Monday, April 27, 2009

The Penguin

Real Name: Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot
Occupation: Professional Criminal
Base of Operations: Gotham CityKnown
Relatives: Miranda Cobblepot, AuntHeight: 5' 2"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black
First Appearance: Detective Comics#58 (Dec 1941)

The Penguin is considered a criminal mastermind in Gotham City. He plans crimes, but usually doesn't commit them himself - this makes it difficult for Batman to prove that the Penguin planned the crimes.
Oswald had a miserable childhood, and due to his mother's fanaticism, he always carries an umbrella - ones that shoot bullets, spray acid, and do all kinds of nasty things. Most of The Penguin's crimes are bird-related or play on bird-like themes.
The Penguin now runs a casino/bar in Gotham, from which he directs his criminal enterprises. However, Penguin recently decided that he missed both taunting Batman and getting involved personally in his crimes. In this case, he committed various thefts around Gotham, leaving clues to tell Batman that it was the Penguin who committed the crimes. When Batman confronted the Penguin and recorded a confession, Penguin pointed out that unless Batman appeared in court, and revealed his identity, the tape could never be used as evidence. This meant that Batman had to let him go free. This also satisfied Penguin's urge to personally commit some crimes.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Source Wikipedia

Catwoman is a fictional character associated with DC Comics' Batman franchise. The supervillainess was created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, partially inspired by Kane's second cousin by marriage, Ruth Steel. The original and most widely known Catwoman, Selina Kyle, first appears in Batman #1 (Spring 1940) in which she is known as The Cat. As an adversary of Batman, she was a whip-carrying burglar with a taste for high-stake thefts. Modern writers have attributed her activities and costumed identity as a response to a history of abuse.
Since the 1990s, Catwoman has been featured in an eponymous series that cast her as an antiheroine rather than a supervillainess. The character has been one of Batman's most enduring love interests, and has occasionally been depicted as his one true love.
A popular figure, Catwoman has been featured in most media adaptations related to Batman. Actresses Julie Newmar, Lee Meriwether, and Eartha Kitt introduced her to a large audience on the 1960s Batman television series and the 1966 Batman motion picture. Michelle Pfeiffer portrayed the character in 1992's Batman Returns. Halle Berry starred in a stand-alone Catwoman film in 2004, although only loosely based on the Batman character. Catwoman is #51 on Wizard magazine's "100 Greatest Villains of All Time" list.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Who played the better joker?

Personally, I feel that Nicholason played The Joker better. I think he resembled the cartoon character much more then Keaton.

The Joker is a fictional character, a comic book supervillain published by DC Comics and appearing as an enemy of Batman. Created by Jerry Robinson, Bill Finger and Bob Kane, the character first appeared in Batman #1 (Spring 1940).
Throughout his comic book appearances, the Joker is portrayed as a master criminal whose characterization has varied from a multiple murderer to a goofy trickster-thief. He is also collectively the archenemy of Batman, having been directly responsible for numerous tragedies in Batman's life, including the paralysis of Barbara Gordon and the death of Jason Todd, the second Robin.
Throughout the character's long history, there have been several different origin tales; they most commonly depict him as falling into a vat of chemical waste, which bleaches his skin and turns his hair green and his lips bright red, giving him the appearance of a clown.
The Joker has been portrayed by Cesar Romero in the Batman TV series, Jack Nicholson in Tim Burton's Batman, Andrew Koenig in the 2003 Sandy Collora fan film Batman: Dead End , and Heath Ledger in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Larry Storch, Mark Hamill, Kevin Michael Richardson and Jeff Bennett have provided the voice for the character in animated form.
Wizard's list of the 100 Greatest Villains of All Time ranked the Joker as #1
Gotta love that smile!