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Words and Pictures: Judge Dredd

In its mere fourteen or so years of existence, IDW has become one of the success stories in US comics, having already established itself as the 4th biggest publisher of [...]

August 20, 2013 // 10 Comments

Words and Pictures: Daredevil, Then and Now

Any period of superhero comic addiction, such as I briefly enjoyed in my youth, leaves you with one or two favourite characters.  It’s kind of the point: these characters [...]

March 20, 2013 // 2 Comments

Words and Pictures: Prophet

A while back, I said 2012 was notable for two things in comicsworld: Image Comics and sf.  (Advance publication schedules suggest 2013 will also be notable for two things, [...]

February 20, 2013 // 3 Comments

Words and Pictures: B.P.R.D. Plague of Frogs

Generally speaking, the physicality of comics is quite a big deal to me.  I don’t get the same satisfaction from reading this stuff digitally as I do from the paper and [...]

January 23, 2013 // 2 Comments

Words and Pictures: The Manhattan Projects

Before I get into the specifics of The Manhattan Projects, a new series from writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Nick Pitarra, one passing observation: The Manhattan Projects [...]

December 13, 2012 // 2 Comments

Words and Pictures: Saga

Before I even laid eyes on the first collected edition of Saga, by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples, I had it pegged as a certain nominee for and potential winner of the [...]

November 21, 2012 // 2 Comments

Sampling DC’s New 52: Demon Knights

Last year DC Comics – one of the two corporate behemoths dominating the monthly comics market in the US – cancelled all their superhero titles, some of which had unbroken [...]

August 13, 2012 // 4 Comments

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