Category Archives: Literature

Calvin & Hobbes: Art Before Commerce

As a lifelong Calvin and Hobbes fan, I have struggled more than once with coming to terms with Bill Watterson’s ethic. I adore Calvin and Hobbes, and to me one of the greatest tragedies in all of comics is the … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones’ Impending Tonal Shift

I’ve really been enjoying Game of Thrones season 6 so far, but damn, this promo for the next episode delivers a twist that I never would have seen coming…and I’m not sure I like it. This could be the shark-jumping … Continue reading

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Preacher Review (Season 1, Episode 1)

Seth Rogen and his esteemed writing partner Evan Goldberg hardly stray from controversy and their adaptation of Garth Ennis’ graphic novel Preacher is lockstep with their meta directorial debut This Is The End and their truthfully underwhelming North Korean satire … Continue reading

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Why aren’t you laughing?

The Killing Joke is one of my all-time favourite Batman comics, and I’m totally thrilled to see that it’s being made into a DC animated film with the voice talents of Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill. But I hope that … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones Review (Season 6, Episode 1)

Another spring, another season of medieval torture, bloody betrayals, doomed matrimonies and dragon holocausts. Game of Thrones can always be relied on for the feel-bad experience of the year and yet, that very ill-will is why devoted viewers continue to … Continue reading

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A Sneak Peek at Batman: The Killing Joke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLxwK0kd5kE More than any other superhero movie being released this year, I’m looking forward to Batman: The Killing Joke. Whereas the bloated mess that is Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is an utter shitshow, DC’s animation department has always … Continue reading

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This Is How You Die

Machine of Death is an anthology of short stories which take place in a world where a machine, with a small sample of your blood, can determine how you’re going to die. I’d heard of the book before, but I … Continue reading

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Before you were a Preacher, you did things…

After many years of development, Preacher has finally gotten its live action adaptation. I’m sure fans were hoping it would be in the form of a movie, but AMC, the people behind one of the most successful comic-to-television-series adaptations of … Continue reading

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Hard day at the office?

I don’t feel like this second trailer for Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix shows us all that much more than the first trailer, but this series is still looking fantastic. Jessica Jones is like Buffy and Angel combined! But, like, … Continue reading

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Strong Bad Butchers the Classics

I was really hoping the new Star Wars trailer would be out by now so I could post it, but we’re still waiting, so in the meantime you can enjoy Strongbad butchering some classic literature. Namely The Ocelot and the … Continue reading

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