By Jeremy DEagle
Still in my infancy with regards to graphic novels I was eager to read this after seeing the 'Batman: Arkham Asylum game' coming out on the 360 soon.
This is a pretty disturbing novel. Batman appears as a far more emotionally fragile person who would be a possible inmate at the Asylum itself. The Joker and the other villains are thoroughly nasty- this is in no ways similar to the Batman show from the 60s!
All in all though, as much as I enjoyed it I did find it fairly difficult to follow. The drawing on display is excellent for a poster etc but in small panes its fairly blurry and difficult to make out.
Overall I found it fairly disappointing- however, I did have extremely high expectations.
This is an odd one. But odd doesn't mean bad. In this case it means good, very good. But it is odd.
Nick Sax is an ex-cop and now he is a hitman for hire. He resides in the night chasing and being chased by murderers, villains, gangs and self-medicates with casual sex. He gets hooked up in the chase for a demented, murderous Santa Claus. But he has help from a friend, Happy.
Happy is a blue horse. A tiny (imaginary?) blue horse. Amongst the grime and shadows of a traditionally draw comic book comes a cartoony, Disneyfied flying blue horse who sprinkles blue feathers into Nick's life. It's like a happy version of Donnie Darko and more than once put a big smile on my face.