Category Archives: BEYOND BATMAN COMICS

12 non-Batman covers by Ed Hannigan

A few years ago, I spotlighted a handful of brilliant Batman covers drawn by Ed Hannigan, who is a master at crafting memorable images that both pull you in and encapsulate the spirit of the story inside. As I pointed … Continue reading

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COMICS CAN BE AWESOME (February)

Your monthly reminder that comics can be awesome… 2000 AD #1577 Black Science #19 Glory #28

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COMICS CAN BE AWESOME (January)

This year, each month will begin with three splash pages to remind everyone that comics can be awesome… Sabretooth Swordsman #4 The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite #1 Bloodstrike #26

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More sci-fi war comics

Another December, another Star Wars movie, another Gotham Calling post spotlighting sci-fi war comics…           To be honest, as far as the main Star Wars series is concerned, The Last Jedi may be the one that finally lost me. … Continue reading

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20 spectacular Spectre covers

Apart from having a particularly gruesome origin story, larger-than-life powers, a sadistic sense of poetic justice, and at least a couple of awesome comic runs on his portfolio, a key aspect that stands out about the Spectre is his visually … Continue reading

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Spy comics: revisiting World War I

If you read the last posts, you know that this month I’ve been discussing cool spy comics.   Historically associated with imperial rivalry and pointless carnage in the public imagination, World War I doesn’t seem to have inspired nearly as … Continue reading

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Spy comics: black ops

As you’ve probably noticed by now, this month at Gotham Calling is all about spy fiction.           The thing about spy yarns is that the tradecraft can be the real star of the story. Even when the leads aren’t … Continue reading

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Spy comics: badass thrillers

          As I explained last week, throughout July I’m recommending various spy comics here at the blog, trying to show that stories of espionage can serve both as a way to expose hidden processes taking place around us and … Continue reading

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Spy comics: revisiting the Cold War

Every once in a while, I like to shift gears and spotlight comics or films set outside Gotham City. Once a year, I take this one step further and devote a whole month to non-Batman comics. This time around, I … Continue reading

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Bombastic sci-fi comics

After the last couple of weeks in the fields of politics and technology, it’s beginning to feel like we’re at the verge of an era when the most farfetched science fiction will become true – not just Children of Men and … Continue reading

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