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I can’t get enough of adventure comics

It has been a year since ABC cancelled its witty adventure show Agent Carter and I’m still looking for something with the same jazzy panache and the ability to conjure that old-school type of silly, joyful escapades. Don’t get me … Continue reading

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Doug Moench’s literary Batman

Doug Moench is up there as one of the most prolific writers of Batman comics ever. From an unforgettable 1983 tale about tentacle sex until the 2009 mini-series Unseen – in which the Dark Knight battles the Invisible Man – … Continue reading

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5 R-rated superhero comics

So yeah, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. There is something puzzling in almost every scene of this film. Why did Bruce’s employees wait for his phone call before evacuating a building that was obviously about to be crushed? Why … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Greyshirt

If you read the last posts, you know that this month I’ve been discussing eccentric vigilante comics. Hence Greyshirt. I have little doubt that the seeds for Greyshirt grew from Alan Moore’s contributions to The Spirit: The New Adventures, in … Continue reading

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Non-Batman gothic comics – part 3

If you read the last posts, you know what’s going on. Here are another couple of awesome gothic comics: STRANGE EMBRACE Strange Embrace and other nightmares It’s hard to do justice to David Hine’s nightmarish tour de force, Strange Embrace. … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Vigilante

Vigilante #8 Vigilante was a train wreck of a comic – a baffling, mesmerizing, kamikaze train wreck of a comic. Published between 1983 and 1988, this was DC’s answer to the Punisher, only grittier and more depressing, spiraling as it … Continue reading

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On Barbara Gordon, Batgirl

          Leave it to comics to take a completely perfunctory and derivative concept and actually do loads of fascinating stuff with it. The best example I can think of is Batgirl, aka Barbara ‘Babs’ Gordon, who … Continue reading

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If you like Christopher Nolan’s Batman films…

While most superhero movies serve you generic, more or less well-crafted adventure/fantasy, an interesting thing about the cinematic versions of the Dark Knight is that they’ve all been lavishly shaped by their directors’ eccentricities. I’m OK with that – I … Continue reading

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On Terry Pratchett

‘The thing is, I mean, there’s times when you look at the universe and you think, “What about me?” and you can just hear the universe replying, “Well, what about you?” –          Thief of Time   Terry Pratchett died last … Continue reading

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Top 5 stories of The Spirit, without Will Eisner

Let’s face it, what made Will Eisner’s The Spirit so awesome wasn’t its regular cast or profound themes, but the way in which Eisner kept coming up with innovative narrative techniques, exploring the potential of sequential art. This is why … Continue reading

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