Writer Top Five: Kurt Busiek


The latest in my posts about the writers who have the most comics in my collection, and my favourite books of theirs, is about Kurt Busiek (pronounced BYOO-sik), the prolific and multi-award-winning writer who redefined the approach to writing superhero comic books that are about superhero comic books. I’m probably similar to many comic book fans with respect to how…

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My Comic Book Prehistory


In writing on this blog about my history with comic books, I identified a particular issue of The Uncanny X-Men as my ‘first’. This is true in the sense that it was the comic that kick-started my obsession with comic books and the world of collecting and fandom and even blogging about comic books. But it’s not true in the…

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Book Review: Anxiety Is Really Strange


Written by Steve Haines Art by Sophie Standing 230mm x 170mm, 32pp ISBN: 978-1-84819-389-5 Published by Singing Dragon   After I reviewed When Are You Going To Get A Proper Job?, the publishers offered me the opportunity to read and review this book. I was intrigued because it combines my hobby interest of comic books and my day job as…

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Kent Comics shop front

Comic Book Shop: Kent Comics


You could be forgiven for not finding Kent Comics on first walking along the High Street in Orpington, Kent – its address is 59A High Street, but you won’t see it actually on the high street along with the rest of the usual chains and charity shops. To reach Kent Comics, you have to walk down a side street off the…

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