Batman Comes to Brighton

After this headline from the Brighton Argus on 17th July, it shouldn’t really be much of a surprise that the caped crusader would spend an extended stay in the city by the sea. What with it’s state of eternal drizzle and (indo-)gothic architecture, all Brighton really needs is a high crime rate and a motley…

Museums and the Movies: Batman and Robin

Joel Schumacher’s 1997 Batman and Robin is not only one of the worst super-hero films ever made (it has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 11%), it killed off the Batman movie franchise until Christopher Nolan resurrected it, destroyed careers and forced George Clooney to apologise to Adam West. Sure, I loved it when I was…

Superheroes at the V&A Museum of Childhood

You’ve probably seen my recent post about various objects that have been confiscated from school-kids on display at the V&A Museum of Childhood. If you haven’t, I can wait patiently whilst you check it out, it’ll only take a minute or two… Back already, my, that was quick! Now, that display is in the foyer, and…

Ka-Pow! Superheroes in Museums

It’s always the quiet ones you should watch out for; the ones that are often described as ‘mild-mannered’ in particular. You never know what they might be keeping to themselves. It could be nothing, or it could be a double-life as a super-powered crime fighter complete with colourful tights, a cool car and maybe even…