Crisis over

It’s appropriate that I concluded writing about Crisis in the week Thatcher died. Her presence was all over Crisis; she appeared as Gloria Monday in Dan Dare, she appeared as herself with her emasculated late Cabinet in True Faith, she appeared symbolically in a panel of The New Adventures of Hitler when John Bull was … Continue reading

A farrago of gutter talk and filth

Rereading For A Few Troubles More by Garth Ennis and John McCrea.  A friend with an iPad, who wants to read comics on a gadget ideally suited to it, asked me for recommendations. And I, who’ve been reading comics my entire life, who has shelves and boxes of them, who writes a blog about them, … Continue reading

Being conscious is an utter wank these days

Rereading True Faith by Garth Ennis and Warren Pleece. I’m an atheist, but I’m not a New Atheist. Neither are they, or so they claim, but there has to be a term for the evangelical atheism that’s been so voluble this century. With Richard Dawkins as their teacher and de facto leader, the New Atheists … Continue reading

The man himself

Rereading Troubled Souls by Garth Ennis and John McCrea.  I was too young to read the classic Green Lantern/Green Arrow run by Denny O’Neill and Neal Adams, in original or reprint. I wasn’t reading comics in the 1970s. I’ve never seen more than the odd page. So my gold standard of relevant, dealing-with-issues comics is … Continue reading