2284: The Shadow Warriors – Chapter 25

Title: The Shadow Warriors
Author: Shadow knight1121
Media: Comics
Topic: Justice League
Genre: Crime/Mystery
URL: Chapter 25
Critiqued by BatJamags (GoodJamags) and Kane

Hello once again, patrons! I’m your host, BatJamags, and I’m back with the end of this five-chapter chunk of The Shadow Warriors! I don’t know about you, but I’ll be excited to get back to something that’s not this. Not that I’m the same person as BadJamags, who would be the one hypothetically riffing a thing that’s not this. That’s just silly.

Last chapter, we had a villain teamup of Damian Cole (a vile, disgusting perpetrator of the atrocities which can only be known as “experiments,” for to explain them in more detail would be to forever shatter the sacred bond of nonspecificity between author and reader), Adam Kinsley (one of the most hilariously over-the-top Awesome McEvils I’ve ever seen and the newly renicknamed Miranda Strawson’s father), and Lex Luthor (who’s actually still pretty cool).

#lexwrecks

Anyway, they made some superfurries, didn’t quite understand the concept of cloning, kidnapped Edgelord and Miranda Strawson, and turned those two into superfurries. So, let’s check in on our chapterly news briefing and get started!

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As usual, credit to Anne for this.

Chapter 25: Wolfman Vs. Batman

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2279: The Shadow Warriors – Chapter 24

Title: The Shadow Warriors
Author: Shadow knight1121
Media: Comics
Topic: Justice League
Genre: Crime/Mystery
URL: Chapter 24 – https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8306604/24/The-Shadow-Warriors
Critiqued by BatJamags (GoodJamags)

Hello once again, patrons! I’m your host, BatJamags, and I’m back with more of The Shadow Warriors, the fic that was actually getting better for a while until we took a nosedive back into edge-land.

Last time, Sam Motherfuckin’ Jackson blew up His Idiocy’s arms. Yes, really.

And that’s about it. Let’s take a look at our chapterly news briefing, I suppose.

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As usual, credit to Anne for this.

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2273: The Shadow Warriors – Chapter 23

Title: The Shadow Warriors
Author: Shadow knight1121
Media: Comics
Topic: Justice League
Genre: Crime/Mystery
URL: Chapter 23
Critiqued by BatJamags (GoodJamags)

Hello once again, patrons! I’m your host, BatJamags, and I’m back with the next thrilling chapter of The Shadow Warriors.

Last time, everyone moped around for a while, Sam Motherfuckin’ Jackson’s backstory continued to be dumb and interchangeable with all these other “characters’” backstories, and then they all went back to their headquarters to try to dislodge the absurd supervillain who the author has dubbed King Leonae. SMJ and Edgelord confronted His Travesty, who promptly made a break for it, pursued by SMJ, while Bane dropped out of the ceiling and fought Edgelord.

Yeah. Now, before we get started, your chapterly news briefing:

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As usual, credit to Anne for this.

Let’s start the next chapter!

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2268: The Shadow Warriors – Chapter 22

Title: The Shadow Warriors
Author: Shadow knight1121
Media: Comics
Topic: Justice League
Genre: Crime/Mystery
URL: Chapter 22
Critiqued by BatJamags (GoodJamags)

WARNING: Hey, domestic abuse is a funny joke, right? Wait, you mean it isn’t? Well, somebody should go tell Shadow knight1121 immediately!

Hello once again, patrons! I’m your host, BatJamags, and I’m back with yet another edgetacular chapter of The Shadow Warriors!

Last time, our villain of the week(s), Johnny Simmons, showed up at the Dork Patrol’s headquarters, only this time he was dressed up in a gaudy outfit as a Silver-Agey knockoff of King Tut from the Batman TV show with Adam West. He calls himself “King Leonae,” the “King of Gotham,” even though there are a lot of reasons that makes no sense.

Also he’s British now, even though he was not at all described as speaking with an accent.

Anyway, in a surprising and oddly satisfying display of decent pacing and tension, King Leonae and Bane trashed the EGA’s headquarters and sent them running with their tails between their legs. And before we get started, your chapterly news briefing.

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As always, credit to Anne for this.

