Ladies, gentlemen and others. The representation of non-binary genders is seriously lacking in the comic-book world and it needs addressing. While, yes, non-binary gender is in the minority, it would be great to have more openly non-binary characters than what is currently on offer. And none of this ‘hinting’ that somebody may or may not […]
Posts by Charlie Humphries:
Matthew D. Smith and Jeremy Massie have come together to create Bee Sting, a slasher-inspired comic book with all the tropes and cliches you could shake a stick at. But when there are hundreds of slasher-inspired comic books out there, can this creative duo present something fresh and a little different?
FUBAR volume 1: European Theatre of the Damned is an anthology collecting together 15 different stories blending together World War Two and zombies. Sounds like just another Call of Duty zombie map, right? Well that’s where you’d be wrong…
Troy Vevasis and Aleksandar Jovic blend simple words with simple artwork to bring the tale of Mr. Crypt. Short-short stories revolving around a skeleton being judged purely by their appearance, we have a comic book that would be a great teaching tool for children about prejudice.
Matt Gibbs and Sara Dunkerton pool their resources as field archaeologist and Illustration graduate to bring us MULP: Sceptre of the Sun. Think Indiana Jones featuring rodents, with all the thrills, spills and excavation notes you would expect of the pulp genre.
Bubbles O’Seven takes to the stage in his first outing in Dr O. James Bond with a simian twist, creators Grainne McEntee and Matt Rooke are taking much loved tropes of the spy genre and giving them their own spin. Silly and enjoyable, Bubbles O’Seven is here to fill the gap in your collection reserved […]
Finally! It’s here! The wait is over! Lumberjanes Gotham Academy meet up for joint-shenanigans in this crossover to end all crossovers. This 6-part series will showcase Chynna Clugston Flores’ writing ability and Rosemary Valero-O’Connell’s art style in tackling two sets of established characters, bringing them together for an action-packed all-ages adventure that’ll please both Lumberjanes and Gotham […]
The Kickstarter community has seen fit to bless us with Shit Flingers: Bestiary. It’s rude and crude, a little bit rough around the edges, but golly there’s a lot of potential here. If you enjoy re-imaginings of history with comic twists – such as humans-turned-apes for protagonists – this may be something you want to check […]
Ian McGinty (ADVENTURE TIME) and friends present Welcome to Showside volume one, a beautiful, bold journey of discovery featuring friends Kit, Moon and Belle, alongside a whole bunch of other fantastic characters. Set warp to cute factor 11, because this is one heck of an accomplishment in all-age comic books looking at the nature vs. […]
In her latest column Charlie Says: Body image in comic books seems only reserved for the incredibly skinny or muscular, and not usually indicative of the numerous body shapes and sizes that our society actually possesses (even when a comic book is supposed to be “realistic” and “grounded in real life”)