Robin Lord Taylor, the best thing to happen to the Penguin since Burgess Meredith, is helping spread the word for FREE COMIC BOOK DAY. That’s right, Gotham’s up and coming crime lord is taking time out of his ladder-climbing schedule to inform the masses about May’s annual event in which comic companies, stores, and Diamond Comics Distributor give away special free comics to anyone and everyone who want them.

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You can see Robin’s video about Free Comic Book Day here:


  • On May 2nd, over 2,300 participating comic shop across the US, Canada and worldwide will be giving away free comic books
  • There are 50 designated FCBD titles available to choose from
  • Over 5.6 million comic books will be given away for free making this year’s event the biggest yet!
  • During FCBD, comic shops host special events such as costume contests, guest signings with comic book writers and artists, raffles, giveaways, store-wide sales, games and more for the whole community to enjoy
  • To find a participating comic shop, enter your zip code into the store locator at

Gotham Nightline – Welcome Back, Jim Gordon


Welcome back, Gotham Nightline listeners! This time around, Jonolobster and Billy are joined by Keir (Gallifrey Public Radio) and Julie (freelance podcaster) for a review of “Welcome Back, Jim Gordon.” We discuss elaborate death traps, kiddie corner, stunt casting vs. public relations, Butch’s fate, snowglobe tossing, and we still manage to find time to complain about Barbara. But is this episode welcome in our house? Listen and find out!

Gotham Nightline – Spirit of the Goat


The rich kids of Gotham have been baaaad and the Goat is here to punish them. This week Jonolobster and AprilJo are joined by guest host Eric of Arthouse Legends who shares his perspective on the show so far. We explore the symbolism of the Gotham Goat, speculate on the possible fate of Barbara Gordon, and once again discuss mommy issues. But does this episode continue to improve the series or should it be sacrificed to the Old Gods? Listen and find out!

Gotham Nightline – Arkham


This week, we’re checking ourselves into Arkham. Someone is killing off public figures (again), Jim and Barbara update their relationship status, and we finally get to the bottom of the corruption in Gotham: office supply thievery. Meanwhile, Fish Mooney is putting her own spin on American Idol and Penguin earns himself a promotion. April struggles to find a positive in how the show is treating women, Billy theorizes about a future use for the killer’s weapon, and Jon wonders how six extra episodes will affect the structure of the season. But does this episode earn our vote or does it belong in the toxic waste dump? Listen and find out!

Gotham Nightline – The Balloonman


Beware the Balloonman! We witness some grisly killings from the blimp this week and also spot Oswald’s return to Gotham City. AprilJo thinks some characters don’t move around enough, Billy is getting sick of the Penguin, and Jon ponders how the Balloonman’s victims might have been saved. But does this episode elevate the show or is it hoist upon its own petard? Listen and find out!

Gotham Nightline – Selina Kyle


The cat is out of the bag and Selina Kyle speaks her first lines of the series. Things get tense at Fish’s place and the kids are definitely not alright. Meanwhile, the Penguin cleans up Gotham’s DudeBro infestation. But does this episode make us wish Selina would gouge out our eyes, too? Listen and find out!

Gotham Nightline – Pilot


The premiere of Gotham is finally here, and we waste no time weighing in. We discuss our thoughts on the pilot, praise the Penguin, lament the lack of blimps, and talk about what we’ll hopefully be seeing on the upcoming episodes.

Edward Nygma cast for FOX’s GOTHAM.


Who’s cryptic, with a penchant for green and purple, and will be appearing on FOX’s upcoming series, GOTHAM?

Edward Nygma, the man who would become THE RIDDLER!

With only a handful of credits on his IMDB page, Cory Michael Smith is set to join the cast that already includes Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Sean Pertwee and Robin Lord Taylor.

Gotham’s Nygma is described as

“a brilliant young forensic scientist working for the Gotham PD with a penchant for speaking in… rather cryptic language. Inquisitive, eccentric and outgoing — yet socially awkward — he wants to be liked, but he doesn’t quite know how.”


Fox’s Gotham Cast Bruce Wayne And Catwoman



More Batman related news! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox’s upcoming show Gotham has found its Bruce Wayne aka the future Batman and Selina Kyle aka the future Catwoman in actors David Mazouz  and Cameren Bicondova. Mazouz has previously played on the the series Touch while Bicondova has starred in  Girlhouse and Battlefield America. They are the last two regulars to be cast for the show.

Gotham is an origin tale centering on future Commissioner Jim Gordon  (Southland‘s Ben McKenzieas well as Batman’s rogue gallery. On the show, Bruce Wayne will be a pre-teen leading a solitary life under the watchful eye of his butler Alfred Pennyworth (Sean Pertwee) after the tragic death of his parents Thomas and Martha Wayne. He’s described as “serious and soulful” and relies on Alfred and Gordon for guidance and protection. Meanwhile Selina Kyle is a teenage orphan who’s described as “suspicious and wholly unpredictable.” She’s also a street thief and skilled pickpocket who’s dangerous when cornered.

Aside from Ben McKenzie and Sean Pertwee, Mazouz and Bicondova join a cast which includes Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock (Sons of Anarchy); Robin Lord Taylor as the Penguin; Zabryna Guevara as Capt. Essen; Erin Richards as Gordon’s love interest; and Jada Pinkett Smith as the Penguin’s boss.

So there you have it! These are the folks cast for Gotham. Tell me your thoughts below.


Gotham Casting Updates


Last weekend it was announced that Southland’s Ben McKenzie (of The O.C. formerly) was cast as James Gordon for the upcoming Fox show Gotham.  Yesterday the casting of few more roles were announced.

Actor Sean Pertwee has been cast as Alfred, Bruce Wayne’s guardian and father figure. Pertwee’s acting credits include Lestrade on Elementary, and episode of Luther and Skins and much more. According to Variety On Gotham, Alfred is described as “A tough-as-nails ex-marine from East London, Pennyworth has loyally served the Wayne family. Now, in the wake of their tragic deaths, he’s fiercely protective of the young Bruce Wayne — the boy who will eventually become Batman.”

In addition, actress Zabryna Guevara has been cast as Captain Essen, Detective Gordon’s boss. “Essen balances the two worlds of police and politics with a Machiavellian skill that’s as much corporate litigator as cop.’  While Erin Richards has been cast as Barbara Kean, Gordon’s fiance. She’s being described as “a sophisticated emergency doctor, Kean stands by her husband amid the corrupt world of Gotham.”

Finally one of the villains has been cast. Previously we heard that Gotham would feature the Riddler, Catwoman, the Joker, and the Penguin.  Actor Robin Taylor (Another Earth, Accepted) has been chosen to portray Oswald Cobblepot, aka the Penguin. “With the brains of a chess grandmaster and the morals of a jackal, Cobblepot is a low-level psychopath for gangster Fish Mooney, and hides his sadistic lust for power behind an exquisitely polite demeanor.”



Today Entertainment weekly reports that actor Donal Logue has been cast as Det. Harvey Bullock! According to ET, Bullock is “Det. Jim Gordon’s partner and mentor investigating the dramatic crimes of Gotham City. He’s described as a “rough-around-the-edges detective ” who “plays loose with police procedure, but he gets results … and he does it with old-school, forceful panache” (in the comics, the character is pretty brutal with suspects, but essentially a good guy).”

I loved watching Bullock in Batman: The Animated Series so I’m looking forward to what Logue will bring.

So there you have it folks! What do you think of these castings?