The Dark Knight Strikes Back (2001) – In Review

Back in the day Frank Miller gave the world the landmark miniseries The Dark Knight Returns, telling the story of Bruce Wayne donning the cape and cowl of the Batman several years after leaving it all behind. The story remains acclaimed as an alternate future tale of a grim and gritty older Batman taking on enemies in more than one battlefield as he tries to reclaim Gotham City. <continue reading>

Marvel Knights: Spider-Man “Fight Night” (2014.04.15) – In Review

Marvel Knights Spider-Man “Fight Night” is the collected edition of the recent five-issue miniseries under the old Marvel Knights banner; two other similar limited series featuring the Hulk and the X-Men were also released at the time. For whatever reason I didn’t pick it up when it was first released as single issues, but I got to read it recently.

I must start by saying I’m glad I didn’t pay for it. <continue reading>

Captain Marvel “Higher, Further, Faster, More” (2014.05) – In Review

For many years now, publishers have been creating female counterparts to pre-existing male characters but some always manage to rise above the rest. Carol Danvers is one such character. First appearing in 1968, she did not acquire superpowers until 1977 where she adopted the identity of Ms. Marvel. Over the years her powers changed and she adopted various identities until recently when, <continue reading>

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Yes Men” (2014.03.11) – In Review

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. carries on with its premise of a group of agents tasked with responding to threats in the larger Marvel Universe. With this recent episode, Coulson and his team find themselves dealing with Asgardians, in the form of an antagonist and a guest appearance from the Thor films. In the wake of the events of Thor: The Dark World<continue reading>

She-Hulk “Motion” – In Review

She-Hulk returns in grand fashion as an ongoing title, in the hands of Charles Soule (Thunderbolts) and Javier Pulido (Amazing Spider-Man). The first issue gets things re-established for Jen Walters, emphasizing character over action, and if this first issue is of any indication, the book is in good hands and might well become a favourite. This is ideal, since She-Hulk is one of my favourite Marvel characters. <continue reading>