While Gotham City’s Batman spends most of his time fighting crime, Toronto’s Batman just kind of wanders around and screams at people. I don’t know if this is because there’s a lack of crime to fight in Toronto, or if this Batman just lacks in the work ethic department, but it does seems kind of appropriate somehow. I mean, if Canadians get a decent health care system they really shouldn’t get the good Batman, too, right? Thanks to Craig K. for the tip.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.