art & culture

The Batmanification of Spider-Man

The Spider-Man Noir cutscenes from Shattered Dimensions have a Sin City feel that makes it noir. I call it the “Batmanification” of Spider-Man, the darkening of a usually wise-cracking, trickster spirit into something severe and brooding. My first introduction to…

Kate DiCamillio’s The Tiger Rising

Magnetic North’s “We Belong.” My favorite line: “We’re getting tired of proving we belong.” Kate DiCamillio tells an immigrant’s tale in The Tiger Rising. More specifically, it is the story of two immigrant children and the tiger from the title…

On Goodreads: Batman RIP

Batman R.I.P. by Grant Morrison My rating: 4 of 5 stars WARNING! Possible Spoilers! Batman RIP though half the size of Batman: The Black Glove packs as powerful a narrative punch. It is a nice culmination of the events in…