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"
Wolfenstein is one of the most venerable names in the computer (video) game industry, it’s sometimes labelled as the grandfather of all first person shooter game genres, and alongside the Doom label, has perhaps seen more attempts at reboots than others. Despite a few lackluster attempts, ID software brought the franchise back in 2014’s memorable […]Read more "Wolfenstein Vol 1: Descent into Madness"
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"
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"