Browsing Category : Blog

In Praise Of Libraries


As should be apparent from the fact that I blog about comic books I’ve read, I enjoy reading rather a lot (in both senses: I enjoy the act of reading very much and I enjoy reading an enormous number of books). I also enjoy reading legal copies of books – I believe that creators should receive payment for their hard…

Read More »

Game Review: The Wonderful 101


Created by Platinum Games The Wonderful 101 is a difficult game to review because it’s an original idea that makes excellent use of the Wii U but is frustrating to play initially, both in the way you move through the game with the characters and in the mechanics by which you play the game in order to progress through the…

Read More »

Finding Power Pack #27


Power Pack #27, written by Louise Simonson, pencils by Jon Bogdanove, inks by Al Gordon, colours by Glynis Oliver, edits by Carl Potts, editor-in-chief Jim Shooter, published in 1986. I don’t want to use the phrase ‘Holy Grail’ to describe something rare and long sought because (a) I grew up Catholic and I don’t want to associate a positive thing…

Read More »

Dissecting A Comic Book Press Release


I get some press releases from comic book companies. Not many, but enough for them to be a regular feature in my inbox. I’m not sure quite how that happened – my email address has been harvested by a social media company that has been selling it on incorrectly to PR companies, but I don’t know if comic book companies’…

Read More »

Game: Lego The Lord Of The Rings


Although I’ve only written about the first Lego Harry Potter game, I have thoroughly enjoyed nearly all the Lego games. All three Lego Star Wars are great, both Lego Indiana Jones are very enjoyable, the second Lego Harry Potter game is expansive (if not as ‘fun’ as the first, what with all the deaths and grimness), the first Lego Batman…

Read More »

Notes On A DVD: The Green Hornet


Not strictly a comic book adaptation – Green Hornet originated as a radio series in 1936 (the film states that it was based on the radio series): a newspaper publisher who fights crime as a masked hero by night with assistant Kato. It has had a complicated multi-media life since then: two movie serials in 1940/1941; various comic book series,…

Read More »

Notes On A DVD: Jonah Hex


Is Jonah Hex one of the worst movies with a decent cast of actors ever? Josh Brolin as Hex, John Malkovitch as Quentin Turnbull (the villain of the piece), the awesome Michael Fassbender, Will Arnett in a straight role (although I do feel sorry for him – he’s a good actor but he’s an electric comedy actor and you always…

Read More »