Welcome My Friends, to the Show That Never Ends

Walt and Skeezix panel 1

Walt and Skeezix is an absolute joy of a book. A project of publishers Drawn and Quarterly and Chris Ware (Jimmy Corrigan), the idea is to put the complete Gasoline Alley strip, from its very beginnings onwards, back into print and restore this forgotten masterpiece to the reading world. Creator Frank O. King started the […]

Buttons, Bangles and Bows

Ghost in the Shell panel 1

Whilst looking through the site with a colleague from my place of work, I went onto BOTW and started going through some of the reviews. Now I didn’t tell my co-worker that I was the one who wrote the reviews but his remark was succinct: “What are they doing, reviewing or writing the books?” My […]

Do The Batusi

Bat-Man panel 1

It’s been nearly twenty years since Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli gave the Bat-Man a new, grim and gritty origin. Everyone knew the original. Parents shot down in front of him at an early age, vows revenge, trains body and mind, ponders how to go about it, criminals are a cowardly and superstitious lot, bat […]

Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

Avengers Disassembled panel 1

Returning to the last review and Avengers Disassembled, I’ve now read the full graphic, instead of it being a monthly piecemeal, and come to the conclusion that this is one of the finest pieces of story-telling in comics today. It’s an exciting, full of blood and thunder, well-paced tale with fine art and mood setting […]