Tag Archives: Rick Veitch

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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Brian Azzarello’s off-the-wall Batman

Batman #620 Since 1939, there have been plenty of offbeat Batman writers, but I get a special kick out of the fact that Brian Azzarello has been allowed through the gates. After all, Azzarello seems mostly at home telling viciously … Continue reading

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Accessible superhero comics – part 2

If you read the last post, you know what’s going on. Here are another five brilliant, accessible superhero comics: The One In the mid-80s, with Reagan still churning out his initial rhetoric of Cold War escalation, and just before Watchmen … Continue reading

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Accessible superhero comics – part 1

As much as the Gotham TV show pretends that it isn’t the case, if you’re into Batman, you’re likely to enjoy superheroics. Although one can argue that Batman is not an actual superhero because he doesn’t have super-powers (I disagree), … Continue reading

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Alan Moore’s mundane Batman

Although he has fallen from grace somewhat in recent years, I think it’s not controversial to say that Alan Moore is a strong contender for the title of greatest comics’ writer of all time, and possibly God. Watchmen alone would … Continue reading

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