Posts Tagged ‘graphic novel’
The second part of my journey takes me to the magnificent Convention Centre Dublin on the banks of the Liffey; a strikingly modern building affectionately known to the locals as “the tube in the cube.” This 8000 capacity venue was brimming with nerds from all fandoms the like never really seen in Ireland before, a […]
Dead Zone is the latest instalment in the ongoing epic of Judge Dredd, which continues the ongoing fallout of the Day of Chaos storyline. To give an idea of scale, the Day of Chaos storyline was a consequence of The Apocalypse Way storyline (first published in 1985). In the Dead Zone storyline, Mega City 1 […]
“Justice has a price. The price is freedom” (Judge Dredd: America, by John Wagner) 2000AD has long been an institution of British comics, ever since it was first published in 1977. The fact that it is still the only weekly science-fiction comic continuing to this day gives us an indication as to its excellence. Whilst […]
The sequel to Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s 2005 beautifully stylised noir hit finally graces our screens late August (the release date is still moving about a little). Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has been one of the most anticipated sequels in recent years since it’s announcement, but unless you’re a fan of […]
Snow by Benjamin Rivers is an award-winning graphic novel set entirely in Toronto’s Queen Street West neighbourhood. It features the story of Dana, a woman who likes her job, her friends, and the cozy comfort of her neighbourhood but doesn’t deal well with confrontation. The underlying theme of the story is the emotional impact of the […]
A new Science Fiction graphic novel is getting the Kickstarter treatment, coming from the writers of Chris Smith and the Nazi Zombies from Hell, involving a conspiracy-led narrative about Pluto’s declassification and a secret war that raged on the former planet. Now from writer Peter Rogers and artist Giancarlo Caracuzzo comes Forgotten Planet, or it will, with […]
The creator of an era-defining film confirmed the news on his official website recently that a Fight Club sequel is underway. However, it will not be on the silver screen, instead it will be in the medium of a Graphic Novel. He stated that he was in the early processes of figuring out the […]
Before I go further this needs to be made perfectly clear, this is not for the casual reader of graphic novels or somebody who is easily offended. The violence is extremely over the top, in almost the first panel you see 'Wee Hughie' holding the severed and bloody hands of his girlfriend. However even this pales in comparison to the treatment of a young female superhero trying to join ‘The Seven’ (a direct parody of The Justice League), which has to be seen to be believed.
Maverick writer and film producer Mark Miller, creator of Kick-Ass, has gone all establishment after being awarded an MBE, that’s Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for those who don’t know. The Herald Scotland reported that Millar gained the recognition for his services to literature and drama. Originally from Coatbridge in Lanarkshire, the graphic […]
In 2002, writer Brian K Vaughan (Lost, Saga, Runaways), alongside artist Pia Guerra (2008 Eisner Award Winner) brought to life a story about a man ‘Yorick Brown’ and his monkey ‘Ampersand’. On July 17th 2002 a virus simultaneously kills every living mammal possessing a Y Chromosome; except for the main character Yorick and his faithful companion Ampersand.