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
This book has promise, but just from reading the first page you get the distinct impression that Moles had bitten off more than he could chew. The story claims it is a meditation on 9/11, the War on Terror, Iraq, and Hurricane Katrina – as well as being full of “emblematic violence and acute symbolism”.
All this, in just 66 pages.Read More What I’m Reading – ‘Seven Cities of Gold’ by David Moles
Comics are confusing. I’d argue that nothing is quite as confusing as the world of DC comics, particularly the really out-there cosmic stuff. And Grant Morrison is famously bonkers. So the two of them together, in the wake of one of DC’s typically bloated and ridiculous crossover events (penned by the chaos magician himself) in a Batman-meets-Cloud Atlas time-hopping adventure – how confusing could it be?Read More What I’m Reading – ‘Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne’ by Grant Morrison
In 2008, Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo released Joker – which went on to be a massive hit. Now, and as part of the newly created ‘DC Black Label’ (an imprint for more mature readers), they’ve released Batman: Damned. This is a pseudo-sequel to Joker and continues the tone and world-building the pair had established – through Bermejo’s luscious art and Azzarello’s (potentially Marmite) edgy writing. I adored every page.Read More What I’m Reading – ‘Batman: Damned’ by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo
After becoming a little obsessed with ‘The Matrix’ recently, and with the upcoming release of ‘Cyberpunk 2077’, I decided to see where the cyberpunk genre began.
‘Neuromancer’ by William Gibson is a fast, messy, and excellent science fiction story.Read More What I’m Reading – ‘Neuromancer’ by William Gibson
Back at the height of it’s popularity, Modern Warfare 2 was everywhere. It was a real cultural moment for a particular generation. And no one defined it better than the skull mask-wearing Ghost. To hype the release of the game, this comic was created. And it has every edgy moment you’d expect. It’s also pretty good.Read More What I’m Reading – The Forgotten Modern Warfare 2 Tie-in Comic
Today I’m reviewing Dave Steven’s original run of The Rocketeer. My knowledge of these characters comes from the classic 1991 Disney film. Will this compare to that childhood favourite?Read More What I’m Reading – ‘Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures’ by Dave Stevens
I don’t just read comics. Occasionally I’ll pick up a book. Sometimes those books will be non-fiction!
This is one of those times. Join me as I take a look at David Grann’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI’.Read More What I’m Reading – ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ by David Grann