The Legend of Batman Volume 3 Born to Kill
Feb14

The Legend of Batman Volume 3 Born to Kill

The Legend of Batman Volume 3 Born to Kill     Admittedly, with a title like that one, I should have known better than to expect something uplifting or life-affirming.  OK, that I could live without, but how about entertaining?  A bit of that, maybe? Not a chance.  Born to Kill is simply unremitting ugliness.  It is a near-enough unredeemed black and sickening vision of life that makes you want to scrub yourself clean after...

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Batman : Zero Year
Feb02

Batman : Zero Year

  Batman: Zero Year     Legend of Batman is another set of collections from Eaglemoss, the quality of which I raved about last year when the company launched its series of Star Trek graphic novels.  And this looks to be every single bit as good, if the initial two volumes here are anything to go by.  Mind you, it is probably necessary to be a complete bat- fanatic if the intention is to collect all of the dozens of volumes.  I’m...

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Nemo: Heart of Ice
Jul10

Nemo: Heart of Ice

Nemo: Heart of Ice     “Sailed from Lincoln [Island] with the morning tide, and a heavy heart.  I am discouraged by the fact that my young wife has lately given birth not to a son and heir, as I had been convinced the gods would surely grant me, but a daughter that she has named Janni, for her mother.  Though she often brings the child to me and tries to make me love her, I cannot, so great has been my disappointment.  Thus I...

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Providence Act 2
Jul10

Providence Act 2

Providence Act 2   “There’s no gettin’ out.  Where I’m from, everything’s like me.” — Brown Jenkin     Seamus, down at Galway’s excellent Sub-City Comics doesn’t overly care for Alan Moore.  And the main reason appears to be Moore’s many depictions of rape in his work.  The writer has explained his reasons for that, but Seamus isn’t buying it. So when I was finished reading Providence Act 1 I was happy to let him know...

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The Black Monday Murders  Vol. 1
May30

The Black Monday Murders Vol. 1

The Black Monday Murders Vol. 1: All Hail, God Mammon   “If you are going to earn more…if you’re going to earn real money, accumulate real power… then that is done on the backs of others.  Call them workers, call them proles, even call them slaves, I do not care.   Just know it is they who you will sacrifice for your gain.  “We finance culture.  We buy entire nations.  But even that is just manifestation…it’s not real power.  It...

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Star Trek Spock: Reflections
Feb27

Star Trek Spock: Reflections

Star Trek Spock:  Reflections Graphic Novel Collection Volume 04     First appearing in 2009 as a four issue mini-series and released as a graphic novel collection from IDW at the start of the following year, the first thing to say about Spock:  Reflections is that it is an enjoyable read.  And yes, I’ll get to the ‘but’ in a moment. It is written by Scott Tipton and David Tipton, with layouts by David Messina and inked by...

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