Author Archive for Liz

Logan- Liz’s Review

Just because a film is dark doesn’t make it deep; in the post-Christopher Nolan landscape of superhero films, ‘dark’ can just as easily mean ‘dreary’. Violence for the sake of violence is dull and unsatisfying; unwarranted angst comes cheap. But…

Doctor Strange- Liz’s Review

In what may have been Marvel’s most high-stakes solo film to date, ‘Doctor Strange’ has been brought to the big screen, and they’ve held nothing back. The result is spellbinding. Like that other great left field outing Guardians of the…

Suicide Squad: Liz’s ‘What If?’ Review

Like a bag of rainbow-colored candy that turns out to be mostly black jellybeans, Suicide Squad is a frustratingly mixed experience. Not simply because of the bad aftertaste, but rather because it gave you a flavour for the good stuff…

X-Men Apocalypse- Liz’s Review

First things first: credit where credit is due. Before Iron Man’s arc-reactor was a pale blue twinkle in Disney/Marvel’s eye, Fox’s X-Men franchise was paving the way for the current onslaught (ahem) of ensemble superhero films. Bryan Singer’s X-Men and X2 (out in 2000…

Captain America: Civil War- Liz’s Review

Titanic in scope and colossal in confidence, the third instalment to the Captain America trilogy is an enormous, adrenaline-packed summer blockbuster with breathtaking action-scenes and a star-studded ensemble cast that serves, for all intents and purposes, as an unofficial ‘Avengers…

Orbital attends the 2D Festival in Northern Ireland

Recently, on behalf of Orbital, I was lucky enough to attend the 2D Arts Festival, an annual event that celebrates comic book culture and sequential storytelling. I’ve always heard great things about this convention, and wondered how a family-oriented, education-based…

He said, She said- Amazing Spider-Man #698

In which Liz and Chris both have a read of the same comic and write about it. Sometimes they agree. Lots of times they don’t. This time it’s Amazing Spider-man #698. CHRIS SAID: As the maelstrom of Marvel Now swirls around…

He said, She said- Batman #14

In which Liz and Taylor both have a read of the same comic and write about it. Sometimes they agree. Lots of times they don’t. This time, it’s Batman #14. TAYLOR SAID: I should love this. Batman was my first favourite…