I have been reading comics for my whole life. I thought I had my finger on the comic-world pulse. However, since getting involved in the Raygun Roads project, I have become aware of the wonderful world of indie British comics and all those comic creators who do it out of love. And boy, was I missing out on a lot of amazing stuff!
Iain Laurie (soon to be a mega-star after his work on the terrific And Then Emily Was Gone with John Lees) was kind enough to send me a digital copy of his out of print comic Horror Mountain and after reading it, I thought it was a shame that it was not available. So I took the opportunity to, with his permission, put it online with a bit of music and a couple of effects (much in the tradition of Eternal Coffin and Monster Truck) and now it’s time to share it with everyone … I didn’t finish it yet, but I think it has enough content as it is now to give you a taste of something that you need to see:
Click on the image if you think you are ready for … Iain Laurie’s Horror Mountain
Hopefully I will be able to write a traditionally structured review (that would be a first!) if/when I have the time, but what Colin Bell and Neil Slorance have achieved with Dungeon Fun #1 is a rare feat: an all-age adventure comic that’s actually laugh-out funny and still manages to make the reader feel for the characters. Lovely book, which achieves a lot of things most books never do … Grab a copy at Thought Bubble this year from Do Gooder Comics or be ridiculed by the whole world afterwards!!!
However, this post would like to be one of the first to highlight the character that steals the show in the first few pages and that’s none other than Muddy Stickarms:
I wish I could reveal more about this character, but keep an eye out for him (some made-up rumours are pointing to a 4 season Netflix deal already in advance negotiations).
A fantastic comic whose every page is a true delight, what else could you ask for?
I was reading an old issue of The Brave and The Bold and I came across the following beauty:
In the old days, this would have supposed a fair amount of planning in order to try to see that or just accept the miseries of life and carry on living knowing that you would never see a wax representation of Superman fighting his classic arch-nemesis … a cyclops.
Today, thanks to the fancy technology of the Internet (and awesome people like the ones at Bizarro-Wuxtry Comics & Stuff), we can just see a picture within seconds:
So, thanks a lot, Internet!!! Really!!!
Just wanted to post some Sam Kieth Wolverine art from a Charleston Chew giveaway comic, but instead I found a new Urban Hero: Devil Grip! Probably one of the shortest lived we have met so far … In fact, his only appearance as S&M god with shredded jeans consists of only the 3 following pages:
Classic stuff and a character who’s ripe for a comeback … or I might just be going nuts because I am right in the middle of reading the complete Eclipso: The Darkness Withing annual event from 1992 in sequential order and it gets old really quick. Comics are way easier to read today, but I remember reading those comics when I was a kid without problems, but now it’s almost impossible: too wordy and the prose is saaaaaad. Are we getting dumber? More picky? Who knows? Not Devil Grip, that’s for sure, with being catatonic and all that …
While we here in the West still discuss about how many monthlies can Wolverine or Batman appear on, in China they have seen the future and it’s called the Wolverine-Men:
Which I find absolutely genius as a concept. Why try to create a new Wolverine when you can have as many of them as necessary? Just give them (almost) distinctive suits, don’t even try to explain it and just make sure they are really angry … How angry?
Very angry, that’s how angry!
Eagle-eyed readers might have noticed something in their chest, and that’s just the cherry on top. It’s not only more Wolverines, they’re also better, because they borrow a trick (and torso, probably) from Iron Man:
That’s right! Eat repulsor ray, Sabretooth!!!
Thanks to comrade Martin, we can all enjoy the Wolviron Men (patent pending), what else can we add other than “Go Team Wolverine”!!!!!