Archive for the ‘Comic’ Category

Batman: Knightfall (BBC Audio)

October 5, 2008

On CD for the first time, this fantastic full-cast radio adventure comes from esteemed producer Dirk Maggs, director of Superman: Doomsday and Beyond and the recent radio episodes of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Batman has been crippled by his fiercest foe ever, Bane: a villain of superhuman strength, cunning and evil. With Bruce Wayne confined to a wheelchair, who will protect the innocent from the dangerous inmates of Arkham Asylum, whom Bane has released?

This stunning audio production was first aired on BBC Radio 1. The cliffhanging, all-action adventure can now be heard uninterrupted – dazzling sound effects, specially composed orchestral music and all. You’ve never heard a comic sound like this!
With Bruce Wayne confined to a wheelchair, who will protect the innocent people of Gotham?

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Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (Comic)

October 3, 2008 Review
Has any comic been as acclaimed as Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen? Possibly only Frank Miller’s The Dark Knight Returns, but Watchmen remains the critics’ favorite. Why? Because Moore is a better writer, and Watchmen a more complex and dark and literate creation than Miller’s fantastic, subversive take on the Batman myth. Moore, renowned for many other of the genre’s finest creations (Saga of the Swamp Thing, V for Vendetta, and From Hell, with Eddie Campbell) first put out Watchmen in 12 issues for DC in 1986-87. It won a comic award at the time (the 1987 Jack Kirby Comics Industry Awards for Best Writer/Artist combination) and has continued to gather praise since. The story concerns a group called the Crimebusters and a plot to kill and discredit them. Moore’s characterization is as sophisticated as any novel’s. Importantly the costumes do not get in the way of the storytelling; rather they allow Moore to investigate issues of power and control–indeed it was Watchmen, and to a lesser extent Dark Knight, that propelled the comic genre forward, making “adult” comics a reality. The artwork of Gibbons (best known for 2000AD’s Rogue Trooper and DC’s Green Lantern) is very fine too, echoing Moore’s paranoid mood perfectly throughout. Packed with symbolism, some of the overlying themes (arms control, nuclear threat, vigilantes) have dated but the intelligent social and political commentary, the structure of the story itself, its intertextuality (chapters appended with excerpts from other “works” and “studies” on Moore’s characters, or with excerpts from another comic book being read by a child within the story), the finepace of the writing and its humanity mean that Watchmen more than stands up–it keeps its crown as the best the genre has yet produced.

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Bettie Page – Spicy Adventure (Comic)

October 3, 2008


Bettie Page – Queen of the Nile (Comic)

October 3, 2008


Bettie Page – Jumpin’ Jungle Jive (Comic)

October 3, 2008


Batman: Arkham Asylum by Grant Morrison and Dave McKean (Comic)

October 2, 2008
Product Description
Batman: Arkham Asylum is Batman on the cutting edge, as he faces not only his most dangerous foes but his own inner demons as well. Full-color illustrations.

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