Pointing at the narrow margins of the cover of The Dandy Comic from May 6th 1950 that he was trying, rather successfully, to entice me with, the bookseller declared that the issue’s reduced dimensions were the result of post-war shortages. His certainly was such that I didn’t think to question a matter that I’d never […]Read More On The Dandy Comic No. 461, Tuesday, May 6th, 1950.
When do our lives become magical? Why does that alchemy occur? What is it that might, if only occasionally, transform the raw stuff of everyday existence into a moment that’s not just meaningful, but, perhaps, every once in a while, even transcendental? A great mass of our fictions still insist that life’s most vital moments […]Read More On Tim Bird’s “Asleep In The Back” & Detective Comics #1000.