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Wednesday, 25 September 2013 04:05

The Dodgiest Hero in Comic Books

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Well, it’s been a fun month for me putting these pieces together — hopefully you, the reader (if indeed there any; notice I’m subconsciously talking up singular) haven’t minded the bumpy ride.
If you get a chance to check out my new novel Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa? you will find more than just comic books. There’s a mystery in there and much hardboiled action and dialogue, with a setting that’s partially a sci-fi dystopia.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 04:29

The Lamest Sequential Art Rotter

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This week we pass-the-parcel from world’s greatest villain to a lesser medal-of-honour: The lamest rotter. Ever.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 03:13

The Greatest Comic Book Villain

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Another toughie I initially thought would be a breeze — till I rifled through the rusted-up coin-lockers I call my brain and disentangled a whole wad of deserving types.

Tuesday, 03 September 2013 20:07

The Greatest Hero

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Picking the greatest comic hero isn’t as easy as it sounds, especially when you’ve grown up with four-colour and monochrome feats of derring-do from not only Marvel Comics and DC, printed in the ‘States, but 2000 AD in the UK and the English-language version of Hergé’s Tintin. Worthies like the Batman, Judge Dredd, the Phantom, Wolverine, Captain Haddock and Beast all had their moment in the sunroom of my nostalgia.

C&C: Have you ever broken into a pool/hot tub area at the Hilton in Los Angeles at 1am?

Y’know, come to think of it I have. It was last summer (2011), and these two broads really wanted to go sit in the hottub, which was outside, surrounded by a wall with a fence on top of it.

C&C: What do you have in your pockets?

Bobby pins with bulby black tips. Nearly always.

C&C: Chicken or the egg…. photos or stories, which came first?

I’m not sure if you’re asking me two questions here or one. I’ll answer both. I always find the chicken and egg question ridiculous. People take it too literally, thinking of chickens as we know them and eggs as these hard white objects with shells and yolks. But an egg is the source of the chicken and the source of all vertebrates (and I think most invertebrates), so the egg was first. Unless we’re talking about cloning, there is no life form without an egg of some kind.

C&C: Do you like the X-files? If not, explain yourself. And tell what your favorite tv show is and why.

C&C: Do you have favorite fairy tales? Tell me about them. You write some lovely twisted ones, how interested are you in old fairy tales?

In most any fairystory I read there is something that amuses me, especially the Grimm collection

C&C: What was your favorite toy as a child and why?

Easy… I had a five-foot (at least) styrofoam replica of a t-rex skeleton. I have no idea where my parents found it, and I’ve never met another person who had one as a kid.

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