In 1992, a new and bloody one on one fighting game appeared and rivalled Street Fighter as the best fighter out in the arcades and the home consoles. Mortal Kombat was released and it was everywhere! The gore, the violence, mixed with a great sense of realism (for the time) and created what was possibly […]Read more "Mortal Kombat 1 – Fatality!"
I wasn’t sure what I was expecting from Away. It’s a long anticipated comic from Level 8, a collaboration between two creative figures with unique ideas in comic book narrative. Every so often, writer Jon Laight and artist Grant Richards would post a teaser, catching my eye and interest. Before I picked up my preview […]Read more "Away – A Triumphant Sci Fi Masterpiece"
Batman is a fairly tough hero, he’s been through having his back broken, his home destroyed, he’s even been addicted to drugs against his will. These events have, thankfully, destroyed the sense that the character is unfailable. The more vulnerable, human character of this superhero is infinitely more interesting than an unkillable hero. I really […]Read more "Batman Legacy Vol 1"
In the last year, 2000AD has blasted it’s initials onto my heart, beginning my journey with Flesh and eventually continued with me discovering Judge Dredd and other captivating characters such as Slaine and Rogue Trooper. The prestigious comic has influenced and inspired generations of readers. As a celebration of it’s forty years in existence A […]Read more "2000AD’s Greatest – Celebrating 40 Years"
Twenty or so years ago, at the local arcades, you would pump quarters into a punishing (yet rewarding) shoot em up called Raiden. That game was so successful that multiple sequels followed. Now you can play the entire collection on your PC courtesy of the Utomik subscription service. This is a retro-gaming collection that attempts […]Read more "Raiden Legacy on Utomik"
Deadpool rapidly became one of my favourite characters of comic book fiction in the last few months. His breaking of the fourth wall and witticisms brought much needed self -referential humour to the often over serious Superhero genre. This four issue follow up to The Punisher Kills The Marvel Universe begins with Psycho Master attempting […]Read more "Deadpool Kills The Marvel Universe"
Set in an alternative universe, Frank Castle’s family were killed when they are caught in the cross fire of a battle involving The Avengers, The X-Men and various Super villains. Blinded by justifiable rage, he begins a campaign against all Superheroes and only has one mantra – Kill Them All! The Punisher Kills The Marvel […]Read more "The Punisher Kills The Marvel Universe"