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Joaquin Phoenix Tries to Make The World A Better Place in “Joker” First Look

Joaquin Phoenix gives a chilling interpretation in the films first trailer. Having the character being effected by society rather than a drop in chemical waste gives a new take on Batman's greatest foe.

Jaime Aparicio, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 8, 2019

Since the characters' creation on April 25, 1940, The Joker has been portrayed in many different ways and forms. Known as the Clown Prince of Crime, The Joker is considered Batman's greatest villain, and for good reason. Now, actor Joaquin Phoenix takes a crack at playing the Batman villain in the next...

Why Ben Affleck is the Greatest Live Action Batman

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Sam Garcia, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019

Christian Bale. Michael Keaton. These are the first names to come to mind when you think of Batman. Or more specifically, who the BEST Batman is. Even Adam West's iteration of the Dark Knight, in all its campy glory, is given as much reverence. But there's one name that should - or actually, needs...

Fathom Events Presents: Superman: The Movie and Batman: Mask of The Phantasm

Jaime Aparicio, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 24, 2018

This November, Fathom Events will be re-releasing two highly praised films within the DC Comics Universe, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Superman: The Movie. The long-lasting Reputation of The Phantasm Showing November 12 at 2pm and 7pm in select theaters, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is celebrating...

Behind The Panel Inside The Mind Of A Comic Book Artist

Photo Courtesy: Dexter Soy

Luis Gutierrez, Podcast Director

October 2, 2018

When reading a comic it’s so easy to get lost in it, just by reading a fascinating story or looking at the art with all the different colors and styles. It’s easy to forget that these people work day and night to meet deadline on what I can understand what a stressful yet satisfying job it can be. I...

She’s Up To Bat: Batwoman On CW

Arrow star Stephen Amell shared the big news at The CW’s upfront presentation on  Thursday, May 17, 2018.

Noah Garcia, News Editor

May 17, 2018

At the CW Networks Upfront Presentation,  Arrow star Stephen Amell and the CW president Mark Pedowitz announced the details of their yearly superhero crossover event, May 17, 2018. This years 'Arrowverse' crossover event is planning to introduce the Dc comic character BatWoman for the first ti...

The Waffle Press Ep. 1: Batman

March 8, 2017

Diego Crespo (the Waffle Press/ Audiences Everywhere) and Jacob Knight (El Paisano) come together to discuss, but mostly rant, about various pop culture phenomenon.Tune in each week for a new segment of geeky artistic dissection of current trends favorite styles/ideas. ...

‘Batman v Superman’: Dawn of Critic Hate


Noah Garcia, Staff Writer

April 2, 2016

*Will contain spoilers* Whether or not this film is considered well made, the history behind its creation and audience response will leave it to be remembered as one of the most diversified movies of 2016. First announced in 2013, this film would build off of the world first introduced in Zack Snyder's...

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