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August 2016 Update

Blogging just seems to be one of those things that has got away from me this year.  Whilst I’ve sometimes taken the lazy man’s option of posting an image to Instagram, I’ve not been as good as I was last year with monthly updates.  Ironically, it’s because I’ve been so busy that I’ve not been [...]

September 5th, 2016|Comics, Games, Health, Reading, TV, Writing|0 Comments

Why Affleck As Batman Might Not Be A Bad Thing

So it turns out that Ben Affleck is going to be Batman in the new Zack Snyder Batman / Superman movie.  And as a result the internet has let out a collective WHAT?!  But personally I’ve been proven wrong about casting before and as a result had a little think about this.  And you know [...]

August 23rd, 2013|Comics, Movies|1 Comment

Batman & Morrison’s View On The Ending Of The Killing Joke

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wQ2x0OKBjU So there’s been some interesting discussion about the classic Batman graphic novel, The Killing Joke.  In a podcast with Kevin Smith, comic book writer Grant Morrison said that he always saw the end as Batman killing The Joker, and puts forward convincing arguments for his reasoning. The internet is now alight with discussion as [...]

August 21st, 2013|Comics|0 Comments

The GI Joe Re-read

If I had to list my heroes you’d probably not know one of them. Everyone has heard of George Lucas, Clive Barker and JRR Tolkien but not so many have heard of Larry Hama,. For me he’s up there with those icons. Larry Hama was the writer of a toy tie-in comic called GI Joe, [...]

July 5th, 2012|Comics, Reading|0 Comments

My First Publishing Credit

When I was clearing out the old house I came across a lot of my old print publications that I thought I’d lost. I took them with me and, today, have spent the afternoon scanning covers and updating bibliographies. With some magazines I was actually quite surprised just how much I wrote, and whilst I [...]

June 23rd, 2012|Comics, Writing|0 Comments

The Avengers (No Spoilers)

In my opinion, Dark Knight is the finest superhero movie ever made. There’s something about the way it builds its own Batman mythos, borrowing minimally from the comics but adding its own twists to make a great movie that you’d love even if you perhaps weren’t a superhero fan. Avengers on the other hand is [...]

April 30th, 2012|Comics, Movies|0 Comments

Zombie Shopping Mall

The day job took me to a disaster recovery site yesterday, the idea being that if something happened to a main site, staff could up and migrate to the disaster recovery site and carry on working. But until that happens the place is almost empty. It’s a fantastic site and incredibly eerie. I went into [...]

April 24th, 2012|Comics, Misc|0 Comments

On Alan Moore

There’s a story that always got told in the collectables industry about HR Giger. It’s one of those stories that has its origin in truth but has grown in the telling, such that I’m no longer sure just how much truth, if any, is left in the story. The story goes that a young sculptor [...]

March 16th, 2012|Comics|0 Comments

The Marvel Reading Project

One of the big reasons I prefer the Marvel over the DC universes is the way that with the exception of the Ultimate stuff, it’s largely all taking place in the same universe at the same time. The narratives intertwine and contradict and are usually brought together for whatever the big crisis (i.e. marketing crossover [...]

February 13th, 2012|Comics|0 Comments