Saturday, July 31, 2010

Pax Romana (Review)

Citizen's Grade: O.K.

In 2045, as Islam has overrun Europe and the West openly shuns monotheism, the Vatican funded CERN Laboratories 'discover' that time travel is possible. The Pope orders the creation of a private army, and led by a few handpicked Cardinals and the finest graduates of selected war colleges, they travel back in time to 312AD....the reign of the first Christian Emperor, Constantine. Upon arrival, conflicting agendas, ideological differences, and personal greed see grand plans unravel. Pax Romana is the tale of 5,000 men sent on an impossible mission to change the past and save the future. At the end of the world, will they succeed, or will they fail?

Space Ghost (Review)

Citizen's Grade: Impressive.

The sold-out 6 issue mini-series collected in Graphic Novel form as Space Ghost is wonderfully written (by Joe Kelly) and drawn (by Ariel Olivetti), and does justice to the mythos of one of television's first cartoon heroes. Unlike most Comic Book characters, Space Ghost wasn't created by a comic book writer, but by a media conglomerate...Hanna Barbera Productions. Created in 1966, most (at least most my age) would recognize him from the Cartoon Network's Late-Night Talk Show "Space Ghost Coast to Coast", starring Space Ghost & other characters from the TV series (just like Jay Leno or David Letterman). He disappeared after that, his rights were bought by DC Comics.....

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Constantine (Review)

Citizen's Grade: Impressive.

"Hell wants him, Heaven won't take him, Earth needs him." That is the byline of Constantine, a film following John of the Graphic Novel series from Vertigo/DC Comics called Hellblazer. Keanu Reeves stars as Constantine, an exorcist with an he begins to realize that something is going on in the supernatural that he must face and defeat, something involving a "spear of destiny".

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Batman & Robin: Batman Returns (Review)

Citizen's Grade: Impressive.

Bruce Wayne is dead or gone, or both....Batman has been gone as well, leading many of Gotham City's criminal masterminds, mob leaders, & thugs to come out of hiding to take over Batman's city! What they are unaware of though is....Batman is NOT dead! Richard Grayson; the first Robin and later Nightwing, has taken up the mantle of the bat with the sometimes violently stubborn help of the NEW Robin....Damian Wayne (Bruce Wayne's son with Talia Al Ghul).

The two set out to clean Gotham City up,