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HOAX: Psychosis Blues – Ravi Thornton

June 6, 2014


Mental health issues tend to be an area of society commonly ignored by popular culture. Books, television programmes and films tend to skirt around portraying mental health problems, and when they do tackle them, it can often be a sanitised or unreal experience that follows. Comics have fared better for their portrayal of mental health […]

Who @ 50: An Exciting Adventure with TV Comics!

November 12, 2013


Guest scribe David MacGowan hops on our TARDIS to wax lyrical about TV Comic’s wild and wonderful adventures as we continue to celebrate to Who @ 50!  In fan circles, the Doctor Who comic strip is usually synonymous with Marvel and its fan-friendly teams of writers and artists. Dave Gibbons, Pat Mills, Grant Morrison and many others […]

GM Fringe: Full Stage Splash

July 30, 2013


Full Stage Splash aims to present a condensed history of the comic book from its humble beginnings to creator led ownership via stop-off’s to see the background to your favourite superheroes. Presenting the key figures, heroes and villains of this story, the action switches between part-lecture, part-dramatisation as it tells the narrative of the comic […]

Why Don’t You… Go to the Manchester Comic Con?

July 19, 2013


The San Diego Comic Con might be in full swing, but Manchester is all set to be invaded this weekend. Daleks, Stormtroopers and Klingons will all be descending on Manchester Central for the annual MCM Expo. One of the biggest sci-fi and anime events in the north, it yet again returns with a mix of […]

Creating Comics with Jim Medway

November 29, 2012


I like comics. I like reading them, I like collecting them, and I used to, in a much younger life, attempt to draw my own. Mine were supposed to look like people and animals, but my ‘dog’ looked like it had been squashed by a bus for starters. Enter Jim Medway’s Minicomic Workshop with the promise that […]

Alan Moore’s The Ballad of Halo Jones

November 22, 2012


Alan Moore’s timeless story of the 51st century girl next door made a surprisingly smooth transition to stage back in January. The critical reception made it a logical choice to remount, and where better than the UK’s premier comic convention – Thought Bubble! But as we see, The Ballad of Halo Jones has undergone a […]

Comic Club: The New 52 Second Wave – Dial H, G.I. Combat and Earth 2

May 6, 2012


Dial H #1: When two friends have an argument that results in one of them getting beaten up, the other stumbles into a innocuous telephone kiosk. Accidentally dialling ‘hero’, he gains the ability to turn into a number of superheroes, each with unique powers. Returning after a near decade absence, Dial H is a runaway success. The story […]