In 1986 Frank Miller released the Dark Knight Returns, this futuristic depiction of Gotham showed a Bruce Wayne who had given up the cowl while the city, still far from idyllic, fought its own crime.
Batman has always been a darker character than most. Even in his early days when he was more jovial, the noir detective style crimes he was out to solve were much grittier than the sun soaked, high flying tasks that were faced by Superman.
On the 23rd of March comic publisher Dark Horse and fans around the world celebrated the 25th anniversary of Mike Mignola’s bight red creation Hellboy. The character that arrived on earth as a demon conjured up by Nazi scientists has surprisingly made his way into the hearts of millions as his no nonsense, cigar smoking fight for good has continued to entertain fans everywhere.
Comics today remain an underused and misunderstood medium, even despite many of its greatest stories being adapted for big and little screens everywhere, the comic book is rarely taken seriously. In the past it was much worse, and comics were seen solely as children’s books, and could never be regarded as true literature.
This story begins where you would expect many crime thrillers to start off. A rough, alcohol fuelled, overworked city cop has left the force, but this time he has become a hitman. Okay not the most regular New York police tale but one that you could probably see turning up on the big screen sometime soon, the difference here is what happen next.
We all know that comics are a well known go to for stories about people with incredible powers and Chew by John Layman and Rob Guillory is no different. Here we follow the adventures of Tony Chu a detective who lives in a very different world. Here the laws of food are quite different, a major change being that chicken is outlawed.Read more
Another super powered title that you would probably have never concocted yourself. Sex Criminals follows a pair of people with the incredible ability to stop time, but what makes this comic so left field is that they can only access their power once they reach orgasm.Read more
From a story that starts with a superhero getting his face so messed up that his head swells up to uncanny proportions and explodes, the hilarious confusion just accelerates.