Follow @hearwax After The Burial – In Dreams As if scoffing at all the hubbub surrounding their nu(prog)metal scene, After The Burial takes a decisive step back from their overwrought-but-encouraging sophomore Rareform. The result is unadulterated silliness across the board, complete with awkward balladeering and glam-tera flirtation. Though still owning a knack for writing solid [...]
There are certain questions that new comic readers like to ask and old school collectors will endlessly debate- what are the greatest comic books of all time? Was Watchmen really as good as people say? How does Batman: Year One stack up against The Dark Knight Returns? How about comics that aren’t about superheroes? For the benefit of you, the Hearwax Universe, I’ll be answering these questions for you over the coming months as I count down the Two Hundred and Fifty Greatest Comics of All Time.
Follow @hearwax Black Churches rule. Seriously. They only have three releases to their name – a cassette tape split with Chalk Talk, the Black Gold EP, and what you are about to stream here: their 2010 Tour Demo. Sounding like a grittier Portugal The Man with whiskey on its breath, Black Churches play an energetic [...]
Follow @hearwax Batman #701 (DC) Grant Morrison (writer), Tony Daniel (artist). Like Wonder Woman and Superman, Batman hit a milestone number last month with issue number seven hundred. Unlike those the other two books, which are currently going through controversial “new directions,” it’s business as usual in the pages of Batman. And that’s not a [...]
The Summer of 2010 is a good time to be a fan of Marvel’s Armoured Avenger. The movie “Iron Man 2″ is currently tearing up the box-office, pleasing critics and viewers alike. On the printed page, Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca’s Invincible Iron Man is consistently one of Marvel’s best monthly comics, and Iron Man stands front and centre in Marvel’s hottest new title, the relaunched fourth volume of The Avengers. Starkamania is running wild, but what is it about the man in the red and gold armour that so captures fans’ imaginations? In a comic book world of gods, monsters and mutants, radioactive spider bite victims and Hitler-punching patriots, what makes a guy in a souped up tin can stand out?
Follow @hearwax The Summer Blockbuster is known for a few things; a high budget, big name actors, an expected killing at the box office, lots of cool special effects, and usually, being really disappointing. Iron Man 2 is the first big summer blockbuster of 2010, and while it fits into 90% of the blockbuster mold, [...]