The Sandman – Season One

Twenty something years ago, when I first discovered Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman comic series, it seemed widely believed that, despite the success of the early Batman films along with the likes of Blade, X-Men and Spider-Man, this was one ‘graphic novel’ that was unlikely to ever make it to the screen. While this wasn’t because... Continue Reading →

Watchmen (HBO TV series)

The translation of any Alan Moore related work to the screen has become a subject for concern as, while V For Vendetta and Zack Snyder’s film of Watchmen are at least serviceable, the likes of The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen and From Hell have led Moore to remove himself entirely from the process. So, when... Continue Reading →

Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

In the past I’ve written here about Zack Snyder’s 2009 movie adaptation of Watchmen but, after watching the ‘ultimate cut’ of that recently I thought it was a good opportunity go back to the source, the Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (and John Higgins) comic from the mid-1980s, once again. Not wanting to judge a... Continue Reading →

The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman

Anyone who's been into a comic shop or looked at the 'graphic novel' section of a regular bookshop can't fail to have noticed, standing out somewhat from the usual comic book fare, Art Spiegelman's Maus with it stylised 'cat-swastika' and pair of impoverished looking mice on the cover. As a regular reader of comics Maus... Continue Reading →

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