Archive for July, 2008

All-Star Batman And Robin, The Boy Wonder Vol. 1

July 7, 2008 | Trades

All-Star Batman And Robin, The Boy Wonder Frank Miller, Jim Lee, Scott Williams DC Comics $27.99/$24.99 US (Hardcover) **** (out of five) Frank Miller and Jim Lee — talk about a dynamic duo! Two of the comic book industry’s most lauded luminaries join forces for an all-new vision of the Dark Knight (and his boy sidekick) as they re-imagine the first meeting between Batman and Robin and put them in an even seedier Gotham City filled with madder madmen and equally off-beat heroes. Filled with page after page of Lee’s scintillating art and Miller’s edgy words, this first hardcover collection of All-Star Batman has been a long time coming, but is well worth the wait.

Water Baby

July 7, 2008 | Graphic novels

Water Baby Ross Campbell DC/Minx $11.99/$9.99 US (Paperback) **** (out of five) Brody was never your typical girl, even before the shark devoured her left leg. So now that this tattooed Florida surfer girl is limping around on crutches with her new prosthetic and getting gawked at by people on the beach, she’s bound to get a little more odd. Complicating things are the sudden reappearance of Brody’s slacker ex-boyfriend, Jake, and some rather nasty recurring nightmares about her Great White nemesis. With his usual gift for natural dialogue and wonderful facial expressions on full display, writer/artist Ross Campbell (Wet Moon), crafts an engaging tale of personal strength that shows it’s not about the destination as much as it’s about the journey.