In a year when Dark Knight Rises provided a challenging, multifaceted deconstruction of a beloved icon and The Avengers brought Marvel’s finest to the screen with unparalleled authenticity, Pete Travis’s Dredd is a stripped-down, ultraviolent take on the 2000AD icon which owes as much to Die Hard and Assault on Precinct 13 as it does the irreverent source material.
As someone whose interest in mainstream comics is slowly diminishing with every year that passes – be that due to persistent rebooting, genre oversaturation or, most likely, my undernourished wallet – I find the Headhunter’s Challenge one of the most exciting categories in this year’s Eagle Awards. Based around the upcoming movie Snow White And […]
Titan Books Written by Dan Abnett Primeval, the Saturday night sci-fi show genre fans love to hate. I’ve become a bit of the proponent of the show over the last few years; particularly the third season, in which Primeval’s ‘dinosaurs leap through rifts in time to terrorise England’ premise veered into more interesting territory, with […]
2010, Titan Books Adapted by: Chris Ryall Art: Zach Howard, Sean Murphy Colours: Thompson Knox It’s time to hit the Winchester once more with the Shaun of the Dead comic adaptation, originally published by IDW in 2005 and brought to British shores a half-decade later by Titan Books. Not that I’m complaining. I haven’t seen […]
While comic book adaptations are nothing new to television, it’s only recently that comics themselves have featured so predominantly on TV. Heroes, The O.C. and Supernatural have all enjoyed episodes or story arcs involving them colourful lil’ pamphlets in some form or another. Ghost Whisperer will also be having a comic-centric episode this Friday 2nd […]
Dark Horse, $3.50 Script: Randy Stradley Pencils: Rick Leonardi Inks: Mark Pennington Colours: Wez Dzioba Anyone who got into comics during the early nineties will likely have fond memories of Dark Horse’s numerous movie tie-ins, the most successful of which by far was Aliens vs. Predator and its thousand or so predecessors. Well, having recently […]