Whether it’s in the pages of Batman, Detective Comics, Birds of Prey or her own acclaimed ongoing, Barbara Gordon is Batgirl. But DC readers know that Batgirl is only one of the heroic identities assumed by Commissioner Gordon’s strong-willed daughter. Once, after a run-in with the Joker left her paralyzed, Barbara Gordon adopted the role of Oracle, a brilliant hacker and strategist who aided the Dark Knight, his team of crimefighters and even the Justice League.
I love to cook and there's some great cookbooks out there for other people that do. Some of my favorite recent ones are THE MOZZA COOKBOOK which comes from a fantastic italian restaurant and pizzeria in Los Angeles, co-owned by Mario Batali. The MOMOFUKU MILK BAR cookbook focuses on unbelievably unique dessert recipes from chef Christina Tosi, who is a cook after my own heart. Included in this book are recipes for cereal milk ice cream, this stuff called crumb and crack pie. A truly fun cookbook.
Looking for the perfect gift for the Grant Morrison fan on your list? Well, look no further. Here are a few of Morrison’s newest comic books that are guaranteed to delight. ACTION COMICS issues #1-4 Newly launched as part of DC Comics-The New 52, ACTION COMICS, with art by Rags Morales and Rick Bryant, features Superman as the new guy in town, and the people of Metropolis are none to pleased with their new champion.
Rising star Jeff Lemire has taken the comic book world by storm as a writer and artist. His quirky sensibility and emotional storytelling are captivating (even when the stories turn creepy or violent). So, what better gift to give this holiday season than ... the works of Jeff Lemire? If you know someone who likes family stories, animals, superheroes and the color red, pick up the comic book IGN calls “wondrously grotesque,” ANIMAL MAN issues 1-4 written by Lemire.
This week is Thanksgiving, which amongst many other things, means that it’s time to start shopping for the holidays! With Black Friday deals beginning today, there’s no better time to cross off gifts on your holiday shopping lists. Need some ideas? THE LOS ANGELES TIMES’ HERO COMPLEX’s Holiday Gift Guide features various DC Entertainment products such as BATMAN: THE BLACK MIRROR and the hit video game Batman: Arkham City.