In the endless debate over “Who is the best Batman?” a strong case can be made for someone most people have never seen: Kevin Conroy. Conroy has been the voice of Batman since Batman: The Animated Series in the 1990s, though all subsequent appearances of the character in the various Justice League series, and in the majority of Batman’s animated films (beginning with Batman: Mask of the Phantasm in 1993). Conroy also voiced the character in the Batman Arkham video games, without a doubt, the best comic book video games ever made.
IGN has put together a list of the best of Batman’s animated exploits (most of which have been voiced by Conroy), and his batting average in animation is at least as good (if not much better) than his success rate in live-action films. My favorites are Phantasm, Sub-Zero, and Under the Red Hood, but which of Batman’s animated adventures are your favorites? What did you think of IGN’s list?
If you’ve spent any time on YouTube at all, you know people are desperate for subscribers. The last 10-30 seconds of almost any YouTube video are a needy cry for help from whatever channel you’re watching, but if you’re a movie fan, and you want consistently awesome and inventive lists, you need to subscribe to CineFix. They turn out random Top….Whatever lists on a regular basis and they’ve come up with some great ones. This particular one highlights the best character introductions; the first time you see a character onscreen and know they will dominate the film and fill your mind with catchphrases for years to come. I liked this idea so much, I will not actually watch their video until after I publish this post because I made my own top 10 list below based off the same idea. So if they copy my ideas, it’s certainly not my fault. Continue reading 10 Best Character Entrances of All-Time
Another fantastic spot for Gotham. I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to this show. A really cool bit of news is that the Joker is coming, but we’re going to be guessing for a while. Every episode will feature someone who could potentially be the Joker. A stand-up comedian, a florist, a card-sharp or just someone with a freaky grin and we’re going to be left to speculate just which will turn into the Clown Prince of Crime. I hope they hold him back for a while and really develop Penguin, Riddler and the other regular players. The Joker should be like a hurricane. You never know when he’s coming and he’s devastating when he does, but used sparingly. Gotham premieres on FOX Monday, September 22nd. Continue reading Trailer Time: Gotham (2014 – FOX) “The Good. The Evil. The Beginning.” Plus a Joker in Every Episode?