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Elseworlds tales of sword & sorcery

After another season of Game of Thrones, my mind has been on sword and sorcery. I still think the series’ most engaging contributions to this genre take place on the edges of the adventure stuff, as the characters count the … Continue reading

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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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Even more over-the-top adventure comics

With half the nation still recovering from last week’s events, Gotham Calling would humbly like to draw readers’ attention to the fact that not everything is terrible and depressing in the world – through our latest celebration of non-Batman zany … Continue reading

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More over-the-top adventure comics

Given how bombastic and out-of-control the Batman series has become of late, I figure the time is right to revisit the concept of comics as manic, trippy escapades. When I suggested a bunch of Non-Batman balls-to-the-wall adventure comics earlier this … Continue reading

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Non-Batman gothic comics – part 2

If you read the last post, you know what’s going on. Here are some more comics that are gothic as hell and definitely worth checking out: THE NEW DEADWARDIANS The New Deadwardians #1 Set in an alternative 1910, this wonderful … Continue reading

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Non-Batman gothic comics – part 1

If you’re into Batman comics, it’s not a far cry to assume you enjoy gothic horror. After all, that’s a built-in feature of the Dark Knight. It’s been there right from the start… Detective Comics #33 As Mark Fisher (citing … Continue reading

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Balls-to-the-wall adventure comics – part 1

Comics is a medium, not a genre. And as a medium, comics can be used to tell all kinds of mature stories, from powerful biographies (Maus, Persepolis, Fun Home, Stitches) to fascinating historical and journalistic accounts (Brought to Light, Pyongyang, … 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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