The moment that I knew graphic novel American Born Chinese was something special, and real, was in its second chapter.
Would you shorten your life to be really good at something? As in the best in the world? What if you couldn't negotiate and the deal meant you died in 200 days? Would you take it?
There's not that much about video games or comic books in Seconds, the new graphic novel from the creator of the much-loved Scott Pilgrim series. And it's one of the best things about Bryan Lee O'Malley's ambitious new creation.
Nobody really gets scared of mermaids. I mean, yeah, there are much more frightening things underneath the surface of the sea, like sharks, octopi or stingrays. But that doesn't let mermaids off the hook. (Why, yes, that pun IS intentional.) When you get down to it, they're a slightly disturbing myth. We may be…
Don't go in expecting E. Honda or Ganryu-style throwdowns in this new graphic novel about sumo wrestlers. Giant near-naked men do slap each around in Sumo, but the true pain comes from one transplanted quarterback's broken dreams.
Whether it be Anonymous standing up to Scientology or protestors in Zuccotti Park, the Guy Fawkes mask has become an iconic protest symbol. The mask was originally created by Warner Bros. to promote the 2005 film V for Vendetta. It has since taken on a life of its own.
Adventure franchise Uncharted has a Hollywood film in the works, and it sounds just terrible. There might be a sliver of hope.