This week sees the latest in the series of pandemic episodes for The Walking Dead, and this is the one that perhaps demonstrates the limitations enforced on the show by a global pandemic in which close contact is generally considered a bad idea.Read More The Walking Dead – ‘Diverged’ Review
The reaction to the recent adaptation of The Stand has been mixed. On one hand, I understand the critics who said they found the show uneven, in terms of both tone and performances. But on the other, as a huge fan of the show, I’m left to wonder; what did anyone expect?
The show is bizarre and awkward at times, but so was the book. As an adaptation of one of the weirdest books of all time, The Stand does a damn good job capturing that “Stephen King feeling” that so many other adaptations fail at.Read More The Stand (2020) Review
Marvel’s first family take a quick break together to the Grand Canyon. But on the way, Reed wants to stop to investigate a strange occurrence at a nearby meteor crater. From there, things get extremely for the FF in this body-horror one shot.Read More One Shot – Fantastic Four: Road Trip
Grant Morrison’s run on Animal Man (from 1988 to 1990) is probably the best comic you’ve never read, or most likely even heard of.Read More Breaking the Fourth Wall – ‘Animal Man’ by Grant Morrison
In the latter half of the 1980’s, it became clear that comics weren’t just for kids. Thanks in huge part to the extraordinary mainstream success of Alan Moore’s Watchmen, publishers were more aware than ever of the vast potential of comics for older readers. The big two both had their own homes for these more mature comics, Epic at Marvel and DC’s Vertigo.
But there was another imprint that no one seems to know about. From Marvel’s ill-fated UK branch, came Marvel Frontier Comics.Read More Marvel Frontier Comics – Marvel’s Forgotten Foray into Mature Comics
In an attempt to get the struggling comicbook industry back on its feet, Negan Lives! is a call to get people back into stores and buying comics.
And it’s a fun one-shot in its own right, filling in some of gaps left after The Walking Dead’s final issue and setting up possible adventures in the future.Read More Quick Review – ‘Negan Lives!’ by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard
Seven Soldiers is a comic book event like no other, in which a bunch of reluctant c-list heroes all come together to stop an extraterrestrial crisis.
Except they never meet. In fact, they don’t even know the others exist or that they’re part of a superhero team. It’s Morrison at his most…Morrisonian.Read More What I’m Reading – ‘Seven Soldiers of Victory’ by Grant Morrison
In this six-issue story, things catch up with John Constantine. And it’s not demons, monsters, or any of the usual madness. It’s something far more human. And inescapable.Read More What I’m Reading – ‘Hellblazer: Dangerous Habits’ by Garth Ennis
Bruce Wayne wakes up in Arkham Asylum. Young. Sane.
And…he was never Batman.
That’s the set-up, at least. Though it doesn’t take long for the comic to diverge from that great hook – for better or worse.Read More What I’m Reading – ‘Batman: Last Knight On Earth’ by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
Perhaps not the most well-known hero in the DC Comics back catalogue, Mister Miracle (AKA Scott Free) is having a tough time of things at the moment.
Tom King and Mitch Gerads’ Eisner Award-winning ‘Mister Miracle’ is a realistic look at mental illness and emptiness, all set against the backdrop of Jack Kirby’s wacky Forth World.Read More What I’m Reading – ‘Mister Miracle’ by Tom King and Mitch Gerads