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Justice Has Its Price: The Exiles and Orphans of the Justice League, pt. 1

Justice Has Its Price: The Exiles and Orphans of the Justice League, pt. 1

This soon-to-be-classic series on the Justice League from Wenatchee the Hatchet looks at moral/religious themes from Superman, Wonder Woman, and the rest from the Cartoon Network series. In this installment, we look at the temptation of hopes and dreams through Superman’s character. For more on Supes, go here. Saving the World from Better Worlds Superman fights for […]

Batman: The Agony of Loss and The Madness of Desire, Pt 6C

Batman: The Agony of Loss and The Madness of Desire, Pt 6C

It is not without some sadness that we post this final installment in Jeremiah Lawson AKA Wenatchee the Hatchet’s epic Batman: The Agony of Loss and The Madness of Desire series. He has taken us so far beyond what any of us – even in our wildest dreams – could have imagined possible when it […]

Batman: The Agony of Loss and the Madness of Desire, pt 6B

Batman: The Agony of Loss and the Madness of Desire, pt 6B

Alright, Bat-fans, we’ve just about reached the end of Jeremiah Lawson’s fantastic journey through The Agony of Loss and the Madness of Desire. This installment deals with a lesser known character, but one whose story happens to be  one of the most striking (and explicitly Christian) instances of grace and redemption in the Gotham canon. […]

Batman: The Agony of Loss and the Madness of Desire, pt 6A - Apostasy and Salvation in Gotham

Batman: The Agony of Loss and the Madness of Desire, pt 6A – Apostasy and Salvation in Gotham

Believe it or not, this week marks 20 years since Batman: The Animated Series made its network debut. And we would be remiss not to mark the occasion by kicking off the final chapter of Jeremiah Lawson aka Wenatchee the Hatchet’s extraordinary look at the moral and philosophical (and aesthetic) mechanics of that landmark show. […]

Batman: The Agony of Loss and Madness of Desire, pt 5C

Batman: The Agony of Loss and Madness of Desire, pt 5C

Happy Dark Knight Rises Day! While the rest of the world goes insane debating the merits of the film, Jeremiah Lawson soldiers on with the real Bat-event of the century, his Agony of Loss and Madness of Desire series, detailing the equally if not more profound depiction of Gotham and its curious inhabitants found in […]

Batman: The Agony of Loss and Madness of Desire, pt 5B

Batman: The Agony of Loss and Madness of Desire, pt 5B

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (and hey, there are a lot of nice rocks out there), you know that we’re in the final countdown to The Dark Knight Rises, which hits theaters on July 20th. We thought we’d feed the frenzy by bringing you the next installment of Jeremiah Lawson aka Wenatchee the […]

Batman: The Agony of Loss and the Madness of Desire, Part 5a

Batman: The Agony of Loss and the Madness of Desire, Part 5a

We’re back! And just in time to lead up to a certain major blockbuster, we bring you the next installment of Jeremiah Lawson’s epic treatment of the moral, philosophical and theological underpinnings of the Batman mythos, in particular as they play out in what many consider to be the most authentic and inspired incarnation of […]

Batman: The Agony of Loss and the Madness of Desire, Pt 4F

Batman: The Agony of Loss and the Madness of Desire, Pt 4F

Well, Bat-fans, we’ve come to the end of the six-part “Wounds of Discovery”, Jeremiah Lawson’s dazzling excavation of the inner life of Gotham’s criminal population. While there’s still much more to come, this marks the end of a significant chapter in our survey of the DC Animated Universe. As always, to begin at the beginning, […]

Batman: The Agony of Loss and the Madness of Desire, Pt 4E

Batman: The Agony of Loss and the Madness of Desire, Pt 4E

Ka-Pow! When we last checked in with Bats, his back was being broken by Bane (say that five times…). Now we come to the softer, but no less dangerous end of the spectrum with the fifth post in Jeremiah Lawson’s six-part Wounds of Discovery series, which explores the parables of idolatry that inform the various […]

Batman: The Agony of Loss and the Madness of Desire, Pt 4D

Batman: The Agony of Loss and the Madness of Desire, Pt 4D

You may remember him from such storyarcs as Knightfall, AKA the time in the 90s when Batman had his back broken. Or perhaps you’ve seen his ominous muzzle wreaking havoc on a football field in the trailer for The Dark Knight Rises. However you’ve run across him, you know that Bane is one terrifying character. […]

Batman: The Agony of Loss and the Madness of Desire, Pt 4b

Batman: The Agony of Loss and the Madness of Desire, Pt 4b

Hey there, Bat-Fans! We interrupt our regularly scheduled blogging to bring you the next installment of Jeremiah Lawson’s expert look at Batman mythology. As the last entry indicated, these next few posts will look at the (utterly fascinating) psycho-spiritual motivations of the Dark Knight’s various villains. PART FOUR: THE WOUNDS OF DISCOVERY 2. Idols of […]

Batman: The Agony of Loss and the Madness of Desire, Pt 3

Batman: The Agony of Loss and the Madness of Desire, Pt 3

We come now to part three of Jeremiah Lawson’s epic exploration of Batman mythology, particularly as it relates to the Caped Crusader’s groundbreaking animated series (part one and part two). Many consider the episode discussed below, “Heart of Ice,” not only to be the best of the series, but a highwater mark of animated television, […]