Book of the year 2015

Graphic Novels of the Year 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens © LucasFilm/Disney Every New Year you always pray that it doesn’t get any worse than the previous one. For me, 2015 proved the non-existence of God or that He just didn’t like the virgin comic book readers that were offered up. Plus, the wife and myself must be some of … Read more

Ultimate Fantastic Four panel 1

Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

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 … Read more

Love and Rockets panel 2

Liquorice Allsorts

When Love and Rockets was a (somewhat) on-going comic I didn’t pay too much attention to the Locas section of it. Then, the magazine was usually split into two sections- Jamie Hernandez was the writer/ artist on Locas, detailing life among the Mexican community of Hoppers, South LA, whilst his brother Gilbert was writer/artist on … Read more

Life, the Universe and Everything

The soap opera is a long established tradition both in writing, on the small screen and on radio. Its serialistic style and format give writers the opportunity to introduce characters that will take them from the cradle to the grave, put them through various trials and tribulations, play with topical situations and in some rare … Read more

Shillings and Pence

Just a few quick reviews this week as after Collectormania 4 and being on holiday, I need to relax. Fagin the Jew is the latest graphic from the current Grand Master of the comic-book world, Will Eisner. Meant to be a re-telling of Oliver Twist, Eisner found himself more interested in Fagin and the story … Read more

Less is Moore

The book this week is Swamp Thing: Reunion by Alan Moore and various, published by Vertigo/CD Comics. And…….how can I say this. Well…..umm… see.In truth. They are not very good. WHAT!!!!! I hear you cry. Isn’t this THE Alan Moore? Author of such great and seminal works like V for Vendetta, Miracleman, The Ballad of … Read more

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