Arguably the first hero of the silver age of comic books Reed Richards was introduced in Fantastic Four Issue number #1 back in 1961. Without the unprecedented success of this first issue there would quite simply be no Marvel Universe.
Richards was a child prodigy who would go on to … Continue Reading
If Superman has taught us one thing, it’s that a classic never dies.
And even if it does, it doesn’t stay dead for long!
Having explored the plethora of alternate comic book duds for Batman and Spider-Man, in light of the recent Superman Day I thought it might be … Continue Reading
Marc Spector has issues.
A former mercenary and wayward son of a Holocaust-fleeing Rabbi, Spector had a pretty tough life. And matters only got worse when he died.
While serving as an amoral gun for hire in Egypt along with the dangerously unhinged Raoul Bushman, the duo happened upon … Continue Reading
It’s time for another instalment of the greatest hits of some of my favourite characters in comics.
This time it features someone whom I consider to be the heart and soul of the X-Men and the living representation of Xavier’s dream. He’s everyone’s favourite swashbuckling demonic-looking Catholic Germanic ladies man.… Continue Reading
While it’s been a while since I wrote it, my Hulk Hates Heroes article really seems to have struck a chord with people.
I thought I’d revisit the idea in a series of articles that we’ll just call… Friendly Fire.
With the recent release of Logan I thought I’d take … Continue Reading
This weekend, history will be made.
On Thursday the 1st of June Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman (2017) will bring the most enduring and iconic woman in comics to a broad, international audience.
It would take some doing to argue against the epochal nature of the character, or her status as … Continue Reading
Every now and then we’re asked to point our readers in the direction of some of the best examples of beloved comic book characters doing what they do best… With that in mind we decided to create our new feature, The Greatest Hits.
And who better to start us off … Continue Reading
Batman fans could have been forgiven for recently breathing a long and well deserved sigh of relief.
Firstly, it was announced that after talk of deteriorating negotiations between director Matt Reeves and Warner Brothers executives that Reeves would indeed be taking to the director’s chair for The Batman.
Secondly (and … Continue Reading
Robots are not only cool but they’re a staple of interesting and provocative science fiction. They ask fundamental questions about the sanctity of life and whether or not it can belong to any being that’s artificially created.
Of course, these themes have been explored very successfully recently by movies like … Continue Reading