Comic Book Review – Dark Nights: Metal: Dark Knights Rising

Written by Scott Snyder, Grant Morrison, James Tynion IV, Joshua Williamson, Frank Tieri, Sam Humphries, Dan Abnett, Peter J Tomasi Art by Carmine Di Giandomenico, Riccardo Federici, Ehtan van Sciver, Philip Tan, Tyler Kirkham, Francis Manapul, Tony S Daniel, Danny Miki, Riley Rossmo, Howard Porter, Jorge Jimenez, Dough Mahnke, Jaime…

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Notes On A Film – Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

I usually discuss my thoughts on superhero films because it’s in the centre of the Venn diagram of this blog, namely comic books and movies, and especially when I go to the cinema to see them. However, my reaction to seeing Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was along the…

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From A Library – Batman: The Cat And The Bat

Batman Confidential #17–21 by Fabian Nicieza and Kevin Maguire I was tempted to label the writer as 'Author Not Important', which is not a slight on Nicieza's abilities but because the reason to read this book is the wonderful art of Kevin Maguire. His rendering – detailed but with strong…

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From A Library: All Star Batman And Robin The Boy Wonder Vol. 1

All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder #1–9 by Frank 'Goddamn' Miller and Jim Lee Brian Michael Bendis once talked about breaking the internet in half, but I would posit that Frank Miller's return to Batman is the divisive superhero book that has divided opinions on the blogospher in…

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From A Library – Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again

Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again #1–3 by Frank Miller Frank Miller is undoubtedly one of the few big creators in the world of comic books. Whether or not he has created anything recently of note that hasn’t descended into unironic self-parody is another question. Although The Dark Knight Returns…

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From A Library – Superman/Batman: Absolute Power

Superman/Batman: Absolute Power TPB by Jeph Loeb and Carlos Pacheco Despite my dislike of a previous Loeb-written story, I wanted to read this trade for two reasons: firstly, the majestically gorgeous art of Carlos Pacheco; secondly, I have a weakness for alternate dimension stories (and I do mean weakness –…

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Why DIDN’T I buy All-Star Batman & Robin?

Why don’t I ignore my sabbatical and just carry on posting as if my last post were yesterday? Let's just say I was taking the 'Clandestine' part of the title too seriously ... The impetus for blogging again, apart from having an ego that believes my opinion is vitally important…

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