Tag: Alice

Cheshire Crossing

Cheshire Crossing by Andy Weir; ill. Sarah Andersen (Ten Speed Press, 2019) Alice, Dorothy and Wendy brought together as troubled teens? Sounds good, but while Andersen’s illustrations are uncluttered and effective, Weir lays down a stilted, fannish, wet-dream tango, skipping about through Wonderland, Neverland and Oz and with every step diminishing their magical appeal.

Batwoman, Season 1

Batwoman, Season 1 (The CW, 2019-2020) Though the drama is predictably contrived across 21 episodes, Batwoman strikes a pleasing balance of Gotham-dark action (not overdone), character humour, and both female and lesbian empowerment. Rachel Skarsten walks an exquisitely fine line as the unhinged villain of the piece, Alice.