The Wake – Our Review

The Wake – Our Review

The Wake is one of those comics that defies easy description. And that’s a good thing. The first half of the story, told in issues #1 through #5, is a tight, well-scripted science thriller, with references to adventure and science fiction stories, owing as much to Clive Cussler as it does to Michael Crichton. The(…)

Fav Five Friday: Scene Stealers

Fav Five Friday:  Scene Stealers

It’s a strange thing, to be a scene stealer.  These are characters and performances that are usually meant to be only minor supporting characters rather than the main focus of their story, or maybe even just a minor background detail, but end up being so very interesting and fascinating that they overshadow everything else.  This(…)

Batman: Assault on Arkham Review

Batman: Assault on Arkham Review

With their latest release, Batman: Assault on Arkham, it feels like the new DC animated movie team has finally dialed-in on their target. When Bruce Timm stepped down as head of that division in 2013, the movies that followed were (and are) heavily-influenced by action anime in terms of art, pacing and narrative devices. That style,(…)

Fav Five Friday: Couples

Fav Five Friday:  Couples

When we first decided on this week’s theme, we didn’t realize how difficult it would be to find solid examples of it.  The basic idea here is that we wanted to celebrate well-written couples in genre media, but ones that were specifically not the focus of the story they’re being told.  For example, Scott Pilgrim(…)