New Bat-Music

I'm listening to the latest Cinematic Sounds Radio podcast, and they've got new music from composer Lorne Balfe's LEGO Batman.  As the host of the show Erik Woods says, "This score is just bonkers, in a good way."  It's a parody of every Batman score that's come before, up to and including Nelson Riddle's '66 version.  It's … Continue reading New Bat-Music

Batman, 1943

A mere four years after The Bat-Man made his debut in the pages of Detective Comics, the world was a very different place.  Specifically, it was at war.  For the United States, the front lines of the war were threefold: the war in Europe, the war in the Pacific, and the propaganda war on the … Continue reading Batman, 1943

Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World, Volumes 1 and 2 by Win Scott Eckert

"A few words to writers who might be tempted to add to this game -- it's not enough to cover pages with flow-charts, family trees, and speculation to establish an extended kinship...  If you use a pre-existing fictional character, you are under the same obligation a writer of historical fiction is in using a real … Continue reading Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World, Volumes 1 and 2 by Win Scott Eckert