Flashback Friday – Review: The Killing Joke
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Flashback Friday – Review: The Killing Joke

The Killing Joke – One Shot, March 1988 DC Comics Author: Alan Moore Illustrator: Brian Bolland Even before the DC/Marvel divide occurred in our house (FYI there is no longer a divide, we are both entirely Marvel converts now), there was another divide. I grew up with Superman, from the comics to the Christopher Reeve movies and … Continue reading

Top Five Favourites: Batman Returns
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Top Five Favourites: Batman Returns

I recently rewatched the Burton/Schumacher Batman movies, and really wanted to write something about Batman Returns. It remains not only my favourite Batman movie to date, but also one of my favourite Christmas movies. That said, I didn’t want to review it in depth, but I couldn’t pass it over without considering some of the … Continue reading

Celluloid Superman: Compare and Contrast
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Celluloid Superman: Compare and Contrast

Man of Steel helmer Zack Snyder recently commented on the comparisons viewers make between the Superman character of his 2013 Man of Steel movie and the 70s/80s Superman movies starring the late, great Christopher Reeve. “The thing I was surprised about in response to Superman”, he admitted, “was how everyone clings to the Christopher Reeve version … Continue reading

FlashBackFriday: Review – Batman Year One
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FlashBackFriday: Review – Batman Year One

Batman Year One – Trade Paperback, 1987. Written by Frank Miller, illustrated by David Mazzucchelli, colored by Richmond Lewis, and lettered by Todd Klein. A good number, if not the vast majority, of readers coming to this volume will have been exposed to enough Batman through various media, to have a reasonable idea of the character and his story. And … Continue reading