Captain Scarlet was Gerry Anderson’s indestructible hero. He’s certainly survived the ups and downs of popular culture and now, more than 50 years later he’s back again. This time in Captain Scarlett: Operation Sabre, the first publication from the newly-launched Anderson Entertainment.
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“It’s kind of like my version of a 60s underground comic where it would just be completely free form” Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips talks Yoshimi Battle The Pink Robots comics!
The Flaming Lips are one the world’s biggest bands. The Grammy Award-winning act behind the albums Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, The Soft Bulletin and the recent American Head as well as a slew of singles including Do You Realize???, It Overtakes Me and She Don’t Use Jelly need no introduction. What you might not […]
Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys) revives Battle Action, a long-cancelled British weekly popular with boys whose grandads had fought in World War Two, writing all seven stories in this new hardback collection.
With Superstate, Blur’s Graham Coxon joins Margaret Atwood and Keanu Reeves in the ‘Comics Written By People Who Aren’t Famous For Writing Comics’ club. But is Superstate a Great Escape or is it more a case or Modern Life is Rubbish?
At Last the Light is a gothic tale set in the nineteenth century, a tale of ghosts, fog and abandoned lighthouses. Will it sweep you up to Wuthering Heights or send you plummeting down as dramatically as The Fall of the House of Usher? Let’s find out.
“If the laws of nature cannot prevail here, what chance have the laws of the land?” This introduction to Keith Page’s Strawjack: The Terror or Romney Marsh from novelist and film maker Stephen Walsh sets the tone for this new graphic novel perfectly. It’s a tale of salty sea dogs, scarecrows and magic but should you send your hard-earned doubloons on it?
The Eighties! For many a time of electro-pop, the miners’ strike, Thatcher and the terrifying spectre of nuclear Armageddon. For others a time of swords, sorcery, wizards and dragons! Cinematic offerings like Excalibur, Krull and Conan the Barbarian were re-watched time and time again on VHS tapes by many, providing a magical escape from reality. One of the most fondly remembered of these fantasy films is Hawk the Slayer, now resurrected by no less a team than Garth Ennis and Henry Flint. Should we crack open the mead to celebrate of is it a bit of a Knightmare?
Comics and music might seem like strange bedfellows but they’ve been hanging out together for decades, from The Archies in the sixties to more recent fare like Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree. Now David Gedge from indie legends The Wedding Present has joined the fray with the first volume of his autobiography Go Out […]
Inspector Harker, the copper with the heart of granite, has been around for over a decade but the recent collections from Time Bomb Comics have given Roger Gibson and Vincent Danks’ hard-boiled hero a new lease of life. The Black Hound sees Harker, DS Critchley and acid-tonged pathologist Griffen in Dracula’s old stomping ground of Whitby.
The 77 started off as a retro anthology with the tagline “Your future is history!” An off-shoot of the Facebook group 1977-2000AD, The 77’s mission statement was to re-create those halcyon days when the black and white British weekly ruled. The strips in the first few issues were great fun but definitely had Harlem’s Heroes, Rogue Trooper and Tharg’s Future Shocks in their DNA. This of course is no bad thing but I think it’s fair to say that this year something really interesting started to happen.