3P Reviews, Hellboy/B.P.R.D.

Fun in Jolly Old England – Hellboy, Book Three

Hoo boy, this is going to be a long one. I should be up front and admit that I'm not going to get around to all of it. This book is massive, and it's dense on top of that. I'd be here all week if I tried to address every moment I felt deserved attention,… Continue reading Fun in Jolly Old England – Hellboy, Book Three

3P Reviews, The Umbrella Academy

Corn and Swedes – The Umbrella Academy, Season Two, Episode Three

Continuing our foray into The Umbrella Academy's wonton chaos, Episode Three starts to bring two major subplots to a culmination but ends up prompting more questions than it answers. As an early entry into the season, that's not necessarily a problem, but the season is solidifying in form, and as we get to the midpoint,… Continue reading Corn and Swedes – The Umbrella Academy, Season Two, Episode Three

3P Reviews, Graphic Novels and Comics, The Umbrella Academy

This Fish, I Like Him – The Umbrella Academy, Season Two, Episode Two

Guess who figured out how to auto-trace bitmap images? I definitely didn't work that out after completing 75% of the drawings for this review, that's for sure... We continue our reviews of season two of The Umbrella Academy, hopefully with greater velocity from now on, as things start to escalate. The kids are moving closer… Continue reading This Fish, I Like Him – The Umbrella Academy, Season Two, Episode Two

Graphic Novels and Comics, Hellboy/B.P.R.D.

Greater Depths – Hellboy, Book Two

Sometimes you need to shake things up a bit and turn your monster-of-the-week serial into Moby Dick and get your main character lost at sea for several years to vividly hallucinate and find himself. It happens. Hellboy Omnibus Volume Two takes an unexpected twist as the titular character continues to run into reminders of his… Continue reading Greater Depths – Hellboy, Book Two

3P Reviews, The Umbrella Academy

The Milkman Cometh – The Umbrella Academy, Season Two, Episode One

Dallas? The Kennedy assassination? 1960s faux-idyllic pastels and warm colors? Secret societies? A bizarre cult? Psychics? Conspiracies? The end of the world as we know it? Milk? Why yes, that please. All of it. I want. (Look, you can't fault me for having a type.) As it turns out, the milkman is less important than… Continue reading The Milkman Cometh – The Umbrella Academy, Season Two, Episode One

3P Reviews, Superheroes

“It’s Hip, It’s Wow, It’s Now, And How!” – Spider-Man 3

Now I know what you're thinking: Hat, what are you doing? Why would you review Spider-Man 3 without having reviewed the first two Spider-Man films? It's not even new, it came out in 2007. It's the bad one. Where's our Umbrella Academy review? And yes, of course all of those are very valid points. (The… Continue reading “It’s Hip, It’s Wow, It’s Now, And How!” – Spider-Man 3

3P Reviews, Graphic Novels and Comics, Hellboy/B.P.R.D.

I’ll Meet You at the Crossroads – Hellboy, Book One

I have a fondness for monsters — the fanged, scaled, hairy, be-tentacled sort. They make our world a more interesting place, give us some respite from the darker things out there that aren’t as up front about what they really are. You know what to expect from a scary-looking monster. And when they prove you… Continue reading I’ll Meet You at the Crossroads – Hellboy, Book One

3P Reviews, Fantasy Series

The Cost of Violence – Children of Blood and Bone

About a month or two back, I was shopping for groceries at my local supermarket when I passed in front of the small book stand they have at the back of the store, then paused when I noticed Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone nestled amongst the John Grisham and Robert Pattinson reprints. I… Continue reading The Cost of Violence – Children of Blood and Bone

3P Reviews

Break the Engine – Snowpiercer

Dystopian science fiction has an uncanny ability to come up with entertaining concepts that can contain far more narrative space than they ought to have. Such is the case with Snowpiercer, a 2013 film that I remember touted as a bit of an indie production by Bong Joon-ho that few in the U.S. saw when… Continue reading Break the Engine – Snowpiercer

Anime and Manga, Fullmetal Alchemist

3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Fourteen (Episode Sixty-Four)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Season Five Episode Fourteen: Journey's End - *** Spoilers: Yes. Audience Assumptions: None Part One: Pictures of a Cast We get a few different jumps forward in time to establish where the characters have ended up, the first two months, then two years, then presumably many more years in the future. because this… Continue reading 3P Reviews: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Season Five, Episode Fourteen (Episode Sixty-Four)