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 – Viper


There’s something in the air and the Gotham Nightline crew is here to talk about it. Aside from covering the events of “Viper,” we discuss drug use, the Gallon Challenge, and Oedipus Complexes. Jonolobster coins a new phrase, AprilJo breaks down her theory for the rest of the season, and we bid a fond farewell to Billy, who leaves the show on a high note by leading us in a round of “yo momma” jokes. Listen and enjoy!

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?