I'm delighted to see that in the Irish Comic News Awards I've been shortlisted for Best Irish Writer (Non-Fiction)*, plus my blog Rusty Staples has been shortlisted for Best Comic Related/Featured Online Content! Honestly, it's an honour just to be nominated! But, to be even honester, it'd be much, much more of an honour to … Continue reading Vote for Rusty in the Irish Comic News Awards!
Looking back on Rusty Staples' most popular posts of 2020!
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Let's take a look at the British comics that are celebrating (or commiserating) an important anniversary in the coming month...
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As long-time readers of this blog might be aware, one of my all-time favourite superhero comics is the first volume of Marvel's New Warriors (Jul 1990 to Sep 1996)... Art by Mark Bagley and Jackson Guice It's a comic that took a bunch of Marvel's discarded characters -- Nova, Firestar, Speedball, Marvel Boy and Namorita … Continue reading Retro Interview: Evan Skolnick, 1995
2000AD went missing for five weeks at the end of 1978 and to be honest, I'm still not completely over it.
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