If someone had told me, twenty years ago, that Black Panther would be a major motion picture, whilst Daredevil and The Punisher were relegated to TV, I wouldn’t have believed them. In the Marvel comics, T’Challa’s adventures were usually as a supporting act for another character, his native Wakanda and its source of vibranium being of more importance.
I’ve just read this article over at Blastr.com. The piece details a discussion between comic-book legend Grant Morrison and film-maker Kevin Smith.
As the conversation moves onto Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s’s The Killing Joke, long regarded as the greatest Batman story ever written, Morrison reveals that at the end of the book Batman kills the Joker, something that most readers, including an amazed Kevin Smith, missed.
Holy shit. I’ve read that book loads of times, my copy is signed by Brian Bolland and the original colourist, John Higgins, and I don’t recall ever knowing that the Joker meets his end in the book.
I’m not sure if this is a little fact that was aware of at the time, but have just forgotten. I think that I would have remembered something as important as this.
I’ve just read through the first twelve issues of The Massive from Dark Horse Comics. I picked them up on a whim, the post-apocalyptic adventure-at-sea premise pressing all the right button for me.
The book began as a three-part series in the pages of Dark Horse Presents, a book whose alumni inclused Frank Millar’s Sin City. Basically the world has gone to shit, with literally every type of environmental cataclysm occurring simultaneously; like the Earth just put its foot down and said enough is enough. Continue reading Comic-book review: The Massive→
So I’ve finally finished Assassin’s Creed Revelations to the point that I can feel comfortable embarking on Assassin’s Creed III. A review is copy coming my way, but I intend on savoring the experience this time, so expect a review…just not straight away.
Busy. Not a very good excuse, but nevertheless true. The chaotic mixture of moving country, playing Sleeping Dogs and getting back into Skyrim has taken its toll on my ability to knock out a decent bit of content for this website.
I’ve just finished reading the first five issues of DC Comics semi-blasphemous Before Watchmen series.
I was half expecting my copy of Watchmen #1, signed by Watchmen co-creator and self-styled warlock Alan Moore, to spontaneously combust the moment I opened the first issue. Mr Moore has some well-reported negative views on the use of the characters that he and Dave Gibbons created, way back in the mid-eighties. I’ve got to admit, publishing further stories set in the Watchmen universe after a break of twenty-six years does seem a little odd and almost as if DC are deliberately trying to bait the outspoken Mr Moore. Continue reading Who Watches Before Watchmen?…The first five books→
The inspirational French artist Jean Giraud AKA Moebius passed away on 10 March 2012 in Paris. He was 73.
Moebius was most famous for his contributions to the magazine that he co-founded, Métal Hurlant, known in the English-speaking world as Heavy Metal. Moebius’s distinctive art style inspired the likes of Ridley Scott, who used his designs in the 1979 film Alien and inspired the visual style of Scott’s sci-fi followup, Blade Runner. Continue reading RIP Moebius. Jean Giraud has passed away→