Archive for the ‘Comic Books’ Category

Right now, the upcoming Watchmen film ought to be the least of my worries; but I’ve seriously considered not watching Zack Snyder’s apparently faithful adaptation of the seminal graphic novel. You see, a comic geek scorned is a force to be reckoned with. The first comic book I remember falling in love with was an […]

(I’m going to try my best to limit the use of superlatives here but in all likelihood, this write-up will seem biased. But then again, I’m the kind of Batman fan you’d stay away from – the kind that owns all the landmark graphic novels, books his ticket a month in advance, queues up at […]


– From Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor

Christopher Nolan’s follow up to the brilliant Batman Begins, The Dark Knight is well over half a year away from hitting the cinemas but the first trailer (apart from the teaser) made it’s way online via one of the zillion viral sites promoting the film. The last time I watched a trailer so many times […]

If you don’t like the story your culture is writing, it’s not enough to rail against it or say you don’t subscribe to it. You have the obligation to be writing your own story– To be a contributing author of your own culture. This is exactly what David Mack seems to be doing through his […] There comes a time when even gods must die. I think I was in the 3rd grade when the front page of Malayala Manorama (yes, that one) carried the news of Superman being killed off in the comics. Years later I read the landmark The Death of Superman, World Without a Superman, and the […]

Zodiac (2007): David Fincher A masterpiece of mood. The film follows the aftermath of the Zodiac Killings of 1960 in North California and is based on the non fiction book, Zodiac Unmasked by Robert Graysmith (played by Jake Gyllenhall). Technically outstanding, the film has a unique feel to it, thanks mainly to the fact that […]