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Andrez Bergen

Andrez Bergen

Andrez Bergen is an expat Australian writer, journalist and DJ who's been entrenched in Tokyo for the past 12 years. He published the noir/sci-fi novel Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat (2011), slipstream tome One Hundred Years of Vicissitude in 2012, and now Who is Killing the Great Capes of Heropa? through Perfect Edge Books - a novel that combines classic comic books, noir, pulp, fantasy and sci-fi.

Bergen has published short stories through Crime Factory, Snubnose Press, Shotgun Honey and Another Sky Press and worked on adapting the scripts for feature films by Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell), Kazuchika Kise and Naoyoshi Shiotani.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 04:05

The Dodgiest Hero in Comic Books

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

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

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

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.