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July 20, 2018

Doom Patrol #11 (Review)

Doom Patrol #11 DC Comics, June 2018 Writer: Gerard Way In his first, excellent title The Umbrella Academy, writer Gerard Way pays homage to Scottish writer Grant Morrison by naming a fictional park and site of a showdown after Mr Morrison. This title seems to be an extension of that adoration of Mr Morrison’s quirky

Historical

Manifest Destiny Volumes 5 (Mnenophobia and Chronophobia)

Manifest Destiny Volumes 5 (Mnenophobia and Chronophobia) Image Comics, Writer: Chris Dingess Once upon a time, Western-genre comic books sold well to an enthusiastic audience. A post-World War Two desire for a simpler, overwhelmingly white age of exploration, colonisation, and conquest of Native Americans manifested in motion pictures, books, radio, and comic books. The white

Franco-Belgian/Ligne Claire

The French, lovers of wine and comics

A fact which is relatively unknown in Anglophone comics industry is that after the japanese, the French are the world’s biggest consumers of graphic novels. An innovative wine maker named Romain Sou has created a concept called “BD & Vin” – bande dessinnee (“drawn strips”, or graphic novels) and wine. Our review us been negligent

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Horror

Tales from the Black Hiway Volume 1 (Review)

Tales from the Black Hiway Volume 1 Atomic Werewolf Studio / Pitch Black Comics, 2018 Writer: Rick Forgus Southern Gothic, that sweaty literary offspring of the American Gothic of Poe, Lovecraft, and Hawthorne, is a horror sub-sub genre. Southern Gothic usually invokes the swampland of Louisiana, the decay of the postbellum South, the outlandishly grotesque

Science fiction

Tokyo Ghost: Hardcover Collected Edition (Review)

Tokyo Ghost (hardcover collected edition) Image Comics, July 2017 Writer: Rick Remender Primitivism, the melange of both wistful fantasy and philosophy, is founded in the premise that a simpler life is inherently better than the complexity of modern life. It has its Anglophone origins with Matthew Arnold, an English writer who espoused through his work

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Superheroes

Tragedies and Redemptions: Batman and Catwoman Are Getting Married

American superhero comics publisher DC Comics are exploring two significant events this year: the 1000th issue of Action Comics (a comic featuring the iconic superhero, Superman), and the wedding of the equally iconic masked crime fighter Batman to one of his former enemies, Catwoman. Parallel universe versions of the characters were depicted as having done

Miscellania

The trademark dispute canna take the strain! Dr Seuss, Star Trek and Copyright Infringement in the US, Part 2

Back in 2016, we noted a dispute on foot between Dr Seuss Enterprises (DSE) and ComicMix. DSE had commenced proceedings in the District Court in San Diego, California against ComicMix for trade mark and copyright infringement and unfair competition. ComicMix had raised money for a book called Oh, The Places You’ll Boldly Go which is

Superheroes

Weapon X #18 v Weapon H #1 (Comparative Review)

Weapon X #18 v Weapon H #1 (Comparative review) Marvel Comics, July 2018 Writer: Jason Pak Reading these two comics, it is remarkable how entirely different creative outputs, measured by quality, can have the same authorial source. Both issues are written by Jason Pak, and both are published by American purveyor of superhero titles, Marvel

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