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What’s Wrong With Diversity In Comics?


The headline for this post is supposed to cover both meanings, i.e. ‘What is wrong with having diversity in comics that people complain about it?’ and ‘What’s wrong with the diversity in comics that the books are getting cancelled?’, which probably doesn’t come across in text. I am Over-Explaining Man. The two reasons for this are the lovely Christmas present…

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Harry Potter History of Magic at the British Library

Exhibition – Harry Potter: A History Of Magic


You don’t need an excuse to visit the British Library, which is a wonderful building full of fabulous things, but an exhibition devoted to Harry Potter is certainly an easily justifiable one, especially with ’20 treasures’ from JK Rowling’s personal archive as an extra incentive. The exhibition is timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry…

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Hyper Japan Goldfish Lanterns

Saturday at Hyper Japan Christmas 2017


I don’t know if there is a confirmed connection between developing an interest in geeky things and in Japanese culture if you’re a young British chap, but it’s certainly what happened with me. I think that my first encounter was with the television show Monkey, shown on BBC2 at 6pm in the early 1980s (yes, I am that old), and…

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Void Trip 01 cover

Comic Book Review: Void Trip #1


Written by Ryan O’Sullivan Art by Plaid Klaus Letters by Aditya Bidikar Published by Image Comics Void Trip introduces the reader to Ana and Gabe, a space-based stoner duo – Ana is a bit like a female Jay (of Jay and Silent Bob) but without the foul mouth; Gabe is an older, perhaps wiser man who has a conscious when…

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Book Review: Obsessed With Marvel


Written by Peter Sanderson and Marc Sumerak Published by Titan Books Full disclaimer: I haven’t read all 2,500 questions in Obsessed With Marvel. I believe in honesty on this blog. However, with that out of the way, I did read the book, as I hope to prove with this review. The book is split into nine sections: Fantastic Four, Spider-Man,…

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How Comics Work

Book Review: How Comics Work


By Dave Gibbons and Tim Pilcher Comic books are sufficiently large and popular that there are many books about making comic books. Therefore, to stand out from this crowd, a new book needs something different and this one has that: Dave Gibbons has worked successfully in comic books for over 40 years, is the first UK Comics Laureate, and, oh…

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Dave's Comics Interior

Comic Book Shop: Dave’s Comics


I have confessed previously of my belief that Gosh! is the greatest comic book shop in the world. However, on a recent visit to Brighton, I finally visited a comic book shop that is a close second. And not just because it has my name in the title. Dave’s Comics is a shop so good it needs two separate shops,…

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