The cultural gutter indeed! How about an overview of comics based on video games: “This is not what worried parents had in mind. Comic books were bad enough, but reading comic books about games could be likened to brushing one’s teeth with icing sugar.” [Site has annoying ads]
The latest Rain Taxi says “a fantastic and witty history explodes with a Big Bang” in Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell and that Transmetropolitan: One More Time is “a dynamic conclusion to the story that Warren Ellis and his cabal set out to tell.”
The first issue of Graphic Novel Review on Bone: One Volume Edition: “Ignore the larger storyline, the workmanlike High Fantasy backdrop Smith chose to use as an excuse to make us spend time with these characters (we didn’t need an excuse). Focus instead on the individual moments, the […]
If all stories were written like science fiction stories: “They selected one of the hydrocarbon-powered ground transports from the queue which waited outside the airport. The fee was small enough that it was not paid electronically, but using portable dollar tokens. The driver conducted his car unit into […]
The Flick Filosopher thinks The Village mistakes a twist ending for good writing: “[Shyamalan] figured Let’s go all the way and make a film that’s nothing but secret sauce. It makes for a film that is frustrating and tedious and then — bam! — slams the audience with […]
“I find it sadly ironic that in worlds only limited by our imagination, no one seems to have one.” Bill Harris (on his blog on sports videogames, Dubious Quality) talks about why City of Heroes doesn’t excite him.