In an article for Crooked Marquee, an article I’ve wanted to write for a long time, I look at the brief period when producers saw the earth-shattering success of Tim Burton’s Batman and decided audiences didn’t want superheroes.
They wanted pulp.
The short pulp hero boom only included Dick Tracy, Darkman, The Rocketeer, The Shadow and The Phantom. All movies I disproportionately love despite their respective problems. You’ll be hearing more from me about these.
But read my overview of them all here:
And while you’re on Crooked Marquee, look at all the other movie stuff. It’s swell.