In-Shallow Profile: Bram Stoker’s Dracula

So, kids, back in the early 1990s Francis Ford Coppola made a big-budget adaptation of Dracula, the famous vampire novel written by Irish writer Bram Stoker (Bram is short for "Abraham" by the way -- just thought I'd get that in early in case I forget). The movie was very definitely a Big Thing because … Continue reading In-Shallow Profile: Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Hatch, Match & Dispatch – Dec 2020

It's time once again to take a look at the British comics that are celebrating (or commiserating) an important anniversary... Previous episodes of Hatch, Match & Dispatch:2019: Oct, Nov, Dec2020: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov 25 years ago: December - SuperTed final issue.Publisher: Marvel UK / RedanFrom: 10 Mar … Continue reading Hatch, Match & Dispatch – Dec 2020

Oddities: The Great Red Dragon fridge magnet

I don't know whether this is a particularly rare item, but it's certainly one of this household's most favourite things... Our largest fridge-magnet, this baby measures a colossal 140 x 145mm! This is the Great Red Dragon from Jeff Smith's comic Bone, which just happens to be one of the best comics ever published. Bone … Continue reading Oddities: The Great Red Dragon fridge magnet

Falling for Superman

On 26 September 1938 -- a little over eighty-two years ago as the crow flies -- issue six of Action Comics (cover-dated November of that year) featured the Superman story "Superman's Phony Manager" (full disclosure: that title didn't appear in the original issue and has been applied retroactively). Action Comics was an anthology and Superman … Continue reading Falling for Superman