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Posted by Seb Patrick at 11:22 on 21 Apr 2014
Despite this obvious handicap, his popularity in plastic form is such that toy manufacturers have never been shy in coming up with wild, inventive and frequently batshit mental alternative costumes to flog to unsuspecting parents the world over. Here, then, are thirty particular favourites of ours...
Posted by Seb Patrick at 22:16 on 04 Feb 2015
Posted by Seb Patrick at 10:04 on 09 Dec 2014
Regular service should be resuming shortly, and we also have some exciting plans on the podcast side of things to hopefully tell you about soon, but in the meantime, I thought I'd catch up with what's been going on in comics in the time that we haven't been posting. So here's a list of every comic I've bought (either on Comixology or in print) since our last new post, and a quick comment on what I thought of each them. I make no apology for the lack of intense scrutiny or in-depth analysis contained within, but at least in terms of sheer volume of comics it's decent value for money... right?
Posted by Seb Patrick at 11:45 on 23 Jul 2014
Seven hundred and fifty Batman comics? Seven hundred and fifty? No way are we going to be able to give you a yes or no on every single item featured in Comixology's mammoth Batman anniversary sale, but if we go through and pick out a few choice things we think are worth looking at, it might help you actually navigate the sale without it taking the entire week that it lasts for...
Posted by Seb Patrick at 10:58 on 07 Oct 2014
While many of the criticisms offered by this kind of article are more than valid, it's long seemed to us to be somewhat unfair that the entire decade gets written off as filled with excessive, gimmick-driven, pouch-laden dross. It could just be that we started reading superhero comics ourselves (mostly) in the '90s, or it could be that there were genuinely some absolutely terrific comics produced in that decade amid whatever fiasco Rob Liefeld was involved with that week. Even putting aside the obvious likes of Sandman and Preacher, if you look specifically within superhero comics you can find things that are capable of standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the preceding late '80s age that draws so much acclaim.
So to prove this, we've come up with a list of ten superhero comics that all began publication in the '90s (and ended it, if not within the decade, then close enough to the end of it) that we think are genuine, un-ironic, bona fide classics.
Posted by Seb Patrick at 23:00 on 20 Aug 2014
Anyway, here's our look at what's worth buying, although be warned that the sale includes both 52 and Crisis on Infinite Earths, so if you're going to take our word on absolutely everything, you're in for an expensive one.
Posted by Seb Patrick at 13:00 on 25 Jun 2014
Well, that is certainly a photograph of Ben Affleck pretending to be in a Frank Miller comic alright
Posted by Seb Patrick at 16:27 on 13 May 2014Big version here. It looks... pretty good, I guess? Maybe? It's a definitely an interesting route to go down. But it's reaching a point where I don't have a fucking clue how to react to any of this stuff any more, frankly. So long as Batman vs Superman doesn't make me throw up in the Odeon Leicester Square, it'll be an improvement.
Posted by Seb Patrick at 10:56 on 06 May 2014this new TV show about what a fictional city is like when the one thing that has made it interesting for 75 years is removed.
Posted by Seb Patrick at 20:51 on 30 Apr 2014