Category: books

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 โ€œBatmanificationโ€ 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 immigrantโ€™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…