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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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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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Marvel diversity

What’s Wrong With Diversity In Comics?


The headline for this post is supposed to cover both meanings, i.e. ‘What is wrong with having diversity in comics that people complain about it?’ and ‘What’s wrong with the diversity in comics that the books are getting cancelled?’, which probably doesn’t come across in text. I am Over-Explaining Man. The two reasons for this are the lovely Christmas present…

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Book Review: Obsessed With Marvel


Written by Peter Sanderson and Marc Sumerak Published by Titan Books Full disclaimer: I haven’t read all 2,500 questions in Obsessed With Marvel. I believe in honesty on this blog. However, with that out of the way, I did read the book, as I hope to prove with this review. The book is split into nine sections: Fantastic Four, Spider-Man,…

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How Comics Work

Book Review: How Comics Work


By Dave Gibbons and Tim Pilcher Comic books are sufficiently large and popular that there are many books about making comic books. Therefore, to stand out from this crowd, a new book needs something different and this one has that: Dave Gibbons has worked successfully in comic books for over 40 years, is the first UK Comics Laureate, and, oh…

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Comic Book Box With Comics

Contemplating My Comic Book Collection


I’ve been contemplating my comic book collection, and the reason for collecting and having a collection and what it means to have approximately 9,000 comic books and trade paperbacks in a small house when the future is here and cloud-based comic books are the thing (the recent massive Marvel sale of Kindle editions of collections is surely an indicator of…

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Free Comic Book Day 2017 In London


I’m very lucky to live in London in general, but particularly on Free Comic Book Day: in the centre of town, three shops in very close proximity were all participating. What’s interesting to me is that I think that each shop represents different aspects of the comic book audience, so I thought I’d share my experience of the day and…

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