Month: March 2009

  • Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Review

    Afro Samurai Xbox 360 Review

    As the “are videogames art?” debate continues, it’s comforting to see that there are still games which don’t aspire to be anything but guilty pleasures.

  • Jim Sheridan and Bart Sears’ The Helm Finds its Head

    I recently received a promo for The Helm, a fun looking graphic novel from Jim Sheridan, the legendary Bart Sears and Randy Elliot. This TPB of the original four part Dark Horse series follows the rather novel premise of “What if you had a magical superpower… and it hated your guts?” Synopsis: “On the same…

  • Berlin: City of Stones Review

    Berlin: City of Stones Review

    2000, Drawn and Quarterly Written and illustrated by: Jason Lutes There’s a scene near the beginning of Jason Lutes’ Berlin, set in 1928 Germany, in which two characters joke about the changes their country is undergoing. Of course, they would have no idea of the scale or severity of things to come, but it’s a…

  • Resident Evil 5 Xbox 360 Review

    Resident Evil 5 Xbox 360 Review

    Resident Evil 5 sees series stalwart Chris Redfield take on his most formidable adversary yet, an old nemesis that will have gamers emitting blood-curdling screams and dropping their controllers in terror. An infuriating, awkward beast that makes venomous villagers and chainsaw wielding nutjobs seem like a walk in the park. But once you can get…

  • Batman: The Killing Joke Deluxe Edition Review

    Batman: The Killing Joke Deluxe Edition Review

    2008, DC Comics Writer: Alan Moore Art: Brian Bolland If there’s a trend in any critic’s list of acclaimed graphic novels it seems to be that the most lauded comics are usually multi-volume efforts, or extensive, dense affairs. At a mere 48 pages The Killing Joke is not as intricate or layered as Alan Moore’s…

  • Justice League of America #31 Review

    Justice League of America #31 Review

    Writer: Dwayne McDuffie Pencils: Shane Davis Inks: Sandra Hope Colours: Pete Pantazis More than any other superhero group, the Justice League of America has always lacked a plausible reason for its continuing existence. The Justice Society is a family of crimefighters old and new, while the X-Men banded together as fellow outcasts. Even the members…

  • The Amazing Spider-man #589 Comic Review

    The Amazing Spider-man #589 Comic Review

    Marvel Writer: Fred Van Lente Pencils: Paulo Siqueira Inks: Amilton Santos Colours: Jeremy Cox With Brand New Day and Character Assassination out of the way, the now thrice-monthly Spider-man is back to battling goofball villains of the week, each more embarrassing than the next. The Spot, a ridiculous looking adversary who resembles a human Dalmatian…

  • Daredevil #117 Comic Book Review

    Daredevil #117 Comic Book Review

    Writer: Ed Brubaker Artists: Michael Lark, Stefano Gaudiano Colours: Matt Hollingsworth One of the problems superhero comics have in maintaining long-term reader interest is that nothing really changes. Just as we know that Bruce Wayne will eventually reprise the role of Batman and Spider-man will one day reunite with Mary Jane, it’s hardly surprising that…