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.
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"
Batman: White Knight is an Elseworlds-esque thriller which sees the Joker become a good guy and try to save Gotham City from the unregulated, violent Batman. It is superb and original.Read more "What I’m Reading – ‘Batman: White Knight’ by Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth"
After the disaster of the previous DC cinematic entries (the mixed bag of Batman v Superman and the godawful Suicide Squad) the studio really needed a hit. Is Patty Jenkins’ ground breaking Wonder Woman the answer to the desperate prayers of the DC fan base?Read more "Wonder Woman (2017) Review"
“That’s how it starts. The fever, the rage, the feeling of powerlessness that turns good men… cruel.” Oh Zack Synder, how long can I keep sticking up for you? I’ll defend Watchmen to the death, but it’s gonna be a bit harder with Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, because honestly, it’s not a great […]Read more "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Review"
With release of Batman vs Superman this month and the upcoming release of Captain America: Civil War later in the year, not to mention all of the other superhero films planned to be released in the months to come, I thought now would be as good a time as ever to go back and see which superhero movies I […]Read more "The 5 Best Superhero Films Of All Time"
“Out there, amongst the stars, he will be free.” I’ll try and keep this review spoiler free and, honestly, there really isn’t that much to spoil. Everyone knows the blueprint of a Superman story, and Man of Steel is sometimes predictable in that regard but if you really don’t want spoilers, turn away now. Man of […]Read more "Man of Steel Review (Spoiler free)"