Category Archives: Column

Are Comics Books?

Okay, so that’s a stupid question. Or at least it may initially sound like one. In terms of publication and distribution, and their dependency on advertisements, comics are clearly magazines by definition. Which would then make graphic novels compiled magazines… which they are clearly (I hope) not. But the fact is that “comic book” is […]

The Comic Book Crisis

I have seen the future, and it’s dark… It’s 2018. Little Timmy Carbuncle and Jeremiah Hangnail exit the cinema, fleshly bedazzled by the lurid colours of Spider-man 7, in which our favourite webslinger battles a symbiote-possessed Aunt May. “That was proper rad,” says little Timmy Carbuncle. “I can’t believe we have to wait three more […]