How BioShock‘s Plot Was Predicted by Batman: The Animated Series in 1994Oh, what's that... what's that thing where they're in a underwater city? And it's all dystopian, with enormous mechanical guards? Like, there's this billionaire capitalist who's starting a new civilization based on his rules, and he doesn't want anyone interfering with it? But then the heroes come in and stop him with help from Mr. Freeze? Oh right. It's an episode of Batman: The Animated Series and it's called "Deep Freeze." Compare to the synopsis for the original BioShock, courtesy of Wikipedia:
BioShock is set during 1960, in Rapture, a fictional underwater dystopian city. The history of Rapture is learned by the player through audio recordings as he explores the city. Rapture was envisioned by the Randian business magnate Andrew Ryan, who wanted to create a laissez-faire state to escape increasingly oppressive political, economic, and religious authority on land. ... By New Year's Eve of 1959, "[Ryan's] paranoia had reached such a level he was hanging dozens of people, mostly innocent, in Rapture's main square."Read on...
Detective Comics: Batwoman wins GLAAD Award for Outstanding Comic BookThe 21st GLAAD awards were held in last night, seeking as always to "recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives." The award for Outstanding Comic Book went to Detective Comics. Specifically, to Greg Rucka's run on Detective Comics featuring Batwoman as the title character and The Question as a short second feature in each issue. Both storylines had gorgeous art delivered by J.H. Williams III and Cully Hamner. In their current incarnations, both Batwoman and The Question are lesbian women. Bleeding Cool Comics briefly summarizes the long, jerky process of putting a gay character into the Bat-family. Leave your Seduction of the Innocent jokes at the door, please.Read on...