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September 19, 2018

Australia

Why the Portrayal of Australians in Superhero Comics is So Cliched

American comic book writer Brian Michael Bendis, scripting “Uncanny X-Men” (volume 3, #3) in 2013 for US comic book publisher Marvel Comics, allows one of his creations, an Australian super powered mutant named Tempus, to have a flashback to school. Tempus is a young woman from the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. The character is

The Five #1: The Birth of 21st Century Archetypes

The Five #1 (review) ( Mysteria Maxima Media, April 2016) Writer: Laith Tierney An independent publication from Australia, issue one of “The Five” explores the creation of a modern Illuminati. Members of this secret society are a pantheon of sorts: a god of international money markets, a god of global fame, a goddess of pornography,

The Fifth Guest is an Unknown

“Storm” (review) Writer: Tim Minchin Orion Books, 2014 Review by DG Stewart, 15 March 2017 Los Angeles-based comedian, writer, actor, and musical polymath Tim Minchin has been very prominent this year, particularly in the press in Mr Minchin’s home country of Australia. Mr Minchin has recently released a very acerbic song. The song sharply and

Gestalt Comics and Comicoz: Developments in the Australian Comic Book Scene

“Many Australian comics released on newsagent stands over the past twenty to thirty years have folded after only a few issues. So, it is with some residual anxiety that these words are penned about seven weeks before the release of the First Issue of Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi! Until those sales figures come