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Red Son by

by Mark Millar

I love the idea behind this graphic novel. Superman, instead of being raised by the Kents in Kansas, instead lands in the middle of Russia and is raised on a collective farm. Growing up, instead of embodying the American Dream, he becomes the Champion of the common worker. And so much of it is just cool. There are loads of great touches, I loved the idea of the alternate Batman.

Unfortunately it never got beyond the “oooh that sounds cool” aspect of the story.

Kick-ass dir. by

Dir:Matthew Vaughn
Writ: Jane Goldman & Matthew Vaughn based on the graphic novel by Mark Millar & John Romita Jr.
With all the people out there who love comic books, with all those millions of people who love superheroes, why hasn’t anyone ever tried it. That’s what Dave Lizewski wonders. It isn’t that he thinks it is sensible, but surely it stands to reason that someone, somewhere will try it? Or has tried it? Well, why not him. So he goes online and buys a scuba diving suit, and low and behold, Kick-ass is born. Things do not go well for him. He’s a weedy teenager out on his own trying to fit the bad guys. He gets his ass kicked, on more than one occasion, but he also gets famous. And comes to the attention of Big Daddy and Hit-Girl, two real superheroes who know enough about their job to keep themselves totally secret. Did I mention that Hit-Girl is like eleven or something?

The Ultimates by

Writ: Mark Millar & Illus: Bryan Hitch

I was a little disappointed in these graphic novels. Mainly because they often seemed to look for the cheap laugh while at the same time trying to be all gritty at the same time. You can usually go for one or the other, but both at the same time usually doesn’t work.

Hero by

I grabbed this at work, while wondering if I should catalogue it as a children’s book or as a Young…

Watchmen by dir. by

Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore & illus. Dave Gibbons Don’t you just love it when you turn…

Arkham Asylum by

A serious house on serious earth Illustrator: Dave McKean See also: Librarything ; Other reviews ; Read for RIP III…

The Incredible Hulk dir. by

IMdb ; Other reviews I’m one of the few who seem to have liked Ang Lee’s version of the Hulk,…

Iron Man dir. by

Ever since Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang I’ve loved Robert Downey Jr. and that is the main reason I wanted to…

Spiderman 3 dir. by

I wasn’t a huge fan of the first two spiderman films; I enjoyed them but didn’t LOVE them. They were…

Superman Returns dir. by

Superman has never really been a superhero that I was a fan of. Sure, he is faster than a speeding…

X-Men: the Last Stand dir. by

In this, the third X-Men film, there are two main plot lines. One concerns Jean Grey and her return from…

Fantastic Four dir. by

If you go to this film expecting anything but a light entertainment film you will be disappointed. Luckily enough, I…

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