Hammer and Sickle House of Horror

Octobriana Hammer by John R. Short and Andrew Richmond Octobriana is a concept that I have been vaguely aware of for a while. A cheesecake she-dragon who is a kind of communist Vampirella. There is an interesting two page history of the character included in the book. She is a samizdat superheroine, supposedly smuggled from underground groups in the former Soviet Union who were presumably … Continue reading Hammer and Sickle House of Horror

Daredevils and Brawlers

Brawler from Time Bomb Comics The introduction to Brawler describes it as being inspired by a childhood encounter with Warrior – the legendary Quality anthology comic which introduced Marvelman, V for Vendetta and many more. So obviously a blog called Daredevils and Warriors, named for the two great episodic comics of the era could not resist such an offering. Warrior offered a few pages per … Continue reading Daredevils and Brawlers

Work and Progress

This Woman’s Work by Julie Delporte It was a beautiful Sunday and I traveled to town to raid the annual gargantuan Christian Aid book sale in one of Edinburgh’s magnificent churches. But turns out that churches are doing other things on a Sunday and they had turned the money changers and change-from-a-fiver givers from the temple. So instead to Stockbridge for the unbearably crowded food … Continue reading Work and Progress

We Want Only the Earth

If you remove the English army tomorrow and hoist the green flag over Dublin Castle, unless you set about the organization of the Socialist Republic your efforts would be in vain. England would still rule you. She would rule you through her capitalists, through her landlords, through her financiers, through the whole array of commercial and individualist institutions she has planted in this country and … Continue reading We Want Only the Earth