What I’m Reading – ‘Batman: Sword of Azrael’ by Dennis O’Neil and Joe Quesada

A quick review of one of the stranger characters in the Batman mythos; Azrael. After discovering him in the ‘Arkham’ games, I couldn’t believe he wasn’t more popular. I decided to buy his origin story and discover how he was introduced.

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What I’m Reading – ‘Joker’ by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo

After ‘The Dark Knight’ was released, the Joker became a pop culture icon. People worshipped him, slapping pictures of the character onto clothes and merchandise. You couldn’t escape people doing impressions and asking you “why so serious?”

Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo use the story of lowlife Jonny Frost to give us an alternative look at the Joker, and make you think twice before buying that t-shirt with his picture on.

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100 Words or Less – Insomnia

Title – Insomnia Released – 2002 Director – Christopher Nolan Starring – Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank Review – Christopher Nolan’s follow up to his brilliant first film Memento is perhaps his best ever. Unlike most Nolan films there’s no gimmick to Insomnia, and at first it seems like a standard police procedural. But things soon go wrong for city cop Pacino as […]

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