Did you think to kill me? There’s no flesh and blood within this cloak to kill. There’s only an idea. Ideas are bulletproof.                                      V for Vendetta   In Alan Moore’s seminal comic series V for Vendetta, the terrorist known only as "V" chooses the fifth of November to begin his campaign of terror by destroying  the Palace of Westminster, the home of the British parliament.   Originally published in

When I first started doing my retro reviews on this site there were two things I knew I wanted to cover. One is coming soon, but today the other one is coming straight at you, because it's my favourite time of the year!!! Halloween! There are thousands of horror comics that I could do, but there's only one that actually makes me smile just thinking of it, Dick Briefer's Frankenstein. So there are three different eras of the Prize Comics(the publisher of the stories)' Frankenstein. The first which I will cover to start, was a straight up horror book that segued into a super

Hot on the heels of the release of six pages from DOOMSDAY CLOCK #1 shown by New York Comic Con 2017, today we have received even more detail as to what this series is going to be about from the perspective of the artist, Gary Frank. Frank has been relatively silent about this upcoming story and now we finally understand his point of view.   Jim Lee hosted today's livestream, which can be found on his Facebook page. After a myriad of technical issues concerning the audio of the livestream, it began in earnest half an hour after its scheduled time. It seems Lee struggles with

Marvel Legacy is well underway with the release of Marvel Legacy #1 on the 27th. With it brought some big surprises but also now legacy numbering comes back to the Marvel Universe. So what does this mean? Well many of the series like Avengers, Daredevil and Amazing Spider-Man among numerous others have been around for many years. These series have been cancelled and relaunched under many different names like All-New, New, or just under the same name and just relaunched back to #1. For example there have been 5 Daredevil series since its launch in 1964 they are all still technically

Amazing Spider-Man #129 introduced the world to the Punisher. A vigilante with no superpowers, just a vendetta to rid the world of crime. Only his way was a little bit more permanent than other vigilantes. The Punisher would appear in many books over the years and his fan base would grow and grow. In 1986 the Punisher would finally be granted his own series. It was only a limited run but fans of the character got to follow him on some adventures, especially through his fractured psyche. The Punisher has a shaky traumatizing past and as we get to follow him we started to find out that he

  Borag Thungg!   Since his arrival on Earth in 1977, alien editor and verdant mastermind Tharg the Mighty has brought thrill-power to Earthlets everywhere via his illustrious organ, 2000AD.   A British weekly anthology, 2000AD may well be unexplored territory to even the most experienced comic fan.  Many will know Judge Dredd, but there are dozens, nay hundreds, of different characters and stories, some sharing the same universe and some completely independent.  With forty years of history and 2050 issues so far, it can be a daunting prospect.

I have been into comics since I was very young when my friend took me to a comic book store for my very first time and I loaded up on X-Men comics. We had watched the animated show X-Men Pryde of the X-Men and from there I was hooked. From there everything changed. I was young and didn’t really catch onto that comics came out monthly until many years later. So I just grabbed what looked fun and had characters on the covers that I liked. Later when I got older I was more aware of the release schedule for comics and decided to take the plunge back into the world that I was introduced

The green haired vixen known as Polaris to most, and Lorna Dane to friends and family has been an on again, off again X-Man for many years. While not being one of the original five, Polaris made her debut in Uncanny X-Men #49 on October 10th 1968. Since then she has been a member of the X-Men, X-Factor, the Marauders, the Acolytes, the Twelve, the Starjammers and even a Horseman of Apocalypse.   While sometimes being an X-Man most fans associate her with X-Factor. She had been a mainstay in that series from X-Factor #70 in 1991 to when the team would disband in X-Factor #149 in

  Jean Grey has been one of the most cherished characters of the X-Men franchise ever since Chris Claremont brought her rebirth into the Phoenix to the world. She was one of the original X-Men but for many years felt more of second rate character then the heart of the team that she has become.   After her last death in Grant Morrison’s epic run (2001 New X-Men #114-154) we saw some little bits of her pop up in flash backs, some runs that dealt with the Phoenix force (Avengers vs X-Men, Phoenix: End Song/ War Song) but one of the most beloved X-Men looked like she was never

On Friday, June 16 , Cars 3 opens in theatres and a chill went up my spine, I’ll explain. Like a lot of people, I love the Pixar animated movies, The Incredibles, Toy Story 3 and Monsters Inc. are some of my favorites. The very first Cars was released back in 2006, I watched it on DVD and I’ve had an uneasy feeling ever since. There’s something inadvertently creepy about a car with facial features like big googly eyes and tiny mouths. I keep thinking “Where are the humans? What happened to them?” Besides A Bug’s Life, human beings are always featured,

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