Secret Wars: Gotham

Posted On Thursday, September 25, 2014

While most comic heads were super hype about Fox's new series "Gotham" I wasn't moved at all. Even though Batman is one of my top 3 favorite heroes (Wolverine & Spidey checking in for the other two) I just didn't see what could be dope about having a series about Batman...without Batman. Now, for cats who don't know, the series is about Bruce Wayne as a child dealing with the death of his parents and also a young Commissioner Gordon being 2 weeks in on the job as as a detective learning how the game works in Gotham. So, again I just didn't see this series being dope without the Caped Crusader but you know me, if it's got anything to do with comics I'll give it at least a hour outta my day. (I've actually already DVR'd the new Flash series on the CW which I already think will be wack) But to be honest I can't front, Gotham is kinda dope. The whole young Bruce Wayne storyline doesn't do it for me and Commissioner Gordon has ALWAYS been an after thought for me (in fact I only remember dude cause he's Bat Girl's dad) but the reason I'm feeling Gotham so much is because you get a sneak peek into how some of my favorite villains came to be. So far, we've laid eyes on the Riddler, Cat Woman, Poison Ivy and the Penguin and we're getting the backstory on all of 'em. Now, the reason why this is so dope to me is because I've always said a dope super hero is like an ill MC. Cause an ill MC is only as dope as the beats you rock on and the same could be said for a super hero. That you're only as dope as the villains you rumble against and to me Batman and Spidey are tied for who has the illest group of villains that they gotta deal with. (Batman with The Joker, The Riddler, Cat Woman, Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, The Penguin, Bane, etc. and Spidey with the Green Goblin, Electro, Kraven, Sandman, Rhino, Doc Oc, Venom, Kingpin, Lizard, Vulture, etc.) And to me that's what makes "Gotham" so dope. Now, I'm not can't front 100% on the Bruce Wayne storyline cause we get to see Alfred barking on dude a lot almost sounding a 'lil bit abusive at times which may explain why when Bruce does become Batman he kinda comes sideways at dude which I've always wondered about. Maybe Bruce looks at it like "yeah, you raised me but all that trash you talked...well, payback is a grandmother." It's also interesting to see the beginning stages of the relationship between him and Commissioner Gordon since it's Gordon who's working his parent's case. And speaking of Gordon, even though I'm only two episodes in, I'm hoping the writers step their pen game up on dude to give me something so I can care about when dude is on the screen but even if they don't they've done enough for me with the villain's storyline to keep me coming back every Monday.

BTW, I know the whole storyline of Bruce's dad wanting to take the new train line home from the theater but anybody else ever wonder why The Wayne's would be cutting through a dark alley to get to the train station?

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