Archive for February, 2011

Uzumeri x Godel #6: Lord, Lord, Mr. Whisper (Batman: Gothic)

Posted in UGGU: Grant Morrison's Batman Books on February 6, 2011 by doctorcasino

Godel: Welcome back to Uzumeri x Godel, where we’ve been retracing the DC Comics career of Grant Morrison! Having wrapped up Animal Man a while back, we now move on to Batman: Gothic, a story originally serialized in Legends of the Dark Knight #6-10 (1990). This is a big one for David’s regular readers: it’s our first look at Morrison writing Batman, the superhero with whom both David and Grant are arguably most closely linked at this point. If you follow David’s Batman annotations over at Comics Alliance, then you know what a big moment this is.

The story here is that Bruce Wayne, in private school, had an evil teacher named Mr. Winchester, alias Mr. Whisper, who turns out to really be a 17th-century monk who sold his soul to the devil for three hundred years of immortality. Those years are almost up, and in the present-day, Batman is drawn into battle with Whisper as the latter prepares a last-ditch effort to live on past his due date.

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A Short Post About a Bar

Posted in Uncategorized on February 4, 2011 by uzumerid

Just a quick blurb to get the word out: last night I was at Grace O’Malley’s in downtown Toronto. While on my way to the bathroom, I got accosted by two huge bouncers who said they needed to talk to me. I’d just gotten there from the Ballroom, so when they asked me where my friends were, I accidentally said “upstairs” – I was a bit freaked out at the time, so I forgot we’d moved. I was informed there was no upstairs and that I should go home, since I was clearly lying. When I asked why I’d been removed and couldn’t get back in, I was told it was because I didn’t “have boobs.” With no way to contact my friends outside, I had to leave my phone and laptop bag there, since they wouldn’t let me retrieve them. I had to just go home and email everybody and tell them to hold on to my phone and laptop so I could get them at work tomorrow.

So, uh, anything I can do to hurt their business is fine with me. Be warned.