While the colorful villains may be what many people associate with Gotham, the show’s heart is embodied by one man: Jim Gordon. A good cop trying—and failing—to keep his conscious clean in a city in which the good guys only win by being bad, it’s Jim Gordon that makes an often over-the-top show like Gotham relatable. It’s his story in which we find the message beneath the show’s madness.
When the big question of who the most frightening Batman villain is inevitably comes around in nerdy conversation, most people’s go-to answer is the Joker. It’s a pretty good answer. It was my answer for a very long time until I started doing deeper dives and expanding my reading. Once I did, I realized that the most terrifying Batman villain—yes, even more frightening than Scarecrow, Dollmaker or Professor Pyg—is Harley Quinn.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a psychologist and a super-villain walk into Arkham Asylum—wait, no, I guess the super-villain doesn’t really walk in. Not willingly, at least. And the psychologist? She works there. She’s supposed to be treating him, but things don’t necessarily work out that way because life can be pretty funny sometimes. You might almost call it a joke. So anyway, the psychologist and the supervillain they end up hatching this scheme to break out of the asylum and…
Oh, you have heard this one?
You think you know Gotham and its most famous resident. You may even think you know his adversaries and allies. Well, this fall, forget all that you know as we present a new vision of Gotham, care of master comic book creator Enrico Marini.
If you’ve seen Suicide Squad, you know what an important role music plays in the movie. Boasting a soundtrack that’s a perfect mixture of classic rock, new alternative and stirring orchestral beats, Suicide Squad sounds as great as it looks, with many of its moments made even more memorable by the song that accompanies them. While there were many people behind Suicide Squad’s look and sound, the shape of the movie’s score rests almost entirely in the hands of one man—composer Steven Price.