Man and Superman

Whatever Happened to the Archetype? Story by Stu Perrins art by Ron Gravelle An alien refugee from a distant planet finds himself imbued with amazing powers on Earth. Donning a colourful costume and a magnificent cape he uses his powers to fight evil. When not on crime fighting duties he hides behind a mild mannered secret identity. A familiar story and a character type that … Continue reading Man and Superman

Bled Dry

Camp VA07 issue 1.  Writer – James McCulloch, Art – Jonathan Scott, Letters – Rob Jones Comics face a crisis, hell society faces a crisis, so why should comics be left out? No comics have been printed by the ‘big two’ since we entered the coronaverse. Local comics shops have been shut. Free Comics Day became No Comics Day. At a time like this the … Continue reading Bled Dry

Down and Out in Surrey and Chelsea

Cassandra Darke by Posy Simmonds And there I was, late in life, nursing plans for death and had barely lived, it seemed. Cassandra This week the Comedy Women in Print award for 2020 announced its longlist of nominees with a graphic novel category appearing for the first time. The list could easily double as a shopping list and I may be skipping over to Page … Continue reading Down and Out in Surrey and Chelsea

Days of the Black Dog

Barking by Lucy Sullivan Everyone forgets, once you’re dead…you’re an innocent, no matter how crap a human you might have been. Lucy Sullivan’s graphic novel Barking had a fittingly difficult birth. Published through the Unbound crowd-funding website it faced problems when the initial print run was not up to scratch. Lucy did the difficult but right thing, she had the book reprinted so that it … Continue reading Days of the Black Dog

Home to Roost

Turkey Grove Farms Markosia Comics Writer – William Bienz Art – J.C Grande Colors – Jose David Ocampo / Cover Colors – V. Shane Letters – Adam O. Pruett When Comixology decided to up prices by 66%, just as we were all locked in our houses for an undetermined time I and many others vowed to go elsewhere for our digital comics fix. One great … Continue reading Home to Roost

Legends of the Forgotten God-Ape

The Seven Sagas of Silverbeard from Pete Taylor with Mark Hughes published by Catfood Comics If you are a lover of the truly great ages of comics then you will know the name Silverbeard. From the four color epics of the sixties, zipatone mythology crackling with energy to the bronze age with its explosive action. The great god-ape was an omnipresent part of the scene … Continue reading Legends of the Forgotten God-Ape

Reefers and Riffs

Chip McFitz – Joint Fever by Matt Greaves Reefer Madness hits the comic stands. We have had some hard hitting drugs stories in comics. Denny O’Neill and Neil Adams made Green Arrows ward Speedy a junkie in the famous ‘Snowbirds Don’t Fly’ issue. Poor Karen Page also started chasing the dragon in Daredevil (it didn’t get much better for Karen unfortunately.) A more pleasant time … Continue reading Reefers and Riffs