There’s one game that I play every Halloween Season, I know I’m not alone in this – Castlevania on the NES captivates me at this time of year, becoming a Belmont, a family of whip wielding monster hunters on an endless quest through Dracula’s Castle, the music, the tribute to classic Horror movies and the […]Read more "Master of Darkness : A Halloween Special"
I’ve been a fan of Level 8 Comics and it’s writers and artists like Jon Laight and Grant Richards, having been particularly blown away by Brethren Born – a completely unique take on the Superhero genre, breathing fresh life into a stale, over populated market. Jon had been talking to me for a while about […]Read more "Late Knights : Bringing Children back to Literacy"
Carlos Ezquerra – one of the biggest and boldest artists in the comic book genre, a mention of his name brings out strong images of Gun Fights, Sci Fi Vistas – panoramic and dynamic, detailed close up action shots, stern heroes and gruesome villains. He’s been described as one of the most cinematic artists in […]Read more "Colour like Carlos: Becoming an Art Droid"
No poncing around here, with the undead horde speaking with melodious accents in long monologues about how dreadful it is to be immortal and alone. Anne Rice is definitely banished from this Vampire story – set in a town in Alaska which is buried under a dark sky for a month every year, a series […]Read more "Halloween Special: 30 Days of Night"
2000AD is a venerable, trail blazing UK comic anthology magazine which has stayed consistent in it’s quality throughout it’s 40 year history. During the 90’s era there is an assertion that the quality of the scripts dropped slightly, but there were many memorable characters and plots which still kept fans interested. The current publishers Rebellion […]Read more "2000AD: The Fortieth Birthday Special"
Misty was a comic book series filled with stories of mystery, suspense and light horror, it was targeted at the young female market, which was severely lacking (and still is today!). It’s narratives were driven from a character based style which built a relationship between the cast of the story and the reader, making the […]Read more "The Sentinels : A Misty Story"
There’s not many movie/game tie in’s that I would rave about, but I fell deeply in love with the Terminator game on the Mega CD, with it’s rich visuals, responsive controls, expansion on the film franchise and it’s rock soundtrack. This Sega CD game holds a special place in the history of the Terminator films […]Read more "The Terminator – A Mega CD Masterpiece"