Although it’s one of the most revered Batman stories ever told, Batman: The Killing Joke still has its critics. Primarily, The Killing Joke is an example of “woman in the fridge,” even before the term came into popular use in the 90s. Basically, Barbara Gordon/Batgirl is shot and paralyzed by the Joker as a means to torture her father Commissioner Gordon, and although the comics eventually built Barbara back up as the powerful information broker Oracle before she got the use of her legs back, many still read a misogynistic turn in the book by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland. So when the artist on the current Batgirl series decided to pay homage to The Killing Joke for a special variant cover, let’s just say it reopened old wounds. (more…)
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Above: A Realistic take on The Enderman, one in a series of Minecraft characters designed by Deviant Art user DevBurmak. Once you remove the pixels from the survival creation game the mobs are a bit more terrifying than we would have expected. Look at this all you want too, but for the love of Notch don’t look him in the eyes. [Geek Tyrant]
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The Interwebz is a great place for nerdy art and the like. A lot of the time it’s fuckin’ weird shit like unicorn bukkake, incest amongst the Fantastic Four, homoerotic He-man and shit like that. But there are a lot of awesome things that we see on a daily basis, and we’re lazy nerd bastards so we just round them all up once a week for your nerdgasm glory.
The Chat Noir poster was originally meant as way to get people to come to the cabaret back in 19th century Paris, but that big black cat never really screamed “sex appeal”. Now, replace that cat with a sexy Catwoman and that’d make anyone want to go out and be “entertained”.
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