Dune: The Official Movie Graphic Novel by Lilah Sturges and Drew Johnson

By way of introductory remarks, let me state I’d been considered re-reading Frank Herbert’s Dune for a while, so when this comic popped up on Netgalley, it seemed a very obvious request. After all, what better way to quickly remind myself of the plot and immerse myself in the world? The answer is probably none. […]

The Sandman: Dream Country by Neil Gaiman

By way of introductory remarks, I’d like to say that I’d had to look up this collection of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman, but when I did, I found myself going ‘damn, Dream Country was a great collection’. Which is almost odd for me as there’s no underlying arc here, which is the sort of thing […]

Thoughts on Schlock Mercenary

I am not a huge expert on space opera, but I feel like I understand the basic recipe. A crowd of misfits gets drawn together by a major violent clash between cultures, clash emotionally, but come together to scheme and trick their way out of a seemingly doomed situation. The satisfaction, at least for me, […]

Sláine by Pat Mills and various artists

(moderate spoilers) One of my favourite mythic cycles is the Ulster Cycle, that often driven by Cú Chulainn. It’s entrancing in its wildness, its ferocity, its tragedy. One of the things that has drawn me to the comic Slaine over the years is the certainty Pat Mills must feel similarly about the Ulster Cycle. Slaine […]

Artesia by Mark Smylie

Evening my fine fantasy folk. Are you in the mood for an Epic Fantasy comic? Something maybe featuring a protagonist akin to a pagan Joan of Arc, or a Queen Medb? Witchcraft and war, swords and schemes, boobies and balls? I hope so, because that’s what I’m here to talk about. Artesia starts on the […]