Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Is it humanly possible to become Batman? That’s exactly what E. Paul Zehr—professor of neuroscience and kinesology as well as a trained martial artist—attempts to figure out through his book, Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero. Knowing how much I love Batman, a thoughtful friend sent me the book as a Christmas gift, and […]

This is kind of an unconventional review—in fact, it’s not much of a review at all—but in my laziness and internet boredom, I decided it would be fun to tweet the last few chapters of Batman and Philosophy: The Dark Knight of the Soul. It was definitely an interesting experience, and it gave me something […]

Yeah, yeah, enough with the puns, I got it. But honestly, if you haven’t read this 2006 Marvel Knights trade … you’re missing out on a brilliant book. The Sentry (New Avengers) belongs on any comic book fan’s bookshelf. (Thank you, Kate!) I love it, and I can tell you right now that this one […]



While I am quite aware that “mangalicious” is not a word, I’m willing to extend the reaches of my use of the English language for its allowance when describing Chip Kidd’s Bat-Manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan. We’ve seen how well the splicing of anime and Batman turned out with summer’s amazing Gotham […]

J. K. Rowling’s follow-up to the seven-novel Harry Potter series is the new book, The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The short version? Luckily for us, this book is only seven bucks on Amazon—and it’s worth every penny. Beedle the Bard is, unfortunately, too short of a book for its hype—or more specifically, the anticipation […]