Batman is dead! Or so everybody thinks. He’s actually been sent back in time through a complicated series of events involving Darkseid, omega beams, radion bullets – but as far as anyone in Gotham knows, he’s dead. After a brief battle for the cowl, Dick Grayson is the new Batman. And Damian Wayne is the new Robin. It’s up to this oddball pair to restore order to Gotham. And with it being Grant Morrison, things are going to get weird.Read more "What I’m Reading – ‘Batman and Robin Vol. 1: Batman Reborn’ by Grant Morrison"
Like practically every 90’s kid, we got scooped up in the hype train that was Harry Potter. From the books to the films, that world was amazing. We all saw each film at the cinema over the years and suddenly it was over. While it was still an interesting world, the magic of it fizzled a little bit. So we thought it was time for a reappraisal.Read more "We Just (Re-)Watched… Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone"
On a number of occasions, Mark Millar has been referred to as “the poor man’s Garth Ennis” – which I don’t think is entirely fair. But this is one of his edgier stories. Nemesis raises the question; what if Batman was evil?Read more "What I’m Reading – ‘Nemesis’ by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven"
Final Crisis is deeply flawed, yet captivating. It’s head-scratching at times, and at others it’s seemingly far too straightforward. Characters will make grand speeches about the nature of good and evil, followed by a dumb joke. It’s Grant Morrison’s take on the epic, crossover event.Read more "What I’m Reading – ‘Final Crisis’ by Grant Morrison"
We’ve seen countless times how The United States of America deals with threats, but this comic asks us to consider the question; what if that threat was a little closer to home? Would you feel the same?
It’s a knockout story that’s well-worth reading, now more than ever.Read more "What I’m Reading – ‘We Stand On Guard’ by Brian K. Vaughan, Steve Skroce, and Matt Hollingsworth"
After eight episodes, the first season of The Witcher is at an end. Along the way it became the biggest show in the world, something I’m not sure anyone anticipated. But how did it wrap it all up? Was it a satisfying conclusion? I’d argue that by illuminating some of the details missing from the books, and because of that touching final scene, it was a huge success.Read more "The Witcher Episode 8 Review – ‘Much More’"
With only two episodes left, The Witcher still has a few things to sort out. Ciri is still out there alone, Nilfgaard is on the attack, Geralt is reluctant to grasp his destiny, and Yen is having a crappy time of things trying to find her place in the world. Not to mention the wider political intrigue and backstabbing taking place in the royal courts across the Continent. Luckily, this episode goes a long way to tying up these disparate threads.Read more "The Witcher Episode 7 Review – ‘Before a Fall’"