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Various Vertigo comic books

Recollections of Vertigo Comics

It was sad but not completely surprising news that DC Comics would be shuttering its Vertigo imprint last year. With the official closing this year, the comic book industry lost an imprint that changed the way comic books were made and appreciated by the rest of the world and paved the way for the creator-owned explosion. I thought I’d belatedly…

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RBdigital Library screenshot

RBdigital Library Comic Book Selection

In talking about my experiences with physical libraries, I made a dismissive remark about the limited selection of comic books available to read in the digital library offering from various London boroughs. The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown has prevented access to real-world libraries, so what better time to examine the available selection of comic books to read on your tablet/laptop/desktop from…

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Covers of comic books by Black creators

Black Comic Book Creators

This blog is not political, but the current state of the world means that talking about the entertainments I consume without mentioning it would seem ridiculous. Black Lives Matter. It’s that simple. Racism against people of colour and Black people in particular is wrong. The White Supremacist-in-Chief who currently leads the US and got to power through stoking racism is…

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Comic Books and me 2019

Comic Books And Me 2019

Technically, this is still a comic book blog – that’s how it started out, all those years ago, and although the blog has wandered into other areas of my pop-culture consumption (films, comedy, books, etc.), writing about comic books and comic book-related things is the still the primary driving force behind the continued existence of this blog. However, despite my…

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My top five 2000 AD characters

My Top Five 2000 AD Characters

I’m not sure if it’s a law or anything but it’s a rule of thumb: if you read comics and you’re British, then you read 2000 AD at some point in your comic-book reading life. For some, it’s a lifelong connection; for others, it’s a phase but it’s a phase that sticks with you, and the characters that you read during…

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Avengers Comic Books Are Boring But The Films Are Great

Heresy: Avengers Comic Books Were Boring

I have recently posted my thoughts on Avengers: Infinity War and about my enjoyment of Kurt Busiek’s writing, and it got me thinking about something I find incongruous about the MCU from the perspective of a long-term comic book fan: I have always found The Avengers a really boring book. I bought Busiek’s run on The Avengers, after Heroes Reborn,…

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