Grant Morrison’s Tower of Babel

Dodano: 12 September 2014 | Michał Chudoliński

THE ANATOMY OF ZUR-EN-ARRH. UNDERSTANDING GRANT MORRISON’S BATMAN I can remember my first encounter with Grant Morrison’s texts. It was the New X-Men series, published in Poland in Dobry Komiks magazine. Although then I was a much younger and a more naive reader of comic books, the very first issue of New X-Men really impressed […]

The Symbolism of a Bat. Satan’s Brood

Dodano: 8 August 2014 | Michał Chudoliński

Naturae vespertilionis congruere naturam Diaboli [1] Divus Basilius The idea of a bat as a creature which has close connection with the devil strengthened in medieval Europe. The sources of such perception of flying mammals originate from i.a. Christianity, which included bats in unclean animals. In the Bible we can find, for example, records concerning the […]

The Symbolism of a Bat. Introduction

Dodano: 28 July 2014 | Michał Chudoliński

This year we celebrate 75th anniversary of the birth of Batman. Despite being a senior citizen, the superhero is going strong and it looks as though he will provide the next generations of comic, films, TV series and video games fans with unforgettable experiences. Therefore, the question arises: what is the source of the success […]

The Man in the Shadow of the Bat

Dodano: 30 June 2014 | Michał Chudoliński

The author of the article is Michał Chudoliński. You can find out more about him here. The following text is an extended version of the article originally published in 16th issue of Polityka weekly magazine. You can read the original here. The Man in the Shadow of the Bat. The story of Bill Finger For […]

Zero year: Secret city

Dodano: 25 June 2014 | Michał Chudoliński

The author of the review is PhD Paweł Ciołkiewicz – a sociologist involved in the discourse analysis and sociology of media. He is currently conducting research on popular culture. The New 52 – Batman’s new beginning in the Secret City  “Zero Year” is a story concerning the birth of Batman which is supposed to be […]

Born to Kill

Dodano: 26 March 2014 | Michał Chudoliński

BATMAN AND ROBIN VOL. 1: BORN TO KILL Robin has been Batman’s light from the start. A child wearing colourful clothes was not only supposed to play the role of the Dark Knight’s partner, he was also to remind the hero of his humanity and the bright side of life if he ever stopped believing […]

Interview: Alan Grant

Dodano: 9 December 2013 | Michał Chudoliński

An interview by Łukasz Chmielewski, you can find out more about him here. Alan Grant (born 1949) is a Scottish comic book writer known for writing Judge Dredd in 2000 AD as well as various Batman titles during the late 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s. He is also the creator of the character Anarky.

The Black Mirror

Dodano: 6 December 2013 | Michał Chudoliński

BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR   The Black Mirror is for the current generation of Bat-fans what Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams’s classic stories or The Killing Joke used to be. The story made Scott Snyder a star in the comic book industry and brought Jock along with Francesco Francavilla the status of eminent artists. Their […]

Arkham Origins

Dodano: 15 November 2013 | Michał Chudoliński

The author of this review is Michał Chudoliński. You can find out more about him here. The authors set themselves an ambitious goal. It was supposed to be the game of the year, with an absorbing plot, set during Batman’s first years as the masked avenger. It was expected to have a multiplayer mode, which would take […]

Earth One

Dodano: 8 November 2013 | Michał Chudoliński

The author of this review is Michał Chudoliński. You can find out more about him here. The Batsuit-wearing defender of Gotham is such a gripping character, because over the years he has learned to adapt to the public mood that would prevail at a particular time in the United States. He is the kind of hero that […]

Batman: The Long Halloween

Dodano: 6 November 2013 | Michał Chudoliński

The author of the review is Michal Siromski. You can find more about him here. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that “Batman: The Long Halloween” is one of the most anticipated comics on the Polish market. The publisher, Egmont, represented by Tomasz Kołodziejczak repeatedly refused to publish this title, arguing that its price would […]

Interview: John Beatty

Dodano: 4 November 2013 | Michał Chudoliński

An interview by Michal Chudolinski and Jan Lorek (http://janlorek.galicja.pl/), you can find out more about them here. John Beatty (born May 6, 1961) is an American illustrator born in Whitesburg, Kentucky who has worked for Marvel Comics and DC Comics. Best known as inker of Kelley Jones art from his “Batman” run. – How did […]

Heart of Hush

Dodano: 20 September 2013 | Michał Chudoliński

BATMAN: HEART OF HUSH Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee’s Hush did not, despite the grand scale and solid artwork, use even one fourth of the titular Batman foe’s potential. In the story, Thomas Elliot is shown as a master of puppets hiding his real intentions in the shadow. His description is one-dimensional and bland, which […]

DARK KNIGHT OF THE ROUND TABLE

Dodano: 18 September 2013 | Michał Chudoliński

DARK KNIGHT OF THE ROUND TABLE   Without a doubt, the Arthurian legends are some of the most important and most influential European myths. Created most likely between the sixth and the seventh century, the stories were for a few centuries passed on orally by minstrels. It is only in the twelfth century that they […]

Comic-Con 2013: The Report

Dodano: 17 September 2013 | Michał Chudoliński

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2013: THE REPORT   Comic-Con International in San Diego is among the real heavyweights of conventions as it brings together not only comic fans but also the lovers of manga, anime, fantasy films and science fiction, TV series, computer games, RPG, and even arthouse cinema.   Among over 120 thousand participants, it’s […]