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5 Reasons Batman Is A Terrible Hero (But We Love Him Anyway)

5 Reasons Batman Is A Terrible Hero (But We Love Him Anyway)
Since he first appeared as a Bat-winged, pulp inspired (and notably gun wielding) crime fighter in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939 - Batman, created by Bob Kane and fleshed out to the degree that... more

5 Actors Who Caused FAN RAGE When Cast As Superheroes

Poor Ben Affleck. No matter how many Oscars he wins, or how much of a nice guy he seems to be, people just don’t seem to tire of beating him with a stick. He’s been slowly and emphatically... more

Retrospective: DC Comics’ Hitman

We all have our favourite Marvel and DC characters (The Punisher and Batman respectively), most of us  even have a favourite X-man (Bishop, hands down), but what about the smaller heroes and... more

5 Best DC Elseworld Tales That Screw With Continuity

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In 1989 Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola's Gotham By Gaslight tale, transplanting Batman from his regular setting of modern era Gotham city to a Victorian age where he hunted Jack The Ripper, ignited... more

4 Horror Themes “The Conjuring” Is Bringing Back To Terrify Us

4 Horror Themes “The Conjuring” Is Bringing Back To Terrify Us
As a borderline agorophobe and vertigo sufferer who is too terrified of sharks and his own lack of co-ordination to ever go surfing or do anything else thrilling, the closest to a proper adrenaline... more

10 Villains We Want To See In ‘Batman: Arkham Origins’

10 Villains Fans Want To See In Batman Arkham Origins
The Batman Arkham series has been credited as the best Batman game series ever made. Rocksteady studios did what no one thought was possible: create a good 3D Batman game. The Batman series has... more

7 Robocop Songs You Need To Hear

7 Robocop Songs You Need To Hear
Before you go any further, I have an obligation to you as the writer of this article to inform you that: I am slightly obsessed with RoboCop a.k.a. the greatest film of all time. The sequels, TV... more

Is Kick-Ass 2 A Serious Let Down?

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The first Kick-Ass film boasted a murderous 10 year old, a twisted sense of fun, a macabre vein of humour and buckets of violence. Kick-Ass 2 boasts... well, it still has the violence. It seems... more

6 Retro Cartoons That Should Never Be Adapted By Hollywood

Ever since Michael Bay cashed in on the hugely successful Transformers franchise back in 2007, Hollywood has been giddily churning out 'cartoon-into-movie' translations faster than my ass churns out... more

Why Big-Minded Indie Filmmakers Don’t Need Hollywood

The film industry is going through a tremendous change right now. As Hollywood leans more and more towards quarter billion dollar star vehicles like The Lone Ranger with seemingly no real interest in... more

9 Giant Sci-Fi Sculptures To See Before You Die

9 GIANT Sci-Fi Sculptures To See Before You Die
Science Fiction has always had a preference for the larger than life, whether it be giant robots dating back to H.G. Wells War Of The Worlds (1898), where upon giant Martian tripods landed on earth... more

Transformers: Robots in Disguise #20 The Big Review

Writer: John Barber Art: Andrew Griffith (Lines), Priscilla Tramontano (Colours)     'Three Monologues'   Synopsis: Like war, politics is a dirty game and Starscream... more

5 Facts About New ‘Doctor Who’ Peter Capaldi You Need To Know!

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The news is out. The new Doctor is 55 year old Glaswegian Peter Capaldi. Not a woman. Still a white guy. But the oldest Doctor that Nu Who has yet given us (well, except John Hurt, I guess), so... more

STAYING IN – The Rise Of The TV Anti-Hero

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Breaking Bad series 1 – 5.1 spoilers below...   It’s all Tony Soprano’s fault.   TV used to have heroes at its core, good men and women struggling against external forces... more

6 Unforgivable Fan Boy Sins

6 Unforgivable Sins Of The Whingeing Fan Boy
Long before the superhero furore of the mid 2000's fan boys were largely confined to opinionating on their favourite comics and some fairly, for the period, top notch TV, while opining a time when... more

Does Samit Basu’s ‘Turbulence’ Diversify The Superhero Gene Pool As We Know It?

An Indian superhero novel – those were three words I had never approached before in conjunction. I have to admit I was a bit baffled. I may be a newcomer to comics and graphic novels, but I do... more

Transformers More Than Meets The Eye #19: The Big Review

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Writer: James Roberts Art: Alex Milne (Lines), Brian Shearer (Inks), Josh Burcham (Colours)     'Remain in Light Part 3 - The Divided Self'   Synopsis: The truth will... more

21 Ways Iron Man And The Wolverine Are The Same Movie

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I know what you're thinking: How could two entirely different characters from two entirely different movies from two entirely different studios, years apart, have any sort of similarities? Iron Man... more