Comic Book Artist: Walter Simonson

Continuing the countdown of my top-five favourite comic book artists (after Stan Sakai and Bill Sienkiewicz), we reach Walter ‘Walt’ Simonson, the man who made Thor awesome, among many other contributions to the world of comic books. I was a big X-fan starting out in the world of superhero comic…

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Female Comic Book Creators

When I wrote about the black comic book creators whose work I’ve enjoyed, it got me thinking about the other minority creators in the comic book industry: women. Nowadays, there are a lot of women working in various areas of comic books, such that some are now big names; however,…

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Writer Top Five: Brian K Vaughan

My conversion to Brian K Vaughan fandom came about through the old-fashioned way: reading a comic book from the shelf. It’s early 2003 and I’m standing in Forbidden Planet in central London (back when it was on New Oxford Street, before it moved to its current location on Shaftesbury Avenue),…

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Comic Book Artist: Bill Sienkiewicz

This is next in the list of my favourite comic book artists, which started with Stan Sakai. The artist is different from the previous as well as the remaining people on the list: Bill Sienkiewicz, the man whose art style shook the mainstream comic book industry and showed what could…

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1986 As A Pivotal Year For Comic Books

It started as a bit of an in-joke with my partner: I would on occasion talk about various comic book topics; when I started on another a while later, the only thing she could remember was the year ‘1986’ and its role in comic book history, so whenever I mentioned…

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Defining Superheroes

When I reviewed The Old Guard film, I read some reviews to see what other people thought of the movie. What surprised me was seeing more than once the phrase ‘superhero movie’ to describe The Old Guard. WTF? How is The Old Guard a superhero movie? Did people come to…

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Notes On A Game: Lego Marvel Super Heroes

There’s nothing like a pandemic to make you revisit old games for comfort (and I do enjoy the Lego games) – playing Lego Marvel Super Heroes again was a palliative for a world going crazy and certain governments going crazier, so I thought I’d capture my thoughts on the game.…

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Comic Book Artist: Stan Sakai

As a fan of comic books, I am a fan of comic book art and artists, which is why I do a blog post series about the work of comic book artists I’ve enjoyed. At time of writing, I’ve talked about 18 comic book artists; however, as the pandemic continues…

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