REVIEW

The Many Lives of Catwoman

Dodano: 4 September 2017 | Michał Chudoliński

I was delighted when I was asked to write a book review of The Many Lives of Catwoman: The Felonious History of a Feline Fatale by Tim Hanley. It is all the more important to have a woman reviewer in a men-dominated superhero world, and even the book about a feline heroine was written by […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]