Graphic Novel Review: Batman: Arkham Asylum – A Serious House on Serious Earth
Today Kim is bringing you a video review of the graphic novel Batman: Arkham Asylum – A Serious House on Serious Earth by Grant Morrison and illustrated by Dave McKean.
Batman: Arkham Asylum – A Serious House on Serious Earth
Series: Batman: One-Shots
Author: Grant Morrison
Illustrator: Dave McKean
First Published: January 1, 1989
Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 5 stars
Graphic Novel Description:
In this groundbreaking, painted graphic novel, the inmates of Arkham Asylum have taken over Gotham’s detention center for the criminally insane on April Fools’ Day, demanding Batman in exchange for their hostages. Accepting their demented challenge, Batman is forced to live and endure the personal hells of the Joker, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Two-Face, and many other sworn enemies in order to save the innocents and retake the prison. During his run through this absurd gauntlet, the Dark Knight’s own sanity is placed in jeopardy.
Kim’s Video Review:
Today is Star Trek Day! We Bring You a Video Review of Shatner’s Memoir “Memories”
Kim told me that today is Star Trek Day! I had to be honest that I had to look up what exactly that was. So you are also most likely asking, “What is Star Trek Day?”
Answer: On September 8th, CBS All Access is holding an all-day streaming event to commemorate the 54th anniversary of the premiere of the original Star Trek television show. https://www.startrek.com
So today is the perfect day for Kim’s video review of William Shatner’s memoir Memories:
Author: William Shatner
Published: April 21, 2009
Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 4 stars
A living pop culture legend and one of American film and television’s most enduring stars, William Shatner will forever be associated with the role of James T. Kirk, captain of the starship Enterprise. Star Trek Memories is Shatner’s classic behind-the-scenes look at the legendary series that continues to put forth movies, books, and series spin-offs decades after the last episode aired. A television phenomenon that suffered from shaky ratings from its first broadcast in 1966 through its entire run, Star Trek nevertheless exploded into a worldwide, billion-dollar industry. Avid Trekkers who were onboard at the launch, as well as fans of the later Trek incarnations, will be delighted with this eye-opening, eminently fascinating “captain’s log” from James Kirk himself.
Kim’s Video Review:
Sunday Series VIDEO Review: Star Trek: Day of Honor
Today Kim is bringing you a Sunday Series VIDEO review of the Star Trek: Day of Honor series. This series has multiple authors who wrote the novels.
Books in the Series:
Her Klingon Soul
Author: Diane Carey
To true Klingon warriors, no occasion is more sacred than the Day of Honor, when they pay homage to all that makes them
Klingon. But honor demands its price….
Worf finds his honor tested when he goes undercover to infiltrate a planetary criminal network. How can he root out the corruption on Sindikash without resorting to deceit and treachery himself?
Worf’s dilemma is shared by his son Alexander, who searches for the true meaning of honor in his own human heritage. Along with his son, Worf must confront deadly danger — and the inner struggles of his Klingon soul.
Author: L.A. Graf
All Klingons revere the Day of Honor, their most sacred holiday, but the true nature of honor can be a matter worth fighting over… Dispatched on a secret mission to investigate the raids, Commander Worf of Deep Space Nine and the crew of the Defiant find themselves trapped on a an alien world threatened by global cataclysm– trapped along with Klingons who were exiled to this world for their loyalty to Worf’s dishonored family.
Worf must find a way to save the Klingons whose honor bade them to keep their pledges to the House of Mogh despite the orders of the Emperor, and to prevent a bloody massacre that will forever stain the honor of the Klingon Empire.
Her Klingon Soul
Author: Michael Jan Friendman
Even light-years from the Klingon Empire, the Day of Honor remains an occasion of great importance. And sometimes honor is found in the most unexpected places… B’Elanna Torres has never cared for the Day of Honor. Ashamed of her Klingon heritage, she regards the holiday as an unwanted reminder of all she has struggled to repress. Besides, something awful always seems to happen to her then. Her bad luck seems to be running true to form when she and Harry Kim are captured by alien slavers. Imprisoned by the enigmatic Risatti, force to mine for deadly radioactive ore, Torres will need all of her strength and cunning to survive — and her honor as well.
Dean Wesley Smith
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The Day of Honor is celebrated throughout the Klingon Empire. But every tradition had to being somewhere…
Signi Beta is an M-class planet ideal for farming. The Federation wants Signi Beta, but the Klingon Empire has the stronger claim. Captain Kirk hates to lose the planet, especially to his old adversary, Commander Kor. Their mutual antagonism turns into an uneasy alliance, however, when yet another alien fleet attacks both the Klingons and the “U.S.S. Enterprise.” Now Kirk and Kor must rely on each other’s honor — or none of them may survive to wage their war again.
Kim’s Ratings of the Series:
Ancient Blood: 4 stars
Armageddon Sky: 4 stars
Her Klingon Soul: 5 stars
Treaty’s Law: 5 stars
Kim’s review on the Day of Honor series: