Batman: Arkham Unhinged Vol 1 & 2

Batman_Arkham_Unhinged_Vol_1_1Pick up Volumes 1 and 2 of “Batman: Arkham Unhinged” and thought it worth a look. These are based on the game storyline for Arkham City (which I have yet to move onto yet) and involves all of Arkham being annexed into one giant penitentiary.

The artwork in this series is pretty good and some of the stories are better than others. I especially liked the Killer Croc origins story as I was unfamiliar with his story-line.

One thing I found tired was the interplay between Catwoman, Ivy and Harley. They (predictably) ended up at each other’s throats once a bloke (Batman) got involved and the writer could have been a bit more innovative.

51Z1UnRA0UL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Throughout the series is a vendetta between Penguin and Joker which looked as though it could get quite interesting.

I may pick up any future volumes at the library but I’m not going to knock myself out with them for the moment.

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“Where’s Wookie?”

Some good friends of mine got me this for Christmas and so me and the Boy have had a great time looking for Chewbacca in true “Where’s Wally?” style! (He loves the Wally books already)

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Although finding Chewie is the main aim for each page, there are a number of other characters to find. For example, Han Solo and the Falcon are on each page plus a selection of “classic” bounty hunters looking for Han and Chewie. Also, each particular scene has a checklist of additional things to find. For example, a Jawa with one eye, a PIT droid, R5-D4 etc.

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We did our first page this morning going through each of the characters. The Boy has a really good at spotting and remembering where different people were.

Mouse Trap!

The Boy and I love to play Mouse Trap…and by that I mean set-up the gadgets and set them running! (Did anyone ever actually play the game properly?) Although we’re missing the bath-tub (it’s in the house somewhere) and the crank is a bit loose as the clip to hold it to the board is broken, it works just fine!

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And not to forget the classic full size version we drooled over during Motormouth in the 1980s…

This reminds me, does anyone remember Ghost Castle?