Superior Spider-Man was one of the best of Marvel's Now initiative. I've most enjoyed its exploration of identity, ego, intelligence, memory and love.Superior Spider-Man was one of the best of Marvel's Now initiative. I've most enjoyed its exploration of identity, ego, intelligence, memory and love. I was really hoping that Dan Slot would nail the ending. sadly, I'll have to play the role of the East German judge and give him a 3.5 (rounded up for the 90% of everything else that I loved.) I get why he didn't keep it, but man, I really liked Spidey-Doc's costume. A lot....more
Grant McKay, former member of The Anarchistic Order of Scientists, has finally done the impossible: He has deciphered Black Science and punched througGrant McKay, former member of The Anarchistic Order of Scientists, has finally done the impossible: He has deciphered Black Science and punched through the barriers of reality.
His invention, the pillar, allows him and his fellow "Dimensionauts" to leap between worlds at will, taking anything they want for the benefit of their home reality. At least, that was the plan. But when one of Grant's team members sabotages the pillar, causing it to jump to random locations at random times, the group is left stranded between a series of increasingly bizarre and nightmarish worlds, struggling for survival.
Rick Remender is certainly on a roll lately. This Image Comics series is a really fun genre deconstruction of 50's and 60's pulp Sci-Fi b-movie and TV shows....more
Batman: Zero Year is a "year one" story-arc in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's relaunched Batman title.
It is a reimagining of Batman's origin story,Batman: Zero Year is a "year one" story-arc in Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's relaunched Batman title.
It is a reimagining of Batman's origin story, explaining how Bruce Wayne donned the cape and cowl for the first time and how the Dark Knight became Gotham City's greatest protector in DC comic's changed New 52 continuity.
Consisting of three acts (Secret City, Dark City and Savage City), it depicts Bruce Wayne's return to Gotham City after years of absence, and his first attempts at crimefighting, as the city descends into the brink of destruction during a catastrophe. Amidst the panic and chaos, the legend of Batman begins -- again....more
"There are 1000 comic books on the shelves that don't contain a philosophy lecture and one that does. Isn't there room for that one?" — Alan Moore
Stude"There are 1000 comic books on the shelves that don't contain a philosophy lecture and one that does. Isn't there room for that one?" — Alan Moore
Student Sophie Bangs, while researching a college paper, discovers several references to a character named Promethea. These references are in a variety of literary works including epic poetry and comic books. Curious Sophie investigates and eventually finds Barbara Shelley, the wife of the now-deceased author of the latest incarnation of the character. Her attempt to interview Ms. Shelley is unsuccessful.
Her investigation has been noticed, and she is warned by Barbara Shelley. On her way home she's attacked by a Living Shadow, but is rescued by a curious figure - Barbara, dressed as the latest incarnation of the Promethea character.
After they escape, Barbara tells Sophie how her husband's imagination made it possible for her to become Promethea. She explains to Sophie that in ancient Egypt a magician tried to save his daughter from the religious persecution that would kill him by getting his gods to preserve her forever as a story. Barbara further explains that some authors including her husband enabled her to cross back into the material world through the power of imagination as the superhero Promethea. Barbara warns Sophie that they have only managed to slow the Living Shadow down. She suggests that Sophie try and use her creativity to summon Promethea or they are both doomed. Sophiewrites about the character, imagining herself as Promethea, and succeeds in fully embodying her. She manages to fight back the creature as it returns, but her troubles have only just begun.
Now Sophie has to figure out how to be Promethea and herself. She has to learn to identify and deal with Promethea's enemies, and for that she seeks guidance from the former incarnations of Promethea. This involves journeys into the Immateria, where individual imagination and a more universal plane of ideas meet....more