Sadistic and murderous, Kriminal was nevertheless a hugely popular comic book character in the 1960s.
The constant implication in superhero films, that women are inherently powerless with their destinies shaped by the actions of men, does not seem a particularly empowering narrative.
The eccentric combination of the Boy Wonder and the Mother of Invention, as Burt Ward records a single with Frank Zappa.
The moral panic over Joker is a depressing throwback to video nasty hysteria.
A pictorial guide to the many faces of the Prince of Darkness.