5 Insane and Awesome Graphic Novels Every Geek Has To Read


Sorry to say this, but comic books and graphic novels are as integral and important an aspect of geek culture as video games and sci fi movies (or long-winded high fantasy books). You may call yourself a geek, but if you have not experienced these five insane and awesome graphic novels for yourself, in my […]

Valiant Comeback


This week has to be this writer’s favourite week of the month when it comes to comics shipping. Dial H for Hero, Animal Man, Earth 2, Stormwatch, Swamp Thing and World’s Finest, the cream of the DCnU. IDW continues Transformers: Regeneration One, while the second volume of Guarding the Globe hits the shelves alongside its […]

Scouring The Shelves

Bedlam #1

It is always a pleasure when a good comic leaves you with that pensive feeling; where you put down the magazine and simply retreat into one’s own thoughts. Even if they are a little nebulous and ill defined. The first issue of Bedlam from Image Comics may well still be found on the shelves, and […]

Chewing Up The Talent

There's no phone vote on this one!

When I think of Jonathan Ross, affectionately known as Wossy, I think of film reviews, pop culture interviews of no significant depth, irreverent and somewhat annoying radio shows and no shortage of controversy, certainly in the Emerald Isles. Yet here in the UK, it was a significant moment way back when he first came out […]

Amazing Prophecy

A new age for the Prophet begins

Regular readers of this column will be well aware of my conflicted opinions of Rob Liefeld early work for Image and the original cast of Extreme Studios characters. Great characters in the right hands, really good ideas that drove the plots, but some of the most terrible execution in their early days. Youngblood were indeed […]

Challenging The Status Quo

A bold new era? Hopefully a fun read at the very least.

Taking the opportunity of the Christmas period to catch upon my comics reading (and supplementing this with fanfic when I reached the bottom of the stack), I must confess that I re-read Jonathon Hickman’s Fantastic Four and FF (Future Foundation) numerous times. Although I have raved bout this particular run of the FF numerous times […]

Strange Talents

The Strange Talent Luther Strode #1

When my magpie instinct for first issues was pinged by the new release of the Strange Talent Of Luther Strode, I was not sure quite what to expect. I certainly did not anticipate shades of Flex Mentallo, one of my all-time favourite series. A series that one would think would be very hard to imitate, […]