DC Entertainment: Graphic Novel and DVD/Blu-Ray Sets Aug27

DC Entertainment: Graphic Novel and DVD/Blu-Ray Se...

DC Comics has started to put out some great combo packages combining their wonderful trade comics and the animated moves based on them. I got a copy of JLA EARTH 2 and loved it. The graphic novel by Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly is one of my favorites. I’ve been a fan of the Crime Syndicate going back to my youth and this updated version is so fun. The way the bad guys snark and snipe at each other goes a long way towards developing characters who back in the 60s were very one dimensional. Here they are full blown characters and really disturbed, at least in our world view. The way the Justice League reacts to them is terrific and I love...

ARCHIE #1 with Kate (and Dan)

FADE IN… Dan and Kate are grabbing a burger and chocolate banana malt at a local burger joint. The malt is better than the burger, and the joint’s kitschy interior is trying too hard. But it’s a fun time. K: Look at all this Happy Days type junk on the wall. Hey isn’t that Howdy Doody? D: How would I know? ::looks:: Yup. That’s Howdy Doody. K: You look kinda bored. D: I just don’t like when things try too hard. It comes off as disingenuous, you know? But if things are really clicking? Everything is in synch and natural? Yeah, that’s the good stuff. K: Are you talking about Art, Life, or that chocolate banana malt you just polished off...

Batman ARKHAM KNIGHT Vol 1 Jul16

Batman ARKHAM KNIGHT Vol 1

I am an unabashed fan of Batman, movies, toys, novels and especially comics. DC has been doing some comics based on some of the video games. I haven’t played the games yet because I suck at video games. But I have been reading the comics and this latest is awesome. The previous two tie in comics in the Arkham trilogy lead into this, BATMAN ARKHAM KNIGHT Volume 1 by Peter Tomasi and Viktor Bogdanovic. Our story so far summed up quickly, Gotham has politicians who don’t always do what is best for Gotham, in this instance they turned part of the city into a dead drop for criminals, not unlike in Escape From New York. However, no...

DC Trade Editions Round up Jul15

DC Trade Editions Round up

Here’s a few reviews of some of the recent trade collections from DC and Vertigo. Some really great stuff coming out from DC so expect more reviews soon! AMERICA VS. THE JUSTICE SOCIETY DC Comics Originally released as a mini-series in 1985 I actually read this when it first came out. I’ve always been a fan of the golden age DC heroes, though a lot of the actual stories from that time don’t make for the best reading for fans used to modern comics. This is a great chance to enjoy the characters in a more modern setting while Earth 2 was still the original incarnation. The premise is pretty cool, Batman has passed away and before his...

Gotham Academy Vol 1 Reviewed

GOTHAM ACADEMY Vol 1 DC Comics Written by Becky Cloonan and Brendan Fletcher Gotham Academy adds a new dimension to the Bat-Family of comics. While not as closely tied to the dark knight as Robin or Batgirl, Gotham Academy does have ties and appearances of Bruce Wayne and of course it takes place in Gotham. The book seems to be targeted at a bit of a younger audience but as an older American I really enjoyed it so I would call this a book for anyone who enjoys good suspense and adventure. In this first story arc we meet the players. Olive Silverlock, Maps Mizoguchi, Kyle Mizoguchi, Colton Rivera and Pomeline Fritch make up the main crew. We...

THORS #1 with Kate (and Dan) Jun18

THORS #1 with Kate (and Dan)

::Dan is hard at work hanging various pictures in the office. The wall is a mishmash of crooked frames and crumbling plaster. Dan is horrible at this.:: Dan: ::mumbles:: All these pictures are crooked. Dang hammer must be broken. I need a new hammer. Maybe a nice ball peen, or possibly a sledge. I bet I could hang the crap out of these pictures with a nice sledge. Kate: Oh god, my poor walls. ::plaster crumbles to the floor:: ::Kate weeps:: D: Stupid hammer! K: It’s a poor carpenter that blames his tools. And you sir, are a tool. D: If I had a better hammer, I would be the freaking God of Picture Hanging! K: You could have a whole crew of...