Batman

  • Why There Should Be A Batman: Gotham By Gaslight Video Game

    Considered to be the first ‘Elseworlds’ story of the DC Universe, Gotham by Gaslight was a 1989 single-issue comic, written Brian Augustyn, detailing an alternate origin for Batman. An origin set one hundred years prior in a Victorian-era Gotham City where the caped crusader is forced to go up...
  • Why Gotham by Gaslight is the best Batman movie since The Dark Knight

    Described as the first Elseworld, the comic-book Gotham by Gaslight gave us a retelling of the Batman mythos set in a Victorian-era Gotham City. The 1989 book sees Bruce Wayne become Batman and take on Jack the Ripper, who has chosen the dark industrial streets of Gotham City as...
  • Tanked Up 111 – Retreading Recent Ground

    There’s talk of beers and talk of videogames as Ben and Lucy delve into an advertising faux pas, Florence (again), Shadow of the Colossus (again), Telltale Batman (again) and finish on something new in Octahedron. Go here if you haven’t seen the advert: https://news.sky.com/story/heineken-advert-branded-terribly-racist-over-lighter-is-better-tagline-11307349 Ben drinks a Lost and Found...
  • The Batman Vs Dracula: A Forgotten Animated Gem

    Nearing the end of the straight-to-DVD animated movie ‘The Batman Vs Dracula’, the titular iconic vampire refers to himself and Batman as “kindred shadows”. It’s a phrase that I’ve not been able to get out of head since watching the film and it’s the epitome of the parallels the...
  • Tanked Up 74 – We’ve Got Good Chemistry

    We’ve got a very special episode for you this week! Ben and Aadil took a walk down the East Bristol Brewery Trail and sat down for quite some time at Good Chemistry with the wonderful Sam Curley. We have a few great beers and chat about games, beer, custom...
  • Six actors who could play Nightwing in the upcoming movie

    The tumultuous tale of the DC Extended Universe continued this past week with a couple of big bits of news which happen to be positive for once. At the time of writing Matt Reeves is set to direct Ben Affleck’s The Batman (I should get rid of the habit...
  • Out of Lives Podcast Episode 70 – AAA Podcast Number 2

    Have you ever wondered what “NEWS” stands for? Or what driving is like in Canada? Perhaps hearing about Man vs Steel is more your speed? No matter what though, you should be listening to the Out of Lives Podcast! Adam is again joined by Aadil & Alfred to discuss...
  • The Lego Batman Movie Review

    The Lego Movie charmed audiences back in 2014 with its mix of humor, heartwarming story and expert use of licensing from the companies decades-long history. It was choc-a-bloc full of blink and you miss it cameos, but front and center was Will Arnett’s Batman. His bad boy attitude, was...
  • Why David Fincher should direct Ben Affleck’s The Batman

    After weeks of uncertainty and vague comments it’s official: Ben Affleck is no longer directing The Batman. This could turn out to be a good decision with Affleck now being able to focus more of his effort into playing Batman and finishing the script but whichever way you look...