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    Obsessed with Pop Culture: Best of the Week

    The Hype Cycle: Contenders Arrive in Theaters Excuse the absence in this column for the last few weeks. I’ve been covering the Chicago International Film Festival, catching up with a few of the Foreign Language Oscar contenders while there. Now however, many of these movies are finally making their ways into theaters, providing an extra […] More

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    Ed Brubaker Reinvents Catwoman as an Anti-Hero and Champion of the Oppressed

    Catwoman #1-4 (2002) Written by Ed Brubaker Pencilled by Darwyn Cooke Inked by Mike Allred Colors by Matt Hollingsworth Published by DC Comics In “Anodyne”, the opening storyline of the long running third volume of Catwoman, Ed Brubaker and Darwyn Cooke put a fresh new spin on the assumed dead Selina Kyle/Catwoman with the help of inker Mike Allred and […] More

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    Top 10 “Batman Year One” Moments

    Batman Year One was the first Batman (and DC) comic I read back in 2010. The things that stood out to me were the poetic nature of Frank Miller’s writing (mainly the caption boxes), the parts that Batman Begins homaged, and how Jim Gordon seemed to have more page time than Batman. After rereading this story a few times over the year, I realized that Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli could have named this story “Jim Gordon Year One” and his ups and downs as he goes from a do-gooder cop from Chicago to an overworked Gotham policeman who has an affair with one of his co-workers to an ally of Batman. His character arc is just as compelling and more down to earth than Batman’s. Letterer Todd Klein shows this more grounded story by using more traditional letters in contrast with the fancy cursive script he uses for Batman’s caption boxes. However, both characters have their share of great moments in “Batman Year One”, which is also a little bit of an origin story for Selina Kyle’s Catwoman too. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this highlight reel of the best parts of “Batman Year One” in chronological order. More

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    ‘Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?’ is a good ending for Batman

    After Bruce Wayne’s death in Final Crisis, DC Comics gave legendary comics creator and novelist Neil Gaiman the chance to pen one “last” Batman story in the vein of Alan Moore’s What Happened to the Man of Tomorrow, which was the last Superman story before Crisis on Infinite Earths. Equal parts love letter and thesis statement, Gaiman and artist Andy Kubert open the comic showing the usual Gotham City skyline, but with the names of important Batman creators, like Bill Finger and Jim Aparo in the background. More

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    Top 10 Most Heroic Villains

    Typically, this is where you would find an intro. You’re reading this because you want something to explain what this article is about. Look up at the title. Now look down. Below, you’ll find a list of the top ten villains who maybe aren’t so evil after all. So see? You didn’t need this paragraph […] More

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    An Interview with Ms Julie Newmar

    Julie Newmar is, of course, the one, the only, the original and best Catwoman, starring in the 1960s TV cult classic series Batman! But an interview with her for SOS by a short(ish), badly dressed, nerdy man with a Ph.D? Well … if my name were Leonard, I would adjust my glasses and stress about […] More

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    Infographic: Marvel Vs. DC At The U.S. Box Office

    The Tumblr round-up is a compilation of images, links, posters, stories, videos and so on, taken from the Sound On Sight Tumblr account. We simply do not have the man power nor time to write articles on every interesting movie related goody we find, so this is our way of still promoting some of the stuff […] More

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    First Look At Christopher Nolan’s Catwoman

      Warner Bros. has released the first promo image of Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises, the next instalment in the Batman franchise. It isn’t much to get excited about and it is still unsure how big of a role she will play in the film. Hathaway hasn’t revealed much about her […] More