Sherlock Holmes: Gods of War cover

Book Review: Sherlock Holmes Gods Of War


Written by James Lovegrove Sherlock Holmes Gods Of War finds Doctor Watson writing this story in 1923 about events in September 1913: Holmes has been retired for 10 years in the village of East Dean in Sussex, looking after bees and writing monographs (Mycroft has died by this point, from a ruptured stomach ulcer). Holmes is just shy of his…

Read More »
God Is Dead Vol. 1 cover

Comic Book Review: God Is Dead Volume One


God Is Dead #1–6 Created by Jonathan Hickman Written by Jonathan Hickman and Mike Costa Art by Di Amorim Colours by Juanmar Letters by Kurt Hathaway Published by Avatar Press In April and May 2015, a range of disasters strike around the global: a volcanic eruption, a massive temperature drop, massive rainfall, incredible sandstorms, a huge seismic event. The death…

Read More »
Death Sentence collection cover

Comic Book Review: Death Sentence Vol. 1


Death Sentence #1–6 Script and covers by Montynero Art and colours by Mike Dowling Letters by Comicraft’s Jimmy Betancourt Edited by Andrew James Published by Titan Comics One of the delights about being given comic books to review is discovering something really good by creators whose work I’ve never seen. Death Sentence is a perfect example: I didn’t know who…

Read More »
Dragons Riders Of Berk: Dragon Down

Comic Book Review – Dragons: Riders Of Berk Volume One Dragon Down


Script: Simon Furman Pencils: Iwan Nazif Inks: Iwan Nazif (with Bambos Georgiou) Colours: Nestor Pereyra & Digikore Letters: David Manley-Leach Publishers: Titan Comics [Apologies for the absence in posting: I’ve been moving house, which I think it’s a legitimate excuse. At least it means that this connects this review with the arrival of How To Train Your Dragon 2 in…

Read More »
Hot Lead Cold Iron cover

Book Review: Hot Lead, Cold Iron


Written by Ari Marmell Published by Titan Books This is the first story in a new series of urban fantasy about Mick Oberon; we first meet him getting beaten up by the hired muscle of a crooked committeeman of Chicago’s 34th Ward. Fortunately, it doesn’t matter too much because he heals fast and he has a wand: a Luchitaine &…

Read More »
India Black cover

Book Review: India Black


The first Madam of Espionage mystery, written by Carol K Carr Published by Titan Books Carol Carr is a former lawyer who decided to indulge her passion for history into writing, which led to this book. You know where you are from the preface: ‘My name is India Black. I am a whore.’ It is 1876. India Black runs a…

Read More »