If you recall, the fine folks behind the Harry Potter musical had set their sights on a Batman musical, which I posted a small preview of back in February. Well, the musical is here, and it’s just as fantastic as I could have possibly hoped. If you don’t have the time or inclination to watch all 13 parts (all the links are after jump), I cannot recommend enough that you watch this first video. Especially if you happen to be Julie Taymor or Bono. THIS IS HOW IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE DONE, GODDAMMIT. IT SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN THAT DIFFICULT. Thanks to everyone who sent in 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.