The 13th Floor

Comic Books Films TV 

Dark Knight… or Huge Jerk? Five Ways Batman Could Better Help Gotham City

Batman, the Dark Knight Detective, is easily one of the most recognizable literary characters in the world. I imagine just about every grandma knows who he is and what he’s about, what with the fighting crime and being sad about his parents. From an early age, we all learn about Batman, be it from comics, […]

Comic Books 

Summer Reading: Catch Up On Some Great Comics

Summer. A time for sitting in the sun on a beach, or if you’re more like me, hiding away in a dark room with stacks of comic books. We, the ones David Wain and Michael Showalter so aptly named “the indoor kids” have a love for the four color page, and we enjoy it no […]

Comic Books Films 

Five Reasons Why BATMAN ‘66 Is Still The Best BATMAN Movie

Since 1943, the Dark Knight Detective has appeared on the silver screen a dozen times (13 is you include THE LEGO MOVIE). There is no true agreement on what the best Batman movie is, each one is the favorite of someone. Well, maybe not BATMAN & ROBIN, but you get what I’m saying. Some people […]

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 Films 

Supergirl Power! Warner Brothers Needs To Build Out Their Female Superhero Movies

If you liked BATMAN V SUPERMAN or not, I think just about everyone agrees that the best thing in the movie is Wonder Woman. Part of it is that, of the three heroes, she has the least amount of screen time, so there is less time for Zack Snyder to have fucked the character up. […]

Comic Books Films 

The Ultimate Turkish Superhero Blockbuster: 3 DEV ADAM!

Despite the tendency of superhero movies to reboot, to have differing TV versions, and to generally play fast and loose with the notion of canon, the notion of what is officially authorized is foremost in the minds of fans and of comic book creators alike. Sure, there may be literally dozens of authorized versions of […]

Films 

Superhero Reboots and Sisyphus: Keep Pushing that Boulder!

A brief primer: Sisyphus was a figure in Greek mythology who was, for his craftiness, punished by the gods by being forced to push an enormous boulder up a hill. When it reached the top, it would roll to the bottom, and he’d have to start again. Sisyphus is a symbol for futile work. This […]

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 TV 

SCOOBY APOCALYPSE: Or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Do The Doo

It’s official: thanks to a new comic book, I have finally stopped caring about SCOOBY-DOO, but I mean that in the best possible way. Let me explain. No pop culture entity makes me feel more like an old man yelling at a cloud than SCOOBY-DOO. The original cartoon series debuted well over a decade before […]

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 Films Scary Fun 

Worst. Comic Book Movies. EVER.

Movies (and TV shows) based on comic books have been around since the 1940s. They are nothing new, but in the last few years, they have become insanely profitable and insanely popular. That wasn’t always the case: the 1990s and early aughts were fraught with a wide array of truly, truly terrible movies based on […]

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 Films 

It’s Here… The Trailer To BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE

BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE is arguably one of the best Batman stories ever told. Hell, for me personally, and I’m sure a lot of you out there, it’s probably your favorite too. The one-shot graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Brian Bolland shocked comic readers when it hit store shelves back in […]