We're into 2020 now, which means that 1940 was a round number of years ago. This in turn means that this year we'll be acknowledging the anniversaries of the deaths of a lot of British comics thanks to the paper shortages of World War II. None for January, thankfully, but they're coming (spoiler: one of … Continue reading Hatch, Match & Dispatch – January 2020
In days of yore I regularly contributed articles and such to fanzines and other small-press publications, and The Brentford Mercury -- the fanzine of Sproutlore, the Robert Rankin Appreciation Society -- was one of the most frequent recipients of my yammerings. Among my contributions to the Mercury was a short series of spoof comics and … Continue reading Altered Images: From the Pit of Forgottenness… Fyre of London!
It is a universally accepted truth in fiction that heroes need villains, and darkness needs light. And just like every rose has its dawn and every night has its thorn, one of the most persistent thorns in Judge Dredd's side is his long-time arch-nemesis Judge Death. Hailing from a dimension where it's been decided that … Continue reading Oddities #20191206