One of the most intelligent, innovative and moving stories to come from the Vertigo range. Punk Rock Jesus deals with the hard hitting issues of Religion and Politics. A powerful media corporate decides to bring the Second Coming forward. They clone Jesus Christ from remnants of DNA found and events unfold in a unique narrative. […]Read more "Punk Rock Jesus"
The Preacher is a powerful comic book series which asks some interesting theological questions. What if God abdicated his throne, fled from heaven and chose to live his life on Earth? What Supernatural consequences would happen if an angel and a demon fell in love and conceived a child? What would happen if a man […]Read more "The Preacher : A Retrospective"
Rawhead Rex is an often overlooked entry in Clive Barker’s vast and imaginative library. It is a title which has been translated from it’s original text format to film and comic book format. In the mid 80’s Clive Barker released a series of books that were known as ‘The Books of Blood’. A series of […]Read more "Clive Barker’s Rawhead Rex"
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"
2000AD’s ABC Warriors and Nemesis The Warlock exist in the same comic book universe, which makes the two magickal characters Deadlock and Nemesis naturally perfect for a few crossover stories. They are perhaps two of the best characters that Patrick Mills has devised, they portray his anarchic, satirical, irreverent humour and his attitude towards the […]Read more "Nemesis and Deadlock: A Magickal Partnership"
Solomon Kane, created by Robert E Howard of Conan fame, is a puritan solider who never caught on in the same manner that the Conan sagas did. Dark Horse comic editor Scott Allie adapted Solomon Kane: The Castle of the Devil from a fragment found by Howard. The narrative is set in Germany, in the mysterious […]Read more "A Puritan Warrior facing the Devil himself"
I loved the film Robocop 2, but I knew there was a better story in there somewhere, in amongst the fantastic ideas, there was just a lack of execution. Avatar comics remedied this by facilitating Frank Miller’s original script to be brought to print with some amazingly visceral illustrations. At the time of Robocop 2, […]Read more "Stand Up Please for the Real Robocop 2!"