Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow - Though Jonathan Crane is little more than a stick thin scarecrow running around Gotham City spreading fear to everyone he comes in contact with, he is still among the better Batman villains of all time. The reason? The Scarecrow actually has the power to break through the tough facade of the Batman and reduce him to a fearful mess. The Scarecrow has always been a nemesis that the Batman hates to face, and the fans of the comic love to see.

Dr. Jonathan Crane AKA Scarecrow originally worked at Arkham Asylum (in many renditions of his backstory) experimenting with fear on patients and soon adopted the alias Scarecrow after what his victims began to have nightmares of. What made The Scarecrow a regular Batman villain was his appearances in the ’90s Batman cartoons and Batman Begins.

The Scarecrow is also one of the only people to make Batman feel fear again, thanks to his Fear Gas (patent pending) that induces nightmares. This full blown maniac made his former bully and tormentor crash his car on prom night, paralysing him and killing his lover. Even worse now, The Scarecrow can also transform into the Scarebeast, a giant spiky demon like monster created by The Penguin to kill off disloyal colleagues. In this state he is capable of doing more damage, as well as unleashing even more powerful Fear Gas.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Real Name: Arthur Brown

Class: Human technology-user

Occupation: Professional criminal, formerly gameshow host

Group Affiliation: formerly Injustice League II, Suicide Squad

Known Relatives: Agnes Brown (wife), Stephanie Brown (daughter), unnamed grandchild

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Gotham City

First Appearance: Detective Comics #351(May, 1966)

Powers: Cluemaster has a number of plasti-glass pellets attached to the front of his costume that he can hurl as weapons. These pellets variously contain a blinding incendiary flare, smoke bombs, paralyzing gas and high explosives. The Cluemaster is a competent detective and schemer.

Arthur Brown was once the host of a popular daytime game show, but his career came to an end when his show was pre-empted by old cartoon reruns. He blamed people with trivial minds for his failure and entered a new criminal career as the Cluemaster.

Cluemaster's first public appearance was in Gotham City, committing a series of crimes to attract the attention of the Batman. The Cluemaster's plan was to distract Batman while his hired thugs sought clues to Batman's true identity. Cluemaster reasoned that striking at Batman as a civilian would be more successful than fighting him on his own turf. Batman quickly caught on to Cluemaster's plot, and used a series of red herrings to catch the evildoer.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Something Interesting - Lifesize Lego Batman

Now everybody knows that I am a Batman fan, but I still don't think I could create this life size figure of Batman. I wonder how thick is the manual is? At any rate, I thought that this was cool enough to add to this site.

This was made for the grand opening of the Lego Store at the King of Prussia Mall near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. http://www.kingofprussiamall.com/

Monday, August 3, 2009

Harleen Quinzel aka Harley Quinn.

Harleen Francis Quinzel.
Occupation: Former psychiatrist; the Joker's moll.
Base of Operations: Gotham City.
Marital Status: Single. Height: 5'4".
Weight: 115 Ibs. Eyes: Blue. Hair: Blonde. Birthdate: October 14. Age: 28.

The love of a bad man made Harleen Quinzel what she is today: CERTIFIABLE. While researching Arkham Asylum's lunatic fringe, the ill-fated psychiatric intern met the model murderer, the Joker, and fell for him head over heels. When the authorities discovered that Harleen aided the Clown Prince of Crime's all too frequent escapes, her medical license was revoked...and Harleen was given her own padded cell from which to pine over her "Puddin'." Freed from Arkham after Gotham City's cataclymic earthquake, Harleen made herself over in greasepaint and tassels. As Harley Quinn, she was the perfect partner-in-crime--a curvy jester who delighted in mayhem as much as the Joker. However, the Ace of Knaves quickly tired of Harley's affections and gleefully shot her off in a rocket. Crash-landing outside Robinson Park, Harley was nursed back to health by Poison Ivy, who administered an herbal that significantly enhanced Harley's strength and agility, while making her immune to most toxins. Reconciled with her "Mistah J," Harley hopes to lead him to the altar.