John Saavedra

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    Man of Steel Retro Review

    Man of Steel Retro Review By John Saavedra When 2006’s Superman Returns failed to capture what had made the Christopher Reeve movies so great, Warner Bros. went back to the drawing board for several years. In the time between Superman Returns and the release of Man of Steel in...
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    DC House of Horror #1 Review

    DC House of Horror #1 Review By John Saavedra   DC is celebrating Halloween in a big way this year, with a collection of horror tales featuring all of its biggest heroes — only these are twisted versions of the characters. In “Bump in the Night,” the Man of...
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    Batman: The Merciless #1 Review

    Batman: The Merciless #1 Review By John Saavedra Dark Nights: Metal continues with a look at yet another Batman from the Dark Multiverse. This time, we meet the Dark Knight from Earth -12, which has been completely obliterated by war between the forces of good and evil. In this...
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    Mr. Higgins Comes Home Review

    Mr. Higgins Comes Home Review By John Saavedra   Mr. Higgins Comes Home is a delightful new graphic novel from horror master Mike Mignola, just in time for Halloween. While this tale of vampire hunters, Gothic castles, and long lost loves is familiar territory for Mignola, he tackles the...
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    Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil #1 Review

    Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil #1 Review By John Saavedra   Since 2016, comic book veteran Jeff Lemire has been building a superhero universe of his own. At Dark Horse Comics no less, which has never been as big on capes and tights as other curiosities —...
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    Batman Begins: A Retrospective

    Batman Begins: A Retrospective By John Saavedra   It’s almost impossible to imagine now, but there was a time when it seemed like we’d never get another Batman movie. If you’ve been following Batman’s film history since the Tim Burton days, you know that the Dark Knight’s exodus from...
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    God Complex #1 Review

    God Complex #1 Review By John Saavedra We don’t need to read between the lines to know that the techno-futurism of God Complex has turned the world into a dystopia where a class of people known as the Rulers are superior to regular people, such as digital-forensics investigator Seneca,...
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    Dark Nights: Metal #3 Review

    Dark Nights: Metal #3 Review By John Saavedra   Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo bring on the monsters in the latest issue of Dark Nights: Metal, which is an issue with a bit of a time jump if you haven’t been following the “Dark Knights” tie-in issues. Long story...
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    Batman: White Knight #1 Review

    Batman: White Knight #1 Review By John Saavedra   There’s not been a more exciting debut in Batman comics this year than Sean Murphy’s White Knight #1, which tackles a tough question: what if Batman’s brand of justice were no longer needed and the people of Gotham instead looked...
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