SUPERHERO THERAPY – BOOK REVIEW

Dodano: 22 February 2017 | Michał Chudoliński

The book by Dr. Janina Scarlet is a psychological guide that, despite its catchy title, is not really that original. On the other hand, the form of psychological help presented in Superhero Therapy is so niche that it will only reach a very limited audience. Maybe that’s exactly where its potential lies. Dr. Janina Scarlet […]

The Joke That Came True

Dodano: 14 December 2016 | Michał Chudoliński

“Batman. The Killing Joke”, now and then Author: Michał Chudoliński Translated by: Sebastian Kownacki One of the most popular comic books on Gotham’s Dark Knight is about to be adapted for an animated series, the first installment to be R-Rated. The cult story by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland, which is considered a part of […]

The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo del Toro

Dodano: 8 October 2016 | Michał Chudoliński

Mexican director, producer, screenwriter and writer Guillermo del Toro is known for utilization of supernatural elements in his movies. In his works he often treads a fine line between real and mystical. From Cronos to Crimson Peak del Toro widely opposes the brutality of the rational word to the promise or danger of something that […]

Blinded by Freedom – About The Killing Joke

Dodano: 17 August 2016 | Michał Chudoliński

Blinded by Freedom Blessed are those who can laugh on thyself, for they shall have the laugh until thy day will come. I thought that everything about “The Killing Joke” has already been said; the topic seemed completely worn-out. I have never been so wrong… The critics’ accusations of shallowness and simplicity of “Batman: The […]

Suicide Squad – Review

Dodano: 12 August 2016 | Michał Chudoliński

COLORFUL CHARACTERS, BLAND PLOT Suicide Squad is the third installment of the DC Extended Universe, struggling with negative reviews from the critics and mixed reactions from the fans and the general audience. This time the creators took a huge risk. While Batman v Superman was expected to be a hit, promising the public the long-awaited […]

Killing Joke – The Animated Movie Review

Dodano: 29 July 2016 | Michał Chudoliński

A good joke doesn’t need any additions If you’re worried by the review’s title, let me reassure you  – The Killing Joke is a good movie, doing its job well. Those of you who are unfamiliar with the graphic novel created by Moore and Bolland will experience an intense Batman movie, leaving the viewers with […]

Forever Evil / Arkham War

Dodano: 18 July 2016 | Michał Chudoliński

LESSER EVIL   Since its inception, the superhero genre has created countless villains. At first they merely served as plot devices – their only purpose was to be defeated by the protagonists, so that they could give meaning to the latter’s existence and prove the righteousness of their mission. To this day, in the hands […]

Dark Night: A True Batman Story

Dodano: 29 June 2016 | Michał Chudoliński

Batman Non-fiction What happens to us comes from the outside Paul Dini is considered by Batman fans to be one of the major “evangelists” of the Dark Knight mythos. This smart, emotionally sensitive writer created some of the most memorable episodes of a TV show that is not only a cult classic with bat-fandom but […]

Interview: Bill Sienkiewicz

Dodano: 27 June 2016 | Michał Chudoliński

I am proud of my Polish roots   Photo by Allan Amato An interview with Bill Sienkiewicz, an American graphic designer, painter and comic book creator. The artist is a great-grandson of an excellent writer, Henryk Sienkiewicz.   This interview took place at 2010 San Diego Comic Con International and was originally published in Widziane […]

The Caped Crusade

Dodano: 4 May 2016 | Michał Chudoliński

BATMAN V NERDS: THE MANY FACES OF THE DARK KNIGHT AND HIS FANS   The year 2016 marks the 77th anniversary since the debut of one of the most famous and most popular superheroes of all time in Detective Comics #27: Batman. Ever since that moment, the Dark Knight has been interpreted in many ways […]

Marek Miller – The Pope and the General

Dodano: 23 April 2016 | Michał Chudoliński

“General Jaruzelski has proclaimed August 31as The Day of Work and Peace. He emphasizes: THE AUTHORITY MIGHT NOT APPEAL TO US, YET IT IS THE ONLY IMMORTAL WAY OF PEACE AND STABILIZATION” Laibach – Jaruzelski Mixing literature and comics is not unseen in some lucky places on Earth, but so far we did not have […]

Batman v Superman. Dawn of Justice – Review

Dodano: 20 April 2016 | Michał Chudoliński

GLIMPSES OF HOPE AMIDST CHAOS   It has been eight years since Marvel Studios initiated an unprecedented project in movie history. Creating separate franchises, each devoted to a single superhero, has been replaced with a shared cinematic universe, in which characters and their plots from different works can crossover with one other. Their latest film, […]

BATMAN (TV MILESTONES SERIES)

Dodano: 22 February 2016 | Michał Chudoliński

BAT-PARADOXES   An average, modern Batman fan, who is used to the dark visions of Frank Miller, Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan may be very surprised when he tries to watch even one episode of the 1960s Batman TV series starring Adam West in the titular role. Heroes in bright, colorful costumes, bat-gadgets for every […]

How to read superhero comics and why

Dodano: 29 January 2016 | Michał Chudoliński

The skeleton key The scientific debate concerning comics, which started in the mid 1900s, has been growing ever steadily in all areas of humanities and social sciences. Comic books drew the particular interest of scholarly circles, mostly grouped in literary studies, cultural sciences and philosophy. In Poland comics are similarly gaining recognition among academics, as […]

Reading Comics

Dodano: 27 January 2016 | Michał Chudoliński

READING BETWEEN THE PANELS   One of the biggest mistakes one can make when talking about comics is treating them as a genre. This is caused by the fact that since its birth it has been a form of art dominated by superhero stories. As a result, the word “comic” in mass perception is very […]