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2262: The Shadow Warriors – Chapter 21

Title: The Shadow Warriors
Author: Shadow knight1121
Media: Comics
Topic: Justice League
Genre: Crime/Mystery
URL: Chapter 21
Critiqued by BatJamags (GoodJamags and BadJamags)

Hello once again, patrons! I’m your host, BatJamags, and I’m back with the next chunk of The Shadow Warriors!

Last time, some dude called Simmons who says “boyo” a lot showed up and wanted to kill Sam Motherfuckin’ Jackson or something. We were treated to some unfunny dialogue and mildly competent characterization. That’s basically about it, so let’s start the next one!

But first, here’s your chapterly news briefing:

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As usual, credit to Anne.

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Sunday Special: Batman 1939: The Dangers of Being Cold

Title: Batman 1939: The Dangers of Being Cold
Author: Stewart M
Media: Comic Book
Topic: Batman
Genre: Can’t find one (there was a fanfiction upload at one point, but that seems to have disappeared), so let’s call it Mystery/Adventure
URL: Here you go
Recommended by BatJamags

“Oh, Bats is doing a Sunday Special? He must’ve finally gotten through the Backlog of Doom?”

Yeah, no. We’ve still got three more Shadow Warriors chunks and three more fics (all of which are long as balls) to clear before that happens (not to mention any seasonal riffs I break all that up with), assuming I don’t get any further during that time. I just wanted to inject a little positivity into the proceedings before we… proceed.

So, my new tradition (which I actually came up with in September but like hell am I going to go back and screw over the scheduling of my riffs that are already done to implement it) is that I’m going to recommend a good fic between each of my bad fics. Until I run out of good fics, which won’t take overwhelmingly long because I don’t read all that much fanfiction outside of what I do for the Library. But I’m hoping this’ll motivate me to find some more good ones.

Today’s recommendation is a Batman fic because I’m kind of extremely predictable like that. The premise of the fic is that Batman’s first outing as Batman was his real-world publication date of May, 1939, though characters introduced much later like Slade Wilson and Amanda Waller are also featured. The plot concerns a string of corpse thefts escalating into murder, which Batman traces back to a military base outside of Gotham. He’s forced to recruit Catwoman to help him break in and figure out what the corpses are being used for.

It features fantastically intricate worldbuilding, excellent pacing, gripping tension, awesome fight scenes (but not too many), and Amanda Waller being hilariously badass as usual. Also, lots of cutesy little references to stuff (mostly stuff that’s actually relevant to DC continuity, and even the external references are still fairly on-topic), which you could view as a good or bad thing depending on your point of view and how many of them you catch.

There are two sequels. The first one, which wasn’t finished when I read it, is actually a Wonder Woman crossover, but I don’t remember the plot very clearly. I haven’t seen the third and most recent installment at all.

Overall, the original in particular is easily the best fanfic I’ve ever read, and I can’t recommend it enough. I’ll see you guys next time with a considerably less well-written Batman fic.

*SLAM!*


2204: Love & Bullets – Chapter One, Part Two

[FILLER POST – Due to a file naming SNAFU back when I was a guest riffer, this riff was never posted. I never pointed it out because you guys honestly didn’t miss much. More recently, I figured I’d save it in the drafts for a rainy, riffless day. A day just like today, as it happens. This was written at the same time as the other Love & Bullets riffs that started going up back in 2016 or 2017 sometime, and I’ve not heavily edited it, so there are a few references that might not make sense anymore, but there they are. – Bats]

Title: Love & Bullets
Author: MissScorp
Media: Comics
Topic: Batman
Genre: Drama/Romance
URL: Chapter One
Critiqued by BatJamags (BadJamags and GoodJamags)

Hello, once again, patrons! I’m your guest host, BatJamags-

GoodJamags: So am I!

– and this moron and I are back for more of Love & Bullets. Last time, a Sue beat up some thugs in an alley. That’s it. Now we get to Nightwing babbling about how amazing the Sue is, so let’s dive in!

As much as I hate to acknowledge this, I know this little hellcat will willingly lay her life down in order to save mine.

GoodJamags: Why do you hate to acknowledge it?

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