Bruce Wayne wakes up in Arkham Asylum. Young. Sane.
And…he was never Batman.
That’s the set-up, at least. Though it doesn’t take long for the comic to diverge from that great hook – for better or worse.
Read More What I’m Reading – ‘Batman: Last Knight On Earth’ by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
‘Batman: Digital Justice’ is like a time capsule from the early 1990s. From it’s weird “ground-breaking” 3D art to it’s cautionary message about technology, it’s aged like milk. But surely there’s something of merit here?
Read More What I’m Reading – ‘Batman: Digital Justice’ by Pepe Moreno
DCeased is more than just a good title. It’s a story that offers us a new and often horrifying glimpse into the DC Universe, by ravaging the world with a deadly techno-virus. Imagine a zombie, but with powers of the Flash or Superman and you’re on the right lines.
Read More What I’m Reading – ‘DCeased’ by Tom Taylor
Stjepan Sejic writes and illustrates Harleen; one of the best comics I’ve ever read.
Working as a more up-to-date origin story for Dr. Harleen Quinzel, ‘Harleen’ details the beginnings of a very dangerous relationship.
Read More What I’m Reading – ‘Harleen’ by Stjepan Sejic
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
2010 feels like a long time ago. In that year, we were all in the cinema watching Inception or Toy Story 3. Marvel’s Cinematic Universe was still in its infancy. Most people still hadn’t heard of Breaking Bad, while Game of Thrones was still a year away.
On top of that, Sad Keanu was breaking our hearts, Michael Cera was skipping, and double rainbows were outstaying their welcome. And that’s just 2010. The decade since has been interesting, to say the least.
Read More MyCreativeRambling’s Best of the Decade
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
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.
Read More What I’m Reading – ‘Batman: Sword of Azrael’ by Dennis O’Neil and Joe Quesada
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.
Read More What I’m Reading – ‘Joker’ by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo