The City of Heroes convention was a weekend of guests from the DC shows, Arrow, The Flash and Gotham, and also the upcoming DC movie’s Aquaman. It was held at the Birmingham Metropole Hilton, and hosted by a compere, who introduced each 45 minute talk, which included three panels and individual talks. There was a main hall for the talks, a hall for autographs and photo ops, and a small vendors room. We went for a weekend pass, which was access to all the talks, and a free autograph from all the guests. We’re not really into the want for autographs and meeting the actors (what do you do with it and what do you say to them?!). We were all set for a weekend of sitting back and being entertained by the actors of a couple of our favourite shows. Did it live up to expectations?
I just read a bit of news about ‘Gotham’, that Rob Gorrie will be joining the show as Dick Grayson’s father for a storyline that will ultimately lead to his and his wife’s deaths at the hands of a mobster–leaving little Dick (chuckle) to be taken in as Bruce Wayne’s ward.
Gotham. A dark gritty series following the struggle of Detective Gordon–who will one day become Commissioner Gordon to DC’S Batman–against the dark underbelly of the city. A prequel for the Batman universe known and loved by so many.
I wasn’t sure about the idea of Gotham. I like Batman. He’s one of the few superheroes I grew up with–the 60s TV series and the 80s Tim Burton movies. I loved the lurid sinister villains. There was something cartoonish–clownish about them that I found creepy. Crime is frightening enough an event without the perpetrator having an incongruously painted face or panto outfit. And as much as I loved the universe the idea of Gotham did not appeal to me.