This is an issue that has been raised on my facebook wall, it’s important, it’s not an issue which is an easy one to either write about or cover. Firstly, I am not a person of colour, I am a very pale Irish man – the reason I am writing about this is because I […]Read more "Portrayal of People of Colour in Comic Books"
I’ve briefly covered Action, the infamous and well loved comic which was created with a unique vision for it’s young UK readers in the 1970’s – namely to address the issues and to represent the popular culture emerging in Britain at the time. Action had a unique voice and although I wasn’t born when it […]Read more "Blackjack: An Action Comic Spotlight"
Having been sick for over a week and being placed in Hospital I took the opportunity to read through Grant Morrison’s entire Batman Run. These can be purchased as a three volume affair (links below on where to find them) and the experience could be summed us as the most captivating but at times confusing […]Read more "Grant Morrison’s Complete Batman Run"
These next series of posts are going to be a slight departure for me, I’m well known for my reviews in the comic book genre and my interviews with the various alumni regarding them, but there’s a book which weaves such a fascinating, true narrative of an intensely courageous woman and I want to share […]Read more "Babylon Confidential : Claudia Christian’s Triumph"
Since I have started reviewing comic books, one name keeps coming up – Action. It was devised by Pat Mills and published by IPC between the years of 1976-1977 and now thanks to a dedicated comic book collector friend – I have, on loan, a copy of issue #1. It’s reputation precedes it, banned, due […]Read more "Action Comics #1 – A Comic of the Streets"
There are moments I worry about the portrayal of the character of Judge Dredd, to many he’s seen as a hero, someone to be praised and lauded. But at the heart of the Dredd stories should always be a reminder that he is a fascist in a totalitarian state. Dredd becomes ‘heroic’ when viewed in […]Read more "A Letter To Judge Dredd"
It’s the eve of Remembrance Sunday and it’s a day when most nations stop for a moment, pause and reflect on the horrors of war and remember the dead. There were many comic strips with narratives fashioned around the two World Wars, most of them portraying gung ho heroes, the context always patriotic and the […]Read more "Charlies War : The Somme"