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By Lance Parkin on 07 June 2012 3 COMMENTS

When DC Entertainment confirmed rumours first reported on the Bleeding Cool comics news site that they were indeed going ahead with a ‘Watchmen’ follow-up, the fan reaction was predictably negative.

By Mark Clapham on 06 June 2012 Comments Off

The first issue of the first series of DC’s sprawling ‘Watchmen’ prequel, ‘Before Watchmen’, comes out tomorrow in the UK.

By Jim Smith on 20 July 2010 2 COMMENTS

The first real consequence of Marvel’s acquisition of the Marvelman character (assuming that the death of The Sentry, a Marvelman like character if ever there was one, doesn’t count) is the first issue of this six issue series reprinting stories from the 1950s.

By Eddie Robson on 19 April 2010 2 COMMENTS

I lately dumped a pile of weak ‘Catwoman’ comics (everything post-Brubaker – and I was tempted to get shot of the ones with the terrible Paul Gulacy art, too) at the Notting Hill music/DVD/book/comic/clothing exchange. I love that place for two reasons: one, they promise to take anything off your hands, even if it’s just [...]

By Jim Smith on 03 May 2009 Comments Off

With career-best art from Kevin O’Neill and a script that somehow evokes the atmosphere of a great twentieth century Marxist opera on a comic book page, ‘1910′ is nothing short of astonishing.

By Lance Parkin on 14 March 2009 Comments Off

I thought I knew what to expect from the ‘Watchmen’ movie, and that it would provoke a strong reaction from me. However… it managed to catch me out, because I came out of it with no idea what my opinion was…

By Jim Smith on 08 March 2009 Comments Off

Zack Snyder’s ”Watchmen” is a thoughtful, uncompromising and sophisticated attempt to take Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ thoughtful, uncompromised and sophisticated ”Watchmen” and put it in on the screen.

By Lance Parkin on 27 February 2006 Comments Off

Alan Moore did what almost no British comic creator had done before, and what almost every British comic creator would do from that point, and started working for American comics companies.

By Stephen Lavington on 11 September 2005 Comments Off

Changes made in the jump from page to screen can sometimes make a major difference to the fundamental direction of the character, and this is the case in ‘Constantine’…

By Mark Clapham on 17 August 2005 Comments Off

Two shelf-bending, wallet breaking hardbacks for the discerning comics fan: ‘Invincible Ultimate Collection 1′ and ‘Top 10: The Forty-Niners’…

By Mark Clapham on 17 March 2005 Comments Off

Getting a lot of things wrong can add up to make a right.

By Mark Clapham on 11 February 2005 Comments Off

To make up for the recent drought, here’s a random round-up of last week’s comics, in alphabetical order, to keep you going.

By Jim Smith on 19 September 2004 Comments Off

It’s a consistently funny, constantly surprising riot of in-jokes, familiar designs and glorious character moments if you’re a late twentysomething manchild.

By Mark Clapham on 07 April 2004 Comments Off

Here’s a challenge – develop an Alan Moore story idea in a way that lives up to the pitch, but without being pastiche of what an imagined Moore version might be like…

By Mark Clapham on 20 February 2004 Comments Off

Regular readers of this site will surely have realised by now that I’m a complete sucker for comic book movies, and in particular find the DVDs of these films impossible to resist…

By Eddie Robson on 01 December 2003 Comments Off

A word of warning: do not read this comic on the bus. Or on the train, or in a caf?, or indeed anywhere that someone might see you…

By Mark Clapham on 12 November 2003 Comments Off

Avatar have found a good thing in pulling together various fragments of writing from Alan Moore’s career and recycling them in comic book form…

By Mark Clapham on 11 November 2003 Comments Off

‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ isn’t a blockbuster, it’s an adventure movie…

By Eddie Robson on 10 November 2003 Comments Off

This could be the shape of things to come: the first issue of ‘Tom Strong’ to be written by someone other than Alan Moore…

By Eddie Robson on 20 August 2003 Comments Off

A full two years after ‘Season 1′ of Alan Moore’s ‘Top 10′ came to a close, here’s the long-promised spin-off miniseries…

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By Mark Clapham on 01 July 2003 Comments Off

This impressive collection brings together short stories, fill-ins and one-offs written by Alan Moore for DC Comics in the mid 1980s…

By Eddie Robson on 25 June 2003 Comments Off

Can America’s Best Comics carry on without Alan Moore? ‘Terra Obscura’ is the latest evidence to suggest that it absolutely should…

By Eddie Robson on 05 June 2003 Comments Off

Not strictly speaking a comic, but the nature of this publication means that it easily falls under the remit of our reviews section…

By Eddie Robson on 08 May 2003 Comments Off

See that creature on the front of this issue? The one menacing Quatermain and Mina? Try and guess what that is. Just try it.

By Eddie Robson on 13 April 2003 Comments Off

I visited a couple of comic shops whilst in Paris recently and it intrigued me that the staples of the American market – sci-fi and superheroes – were almost completely absent…

By Eddie Robson on 08 November 2002 Comments Off

Anybody who felt cheated by last month’s issue of ‘The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’, featuring as it did almost nothing of the five Gentlemen themselves, will be more than satisfied by this issue.

By Mark Clapham on 07 October 2002 Comments Off

I’d rather Jack…

By Stephen Lavington on 05 September 2002 Comments Off

As a relative newcomer to the world of comics I often ponder what it is that led me to start shelling out good money week after week for picture books made for kids.

By Mags L Halliday on 05 September 2002 Comments Off

It’s a bit of a shock to receive the second issue of volume 2 so promptly after issue 1 came out. For once, it’s not possible to claim it was “worth the wait”.

By Mark Clapham on 01 September 2002 Comments Off

Last time we saw Alan Moore’s literary super team, stars were falling over England. It was a cliffhanger ending that we were left with for what seems like an age. Now, finally, we get the next chapter…