Comic Books


Captain America saves the world. Again.

Laura Cotta Ramosino | 30 June 2014
Preposterous, but delightful and intelligent.

Holy birthday, Batman! Sizing up the Caped Crusader at 75

Liam Burke | 30 April 2014
What explains the appeal of this ageing superhero?

Super-hero movies: mere popcorn or Fillet Mignon?

Ronan Wright | 06 August 2012
It’s been another vintage year for the kind of overblown super-hero movie we’ve come to expect when summer rolls around. 2012 hasn’t pulled any punches. Joss Whedon’s fan favourite The Avengers ‘Hulk-smashed’ box office records and Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises was a suitably satisfying conclusion to the iconic Batman reboot.

The Dark Knight Rises

Ruth Maramis | 24 July 2012
In an era where seemingly every Summer we get a superhero cinematic event, Christopher Nolan still manages to kick it up a notch with The Dark Knight Rises. Really, even without the ruckus over death treats over negative reviews and the tragic event that happened in Aurora, CO, during a midnight screening, the hype over the final chapter to Nolan’s Batman saga is still a colossal one. The over-exposure is really quite overwhelming, to the point where I have to make extra effort to tune it out and be as fresh as possible.
 

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