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“Dig It, Fangs–” COMICS! Sometimes It’s The Unsteady Dead!

John Kane

It’s a Skip Week! Oh, oh, the horror! So let’s take your mind off it and hurriedly look at some comics which originally appeared some forty one years back. Way back, back when a lady entering a pub unaccompanied would be burned as a witch. And rightly so! Look, it was either this or I did a Best Comics of 2013 like everyone and their mother, but you know what The Best Comics of 2013 are? Whatever you think they are! Merry Christmas! Don’t worry, I try and get serious later. That’s usually quite funny isn’t it; like a chimp baking or something? So, Tomb of Dracula! Anyway, this…

Armageddon 2001 – A Story So Good They Had To Screw It Up

Jordan Smith

Preposterously and against long odds I am an unabashed fan of the DC Comics event ARMAGEDDON 2001.  Way, way, back in the halcyon days of 90-91 Archie Goodwin wrote, what I believe to be, a very clean, direct, and fantastic single issue.  That I think it stands shoulder to shoulder on the myth-making stage with some of the classics is my cross to bear.  

“Do They Still READ In The Future?” COMICS! Sometimes It’s Great To Be Rude!

John Kane

It was Half-Term last week hence the silence. Yes, the blessed silence. But now your God has failed you and I am back! It has been quietly suggested that I put on hold my tribute to Charlie Drake and maybe look at some comics this time. So, no actors who were dead before you grew your big teeth this time out. Just comics! Just lovely, lovely comics! But were they lovely? Hmmmmm? Anyway, this… NEXUS by Steve Rude & Mike Baron

“BIG..! I’m Telling You…The Sonuvabitch is HUGE!” COMICS! Sometimes They Are Extravagant!

John Kane

Like Ripley going back for that damn cat I go back to ALIEN THE ILLUSTRATED STORY. This time it’s so big Ash could very well be right and, yes, you could probably walk on it!

“I Admire Its PURITY.” Comics! Sometimes They Are A Bit Like Films (ALIEN)!

John Kane

(Or: Never Put an Englishman called Kane in charge.)

“I Want To Be That Man!” Comics! Sometimes A Little Melodrama Doesn’t Hurt!

John Kane

Happy New Year and I do so hope you all had a very Merry Season of Cheer! Sadly I read some more DC war comics from the ’70s and then wrote about ‘em! I think you’ll find I can and, worse, I did!

“More Water, Ma’am?”…Comics? They still make ‘em and I still read ‘em!

John Kane

Enter my personal four colour nightmare! Gonna make your eyes boil like eggs! Or bore you senseless. Hard to tell really. Anyway, I read some comics wrote some words – it’s a story as old as Love itself! Like my face. (You look lost, stranger – The Shipping List is the next post down)