Yes, your cat is plotting to kill you. Just read the title. If it’s on the internet, it has to be true, and I’m posting this on the internet.
I want to start off by making a few things clear. First off, I am officially obsessed with Mike Kunkel’s Hero Bear and the Kid, and have been for years. Secondly, I think you should be obsessed too–it’s one of the best all-ages comics there is.
If you are looking for “controversial” and “Batman”, look no further than 1988’s Batman: The Killing Joke, which continues to spark debate and Twitter fire to this day. A huge resurgence of the story’s controversy come from the current release of an animated film adaptation, which has been been both highly fan demanded and detractor opposed for years. It all seems fitting for a story about dichotomy, dependency and “one bad day”.
I vaguely remember reading something, last year maybe, about Paul Dini writing a Batman story based on events that happened to him in real life. It sounded like an interesting premise and I like Paul Dini (who doesn’t) so I thought, yeah I should read that. Then, in testament to my internet overstimulated brain, I promptly forgot all about it. Until a few days ago when Jim hands me Dark Night. I took a quick look at the cover and was like “ooooh a Paul Dini Batman story? Awesome!” “Um no. It’s not that kind of book,” Jim said, “it’s the book he wrote about his mugging. You want to read this.” Continue reading “Sunday Comics: Dark Night A True Batman Story by Paul Dini with Eduardo Risso”
Or Simply the History of Why I Became a Comic Book Geek
Guest Post by j3h aka Jim
While it seems like I’ve been reading, collecting (or “hoarding” if you ask my wife) and been a general fanboy of comics all of my 40+ years of life, there really is one book, one definitive moment when it became official. Continue reading “Sunday Comics: The Dark Knight Returns Gallery Edition by Frank Miller with Klaus Janson and Lynn Varley”
“In the world of Mouse Guard, mice struggle to live safely and prosper amongst harsh conditions and a host of predators. Thus the Mouse Guard was formed: more than just soldiers, they are guides for common mice looking to journey without confrontation from one village to another. They see to their duty with fearless dedication so that they may not simply exist, but truly live.”
I’m happy to introduce our newest ongoing feature, Sunday Comics, a semimonthly series focusing on comic books, graphic novels, and other stories told through a combination of visual and written media. Continue reading “Sunday Comics: Mouse Guard by David Petersen”
When I first heard that IDW was going to be releasing a Jem and the Holograms comic I wasn’t sure if I should be excited, terrified, or a little bit of both.