Like many of my generation, I first encountered Batman in the brilliant, campy and friendly 1966 TV show. Headlined by the talents of Burt Ward and Adam West, I would have watched this with my father on a Saturday morning while I ate my breakfast. On reading through this title, I was immediately transported to […]Read more "Batman ’66: The Lost Episode"
Influenced by Paul WS Anderson’s interesting but highly flawed AVP film, this comic narrative is focused on a group of survivors on a hostile planet. They have made it their home for the past eight months with hope of rescue, but as one character remarks, that happy event should have happened six months ago. As […]Read more "Alien Vs Predator : Civilised Beasts"
I have grown to absolutely adore Titan Comics contribution to the ongoing narrative of Doctor Who. This is an ‘event’ story which ties together their main ranges in its four ongoing lines featuring the 9th Doctor to the 12th incarnation of our favourite Time Lord. It’s awash with powerful ‘timey wimey’ continuity based narratives which […]Read more "Doctor Who : Supremacy of the Cybermen"
This was a book I was not expecting to like, before opening it, I assumed it was just going to be a series of comic book covers. Covers have never really attracted me to a comic, I’ve always flicked through the pages to get a feel for the story. As regular readers know, narrative is […]Read more "The Art of Judge Dredd – 35 years of Covers"
It’s often quoted that Alan Moore wrote to ‘make comics grow up’. While it’s true that most of his series, such as Swamp Thing were aimed at mainstream mature audiences. He’s also written stories featuring the conventional capes and spandex brigade. He’s a writer who can craft deep nuances and surprisingly powerful narratives featuring the […]Read more "The DC Universe of Alan Moore"
If you are a new Doctor Who comics reader, this is, I humbly submit, the best jumping off point to start your obsession with the fantastic litany of Doctor Who comics by Titan. Leaping off the screen and into the pages of a beautifully drawn, dynamically coloured imaginative story. We see one of the favourite […]Read more "The Fourth Doctor Comics : The Gaze of the Medusa"
I absolutely adore Sylvester McCoy’s portrayal as The Doctor. He was never going to be an action figure like Jon Pertwee or contain the fresh faced youthful exuberance of Peter Davison. But as a mysterious and unknowable magician type figure, his unknowable and ancient Timelord persona, gelled with the upturn in the quality of the […]Read more "Doctor Who : Operation Volcano #1"