Talking Movies [Batman Day]: Batman (1989)

In the decades since his first dramatic appearance in the pages of Detective Comics, Bruce Wayne/Batman has become a mainstream, worldwide, pop culture icon. The brainchild of writer Bob Kane, Batman was brought to life by artist Bill Finger and has been a popular staple of DC Comics and countless movies, videogames, and cartoons over … Continue reading Talking Movies [Batman Day]: Batman (1989)

Game Corner [Mortal Monday Month]: Mortal Kombat XL (Xbox One)

To celebrate the simultaneous worldwide release of Mortal Kombat (Midway, 1992) on home consoles 13 September 1993 was dubbed “Mortal Monday”. Mortal Kombat’s move to home consoles impacted not only the ongoing “Console War” between SEGA and Nintendo but also videogames forever thanks to its controversial violence. Fittingly, to commemorate this game-changing event, I’ve been … Continue reading Game Corner [Mortal Monday Month]: Mortal Kombat XL (Xbox One)

Back Issues [Multiverse Madness]: Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man

In September 1961, DC Comics published a little story called “Flash of Two Worlds” (Fox, et al), a landmark story that featured in The Flash #123 and brought together two generations of the Flash: the Golden Age Jay Garrick and the Silver Age Barry Allen. In the process, DC Comics created the concept of the … Continue reading Back Issues [Multiverse Madness]: Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man

Back Issues [Knuckles Day & Knuckles]: Sonic’s Friendly Nemesis: Knuckles

With the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (SEGA Technical Institute, 1994), gamers were introduced to Knuckles the Echidna. This mischievous, dreadlocked antagonist was created by Takashi Yuda and his debut was made all the more impressive by virtue of the fact that Sonic 3 was too big to fit on one cartridge, which meant … Continue reading Back Issues [Knuckles Day & Knuckles]: Sonic’s Friendly Nemesis: Knuckles

Talking Movies: Malignant

Released: 10 September 2021Director: James WanDistributor: Warner Bros. PicturesBudget: $40 millionStars: Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young, Michole Briana White, Marina Mazepa/Ray Chase, and Jacqueline McKenzie The Plot:After her and her abusive husband are attacked in their home, Madison Lake-Mitchell (Wallis) is paralysed by terrifying visions of gruesome murders that she soon realises are of … Continue reading Talking Movies: Malignant

Author’s Spotlight: Steve Prentice Interview

Steve Prentice, author of Seventh Generation. - First, introduce yourself a bit. What is your name (or pen name) and where are you from? My name is Steve Prentice. I am from Salt Lake City, Utah.- Next, tell us a bit about your most recent work. Is this your first published book? What is it … Continue reading Author’s Spotlight: Steve Prentice Interview

Talking Movies: Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker: The Original, Uncut Version

Released: 23 April 2002Originally Released: 31 October 2000Director: Curt GedaDistributor: Warner Home VideoBudget: UnknownStars: Will Friedle, Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy, Angie Harmon, and Dean Stockwell The Plot:When the Joker (Hamill) suddenly returns from his apparent death and begins terrorising Neo-Gotham, Terry McGinnis/Batman (Friedle) is forced to go against the advice of his mentor, Bruce Wayne … Continue reading Talking Movies: Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker: The Original, Uncut Version

Game Corner [Mortal Monday Month]: Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition (Xbox 360)

To celebrate the simultaneous worldwide release of Mortal Kombat (Midway, 1992) on home consoles, today, 13 September 1993, was dubbed “Mortal Monday”. Mortal Kombat’s move to home consoles impacted not only the ongoing “Console War” between SEGA and Nintendo but also videogames forever thanks to its controversial violence. Fittingly, to commemorate this game-changing event, I’m … Continue reading Game Corner [Mortal Monday Month]: Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition (Xbox 360)

Talking Movies [Multiverse Madness]: Superman: Red Son

In September 1961, DC Comics published a little story called “Flash of Two Worlds” (Fox, et al), a landmark story that featured in The Flash #123 and brought together two generations of the Flash: the Golden Age Jay Garrick and the Silver Age Barry Allen. In the process, DC Comics created the concept of the … Continue reading Talking Movies [Multiverse Madness]: Superman: Red Son

Back Issues [Avengers Debut]: The Avengers #1

Having introduced comic readers to a whole host of colourful characters, in September of 1963 the legendary duo of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby brought together six of Earth’s mightiest heroes to form the Avengers. A super team like no other, with a constantly rotating roster, the Avengers has become the premier team of Marvel … Continue reading Back Issues [Avengers Debut]: The Avengers #1