comics Tag

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 02 Sep 2014

Have you ever read a comic book, and thought to yourself what would happen if events had been different? What if Batman wasn’t mentally unbalanced? What if Spider-Man wasn’t a whiny bug during the clone saga? What if Galactus ate more Twinkies? Decades ago, Marvel hit on that idea, with their monthly What If series of comics that asked more intelligent questions and examined the ramifications. And out of hundreds of issues, these five are great examples of twisting continuity into something else.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 16 Jul 2014

Times change, and with it, so do the things around us. Comic books are no exception, with characters regularly taking a 24 issue trip to Club Dead before returning. Over in the panels of Thor comics, a change is on the way as the God Of Thunder cocks up and finds his power and heroic identity transferred to a mortal woman. And this new Thor might be headed to Disney Infinity 2.0.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 16 Jul 2014

Times change, and with it, so do the things around us. Comic books are no exception, with characters regularly taking a 24 issue trip to Club Dead before returning. Over in the panels of Thor comics, a change is on the way as the God Of Thunder cocks up and finds his power and heroic identity transferred to a mortal woman. And this new Thor might be headed to Disney Infinity 2.0.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 11 Jul 2014

You know who’s a great character that deserves more attention? Batgirl. The daughter of police commisioner James Gordon has survived being paralysed by the Joker, can hold her own ina  fight with some of the best fighters around and is more capable at mystery solving than a ragtag quartet of a jock in a neckerchief, a clueless cheerleader, a genius bookworm and a beatnik who hangs out with a cowardly dog. And come this October, Batgirl is getting a new direction and a new look.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 11 Jul 2014

You know who’s a great character that deserves more attention? Batgirl. The daughter of police commisioner James Gordon has survived being paralysed by the Joker, can hold her own ina  fight with some of the best fighters around and is more capable at mystery solving than a ragtag quartet of a jock in a neckerchief, a clueless cheerleader, a genius bookworm and a beatnik who hangs out with a cowardly dog. And come this October, Batgirl is getting a new direction and a new look.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 02 Apr 2014

Everyone has that one comic book, that shows them the medium can be more than capes and tights action. For me, that particular series will always be Preacher, a sacrilegiously entertaining romp through America and the afterlife.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 28 Mar 2014

Do you have plans for this weekend? You don’t? You mean you’re going to sit inside and ignore the doorbell when the Mormons come knocking? Testicles to that idea. There’s plenty going on this weekend, if you’re a fan of gaming, anime and other pop culture.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 05 Feb 2014

One of the best fighting games on the market right now has to be Injustice: Gods Among Us. And it’s not just because of the fact that it has solid gameplay and visuals. It’s because it has something which other genre games lack: A great story. And that storyline is wonderfully fleshed out in the official adaptation.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 29 Jan 2014

Not every comic book on the stands needs to star a hero in tight spandex who can punch the villain of the week through a building. Nor do you need a tricked out billionaire with too much motivation and dead parent issues. Sometimes, the craziest sounding ideas can be the best. And that’s how you get the madcap adventures of Chew.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 24 Jan 2014

Cape Town, you get a bum deal when it comes to conventions. rAge is exclusive to Johannesburg and the less said about last year’s Comic Con fiasco, the better. What you do get however, is UCON. And it all kicks off in March.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 20 Jan 2014

It’s not easy picking a set of comics to invest in every month. Great talent, great art and a schedule that is adhered to for once in this industry means that there’s plenty worth reading. But top of my list right now, has to be the latest series of Thor comics. Because Marvel just put the god back into this magnificent myth.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 06 Jan 2014

It’s a well known fact that much like in gaming, adapting movies to comic books is something akin to watching a train wreck slowly. One comic book publisher that set the bar high though? Dark Horse comics, who made Star Wars comic books well worth reading and collecting. And it’s been a hell of a run for them.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 02 Oct 2013

Out of all the games that have debuted in this last generation, Scribblenauts may just be one of the most wildly impossible games out there, depending on how imaginative you are. The core concept hasn’t changed over the last couple of games; players have a bunch of puzzles to solve, and a magical book that can create pretty much anything that is written into it.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 11 Apr 2013

By now, we’re all aware that Comic Con SA is going heavy with the con for that Comic book convention. Did I say comic book convention? I meant Comic book convention launch. Big difference apparently! At the end of the day, we can do better. In fact, we already do. So instead of getting your ire all worked up over that non-event, rather go give some support to folks who know what they’re actually doing.