Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Nemesis (Icon Comics)

"What if Batman was the Joker?" That was the caption Mark Millar used to tease his new creator owned title at Marvel's Icon Comics division before it's release last March of 2010. He had a few other captions but his favorite was "What if Batman was a c*nt?" With a description like that, wouldn't that interest you? It definitely got me interested.

Nemesis has financial resources and combat skills similar to Batman but uses it for evil, making him the ultimate non-superpowered villian. Wealthy and cunning, Nemesis travels the world and informs the top cops in major cities that he's on his way and gunning for them. No amount of preparation on their behalf can prevent him from reaching his goal of getting his mark and leaving devastation in his wake.

Written by Mark Millar and penciled by Steve McNiven, Nemesis packs alot of action and mayhem in the 4-issue miniseries. Millar and McNiven also collaborated together on Marvel's Civil War and Wolverine: Old Man Logan. Two of Millar's previous books, Wanted and Kick-Ass, have already been made into movies. Nemesis becomes his 2nd book behind Kick-Ass to get picked up by Hollywood to be made into a movie, after only 2 issues.

I just got around to reading all 4 issues of Nemesis and enjoyed it enough that I ordered the hardcover to keep in my collection and share with my family and friends. I look forward to see what Millar has in store for Nemesis in the next volume.

Monday, January 10, 2011

How long has it been?!?

June 2010. That was my last blog post. Hard to believe. While so much has happened in the last 7+ months, I've only "talked" about it via twitter. Although I don't have many, if any, currently following my blog, I do miss putting down my thoughts on topics that interest me. With many exciting things happening in 2011 in the world of baseball, graphic novels, home theater, movies, TV shows and video games, I'll drop by every now and again with my thoughts. Happy New Year everyone!