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"
On my journey through the back catalogue of the best of 2000AD, The VC’s are an excellent example of why 2000AD was such a game changer in it’s early years. Created by legend Gerry Finley-Day, who had an uncanny ability to craft a believable structure to even the most outlandish narrative device. The VC’s tells […]Read more "“You are Hit, You are Dead” – The VC’s"
Appearing in the second issue of the Galaxies greatest comic. Judge Dredd was far from your typical Sci-Fi hero. He was a walking judge, jury and executioner in a crazy, despotic society. Dredd was fleshed out on the comic book pages of this illustrious magazine by the minds of Pat Mills and John Wagner and […]Read more "The Judge Dredd Game that Never Was.."
As a young lad growing up I had two 8-bit computers, my first was my beloved Amstrad CPC 464+ and the second was the ZX Spectrum. The ZX Spectrum was cheaper and more of my friends had that machine, so it was easier to swap tapes (long before cartridges were a thing). The 8-bit era […]Read more "2000AD’s Foray into 8 – Bit Gaming"