Welcome to the new-look edition Hatch, Match and Dispatch, readers! It's mostly just the comics' details and cover image this time -- and far, far less of the usual rambling trivia from me. The excision of said rambling trivia saves me time writing it, and saves you time reading it: we're all winners! (See also … Continue reading Hatch, Match & Dispatch – Oct 2020
For many years I've been storing my US-sized comics in standard comic boxes... ... and while they are pretty handy for keeping the comics together -- and safe -- it can be a bit awkward when I need to dig out a particular issue. Because of the cruel nature of this dimension in which I … Continue reading Advanced Comic Storage
The Deceived is a four-part contemporary thriller created and written by Lisa McGee (of Derry Girls fame) and Tobias Beer. It's recently finished airing on Virgin Media One here in Ireland, and for me, personally, it was an absolute triumph. Not because of the story or the acting or the scenery or whatever, although there … Continue reading Comics on TV: The Deceived
(Bear with me, folks... this one is going to ramble a bit. For a change.) Long before Judge Dredd The Megazine was launched in 1990, the words "Judge Dredd comic for older readers" were being whispered in the hallowed halls of comicdom. Although only around since 2000AD's second issue in 1977, Dredd had proved to … Continue reading Happy 30th Birthday, Judge Dredd Megazine!
Comics come and go, as we all know. No publication lasts forever, except maybe The Beano which is still going strong after eighty-two years (with over 4000 issues published) -- long may it continue. But I'm sure that just about all comic-book fans know the sting of discovering that one of their favourites has been … Continue reading Euphobia
In the 1970s and early 1980s streaming a movie was called "reading the novelisation" (except in America, where they instead had novelizations, with a zed, which they pronounce as "zee"). Every major movie -- and an awful lot of minor ones -- was given a second life in the form of a prose adaptation. And … Continue reading Noncomics: Superman – Last Son of Krypton