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Book Review: Superman: Earth One, Vol. 1

Superman: Earth One, vol. 1 by J. Michael Straczynski
Art by Shane Davis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was never really into Superman that much as a kid. Sure, I loved the Christopher Reeve movies (still my favourite on-screen Supes) but outside the Man of Steel’s cinematic adventures I never really paid much attention to the Kansas farm boy with the shiny red and blue suit. Honestly, I thought he was just a bit boring and moved on, and the more recent movies starring Brandon Routh and Henry Cavill haven’t exactly changed that opinion. So when I say I came to this ten-year old graphic novel with fairly low expectations you’ll probably understand why.

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Book Review: Batman: Year One

Batman: Year OneBatman: Year One by Frank Miller

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ve long been a fan of Batman, having grown up with the Adam West TV show and the comic book stories of the seventies and eighties, to the Tim Burton movies of the late eighties/early nineties, and more recently the Christopher Nolan reboots of the franchise on movie screens. Through every incarnation, I’ve always considered him one of the better superheroes, even though technically he’s not super and arguably he may not even be a hero in the truest sense. However, there’s always been something about the character that’s just made me see him as simply ‘better’ than the rest of the ever-expanding pantheon of superheroes and vigilante crime-fighters.

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