Where we interview the stars, write about comics, TV, movies, books, music, games and anything fandom related.
Review: Batgirl #25
Artists: Tom Derenick and Sean Parsons
Review by Philip Clark Three, fantastic stories in one comic! What more could you want? All three are so diverse too.
A three-in-one anniversary issue, this week’s Batgirl is not one to pass up. One of the stories is a heartfelt tale about what happens to the innocents Batgirl can’t save. Another is an action fuelled crime adventure, showcasing Batgirl’s detective mind. The third is essentially the backstory of a villain that Batgirl is fighting.
Mairghread Scott does an excellent job at writing each individual adventure so differently, almost making it seem like they were written by different people. It really is a fantastic read, I would highly suggest running out to your local comic book store and grabbing this issue.
It’s nice to see a writer be able to write the same character so diversely. A lot of comics heroes sometimes come across as one dimensional. It’s nice when a personality like Barbara Gordon comes along and a writer is able to really explore the different aspects of the character. Admittedly it took three stories to explore three sides of her character… but there’s still more to explore.
I really enjoyed the first two adventures in this issue, with the third feeling a little throw-away. The first two tales were so compelling, with fantastic plots and great characters.
Images Courtesy of DC Entertainment
review was originally published on the Dark Knight News website on August 17th 2018)
The Fantastic Universes podcast is now live, and ready to invade your ears!
Episode 1 is hosted by Steve, James and Max and can be found at the links below.
We talk about what we have been watching and reading recently including The Walking Dead, Into The Badlands, Wasted Space and more.
Our Fantastic Feature this month focuses on Batman, as we celebrate his 80th anniversary. We also talk about our highlights from TV, Film, Comics and more. Our good friends at Comic-Biz.com have sponsored this episode and are giving one lucky listener the chance to win a copy of Detective Comics #1000 with the Jock Variant cover. For full details on this head to our Twitter page and follow the instructions on our pinned Tweet.
It's very rare that the worlds of geeks and music collide in a powerful way, but Professor Elemental has made that happen.
'School of Whimsy' sees Brighton's finest export solidify his career with his strongest album to date. Over a ten year journey Paul Alborough has helped create the phenomenon of Chap-Hop, a mix of hip hop and a tongue-in-cheek take on English gentry.
The character of Professor Elemental has allowed Paul to push the boundaries of his music, as well as allowing him to show the world his love of anything nerdy. His songs are littered with references to superheroes and comics, and have a huge underlying message of positivity.
Luckily, Fantastic Universes' resident music ninja Scott Hamilton managed to chat not only with Paul, but also with the crazy genius that is Professor Elemental. Here's part one where we talk to Paul about his musical career, his love of comics and what we can expect from the Professor in the future…
I make it no secret, readers, that I love two games more than the air I breathe. Dungeons and Dragons, and Magic: the Gathering. Despite being made by the same publishing company, Wizards of the Coast, they've made almost no crossed streams.
The talk of Wizards wanting to publish a new setting for their supplemental campaigns left many wondering where we can go. This is no mere Plane Shift - like those of Zendikar or Kaladesh, leaving us with races and statistics, and prompts on where to go. This is a full, world guide. And it's RAVNICA!
Next to nothing is known about this supplement. It appeared on Brazilian Amazon then later on an American version of the site. The product description features very accurate portrait of the Acumenopolis in the heart of every Magic player. All we can do is speculate.
As an avid player of both games, I have exceedingly high expectations for this supplement. It needs to deliver new races seen on Ravnica. Goblins of…