This graphic novel brings together the first six ‘Death Sentence’ comics with additional bonus content. The six part comic series was published monthly starting in October 2013 with issue six appearing in March 2014. Created by Monty Nero and Mike Dowling. ‘Death Sentence’ introduces us to a world where people infected with the sexually transmitted […]
‘World War Kaiju – Book One: The Cold War Years’ is the first in what is expected to be a six book series of graphical novels. The word ‘Kaiju’ is the English representation of a Japanese word meaning ‘strange creature’. We have come to associate it with Godzilla and its foes in the original Japanese […]
One of two ‘The World According To’ books released by Bantam Press this month, this one, as the cover below will show is devoted to the adamantium boned and clawed regenerative mutant, Wolverine, whose also acquired a variety of other names since I used to read him up until the 1990s. How much does this […]
With only one ‘Modesty Blaise’ book this year, it’s made devouring the content a delightful restoration of my own creativity. With an estimated six books to go before all of the ‘Evening Standard’ newspaper strips are finished, to not to keep to their twice a year releases, publisher Titan Books could be seen to be […]
Al Feldstein is a comicbook legend, even if he might be before most of us were born here. A main contributor and editor to EC Comics, creating the Crypt-Keeper along the way, and when they were forced to fold, later editing ‘Mad’ magazine. However, as the work in this book, ‘Feldstein: The Mad Life And […]
Seven members of the Legion Of Super-Heroes are trapped in the 21st century, having journeyed into the past to attempt to capture a rogue metahuman called Alister and stopping him changing the past. In the previous book, ‘Run From Tomorrow’, they failed. With the second volume, ‘Legion Lost: The Culling’, they have brought themselves to […]
Historically, comics have a huge role in developing SF fans. I think many of us have gone through comics, young adult fiction and onwards. Technology lends itself to producing exciting and interactive comic strips. ‘Pulse’ is a pretty good attempt to modernise such an important pick to open the minds of future SF fans. It […]
This is the big return for ‘X-Men’, with both sets of casts joining up and linking the universe together and it needs a big soundtrack to help it along the way. In a bleak future, the few surviving mutants are being hunted down by Sentinels and, in a last-ditch effort to save themselves, they opt […]
Showcase Presents: Doom Patrol Volume 1 by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani (graphic novel review).
Rita Farr is a beautiful actress. When filming in Africa, she goes over a waterfall and is exposed to underground chemical vapours which give her the power to shrink and enlarge herself. Larry Trainor is a jet pilot who is exposed to ‘unknown wave belts’ when he skims space in an experimental rocket plane. After […]
Transmetropolitan Volume 4: The New Scum by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson (graphic novel review).
The fourth volume of ‘Transmetropolitan’, ‘The New Scum’, continues the satire, brilliance and general nastiness of its predecessors whilst still managing to ramp up the stakes. Following a brutal and unexpected ending to the last volume, ‘Year Of The Bastard’, leading man Spider Jerusalem is in a dark spot. Well, a slightly darker place than […]