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We Miss You, Bruce Timm

In honor of the 75th anniversary of Bruce Wayne donning Batman’s cowl, Batman: The Animated Series co-creator Bruce Timm made a short Batman cartoon, done in the 1930s style. Man, but I miss Timm’s work on television (Justice League and Justice League: Unlimited are high-water marks in the field). Come back, Bruce Timm! Come back! […]

This Might be Why the Repeater Doesn’t Understand Superheroes

Okay, so, the Repeater found this old ad for superhero action figures (they’re not dolls! Although one could make the case that these, indeed are dolls.) It actually clears something up for me, why one of the Repeater’s many catch phrases is “Dave, I don’t understand superheroes.” As the Tower’s resident comic authority, it falls […]

Podcast: Batman Vs. The Hobo

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/Batman_Vs_The_Hobo_-_S02E27_Tower_of_Technobabble.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSince Kentucky Slim didn’t see “The Dark Knight Rises” before we spoil the hell out of it (Spoiler Alert: We spoil the hell out of it), we bring up our old basement hobo friend, Kevin Gibson, to jaw about Batman’s latest return to the silver screen. What […]

‘Dark Knight Rises’ is a fitting finale

Boiling over with layers of social commentary, “The Dark Knight Rises” takes comic book lore to places it’s rarely been, and delivers the goods with an emotionally exhausting, but ultimately satisfying, conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. In the nearly three-hour conclusion, we find a Gotham that has returned to a state of perceived peace […]

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Attention Bat-Nerds: Create Your Own Tumbler!

It’s a truism that the 1966 George Barris-designed Batmobile is the coolest Bat-transportation (or any transportation, now that I think about it) ever, the Tumbler from Christopher Nolan’s Bat-universe is also cool. It’s part Batmobile, part tank, and 100 percent bad-ass. Well, guess what? Thanks to Warner Bros. and its relentless promotion of the forthcoming […]

Podcast: Holy Flying Mammals!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/technobabble/Tower_of_Technobabble_S02E20_-_Holy_Flying_Mammals.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe bring in a ringer to get ourselves ready for the new Batman film next month. Kevin Gibson (of the Uncommon Houseflies) stops by to discuss all things Bat – past, present and future. Also, we talk about a dead flying cat. So there’s that. Show Notes: […]

‘The Avengers’ vs. ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

There are annoying opinions and lots of media hubbub popping up everywhere following the over-the-top success of “The Avengers” after its opening weekend – the film, which is the culmination of Marvel Comics-based films featuring The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, grossed more than $200 million, the highest ever for an opening […]

Final Dark Knight Rises Trailer is Online

We’re in the homestretch now. A viral marketing campaign over at thedarknightrises.com has given way to the third and final trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, which opens in theaters July 20. This just in: The trailer’s bad-assery knows  no bounds. What we learn in this trailer is that Batman apparently has more allies than […]

Cosplay Month: Leftover Candy

Halloween is over and the rotten kids down the street may have dashed your jack-o-lantern to the pavement, but there’s always those last few packs of Skittles left in the bowl on November 1st. Towerbot’s swear filter caught a few cosplay-related videos that are NSFW, but rather than purge them from memory, we decided to […]