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In Review: The Phantom – The Crying Idol (Frew Comics – Australia)

The Phantom 1764 - FREW Comics

For those who came in late, FREW is the longest running comics magazine in Australia, started in 1948 by four gentlemen whose first letters formed the brand imprint. FREW is now owned by the fantastic pair of Rene White and Glenn Ford and the Publishing Editor is the redoubtable Dudley Hogarth, who pens all the required details about the story and ... Read More »

In Review: ‘Nightlights’ by Lorena Alvarez

Nightlights by Lorena Alvarez - Cover

Created by Lorena Alvarez Published by NoBrow Press. Full Colour. 54 Pages – Hardback. The Story: Every night, tiny lights appear out of the darkness in Sandy’s bedroom. She catches them and creates wonderful creatures to play with until she falls asleep, and in the morning she brings them back to life in her whimsical drawings. When a mysterious new girl ... Read More »

In Review: DTHRTL 3 by Bob Turner


Writer/artist Bob Turner’s remarkable silent tale DTHRTL (that’s “Death Rattle” for those of us who like to use vowels) draws to a close with Book 3. DTHRTL follows our eyeball-headed hero (remember, the comic is silent so there are no character or location names) who has escaped the clutches of Death by winning at Rock-Paper-Scissors and who is now on ... Read More »

In Review: Grey Area Our Town by Tim Bird

Grey Area Out Town - Cover

By Tim Bird Published by Avery Hill Publishing ISBN 9781910395240 Published on 1st October 2016 32 pages, full colour, 210x297mm The Story: Our Town is Tim Bird’s follow-up to From the City to the Sea, which won Best Comic at the 2015 British Comic Awards. The focus in this instalment turns to remembered places. Memories from childhood, relationships with those ... Read More »

In Review: Yoko Tsuno – The Three Suns Of Vinea

Yoko Tsuno – The Three Suns Of Vinea - Cover SNIP

Yoko Tsuno and her friends Vic and Pol return in The Three Suns Of Vinea, the eleventh of Cinebook’s translations of Roger Leloup’s tales of the young engineer. This follows on in the alien Vinean sub-series from The Curious Trio and The Forge Of Vulcan, and takes our modern day trio on an intergalactic expedition. When their home world of Vinea was ... Read More »

In Review: Audobon : On the Wings of the World

Audobon: On the Wings of the World - Cover

Written by Fabien Grolleau Art by Jeremie Royer Published by NoBrow Press Hardback – Full Colour – 184 pages – £15.99 Out: Now The Story: At the start of the 19th century, John James Audobon embarked upon an epic ornithological quest across America with nothing but his artist’s materials, an assistant, a gun and an all-consuming passion for birds. This is ... Read More »

In Review: Monster, from Scream! comic

Monster - from Scream!

Writers: Alan Moore, John Wagner Artists: Heinzl (Alberto Giolotti), Jesus Redondo Introduced by Ian Rimmer, Scream!‘s editor Paperback, 192 page, includes the series text stories from various Holiday Specials etc Publisher: Rebellion Out: Now The Book: IT CAME FROM THE ATTIC! Twelve-year old Kenneth Corman buried his abusive father outside his creaky old family home. The thing that had killed ... Read More »

In Review: Ready for Pop by Hurk

Ready For Pop - Cover

By Lord Hurk Publisher: Knockabout Out: Now The Book: London, The mid-sixties. In what appears to have been a murder attempt, Britain’s greatest pop sensation Vic Vox has been left a foot tall, the effects of the “shrink drug” administered by assailants unknown. Detective Chief inspector Ladyshoe and his team at Scotland Yard are out to find who did it, ... Read More »

In Review: A Christmas Carol by Joe Matthews and Dave McCluskey

While it’s never too soon for Christmas for some I’m definitely in the don’t bother with it until December camp. But for once, I was delighted when I got an ‘early present’… This utterly charming retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by Joe Matthews, told in verse by Dave McCluskey, which dropped through my door recently.  Yes, in August. ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Spotlight and Preview: Cognition Issue One by Ken Reynolds & Sam Bentley

Cognition Issue One Panel Four

Script and Letters by Ken Reynolds Art by Sam Bentley Edited by David Hailwood Pin ups by Rory Donald, Tom Mortimer, Dan ‘Guns’ Butcher, Andrew Pawley, Dan Harris and others to be confirmed for final print date. American Comics format – Black and White interiors The Story: The shadowy organisation the British Occult Secret Service (B.O.S.S.) are assigned to investigate the ... Read More »

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