Dick Tracy was way before my time. My only connection to the 1931 comic strip was that migraine-inducing 1990 film produced by, directed by and starring that one man show himself: Mr. Warren Beatty. Beatty’s girlfriend at the time, Madonna, also starred as night club entertainer: Breathless Mahoney.
Whether it is the Age of Apocalypse, The Multiverse, Bizzaro World, Earth 3, Days of Future Past or The Ultimate Universe, an alternate timeline or universe has always been a favourite plot device in comic books, mostly because in those places anything goes. Anything can happen to the characters and the world around them giving the creators so much freedom.
If you are a comic book fan, you know the name Ethan Van Sciver means many different things to many different people. Having worked on X-Men, Green Lantern, The Flash and other top tier books for both Marvel and DC Comics, the 25-year veteran of the comic book industry is one of the most outspoken luminaries in the Comicsgate movement much to the chagrin of his and Comicsgate’s critics and much to the delight of his fans, supporters.
To anyone who grew up on a steady diet of Dungeons and Dragons and fantasy novels as I did, Elric of Melniboné was our Cristiano Ronaldo and our David Bowie.
How in the world do you write a comic around a simple arena shooter like Quake Champions? You have to be very clever and very imaginative to make the most of that scenario. You have to be writer Ram V.
We have heard a lot about him but the relationship Lara Croft has with her father is still very much a mystery. We know that Lord Croft was the most influential figure in Lara’s life.
The premiere issue of Gears of War: Rise of RAAM has an extraordinary and striking cover by Ryan Brown. Besides that, the IDW book doesn’t have much going for it at all.
Half-Life fans have always craved for more of the universe’s story ever since the second game left us with a cliffhanger. Now, we finally get more glimpses into that universe. Half-Life: A Place in the West features new characters struggling in a broken world. Each main character is fleshed out well, but in […]
Ever since its creation in 1994 Killer Instinct has been regarded as the weaker cousin to Mortal Kombat. Whereas Killer Instinct followed Mortal Kombat into arcades and later onto home consoles, the franchise has done the same in the comic book world. Although the Mortal Kombat franchise flopped under the Malibu Comics banner and DC’s Mortal Kombat X: Blood Ties had limited success, Dynamite Entertainment has taken a gamble on the Killer Instinct property with their new series.
Lara Croft has come a long, long way. From pixels on a computer screen to being portrayed magnificently by Angelia Jolie on the silver screen, Croft is a gaming icon as much as Mario or Master Chief are.