Doctor Who has always been my first Sci Fi love and although my passion for it as a franchise has cooled significantly since the reboot with Christopher Eccleston, the classic Doctors will always have a place in my heart(s) . So it is with much rejoicing that I begin to read Paul Cornell‘s Heralds of Destruction. […]Read more "The Third Doctor Returns!: Heralds Of Destruction"
Faceache – the boy with a hundred faces (although I would argue far more!) was the Lon Chaney of British comics. Able to morph his face into any kind of grotesque feature he liked and later learned the ability to even ‘Scrunge’ his entire body into a myriad of imitated characteristics – even a dodo! […]Read more "Faceache Vol 1 :The First Hundred Scrunges"
2000AD excels at bringing grotesque, fantastical creatures to life – there’s an incredible talent with the writers and artists who bring nightmarish visions to life in bold, visceral styles. Judge Death is famous for being one of the reoccurring, key antagonists encountered by Judge Dredd and his fellow Judges in the Mega City One – […]Read more "Judge Death: The Fall of Deadworld"
2000AD has had it’s fair share of truly gritty characters and most of them can be traced as a form of homage to pop cultural icons. Harry Absalom is a grimy, sarcastic, grumpy, tough old bastard – he’s cut from the same cloth as Jack Regan from The classic UK TV series ‘The Sweeney’, uncompromising […]Read more "Absalom: Under a False Flag"
This collection appeared in the British comic Toxic in 1991, created by the team of Pat Mills and Tony Skinner, Psychokiller is an action packed Supernatural Black comedy which infuses elements of The Exorcist with The Krays and just a touch of Pat Mills’ Doctor Who days. It’s anarchic and violent but completely infused with Tony and Pat’s […]Read more "Psychokiller:The Doctor Will See You Now"
Evil filtered through the bodies of corrupted man, tendrils of dark energies masquerading as light clinging onto the well-known corporations, the governmental bodies directing them to do the bidding of ancient inter-dimensional Gods. Against these forces, a man trained by the old ways of powerful earthy witchcraft and the modern combat techniques of the territorial […]Read more "Finn: Eco Warrior, Lover, Cabbie"
Approaching Clive Barker’s work in comic format for the first time, I chose the rather intriguing title of ‘Next Testament‘ – I am a theologian after all, books and ideas regarding the divine and the supernatural in general fascinate me. This contained a somewhat unique take on all that is ‘holy’ and gives a sideways […]Read more "Clive Barkers Next Testament"