH was my favorite book, but […]

Comic Books 

Five Freaky BATMAN Stories That Would Make Great Movies

BATMAN V SUPERMAN is out and we all have… opinions… about it. Personally, it didn’t work for me. I’m not a fan of angry Superman. Still, I think everyone’s pretty happy with Ben Affleck as Batman (aside from all the killing he does), and we’re all looking forward to seeing more of him as the […]