It’s common to hear that the storytelling of a particular period in action/adventure comics is all of one piece. ‘I don’t like the comics of today’, goes the lament, ‘but I still like the way that they used to be’. A few qualifiers might be added to explain the more obvious differences – country of […]Read More Maximum Impact! Speedy, Impactful Storytelling In Gerry Finley-Day & Dave Gibbons’ Dan Dare, from 1978’s 2000 A.D. #50
And so, the 5th of 6 modest galleries for the days during which the blogger is unavoidably preoccupied elsewhere. This one concerns the feline-powered superkids that British comics threw up between the second half of the 60s and the middle of the 80s. Bless them all. 1. from The Leopard From Lime Street, by Tom […]Read More Smalltown UK Feline Superheroes: A Modest Gallery Of Sweetly Little League Costumed British Crimefighters
While the blogger is inescapably elsewhere, here’s the third in a hopefully entertaining, placeholding series of comics pages. (And, yes, as I only discovered when putting this all together, the plural of Metropolis really is Metropoleis.) from The Batman Of Tomorrow in 1955’s Detective Comics 216, by Edmond Hamilton, Dick Sprang and Charles Paris. 2. […]Read More Cities Of The Future: A Modest Gallery Of Comics Pages Featuring Tomorrow’s Metropoleis.
So, one last gallery of beguiling pages drenched with rain. You can, if such would be your taste, find the first selection of 15 here and the second here. from 2014’s Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #1, by Al Ewing, Rob Williams,Simon Fraser, Gary Caldwell, Richard Starkings, Comicraft & Jimmy Betancourt. 2. from 2008’s Family […]Read More From Spider-Man to Charley’s War to The Creeper: One Last Batch Of 15 Fine Rain-Splattered Pages. (Part 3 of 3)
The last piece I posted here concerned the way in which the storytelling in Saga, Unfollow and God Country put the weather to use. Or, as the case may be, didn’t. (Should you be of a mind, that blog can be found here.) Which got me thinking about the ways in which other comics have […]Read More From Hawkeye to Watchmen, Asterix to Annie: Great Rain-Splattered Comics Pages (Part 1 of 3)