After the bloated third instalment in Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns saga, it seems that Miller is still not done. Dark Knight Returns : The Golden Child picks up a few years after the Master Race and focuses on the generation after Batman and Superman. Our story analysis follows.(more…)
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First Look: Grant Morrison’s The Green Lantern ReturnsFirst Look: Grant Morrison’s The Green Lantern Returns
The end of the DC Extended Universe. An analysis follows….
Once upon a time, Warner Bros ruled the superhero movie genre with its DC Comics lynchpin characters Superman and Batman.(more…)
Christopher Nolan’s game-changing Dark Knight is a decade old! Here’s my contemporaneous review.
It makes a whole lot of sense that the second film in Christopher Nolan’s reboot of the Batman franchise is called The Dark Knight. After all, Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns revived the moribund comic book industry (together with Watchmen) and challenged fans to take the super hero a bit more seriously than before.
GEEK OUT!!! SUPERHERO COMICS | COMIC BOOK LEGEND STEVE DITKOGEEK OUT!!! SUPERHERO COMICS | COMIC BOOK LEGEND STEVE DITKO
Comic book artist Steve Ditko was found dead in his New York home this week. Ditko was 90.
GEEK OUT!!! DC COMICS’ SIDEWAYS : CLICHÉD SUPERHERO CHARACTER SAVED BY PROMISING ARTWORKGEEK OUT!!! DC COMICS’ SIDEWAYS : CLICHÉD SUPERHERO CHARACTER SAVED BY PROMISING ARTWORK
Sideways is basically your high school superhero comic – the Spider-Man trope.
GEEK OUT!!! REVIEW OF DOOMSDAY CLOCK #1 [SPOILERS]GEEK OUT!!! REVIEW OF DOOMSDAY CLOCK #1 [SPOILERS]
If like us, you consider yourself a true fan of the Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons masterpiece Watchmen, then you will be revulsed by Doomsday Clock, the purported Watchmen sequel.
The biggest superhero movie with a female lead (Elektra and Catwoman do not count!) arrives next year. By that time we might even have a female President of the United States.
GEEK OUT! BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE IS THE BEST SUPERHERO MOVIE SINCE THE DARK KNIGHT & WATCHMENGEEK OUT! BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE IS THE BEST SUPERHERO MOVIE SINCE THE DARK KNIGHT & WATCHMEN
If you have been paying attention, you will be aware that we loved Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice whereas most critics reviled Zack Snyder’s magnum opus to such an extent that it scored only 27% at Rotten Tomatoes. Mind you, the totally awful Independence Day: Resurgence managed to score 33%, so that gives you an indication of how much critics hated BVS.
GEEK OUT! JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE DARKSEID WAR – SUPERMAN #1 & FLASH #1GEEK 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, Superman and the Flash do not occur within the current continuity of the regular titles so, one might argue that these one-shots do not qualify as cynical cash-grabs but a genuine attempt to explore the implications of Darkseid’s death.
GEEK OUT! JUSTICE LEAGUE : THE DARKSEID WAR – BATMANGEEK OUT! JUSTICE LEAGUE : THE DARKSEID WAR – BATMAN
Brilliant on so many levels. Essential reading!