Category Archives: Reviews

"The crow was sucking cock for a reason": The Unfunnies

I still read the occasional Warren Ellis book because even if I sometimes find him distasteful or a little lazy in his writing, he usually is still dealing with the kernel of a good idea. I don’t think I can … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Supergod: "Messiahs dressed in human form"

I’m pretty sure Warren Ellis doesn’t like superheroes very much, though he’s certainly still managed to write more than a few bang-up superhero comics. But I haven’t read any from him lately.

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , | 1 Comment

"Some say Batman died and came back as a kind of god": More Batman, Inc.

While Superman was recently courting controversy by relinquishing his American citizenship, Batman went international too. He never really represented America in the manner Superman did to begin with.

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Batman, Inc.

With Animal Man and more recently with Kyle Rayner, we’ve seen superheroes who find themselves disillusioned with superheroism. Both bought into the myth that a single good man with extraordinary powers could save the world; they are such true believers … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

The Mighty

By now we’ve seen a few attempts to tell Superman stories. In “What’s So Funny about Truth, Justice and the American Way,” for example, in the face of a corrupt and broken world, he’s been incorruptible and unshakable in his … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Review: The Last Avengers Story

The Last Avengers Story is from 1995, and even though that was around the height of my comics fandom as a teenager, I didn’t read it. In fact, I had never heard of it until I saw it featured on … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Review: Vimanarama 1-3

Vimanarama begins in Bradford, England, with Ali’s brother getting trapped under cases and cases of Turkish delights when part of the floor beneath their family’s store collapses. Then, Ali has a hand in accidentally releasing an ancient evil he finds … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews | Tagged | Leave a comment