The Funniest ‘Dark Knight’ Review You’ll Read

Van Jensen

Van Jensen is a former crime reporter turned comic book writer. In addition to ComicMix, he contributes to Publishers Weekly and Comic Book Resources. He lives in Atlanta, and his blog can be found at

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6 Responses

  1. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    Yeah, and let's not have any more Science-fiction films, or comedies. Or films with British people in them. God, I'm sick of those.Does anyone but me see films nowadays and thing "Oh, I wonder what Libby Gelman-Waxner would think of this"? (Libby was the pseudonym Paul Rudnick used when writing reviews for Premiere Magazine back in the day) There hasn't been a funnier reviewer that made the review more about themselves before or since.

  2. Robyn Hawk says:

    OK – I have to agree – that is hilarious! But in response to the question of over-saturation…NEVER! I am not a comic fiend – but I AM a Batman Junkie (could be the name – all I ever heard growing up was – "Hey Robin, where's Batman?"). I think that as the economic situation and the political unrest gets worse we NEED super heroes!Remember – in every time of war the comics came to the rescue Captain America and Superman both fought Hitler! It is a coping mechanism!Robyn Hawk

  3. John Ostrander says:

    I wouldn't worry about comic book movies passing too soon. Not with the grosses for THE DARK KNIGHT and comics based films in general this summer. We're talking over a BILLION in revenue. If there's one thing H'weird does, it's follow the money. Imitation is the sincerest form of Hollywood. it's a nice bit of posturing on the part of Mr. Levine but the audience is talking with their wallets and THE DARK KNIGHT is #1 for the fourth week in a row.That said, I sure wish someone would make that GRIMJACK movie sooner than later.

  4. cj says:

    Ah, but 441 million dollars suggests otherwise!

  5. Tom Fitzpatrick says:

    How about a "Munden's Bar" movie?That might fly?

  6. George Haberberger says:

    I've been worried that the public's taste for super-hero movies would reach the saturation point just before the Watchmen movie premiers. I think that reviewers will be waiting to pile on this movie simply because it is so complex. No one who hasn't read the story will have the desire to try to understand it. 1985? Nixon's still president? Alternate reality? Big blue naked guy? Movie reviewers just don't have the kind of willingness necessary to follow an intricate plot. There's a radio personality here in St. Louis who couldn't follow the plot of The Dark Knight.