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

Once Upon A Time in the East

Gamayun Tales 1 – An Anthology of Modern Russian Folk Tales by Alexander Utkin. Published by NoBrow Press. “In the Murom district Kostroma was represented by a straw figure dressed in woman’s clothes and flowers. This was laid in a trough and carried with songs to the bank of a lake or river. Here the crowd divided into two sides, of which the one attacked … Continue reading Once Upon A Time in the East

Charismatic Animals

Woodland Creatures: Wild Souls Volume One by Cristina Roswell, Fali Ruiz-Dávila, Tomás Aira Experts think that we should reintroduce the wolf to the more remote parts of Scotland. The deer are out of control, are destroying the trees and generally causing chaos to the ecosystem. A pack of our lupine friends ranging across the highland landscape would cut down on deer numbers and help save the … Continue reading Charismatic Animals

The Wolf Comes out of the Woods

Vanguard Book Three – Dan Butcher Defeat is a state of mind. No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality. The British superhero team. I love them, I especially love small press and indy versions and they continue to bring energy and invention to the genre. Vanguard is a long-running webcomic by Dan Butcher that has also been successfully collected … Continue reading The Wolf Comes out of the Woods

History Reclaimed

La Voz de M.A.Y.O.: Tata Rambo Writer Henry Barajas, Artist J. Gonzo, Letters Bernardo Brice, Editor Claire Napier Henry Barajas in La Voz de M.A.Y.O.: Tata Rambo has set out with great ambition to bring focus to a little-remembered part of recent American history. He has also brought to light the role of his great-grandfather – Ramon Jarigue –  and the highly effective grassroots campaigning … Continue reading History Reclaimed

Black and White and read all over

Penguins are important. What would Batman be without the Penguin? What would orca’s eat? Hell, there is a penguin in Edinburgh Zoo that is an officer in the Norwegian army. This is true by the way. In the world of comics the Penned Guin by Alan Henderson is the essential reference point for our Antarctic pals. You can get your hands on the collected 2019 … Continue reading Black and White and read all over