Category Across The Pond

London’s Super Convention

In the lead up to London’s Super Convention, I’ve had the privilege of speaking to one of the show’s organisers.  Please visit the Con’s website again (if you haven’t recently) to find the latest updates to schedule/guest appearances etc.  It’s…

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Untapped Resource

I’d just like to share a little discovery I made on the weekend, which may or may not surprise you – and may or may not be good news?!  On a crisp and foggy Saturday morning in London, I’m walking …

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London’s Super Convention

On the weekend of February 25th–26th,  London’s Super Convention will be taking over the Excel Centre at the heart of London’s Royal Docks.   Sold with quite a few mouth-watering prospects including the great Stan Lee himself, whom makes his first appearance at a comic convention…

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Dark Horse Submission

With the ambitious, abiding, aspiring artist inside me still clawing its way to the surface, demanding relentlessly that I pursue a career in sequential story-art…  I’ve decided to aim ridiculously high – and knock on the heavy, impenetrable doors of…

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Bryan Hitch leaves Marvel

British artist Bryan Hitch leaves Marvel after a solid decade, producing some of the industry’s best-loved work AND completing his piece in Marvel’s “foundation of 2012” (with Bendis), Ultron War, Hitch confirmed on Twitter… “my end is done!”. Hitch began his…

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Dredd

Judge (Joseph) Dredd’s strip in the British comic 2000AD is the publication’s longest running, first seen in the second issue in 1977. The premise: in a dark and dangerous future where uniformed Judges combine the powers of police, judge, jury…

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The Digital Age

In the modern landscape of comics nerdery and production, a place so fiercely doused in ‘cool’ from top to bottom, where heroes and heroines sing and dance – and excitable nerds rigorously ride their paper waves, I ask… Is there enough free…

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Doctor Who?

Doctor Who began in 1963 and dazzled a UK TV audience immediately.  Seven actors played the Doctor on TV before the show was sadly dropped in 1989 after a very strong but, waning  first run.   Following a (publicly demanded) TV…

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What the…

Still in Africa and with a trip to Cape-Town right around the corner (in which I’ll hunt down the local Comic shops if it kills me – and report back with some tantalizing, transatlantic gossip and goodness), I’m currently sitting…

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Spirit of the Great Heart

This week, Across The Pond is coming to you from a different continent, a different place in the world – where the landscape is as rugged as the farm hands whom work it – and the heart of the earth…

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Marvel Vs DC?

Part of me thought initially that DC’s recent reboot was first born, in preparation for a crossover with Marvel… crazy right?  Marvellous, Marvel’s, magnificent men and women finding themselves in a ‘stand-off’ with dirty DC’s, dangerous, dudes and dames.  …

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Blistering Barnacles!

Georges Prosper Remi – probably better known under pen name – Hergé, was a Belgian comics writer and artist renowned for his creation ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ – which he wrote and illustrated between 1929 and 1983 – when he…

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Captain Britain

If Captain Britain vanished from the red pages of Marvel without a trace, would anyone (Stateside) care? Or even notice?! With Disney’s (fairly) recent decision that “all Marvel Superheroes must originate in the United States” we may well see that happen very soon – and only then…

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Man of Steel

Arguably the most recognizable figure in popular culture, transcending generations and outliving his creators – one of (maybe) 3 fictional characters from the realm of comic books whom proudly parade as household names across the world. In comics, the series…

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Jonathan Ross & Turf

To a Great-British Audience, Jonathan Ross (OBE) is synonymous with belly laughs and banter as – the voice of Friday nights on his, self-titled/award-winning talk show “Friday Night with Jonathan Ross” (Kind of, the British Late Show).  He also hosted…

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