Kingdom Come

Following the departure of Superman and the old guard of heroes, a new generation is content to play judge, jury and execution by killing its enemies.  10 years have passed and a battle in the heartland of America results in a nuclear explosion that wipes out millions of people and effectively obliterates stockpiles of America’s…

Fight Club 2

Fight Club 2 picks up ten years after the events of the original novel.  Marla and the narrator – now going by Sebastian – have started a family.  Nowadays, the aforementioned Sebastian is heavily medicated due to the events of the first book.  However, in need of a “good lay”, Marla begins switching up her…

Batman: The Long Halloween

Well, this is a rarity. I honestly can’t remember the last time I re-read a book.  Granted, this was a graphic novel, which is generally a quick read anyhow, but usually my cup overfloweth with new reads leaving me with little interest in re-reading stuff.  Back in August when I was scheduling my reads for…

Spider-Gwen: Greater Power

Welcome to Earth 65.  Things are a little different here. Bitten by a radioactive spider, Gwen Stacy becomes Spider-Woman.  The story picks up following the fallout of the death of Gwen’s best friend Peter Parker, who had become the monstrous Lizard – a result of a science experiment gone wrong.  Convinced that the threat of…

Tetris: The Games People Play

Box Brown came onto my radar when he released his graphic novel treatment about the life of Andre The Giant.  While I’ve yet to read it, the critical acclaim he received for his work at the time made me want to seek out his other writings.  Unfortunately, Box Brown, along with several other things, seemed…

Louis Riel: A Comic Strip Biography

Although I’m certain I would have been exposed to Louis Riel during my time in school, I have no recollection of learning about the man until I read Bastards & Boneheads earlier this year and his story blew my mind.  While author Will Ferguson wrote a compelling summary of his life in Bastards & Boneheads,…

Batman: Gates of Gotham

A new adversary, The Architect, is targeting historical properties in Gotham City and it’s up to Batman, Red Robin, Robin and Black Bat to bring him to justice. That one sentence summary would seemingly apply to 99% of Batman stories but hey, that’s OK, it’s Batman after all.  With Gates of Gotham, writer Scott Snyder,…