Comic book and graphic novel criticism is rarely found outside of niche publications such as Wizard, or the many fan-driven sites that litter the web. Occasionally a mainstream newspaper will publish an article on the medium as a whole, or offer a retrospective on an under-appreciated author, usually Alan Moore; but for the most part […]
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 definition of exactly what a comic book is – or indeed what it takes for a comic to become a graphic novel – has become increasingly murky territory.
Though Spider-Man’s rogues gallery is not as fine as Batman’s, it’s still a memorable assortment of rapscallions and rascals. With Spider-Man 3 giving box office records a sly slap on the rear, and a Spidey 4 inevitable, I thought it time to look at some of the web-slinger’s most nefarious nasties. 10. The Lizard Like […]
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 […]