courtney and her family have moved to this rich neighbourhood to live with their uncle, professor aloysius crumrin. the good bit is that aloysius lives in a gothic mansion. the bad is everything else – courtney hates her parents, the new town she’s moved to and all the stupid rich kids at her new school. luckily for us, and for little courtney, uncle aloysius isn’t all he seems, and the gothic mansion is exactly what it seems!
i’ve got a lot of time for grant morrisson. i don’t always like how he approaches things but he has some wonderful ideas. i particularly like his mind-bending stuff, like the filth and flex mentallo which is very much my cup of tea.
i also really rate his arkham asylum which, i recently realised, is even better than i thought it was. thats because i read the special edition last year, containing the original script which is amazing.
kill your boyfriend is about a schoolgirl who is living a boring life with stifling middle class parents and an inattentive boyfriend. she desperately wishes for some fun and meaning to enter her life. it is then when this bloke who she’s seen on the bus comes into her life, urges her to kill her boyfriend and whisks her away on an adventure of sex, drugs and a little anarchy.
peculia is a girl who lives in a gothic world full of looming castles, scary forests and windy streets with ghouls around every corner. she is extremely inquisitive, is fearless and traipses around in a skimpy purple dress. now tell me, what is there not to like about that premise?
last thursday was the uk premiere of the “dark knight” and charlotte and i went to watch it with our friend chris. i don’t normally go to premieres but our friend chris is a big blockbuster fan and so it was nice to get swept up into the whole opening night thing.
organisationally the night was a bit of a balls up, however. we ended up getting to the cinema 20 minutes late, by which time we’d already missed the first 5 minutes of the film! i had to do lots of breathing exercises ’cause i’m so anal about seeing the beginning of films i’m bordering on autistic.
things got worse when, predictably, there weren’t any seats left for us (it wasn’t reserved seating). i managed to find charlotte a seat and then had to go and sit on the floor in the very front. it was one of those concave screens and so, craning my neck up, i got something of a twisted view of the film.
its funny how thats a line. i mean, its such a general statement. really, it probably could apply to all of the different batman incarnations – it could and should just be a nothing statement. but it isn’t, is it? its a line. its michael keaton’s line.
yahoo! i recently bought a few little treats for myself! i haven’t bought any books or dvds in a while now and, while i can’t buy any books really, because of my (self-imposed) tbr pile restrictions, i can buy comics! so i got:
the dark knight! which i’m very happy about. i’ve only read this once, but have never owned it, so it is so nice to have it now! i like the book so much and i often feel like just paging through it.
daredevil: love and war. i love bill sienkiewicz and frank miller – so a book by both of them is going to be great fun! this is my “graphic novel that i haven’t yet read” present to myself.
“the dark knight” is being released in more than a year and already i can’t wait. i don’t usually get too excited about these things. i’m normally just happy that a particular film is being made and will see it when it comes out. sometimes i start getting hyped about a month or two beforehand. this is different.
“batman begins” was so promising that i was really looking forward to the next batman film. and then the ad campaign started and now i am literally salivating at the prospect of “the dark knight”!
this is an image of the joker for the new batman film “the dark knight”. if you haven’t heard yet, thats heath ledger as the joker.
its a look very different to the joker from the comics and films, and this bloke on livejournal, lordtiberius, describes it perfectly: “Hmm…kinda fucked up-looking, but I think its doable.”
i’ve been wanting to explore neil gaiman’s back catalogue and so was pleasantly surprised when i ran across this in a charity shop for just a pound! i read spawn when it first came out and thought it was cool and i read a few other mainstream image titles like gen13, the maxx, wildcats and quite a few others. i loved superheroes and lavish, flashy art, so i liked most of the image stuff.