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July 11, 2020

Posts by: DG Stewart

Japan cracks down on manga piracy

Japan has passed an amendment to its copyright laws that will make it illegal to specifically download manga, magazines and academic texts without authorisation. The law comes into effect on 1 January 2021. The penalties for downloading these materials without authorisation will be up to two years jail and two million yen (about AUD27,000). Also

The Wicked + The Divine: Okay (volume 9) (review)

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Jamie McKelvie Image Comics, October 2019 It has, with respect, been a bumpy ride for committed readers of The Wicked + The Divine. This highly innovative series written by Kieron Gillen and with art by Jamie McKelvie  began with the premise of a 90 year cycle of archetypes plucked from The

House of Sweets (review)

Writer: Fraser Campbell Art: Iain Laurie Cabal Comics, September 2019 This is a nasty, disturbing horror story published under the independent imprint, Cabal Comics. Written by Fraser Campbell and with art by Iain Laurie, House of Sweets deals with a brother and sister named Hans and Retha. Hans is a writer who has holed up

Fortresses of Solitude: American comic books and their readers during the Covid-19 pandemic

The Fortress of Solitude was a concept introduced into the continuity of Superman, the globally recognised superhero character owned by DC Comics, in 1958. The Fortress of Solitude is usually depicted as located in the “polar wastes” of the Arctic. The entrance to the Fortress is traditionally depicted as a giant riveted gold door featuring

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