Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Graphic Novel Review

2008, Dark Horse Script: Haden Blackman Art: Brian Chang, Bong Dazo, Wayne Nichols Colors: Michael Atiyeh Why do Star Wars comics so rarely work? The space opera movies, with their colourful characters, lovingly hammy dialogue, epic vistas and galactic dogfights should translate perfectly to the comic medium. And yet Dark Horse’s offerings, while seldom terrible, […]

The Prestige

The Prestige Movie Review

2006 Dir: Christopher Nolan Script: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan Cast: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie As stage ingeneur John Cutter (Caine) explains during The Prestige’s opening, there are three stages of a magic act: the pledge; in which the magician shows us something ordinary, the turn; in which the magician “takes […]

Joker (Brian Azzarello) TPB Review

Joker (Brian Azzarello) TPB Review

2008, DC Writer: Brian Azzarello Art: Lee Bermejo Inks: Mike Gray Colors: Patricia Mulvihill The funny books are a confusing puddle to sporadically dip one’s big hairy toe into. While Bryan Singer’s first X-men movie spanked the Box Office, comic readers were confused as to why the sycophantic, bulbous cretin Toad had evolved overnight into […]

Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America

Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America TPB Review

2007, Marvel Writer: Jeph Loeb Art: Leinil Yu, Ed McGuniness, Dexter Vines, John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson, David Finch, Danny Miki, John Cassady Colours: Dave McCaig, Jason Keith, Morry Hollowell, Frank D’Armata, Laura Martin With Steve Roger’s dead, Marvel has seen fit to churn out this collection of reactionary tales advertising featuring their finest properties. […]