Escape from New York, movie posters (1981)

I’m in the mood to post some pretty pictures, and since I’ve just finished watching Studio Canal’s new restoration of Escape from New York, taking a closer look at some of the promotional posters from John Carpenter’s classic film seems like a damn fine idea. Continue reading Escape from New York, movie posters (1981)

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REVIEWED: The Incredible Hulk Statue (Diamond Select Toys)

I recently had a bit of a clear out in my home office, rearranging some shelves and generally having a tidy up. As a result I’ve managed to clear some shelf space, which can mean only one thing: I now have space for some more comic book statues! The first new addition to my collection is this rather impressive statue featuring Marvel Comics green behemoth, The Incredible Hulk. Continue reading REVIEWED: The Incredible Hulk Statue (Diamond Select Toys)

REVIEWED: Absolute Batman: The Killing Joke

September 2018 saw the release of DC Comics’ Absolute edition of Batman: The Killing Joke. This new collection celebrates the 30th anniversary of writer Alan Moore and artist Brian Bolland’s seminal Batman and Joker story, originally published in 1988. For this review I’m not going to look at the story, but rather at the Absolute edition itself in order to discover if this new prestige format re-release is worth a double — or even triple — dip. I’m also going to take a quick look at the history of DC’s Absolute range of reprints. Continue reading REVIEWED: Absolute Batman: The Killing Joke