Beneath a Steel Sky is a highly regarded 1994 computer game developed by Revolution Software and released on the MS-DOS, Amiga and iOS platforms. I bought it a couple of years after it was published but I never managed to get it to install properly, even though my PC at the time was a top-of-the-range … Continue reading Oddities: Beneath a Steel Sky
A somewhat personal oddity this time, though I guess it's not necessarily all that odd... This is the bag I was given in Forbidden Planet in Denmark St., London, on Tuesday May 25th, 1982. It was my first ever visit to an actual comic-book store, so naturally I kept the bag because I was a … Continue reading Oddities #20191101
Today's oddity is a piece of comics promo... a double-sided newspaper/poster given away in 2012 to promote the then-upcoming Before Watchmen series. Younger readers might not recall the ire that this series raised. Watchmen was a ground-breaking and beloved twelve-episode maxi-series created by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons and John Higgins. It was collected as a … Continue reading Oddities #20191018
Solar Salutations, fellow humans! It's time once again to splice the hatches and batten down the mainbrace and settle in for a long meander down retrospect river, because Unky Rusty has wrangled his trained pedantosaur out of its pen (actually, it's more of a paddock than a pen) and taken it foraging for juicy and … Continue reading Star Wars in 2000AD, part 1
The June 4-10, 1988 edition of Radio Times celebrated Superman's 50th birthday (albeit a couple of months late) with a cover feature, a small article, and a brand-new two-page Superman strip written and drawn by Dave Gibbons (who also drew the cover) and coloured by John Higgins from a concept by Dirk Maggs. (I'm saving … Continue reading Superman’s 50th Anniversary… Radio Times’ coverage, 30 years on
Original: Watchmen #4, December 1986. Script by Alan Moore, pencils & inks by Dave Gibbons, colours by John Higgins. New internal monologue by Princess Elsa of Arendelle.
I'm going to play Devil's Acrobat (or whatever the term is) here... I'm a huge Watchmen fan, and the thought of someone other than Alan Moore writing new Watchmen material is a little unsettling. But I have to remind myself that this isn't the first time it's happened. Back in 1987 or thereabouts DC released … Continue reading Before Watchmen
The Minutemen, forerunners of the Watchmen, are joined in their publicity photo session by a very special superhero...