Book Review: Crecy

There. I said it. If it bothers you, by all means stay away from Warren Ellis’ highly entertaining graphic novel Crecy.
Best known for the sci-fi noir comic Transmetropolitain, this time Ellis takes you on a first hand journey through England’s 1346 invasion of France. The book is named after the battle (named after the town) [...]

8 Graphic Novels You Might Not Know (and Should)

When I was a kid they were called comic books and I was forbidden to read them. They fostered “lazy reading habits” according to my mom and were “a waste of time and money” as far as my dad was concerned. To be fair, my parents were mostly right. Comic art was merely serviceable, if [...]

Puberty = Anarchy: Elk’s Run

To what lengths would you go to keep your family safe? What are the limits of your love for your family? Can a person’s desire to save their family lead them to kill their family?

Elk’s Run, a recent graphic novel by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Noel Tuazon tells the story of a town. Elk’s Ridge [...]

Spiderman, Spiderman…Spiderman

Just like my review of Vacancy, this review comes with optional mood music. If you click on the button below this paragraph you will be treated to the dulcet tones of Joey Ramone warbling The Ramones’ version of the original sixties Spiderman theme. Enjoy!

Three, they say, is a magic number but in the case of [...]

D Thompson’s Pandora Box: Scooby Doo, Pirates, Dredd and Best Foot Forward

Most Eyegasmic DVD Cover (lately): The Cover of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. OK, not so much the cover as the sleeve over the cover is an eye-catching blend of holography, air-brushed photography, painting, computer imaging and embossed framing and labeling. I still haven’t watched the movie but the cover is just entrancing. [...]

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