David returns from an extended hiatus with a rather appropriate review of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, the epic animated adaptation of Frank Miller’s seminal graphic novel where a seasoned Batman comes out of retirement, and because Miller’s book heavily influenced the tone of the controversial blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, David will wrap up this video by giving some of his own thoughts on the polarizing film. Also, make sure to watch until the very end for a special DVD Shelf announcement! Check it out after the jump!Read More
It takes a lot for a graphic novel to still have staying power after nearly thirty years. There are so many different comic books and comics-related media out there that it can be quite challenging to tell a story that stands out from the rest, but British writer Alan Moore’s seminal and controversial graphic novel, Batman: The Killing Joke has done just that since its original publication in 1988.
In the years since, many different portrayals of the Joker, both live-action and animated, have come and gone but almost all of them have elements rooted in The Killing Joke. With the book itself having finally gotten its own animated adaptation this year, was it able to live up to the literary uniqueness of its original much-buzzed-about source material?
It’s a damn shame that the topic of my very first Shelf Space blog entry had to be inspired by tragedy. I’m just one of the millions of people all over the world who was left completely stunned by last week’s announcement that pop/rock/R&B icon Prince had died suddenly at the age of 57. Whenever we lose one of these legendary rock gods, the only real upside is that it gets people to rediscover (or maybe even listen to for the first time) their body of work, and Prince’s in particular was huge. In this article, I want to revisit what originally made me a fan of his from a very young age - his notoriously odd, yet completely unforgettable contribution to the legacy of the Dark Knight himself – Batman.Read More
In the 20th episode of The DVD Shelf Movie Reviews, the spotlight is once again on Batman, but not the dark and brooding version that’s all the rage these days. David travels back to the swingin’ ‘60s with an in-depth look at the campy and colorful Batman: The Movie from 1966 and the classic TV series starring Adam West and Burt Ward! Check out the video after the jump!Read More
In the tenth episode of The DVD Shelf Movie Reviews, David dips back into the world of the Dark Knight with a review of the astounding animated film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm! Check out the video after the jump!Read More