Name: chris clay



The kind of comic book that makes you want to shout from the rooftops about how fun it is, how…

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I finished this penultimate issue a little while ago and it’s fair to say that the goosebumps still haven’t quite…

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I’m only a slight way through my stack and it’s already an excellent week for Marvel Comics. This latest standalone…

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February 28, 2013 8:58 am Perfect pick. I think youre absolutely right about the charactershighs and lows...but that seemed kind of "realistic"..he had tobe a brat and then be redeemed. Morrison showed here just how much he gets these characters...i almost shed a tear at Damians exchange with Dick. Kid died a hero in the end and it was perfect. >tt<
August 24, 2012 12:46 pm Just a sublime reading experience, the narration in this finale swept me away. Usually when I get my books I'll read several one after another, but this I read first, twice and all on it's own. I didn't want or need to read anything else. The endings for all these characters were perfect, exactly what they should have been. Carol's so hard earned and deserved, Dash and Red Crow's mirroring each other's in so many ways and Dino's just so crushingly inevitable. I'm sad that we'll see them no more, but this issue repeated it's old trick of convincing me that surely these people and this place are still out there, there lives still grinding on. Thank you for making it POW, nothing else would do.
August 2, 2012 4:09 am And thank you UK customs for stopping this book coming into the country! And as a major Chaykin fan can I suggest to anyone else who digs the great man, you need to check out the recent Art of Howard Chaykin HC...some beautiful artwork alongside some funny and interesting stories. It's great to see him getting the recognition he deserves, as someone who was at the forefront of independent comics and other innovations, and not just as a provocateur.
July 20, 2012 4:48 pm Blew me away, from start to finish and the perfect ending. Where TDK was all about the chaos the Joker brings with him, this was a beautifully paced, planned and executed movie. Bane's plan actually reminded me a lot of the Siege story from LOTDK way back (by Robinson and Rogers). In the end, while they take inspirations from great stories I feel they've become their own mythology...which is great because for me it meant that anything goes. I was surprised by how much lighter it felt than the first two, even Bale managed a lot more smiling. His happy ending felt really earned. I thought Hathaway was absolutely exceptional and the movie turned Levitt from an actor into a star...it really hit home in the hospital shotgun scene. I hope the book is closed here tho', as it makes for a perfect trilogy. While it was left open ended in a well crafted way, I hope any future film is a reboot altogether. I'll miss Oldman though, the most pitch perfect Jim Gordon we will ever see and the beating heart (with Alfred) of each of these movies.
June 10, 2012 5:33 am I'm moved to comment on what a great pick. I'd not preordered this series but liked the look of it. I'm always just a little wary that we'll get the too slapstick version of Ennis. Luckily my store seemed to order big on #1 and I gave it a shot. I love that it feels complex, yet is immediately accessible, and that along with the military realsim he doesn't forget a sense of old fashioned romance (both in Shirley and in war itself). I wonder if Ennis took the title from Anthony Lloyd's Balkan war memoir "My War Gone By I miss It So", another excellent piece of writing about the struggle to deal with a kind of addiction to conflict. It's well worth a look. And so...on to Cuba!
March 26, 2012 2:22 pm Great week, mainly marked out by the Flash, Scalped, DD, X-Force and FF. Taking a punt on New Deadwardians though, so I'll see how good that is. BQ: Has to be Mad Men, and the Uk get it this week too! Game of Thrones is a close second (also within a week in the UK) and The Killing remake did nothing for me. Original's really gripping tho'.
March 19, 2012 3:20 pm Mainly all about Batman, although Wonder Woman, Wolverine and Thunder Agents should be sweet...still not a banner week. BQ: Fresh cooked pain au chocolat with black coffee bought on the streets of Paris on a bright summer morning, after a rainy night...
March 9, 2012 3:19 pm To be honest they basically had me with "Sara Pichelli".
March 9, 2012 3:16 pm You know I wasn't really even aware f the issues that were swirling around the film (although the title change was a stupid idea, and the final credits still show it as "John Carter of Mars"). All I know is I took my 9 yr old and we both thought it was awesome. A breathtaking cross pollination of Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Flash Gordon and every other film that people in our generation grew up loving. It's that rarest of things, a movie that provided me the same level of escapism that I felt as a naive, wideyed, sheltered schoolkid. Highest recommendation and a sign that, on the back of Tintin and Super 8, we're finally back into an era of family movies that provide substance as well as expensive effects gloss?
February 2, 2012 4:49 pm Have to say I think it must be to do with the recent delays on Butcher Baker...