Batman: Under The Red Hood Review

“You. I’ll be you. The you you’re supposed to be. If you had killed Joker years ago, beyond what happened to me…you know what hell you would have saved this world. But no. His murder is a long list of sane acts you refuse to commit. You never cross that line. But I will.”

It was only a matter of time before I got around to reviewing my favourite graphic novel, and here it is with Batman: Under The Red Hood. Written by Judd Winick and drawn by Jeff Loeb, the story is centred on the conflict between Batman and Red Hood. The comic was adapted into a successful animated film, but there’s something more visceral about seeing it on the page.

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Chris Evans Pranks Fans With Captain America Doll

It’s always great to see celebrities doing their part for charity, and this was the case with Captain America actor, Chris Evans. He teamed up with Omaze to turn a comic book store into an escape room in Boston, Massachusetts. Evans was raising money for Christopher’s Haven, a charity dedicated to providing living areas for families of children being treated for cancer in Boston hospitals.

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Why Black Canary Has The Heart Of A Warrior

There can never be enough recognition for strong female characters, and Black Canary is high on the list. Often paired with Green Arrow, Dinah Lance is more than capable of standing apart. She’s been a leader of the Justice League Of America and the field commander for the Birds of Prey, a team consisting of herself, Oracle, Huntress and Lady Blackhawk. She’s a prodigious martial artist and has the power of her ‘Canary Cry,’ a high powered sonic scream that can damage organic and inorganic material.

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Sons Of Anarchy: Volume 1 Review

When a TV show becomes popular, it’s not surprising that an entire mythology spins out of it into other mediums. This is the case with Sons of Anarchy being adapted into a comic series and I’m going to review the first volume, collected as a graphic novel. Volume 1 runs parallel to Season 5 and it’s written by Christopher Golden and drawn by Damian Couceiro.

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Beneath The Pages: Marjorie Liu

I’ve decided to introduce another segment called Beneath The Pages, where I’ll talk about someone from the comic industry I admire. This could be a writer, artist, penciller or editor. They are the people who bring characters to life, who create works of art that stand the test of time. The first person I’m going to focus on is Marjorie Liu, who’s known for her work on comics like Dark Wolverine, X-23 and Black Widow.

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The Pop Culture Playlist: Gambit

I’m back with a new addition of The Pop Culture Playlist, and on suggestion from Alex over at alexraphael  I’m going to be featuring Gambit. The Ragin’ Cajun is one of my favourite characters, having played the role of thief and hero with the X-Men. I’ve come up with a playlist to represent a man with a devil-may-care attitude and who is also a hustler with a heart of gold.

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Batman: Hush Review

“Criminals, by nature are a cowardly and superstitious lot. To instill fear into their hearts I became a bat. A monster in the night. And in doing so, have I become the very thing that all monsters become…alone?”

For my first graphic novel review I’m concentrating on Batman: Hush, written by Jeff Loeb and drawn by Jim Lee. It’s one of the most complex stories I’ve read in a long time, with Batman assaulted on all fronts by his greatest enemies. It begins with him rescuing a boy who has been kidnapped by Killer Croc. Catwoman makes off with the money and Batman chases her across the Gotham rooftops. The line to his grappling gun is cut and he falls into Crime Alley, fracturing his skull and leaving him to the mercy of thugs.

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