From Batman to Tamara Drewe, Spider-Man to Calvin & Hobbes: 15 More Splendid Rain-Soaked Comics Pages (Part 2 of 3)

In which the blogger posts a second selection of 15 splendid comic book pages on the theme of rainstorms, the first part of which can be found here. from 2009’s The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures, by Dave Stevens, as originally printed in 1988’s The Rocketeer Adventure Magazine #1, with Henry Mayo & Carrie Spiegle. 2. […]

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From Doctor Who To Dudley D. Watkins, This Week’s Comics Round Our Way

In which the blogger makes a full and frank declaration of the comics he’s been charmed and challenged by over the past seven days. Please be aware, spoilers will very much be lying in wait; There are discouraging teething problems with the opening chapter of Gail Simone, Jon Davis-Hunt and Quinton Winter’s modern-day horror tale, […]

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The Good God Brought Down By Compassion & Trust

What is Superman’s greatest weakness? Kryptonite? Magic? Over-mighty humanoid weapons of mass destruction? The cynics amongst us might include his faith in humanity’s better nature. In 1961’s The Death Of Superman, the character’s co-creator Jerry Siegel and artists Curt Swan and Sheldon Moldoff explored how the Man Of Steel’s unshakable decency might render him over-trusting […]

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It’s Only Fair That You Know What’s Been Happening At My Place

I seem to recall that John Peel always imagined himself broadcasting to a single, sympathetic listener. Anything less 2018 is hard to imagine, and for that alone, it’s an approach worth emulating. After all, blogging and more traditional forms of broadcasting are in some essential ways rather similar. Both project the one side of a conversation out into the void in the hope of establishing a connection of some sort. But what kind of imagined conversation to have?

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