GEEK OUT! AIRBOY – FEAR & SELF-LOATHING IN PATRIOTIC WWII CARTOON

It seldom gets as meta as it did in the 4-part Airboy series recently published by Image Comics, written by Jame Robinson and illustrated by Greg Hinkle. Basically, Robinson and Hinkle are hired by Image Comics to reboot WWII hero Airboy for the millennial generation. Instead, the mini-series is about Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE DARKSEID WAR – SUPERMAN #1 & FLASH #1

Well you know when it comes to big superhero comics crossover, it’s easy to be cynical & look at them as nothing more than cash-grabs i.e. a gimmick to lure completist fans to buy every comic ‘associated’ with the main event storyline. Well, strictly speaking, the issues focusing on Batman, Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! JUSTICE LEAGUE: DARKSEID WAR – A LITTLE TWIST TO KEEP THINGS INTERESTING

Probably aware that comic fans might just be getting tired of publishers using the death of superheroes to create the facade of something new happening in their titles, DC have decided to kill off its most iconic villain, Darkseid (see above)! This event occurred in the currently ongoing Darkseid War Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! THIS ELRIC ADAPTATION CUTS CLOSE TO THE BONE

Calling this second volume of adaptations of Michael Moorcock’s classic Elric series Stormbringer is a mite confusing, when in fact this graphic novel actually concludes the plotline of Elric of Melniboné. That minor complaint aside, Elric Vol. 2 definitely maintains the cutting edge intensity and emotional depth that made Vol. 1 so Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! MIRACLEMAN BOOK THREE: OLYMPUS – ONE OF THE GREATEST SUPERHERO STORIES EVER GETS THE OVERPRICED DELUXE TREATMENT

The superhero character called Miracleman has always had a troubled existence. Born in the UK in 1954 as Marvelman due to an American lawsuit, revived in 1983 in revolutionary fashion by Alan Moore, threatened by Marvel Comics, necessitating a change of name when licensed in the USA, discontinued due to Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! SONNY LIEW SUPER-IMPOSES THE HISTORY OF COMICS OVER THE ART OF CHARLIE CHAN HOCK CHYE TO CREATE A MASTERPIECE

Who is this Singapore comic book artist Charlie Chan Hock Chye that was able to channel the history of comics through the critical Singaporean events of the last 60-70 odd years? Well, he does exists… BUT only as a figment of artist Sonny Liew’s fecund imagination. So yes, The Art of Continue Reading

STAN LEE GRAPHIC MEMOIR | Robot 6 @ Comic Book ResourcesRobot 6 @ Comic Book Resources

Stan Lee is collaborating with writer Peter David and artist Colleen Doran to create his graphic memoir, billed as ” the story of how modern comics came to be.” Revealed last week by Doran, Amazing, Fantastic, Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir will be published in October as a hardcover graphic novel Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! MULTIVERSITY: GUIDEBOOK – THE ULTIMATE DEFENCE OF ENDLESS REBOOTS

When DC first collapsed the multiverse into one universe in Crisis on Infinite Earths, I was rather upset to lose the alternative earths that gave DC its unique flavour. Most of all, of course, I hated what it meant for the Legion of Super-heroes. But that’s another story, altogether. Well, Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! ELRIC FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM

Written by Julien Blondel.  Art & Colors by Didier Poli, Robin Recht & Jean Bastide. “… the story you begin reading here is the saga of the Albino I would have written myself if I had thought of it first.” In his introduction to this latest graphic novel adaptation of the Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! ALL-NEW MIRACLEMAN ANNUAL 2014 IS AN UTTER WASTE OF TIME

“The Priest & the Dragon: The October Incident: 1966 ” by Grant Morrison & Joe Quesada. | “The Miracleman Family: Seriously Miraculous” by Peter Milligan & Mike Allred.  Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated? Alan Moore’s re-invention of the superhero genre with Marvelman/Miracleman was for me, akin to the Sex Pistols/Punk’s Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! – O DEATH, WHERE IS THY STING? THE DEATH OF WOLVERINE

In bygone days, it was common for superheroes to be placed in life threatening situations with readers being confident that the hero would somehow escape the clutches of death. But that concept was first challenged in X-Men #137 (1980) when Jean Grey (aka Marvel Girl/Phoenix) took her own life in Continue Reading

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SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR Directed by Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller. Starring Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levett, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis and Eva Green. I loved Sin City. Frank Miller‘s ground-breaking comic book series, that is. Miller stripped down film noir to its bare Continue Reading