Graham Nolan worked in the Bat-universe from 1992 until 1998, most usually with writing partner Chuck Dixon. Although collaborating on a great number of stories together, the one that the artist has become the most famous for is Vengeance of Bane.
Of all the writers who have tackled the Dark Knight over the past seven-and-a-half decades, none has written more individual issues, miniseries, or one-shots than Chuck Dixon -- he has over 300 Bat-stories under his belt.
Almost as soon as movies could talk, they were making films about the gangsters who came to prominence by supplying liquor to thirsty Americans who didn't believe in the nanny-state laws against alcohol known as Prohibition.
Rush Limbaugh thought something was fishy about the name of the main villain in The Dark Knight Rises. I can't help but feel like he overlooked the many, many examples of movie characters who were clearly created just to take swipes at political figures.
"The superheroes we have today are modern American folklore," Michael Uslan told me, " it's contemporary mythology. The ancient gods of Greece, Rome and Egypt still exist only today they wear spandex and capes.
The Dark Knight Rises is very impressive and definitely worth seeing, but without a once-in-a-lifetime performance like Ledger's Joker to provide the pulse, we'll have to be content with a final chapter that certainly delivers, but in a trilogy that peaked in the middle.
Batman just wants to do his job of protecting Gotham from crime. And the CFPB wants to do its job of protecting consumers from financial predators. Perhaps as the Dark Knight Rises to defeat the princes of evil, American voters should finally stand up to this army of darkness.