Comic Reviews: week of March 23 Batman: The Dark Knight #2 (DC — writer: David Finch; art: Scott Williams) Parts of this comic work very well, especially for Batman. The main story involves Killer Croc and Penguin, and while I enjoyed the very . . . painful . . . interactions between Cobblepot and Batman, I was disappointed by the traditional kidnapping plot involving Bruce’s childhood friend, Golden Dawn. It’s reminiscent of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, specifically the Joker kidnapping Rachel Dawes. And while Batman’s interrogation of the Joker in the movie is stunning, here his attack on the
When most people think of Tales From The Crypt I’m sure they think of the zany Crypt Keeper puppet that frightened throngs of “kiddies” staying up past their bedtimes through the ’90s, or maybe they think of that Billy Zane movie that followed the memorable HBO show in which the aforementioned puppet hosted. However you “slice” it “boils and ghouls,” Tales has had many incarnations over the years after its initial horror comic existence that started the franchise. Before the series was brought to television, another EC Comics series curdled the blood of moviegoers. That film was Vault of Horror.
When I was seven, I played with the Transformers Head Master, Hardhead, like he was a badass Autobot soldier. He always beat the hell out of Ramjet, Kickback and any other scrub Decepticon that wasn’t Galvatron. Thanks to the Internet, I now know this is completely untrue. He has more in common with a drunk uncle than he does a staunch defender of Fortress Maximus.