Category Archives: Graphic Novels

Why Should I Read… Batman: Knightfall?

Why Should I Read… Batman: Knightfall?

I read the internet. I read the social phenomena that is meme. If you don’t, I’ll tell you this; Batman is all over the meme. Variations on how he is “The goddamn Batman” are rife. I recently saw a picture of the Justice League of America, with the caption “JLA? More like Batman and his… Continue Reading

Why Should I Read… Irredeemable/Incorruptible?

Why Should I Read… Irredeemable/Incorruptible?

The traditional comic book ideas have their roots in the favourite question of our imaginations; What if? What if superheroes existed? What if there were aliens out there? What if the newly elected president on the world’s most powerful nation teamed up with Ashley “Ash” J. Williams to battle the eternal forces of darkness? Comic… Continue Reading

Why Should I Read… The Walking Dead?

Why Should I Read… The Walking Dead?

You aren’t real. I know this because Robert Kirkman told me so. I trust Kirkman, he knows his stuff. He also came up with that über fashionable TV show called The Walking Dead, so he must be right. But if you aren’t real, who the hell is reading this? To find out, read on! Chances… Continue Reading

Why Should I Read… Andre the Giant: Life And Legend

Why Should I Read… Andre the Giant: Life And Legend

It’s safe to say Andre the Giant needs little introduction. He was cemented in pop culture through both his extensive wrestling career and appearance in one of the most adored fantasy movies of the 1980’s, The Princess Bride. True to his namesake Andre was a behemoth of a man, larger than life in the every… Continue Reading

Why Should I Read… Transmetropolitan?

Why Should I Read… Transmetropolitan?

Have you ever been drip fed an alternate reality? Chances are you’ve only found one or two authors who can give you a whole new world to be in. Warren Ellis can be added to that list. Actually, if you read all 10 volumes of Transmetropolitan, you will probably put Warren Ellis at the top… Continue Reading

Why Should I Read… Platinum Doctor Strange

Why Should I Read… Platinum Doctor Strange

How do you kill someone who can dance between realities? In fact, how do you even threaten him? Whereas Captain America may dabble with terrorists and Tony Stark might fend off another metal clad madman, Doctor Strange doesn’t concern himself about any of that. His focus is on grander things, so these little skirmishes look… Continue Reading

Why Should I Read… Barry Ween?

Why Should I Read… Barry Ween?

When you are young, the world is a fantastic place. There are monsters under the bed, fairies at the bottom of the garden, dinosaurs at the park, and grown ups are just too stupid to see it. Every new sight, sound and smell is the first clue to a new adventure that’s waiting to be… Continue Reading

Why Should I Read… Invincible?

Invincible

Invincible is written by Robert Kirkman. Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead, multi-continental TV success. When one of your projects hits mainstream media, then you get a label. I’m sure there are plenty of people who have seen the name Robert Kirkman and thought “I know him, he’s the zombie guy!”. To those people… Continue Reading

Why Should I Read… The Umbrella Academy?

Why Should I Read… The Umbrella Academy?

Gerard Way wrote The Umbrella Academy. I open with that simple statement because on a superficial level, when you judge a book by it’s cover, that is the most obvious (if superficial) fact about these books. In case you don’t know, Gerard Way is most famous for fronting alternative rock band My Chemical Romance. This… Continue Reading