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November 18, 2019

Superheroes

Happy 80th Birthday to the Sub-Mariner

In October 1939, Marvel Comics #1 was released by American comic book publisher Timely Comics – the very first publication by Timely Comics, which eventually went on to become Marvel Comics.  The issue featured what with the benefit of hindsight was the first comic book antihero, the Sub-Mariner, also known as Namor. (There is a tedious argument that Namor was published

Fizgig #1 (review)

Writer: Calico Davies Lead Artist: David Moreno Inker: Alex Bermudez Independently published, November 2019 For the past two decades at least, the large American publishers of superhero comics have been shifting the bulk of their publications to suit a much older demographic that what we would have been part of up until the late 1980s.

Powers of X #1-3 and House of X -#1-4 (review) – a tale of civilisational evolution

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Pepe Larraz  Graphic Designer: Tom Muller Marvel Comics, August 2019-September 2019 Most of the Internet comic book community appears to be calling these titles HoX/PoX, because the two comic book series are meant to be read intertwined. We adopt the same nomenclature. HoX/PoX is a limited series published by American comic

Elk Mountain #1 (review)

Writer:Jordan Clark Artist: Vince Underwood The genre of the American superhero, perhaps, has its roots in repulsion. In the 1930s the United States was facing an ideological threat. On 20 February 1939, Madison Square Garden in New York played host to an assembly of twenty thousand Nazi sympathisers, who openly supported Adolf Hitler and the

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