Author Archive for Michael Kahan

Supergod

Let it be known that I love Warren Ellis. The man knows how to write fantastically good comics and just seeing his name on a project is enough to get me interested. That said, the man is wildly, gloriously, hilariously,…

New Avengers, volume 2

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Because the Avengers are a group of people with amazing powers, it’s easy to forget these characters are, at their core, people (I’d say human, but not all Avengers are). New Avengers, volume 2 does a fantastic job at reminding…

Namesake, book 1

Webcomics are, by their nature, of varying quality. Because anyone can create one, both art and writing tend to cover a wide range of quality. Even if one is well written and well drawn, readers know it can be risky…

King of Thorn: the movie

The movie King of Thorn is a modern day adaptation (albeit a somewhat loose one) of Sleeping Beauty. And like the original fairy tale, the characters earn the happy ending only after some horrifying trials. In the year 2012, the…

Impaler

Impaler starts with an interesting premise: What if vampires weren’t evil, inhuman monsters? What if they were just a disease that fed on humanity? Deadly, but not evil; more like the Ebola virus than like hunting predators. It would have…

Dreamless

Dreamless is a short romance comic with a unique twist: the two people in love have never met. How can this be? Well, the title explains it all. Neither one of the two main characters dreams. Instead, while asleep, they…

Dollhouse: Epitaphs

Oh, Dollhouse. Joss Whedon is a great writer, but everyone gets a flop and this is his. To be fair, for a flop it’s still better than many, many shows. Dollhouse was a two-season TV series with the premise that…

Carnage: Family Feud

Carnage: Family Feud is a Marvel mini-series that exists with the sole purpose of bringing back an iconic Spider-man villain that Marvel had tossed into space a few years ago. Despite what the premise claims, this comic is mostly an excuse…

The Last Airbender

So I’ll admit that I was apprehensive about reviewing this. One the one hand, it’s a graphic novel adaptation of the movie adaptation of the television program, Avatar: The Last Airbender. And that movie was possibly the worst adaptation of…