A look back at Vertigo This week DC announced the end of the Vertigo line. Vertigo was a clear attempt by DC to create a line of comics which were not aimed at children but at young adults and older. Vertigo came along at just the right time for me. From The Daredevils and Warrior it was an easy leap to follow British Invasion creators … Continue reading Fear of Heights
Cover of the Week – Deadline issue 5 March 1989. Wired World by Philip Bond This week marks 30 years since the first issue of Deadline was released. Deadline was hugely important for British comics and marked something new. Its most obvious predecessor was Warrior which had shown that a British anthology style monthly featuring new work aimed at a ‘mature’ market, could be a … Continue reading Happy Birthday Deadline!
The first Marvel comic I ever read was a Steve Ditko Machine Man. He and Jack Kirby defined comics and had a huge impact on world culture, far beyond anything even they could imagine. He was a reclusive figure, an eccentric but he is still around all of us right now. Continue reading Steve Ditko
We have starting points. Sometimes we have restarting points. Sometimes we are reborn. Continue reading “A Rag, A Bone, A Hank of Hair”