Category Archives: Comics

He’s a hulk, and a menace!

Thanks to the services of some good souls that shall remain anonymous, I came across a number of issues of the early 1980s Marvel UK run of The Incredible Hulk weekly, which mainly consisted of black and white reprints of … Continue reading

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Beware of the inheritors!

In a recent installment of No Such Thing As A Fish, one of my favourite podcasts, my attention was drawn to this case, which involved an elaborate scheme to claim the inheritance of fabled swashbuckler (and onetime Plymouth mayor) Francis … Continue reading

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When talking to God, use bubbles

On the occasion of the 900th anniversary of the foundation of the Premonstratensian order, the (now defunct) Parc Abbey in Leuven opened its freshly restored rooms to the general public. It proved to be a strange look into what was … Continue reading

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Pictures say it all

I used to think Green Arrow was one of the sillier characters of the DC Major Arcana, with his King Of Hearts beard and his arsenal of quirky arrows. But it turns out (and thank you, arrowheads anonymous who brought … Continue reading

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Who read comics (yeah, yeah, yeah)

Somehow I think it is quite apt that McCartney found some enjoyment from reading Jimmy Olsen… (thanks, Tom!)

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Who read comics again?

Even while making the uber cool polar Le Clan des Siciliens, Alain Delon kept it real when it came to his reading material. Mille sabords!

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Scouts are smurf!

The official UK Scouts store currently has a number of items for sale featuring Belgian creator Peyo’s little blue dwarves doing all kinds of scouty things. I picked the badges, because, well, scouts love badges, but they also have key … Continue reading

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Say it with pictures!

The Australia Council For The Arts commissioned a report on how graphic storytelling (comics, story maps, persona journeys) work, and how cartoonists, illustrators and comickers can make a difference in getting a message across. Not only did the team (led … Continue reading

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LeVine is back!

Like I said before, the shelves in my office are filled with books by people that seem to have disappeared from the face of the earth. Once the words from gods on my Olympos, their often faded spines now seem … Continue reading

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Respect your elders!

I was notified of these panels from the quite excellent Les Routes de La Défaite (Le Merlu 1, Paquet 2019), a harrowing story from the early months of the Second World War in France, when fugitives roamed the land and … Continue reading

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