‘But even then, I think I understood that mother had been born again, into that other world. A world of fathomless signs and portents. Of magic and terror. And mysterious symbols.’
– Amadeus Arkham, Arkham Asylum (1989) Continue reading “How Postmodernism Challenges Notions of Fantasy and The Real in Grant Morrison and Dave McKean’s Arkham Asylum”
Hugh Jackman’s seventh outing as Marvel’s cigar-chomping, claw-wielding mutant takes place in the near future. The remaining mutants are few and the landscapes are as bleak as our protagonists outlook. Logan is a tired limo driver, caring for Professor X (Sir Patrick Stewart) who’s mind grows unstable, to the point where it is considered a weapon of mass destruction. When a young mutant is thru Continue reading “Logan Marks a New Age of Superhero Film”
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DC’s newest animated feature, The Killing Joke, is a strange combination of bad artistic choices that are fuelled by dichotomous agenda Continue reading “The Killing Joke. I didn’t get it.”
Starting with Superman: Earth One, which is now on its third volume, DC have established a modern, alternate universe in which the origins of its flagship characters are being retold. Continuity in comics is a difficult beast to Continue reading “Wonder Woman: Earth One, Volume One review.”
Zack Snyder has cited Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns as his main source of inspiration for the film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Up until its release, as a big fan of Snyder’s Watchmen adaptation, I was excited. Since its opening midnight showing, I have been trying to get my head around Batman v Superman. I have studied the film and the source and after multiple viewings and re-reads of the book, I am still baffled by most aspects of the film and by Snyder’s comments. Continue reading “Batman v Superman v The Dark Knight Returns”