Ice-cream wars and a coastal architectural experiment. Summer reading. Continue reading Flakey Victory
The cats and the mice and the pigs and the dogs. Continue reading Art Spiegelman: Maus
Warped, twisted, detestable … 1537! Continue reading Thank Providence
Blacksad (2010) by Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido, it’s just like someone deliberately set out to make 1537 bait. … Continue reading Blacksad
Catwoman: When In Rome by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. Poor Catwoman, not only does she have to slink around … Continue reading Più Veloce Pussycat
There’s just something about 1940s Hollywood that I can’t get enough of, maybe it is the glamour juxtaposed with the seediness of … Continue reading Glamour To Fall
A big thank you again to my uncle Jim who has passed on even more bound copies of 60s and … Continue reading Strange Dr
Last month I was lucky enough to be given another large box full of (mostly) Marvel comics from the 60s, … Continue reading Sgt Fury’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Smart, sarcastic, funny, very political, whiplash fast and tight as a duck’s chuff – how on earth did it take … Continue reading Subversives!
What could be more Christmassy than Batman? especially in his morally ambiguous post-Dark Knight reinvention* chasing criminals through the underbelly of … Continue reading The First Noël
Do you like to boogie woogie? sang Madonna on Music, the pedant in me wanted to say, ‘Yes, I am … Continue reading Do You Like To Boogie Woogie?
Here’s a goodie, Luke Cage Noir, from the Marvel Noir offshoot released back in 2010. I love the concept of … Continue reading Noir Man
Next stop on my impromptu space week is a brilliant little graphic novel called Ministry Of Space. Written by Warren Ellis, … Continue reading Ministry Of Space
I love music, I love old comics – well dang me, if in the November 1969 issue of Nick Fury … Continue reading Nick Fury And The Fish
Now y’all may know me as a suave, immaculately attired, gentleman reviewer, peruser of the finer, more cultured things in life, … Continue reading Hefty Bags
I always had a bit of a man-crush on Che Guevara, since way before I knew who he was properly … Continue reading Che Che Rider
Here’s one of my Christmas presents from my folks a couple of years ago, Bob Dylan Revisited: 13 Graphic Interpretations … Continue reading He Ain’t No Gentleman Jim
With the very best books I find I get sad when I’m only a few pages from the end because … Continue reading Box Office Poison
Clever, literate, funny, beautifully drawn – all adjectives which could be applied to me, well almost but you would be far … Continue reading Farewell My Looney
I’m reading a lot of comics again at the moment, lots of pictures not much text suits my brain down … Continue reading The Vapors Of Mortality
(Btw. click on any of the above to view in full glory) This is the life, reading comics outside in … Continue reading Splunch!
Comics time again gentlefolk and there were some mean things bubbling under at DC Comics circa 1973. The meanest mean … Continue reading I Am General Sodom
More comics, this time from 1970 dating back to Jack Kirby’s defection from marvel to DC and his work on … Continue reading Stimulating Zonk & Zap
As Mrs 1537 has commandeered the stereo to selfishly play her own music this evening, somehow forgetting the fact that … Continue reading Crom’s Bones, Man!
One thing I’ve really enjoyed about all the old Marvel comics I’ve got my hands on recently isn’t necessarily the … Continue reading She’s … She’s Monstrous!
Hola! Having been given a wheel barrow full of 60s and early 70s by my favourite uncle last Saturday, my … Continue reading 1537 vs. Silence
No records here, just me and mine with a bit of comics and rugby thrown in, so you may wish … Continue reading 1537 vs. Australia