Spider-Man #12 Marvel Comics, March 2017 Writer: Brian Michael Bendis The cover to this comic book, produced by American comic book publisher Marvel Comics, features two people, upside-down, kissing in a nod to the famous kissing scene between actors Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst in the motion picture “Spider-Man” (2002). Both of the characters featured
This piece, which is a review only in the loosest sense, is inspired by David Bader’s book, “One Hundred Great Books in Haiku” (Penguin Books, 2010). As the promotional copy for Mr Bader’s book notes, “In the sixteenth century, Zen monks in Japan developed the haiku, an unrhymed poetic form consisting of 17 syllables arranged
Moon Knight #10 Marvel Comics, March 2017 Writer: Jeff Lemire American publisher Marvel Comics has engaged in deceptive behaviour with the cover of this issue. In the top right hand corner of the cover appears this red box: What Marvel Comics actually mean is that this is issue one in respect of the story arc.
Injustice: Ground Zero DC Comics, December 7, 2016-ongoing Writers: Christopher Sebela, Brian Buccellato In the spring of 2013, the Interactive Entertainment division of Warner Bros. (which owns DC Comics) and videogame developer NetherRealm Studios jointly developed and published a 3D Fighting-genre video game titled “Injustice: Gods Among Us” for a variety of hardware platforms. The
Rocket Raccoon #1 Marvel Comics, December 28, 2016 Writer: Jorge Coelho, Matthew Rosenberg Anthropomorphizing animals is nothing new to the comic book genre: Disney Entertainment’s “Mickey Mouse” (1928) has a long line of thematic offspring, ranging from “Snoopy” (1950) to “Scooby Doo” (1969) to “Tawky Tawny” (1947). Giving a raccoon a dirty sense of humor,
Hotel: Since 2079 Kodansha, 2004/2006 Author: Boichi (Mujik Park) In 2004, South Korean Manhwa artist Mujik Park wrote and illustrated a sci-fi manhwa titled “Hotel: Since 2076” under the nom de plume “Boichi.” The manhwa told the story of an artificially intelligent tower tasked with preserving DNA samples of life on Earth, as the planet
Lucifer #13 Vertigo, December 21, 2016 Writers: Holly Black, Richard Kadrey We reviewed the 1st issue of DC Comics’ 2016 relaunch of the Lucifer comic book series a year ago. In that first review of the first issue, we were of the opinion that the relaunch itself is inherently problematic by virtue of bringing back
“Super Powers” Part One (the back-up feature to “Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye” #1) DC Comics, December 2016 Writer: Tom Scioli Gerard Way, musician and writer of the extraordinary comic book title”The Umbrella Academy”, as we have previously discussed in our review of “Mother Panic“, is in an enviable place. Mr Way has been