Review – Final Girl : Choice Cuts

Another random Thought Bubble purchase because I liked the look of the cover.  Written and drawn by Nik Holmes there was lots about this I absolutely loved and a few things that, for me, could have been done a bit better.  I’m worried I’m going to come across overly critical of this even though it’s…

Bride of Frankenstein Con sketch by Conor Boyle

The second of the two Bride pics I got at Thought Bubble this year, this time from Conor Boyle, recently of Hookjaw fame. If you read my post about getting a sketch from Joelle Jones this one was slightly less awkward. I didn’t even bother asking him, I went straight to his wife/manager and put…

Dredd Pinball ROCKS!

Thanks to Pinball Arcade on Steam I’ve been playing quite a bit of Judge Dredd pinball lately. Not quite as good as having the real table but a hell of a lot cheaper. The game music is pretty cool and I found a video by RetroGeet where he makes it even better. He said I…

Retro-Review : Star-Lord #1

So….. the cover. It’s by Ramon Sola and shows Johnny Alpha in a slightly more revealing outfit that we’re used to seeing him. Crazy but cool. Makes you think somewhere they were planning a straight to VHS Strontium Dog movie starring Marc Singer. My folks bought me this issue as a kid… guessing in 1978…

Subscribers Preview – 2000AD prog 2053

Cover by Ben Willsher Full contents below. VERY excited about the return of Absalom as it’s rapidly becoming one of my all time 2000AD faves In this issue: JUDGE DREDD: ADAPTIVE OPTICS by Arthur Wyatt Simon Roy (a), Annie Parkhouse (l) GREY AREA: HOMELAND SECURITY by Dan Abnett Mark Harrison (a) Annie Parkhouse (l) SLÁINE: ARCHON…

The Friday Faves – Mike “The Hod” Hodder

It’s the return of the Friday Faves! This week….The Hod US Cover Detective Comics 241 – Sheldon Moldoff Now I like a grim and gritty Batman as much as the next man. Dark Knight. Year One. Killing Joke. Best Batman stories ever written, obviously. But as much as I like them, they’re not really the…

Review : Dan Dare #1

If I think about it I’ve read a fair bit of Dan Dare over the years. There’s the 2000AD stuff obviously which is kinda Dare in name only. I have fuzzy memories of reading some Eagle stuff which I liked at the time. There was the Revolver stuff from Grant Morrison which I also liked…

Released Today – Fighting American #1

Not gonna write up a full review of this but I have read it and really enjoyed it.  Due to my lack of familiarity with The Fighting American it was hard not to read it more as Captain America and Bucky but a quick wikki read tells me that’s probably a justifiable point of view. …

Bride of Frankenstein Con sketch by Joëlle Jones

Went to Thought Bubble a few weeks back with only one real goal….get a Bride of Frankenstein sketch from Joëlle Jones, arguably my favourite comic book artist at the moment. Got there first thing Saturday, braved the crowds for about 15 minutes then buggered off as I’m not the best in slow moving nerd crowds….

Retro Review – Oink #1

Ahhhh, Oink! I actually bought this one back in the day and must have enjoyed it as I kept getting them for a while afterwards too. The cover? Well it has a parody of the lovely Mary Whitehouse (ding, dong, the witch is dead) and a FLEXI SINGLE! If that doesn’t take you back to…

Review – The Little Horror Book of ABC

This is probably going to be less of a review and more of a “you DO know this exists, right?” Picked up this book at Thought Bubble as being an ex subscriber to Fangoria I would have been hating myself for weeks after if I hadn’t. It’s basically what the picture above would make you…

Subscribers Preview – 2000AD prog 2052

Cover by Mark Harrison Inside? All the jumping on prog stories hit part 3. Not much else to report at this stage other than a Kingdom based installment of Droid Life And a quick aside – I’ve been posting these behind a spoiler image as these posts are going up Saturday mornings and I know…

Digitally colouring the Carlos Ezquerra samples

You’ll all know about the new colouring book and also about the digital sample pages we linked to HERE. Looking online it seems most people are buying this as a book of Carlos’ art rather than something to colour in but there’s also been a bit of digital colouring going on using the pdf samples….

Off Topic – Protanopia

Check this out Saw the above and wanted to share. Yeeears ago back when I was an ECBT monkey we did a really interesting interview with PJ Holden who was talking about how he thought digital comics might go in the future. Nothing of this level but I loved his idea of how you’d have…