Here’s what I know about writer Brian K. Vaughan. He was a writer, story editor and producer on the television series Lost from seasons 3 through 5. He automatically gets storytelling cred from me for that, especially since he wasn’t around for Season 6 and the series finale that I like to pretend never existed. […]Read more "Y: The Last Man, Book One, by Brian K. Vaughan & Pia Guerra (Vertigo) — a comic book review"
This is a review of the trade paperback collection of the Dark Horse comic book Mass Effect: Discovery, issues #1 – 4. My worst-kept secret is that the Mass Effect series of video games by Bioware is my favorite game franchise of all-time. Even more so than Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man (which I loved, although it’s […]Read more "Mass Effect: Discovery (Dark Horse), by John Dombrow, Jeremy Barlow, Gabriel Guzman & Michael Atiyeh — a comic book review"
Are you in the mood for something different? Well, this series definitely fits that bill. I finished the third (and final) season of Legion in much the same frame of mind as the first two: mesmerized with the imagery and mind-blowing effects; dazzled by the unconventional storytelling that seemingly breaks all of the rules; impressed […]Read more "Legion: Season 3 — a review"
I am not fully invested in DC’s Rebirth. I’m still playing catchup with the various Crisis stories, Flashpoint, and the New 52. However, I did read this first volume in the new spate of Batman stories. I have my reasons. Reason #1: This book was available to check out, without paying anything extra, on the […]Read more "Batman (2016-) Vol. 1: I Am Gotham — a comic book review"
The right thing to write, I guess, is that this was a landmark series that forever changed DC Comics. Not to be a contrarian, but this limited-series of seven issues didn’t exactly rock my world. Was it good? Mos’ definitely. Was it great? Not by a long shot. That’s my review in a nutshell. Shall […]Read more "Infinite Crisis, by Geoff Johns, Phil Jimenez, George Perez, Jerry Ordway, Ivan Reis, and Andy Lanning—a comic book review"
This is a review of the novelization of the “Knightfall” storyline that spanned an entire year of Batman comics during 1993-1994. Actually, three separate storylines: “Knightfall”, “Knightquest”, and “KnightsEnd”. The novel itself was first published in 1994, some twenty-five years ago as I write this review. So . . . not exactly a timely review. […]Read more "Batman: Knightfall, by Dennis O’Neil — a book review"
I’ve read exactly one of Brad Meltzer’s novels. This was The Book of Lies, which attempted to tie the biblical story of Cain-and-Abel to the murder of Jerry Siegel’s father, and thus to the creation of the grandfather of all superheroes, Superman. From this, I knew he had a connection to the world of comic […]Read more "Identity Crisis, by Brad Meltzer & Rags Morales — a comic book review"