The Capcom Classics Collection is a solid compilation that contains the majority of the companies greatest arcade releases. I remember grabbing this when it hit the shelves around 2007 and it was my first taste of titles such as Gunsmoke and Mercs. There’s 22 games in total and each of them are incredibly well emulated. […]Read more "Capcom Classics Collection – PS2"
Batmania was everywhere when I was at school, in 1989 you couldn’t escape the trading of the bubblegum cards or the comic book adaptation. This was the first live action appearance of the Dark Knight since the campy, yet excellent, 1960’s show. Tim Burton deliberately changed tact with this interpretation, crafting a visual darker fantasy […]Read more "Batman The Movie 1989 – NES Review"
If you don’t know the name Makoto Uchida, you should. He was the creator of Altered Beast and of the original Golden Axe. Golden Axe cemented it’s legacy in video game history by being a barbarian-themed beat-em up. This was the age when Conan the Barbarian was in vogue. It featured buff warriors and Red […]Read more "Golden Axe : Fantastic Fantasy"
There’s (on average) over two thousand individuals who read this blog each day, some of you come to peruse my thoughts on your favorite Superhero or on the world of video games. I’m very grateful to each of you for the time you take when reading these vignettes of thought. Here’s something that many of […]Read more "Claudia Christian’s Journeys"
So the title of this post is a little hyperbolic but it certainly got your attention. It’s undeniable that Superman is one of the most important figures in comic book history. His appearance transformed comics from a novelty into an industry. There were comics before Superman and even some of them looked like Action Comics #1. […]Read more "Superman Started The Comic Book Revolution"
As part of IDW Publishing’s 20th Anniversary celebrations, we have been treated to a selection of comics featuring a twenty year jump to show us what the future holds. In a bold move for the Next Generation franchise, the story actually features a jump back to Picard’s early career as captain of the Stargazer. One […]Read more "Star Trek The Next Generation 20/20"
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles haven’t always been green. That revelation, as an 80’s child blew my mind. Having recently grabbed some collected copies of the original comics written by Eastman and Laird, finding them to be beautifully inked black and white panels and violent as hell. I found myself falling in love with the […]Read more "Classic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comics: 30 Years of Awesome"
Splank! is the brainchild of Peter Duncan, a well-known small-press publisher from Northern Ireland. Splank! harks back to the traditional hard-back annuals that most UK kids used to receive at Christmas. Splank! is an ingenious combination of work from professional artists, small-press publishers and newcomers with a mix of humorous and adventure strips some set in a […]Read more "Splank! Annual 2020 – A Free Comic which is launching a NHS Charity Appeal"
Not a lot of people know that I have always wanted to be a detective, when I was in the police force I was a constable who dreamed of one day being Columbo. I would have loved the disheveled coat and cigars and the spinning around and asking ‘just one more question’. The writer of […]Read more "Before I Say I do – A Thrilling Crime Novel by Vicki Bradley"
This series by Patrick Gleason and Peter Tomasi was somewhat overshadowed by the Grant Morrison run featuring Batman and Damian Wayne’s Robin. That’s a shame as the story presented in this first volume was gripping and featured an element of the Dark Knight which is underutilized. He’s not just the world’s greatest detective, he is […]Read more "Batman & Robin : Born to Kill"