Sunday, December 31, 2023

Journey Planet with a photo-essay by me

The corner of Mitre Square, City of London.
There's a new Journey Planet out, on Jack the Ripper in fiction. It includes a photo-essay by me on Ripper locations, then and now. This is, I think, the first time I've been in JP since the Arthurian issue in 2021. 

Thursday, December 07, 2023

Doctor Who comics reviews

Cover of Doctor Who: The Fourth Doctor Anthology, with the Fourth Doctor and scenes from the comics. Credits: Pat Mills, John Wagner, Steve Moore, Steve Parkhouse, Dave Gibbons, Mike McMahon
So I had a series of reviews of Doctor Who comics published on The Slings and Arrows Graphic Novel Guide this week. The big one is The Fourth Doctor Anthology. This contains 'Doctor Who and the Star Beast', the basis for the first of the 60th Anniversary specials. Also: the 1986 Summer Special, which reprints 'Doctor Who and the Iron Legion'; Doctor Who Classics Volume 1, which includes most of the Mills and Wagner strips in colour; Doctor Who Classics Volume 2, which is mostly Steve Moore scripts, with Dave Gibbons artwork; Doctor Who: Dave Gibbons Collection, which brings together all of Dave Gibbons' work on Doctor Who, covering the Fourth and Fifth Doctors; and finally, The Tides of Time, which collects all of the Peter Davison/Fifth Doctor comics stories.