Graphic Novel

Peepland. Graphic Novel Review

February 9, 2018

PEEPLAND by Christa Faust, Gary Phillips & Andrea Camerini Titan Comics. 128pp, p/b, £17.99 Reviewed by Elloise Hopkins Christmas Eve, 1986. Times Square, New York. The [...]

Brink: Book One. Graphic Novel Review

February 9, 2018

BRINK: BOOK ONE by Dan Abnett & INJ Culbard Rebellion, 96pp, p/b, £12.99 Reviewed by Elloise Hopkins A dead man, and a suspect who is either seriously drugged up or [...]

Aleister Crowley graphic novel planned

July 12, 2012

Irish writer Martin Hayes is currently working with British artist Roy Huteson Stewart on a graphic novel based on the life and times of Aleister Crowley. Aleister Crowley: [...]

Graphic novel workshop with Neil Roberts

November 2, 2011

Alt.Fiction and Nottingham City Library present a Graphic Novel Workshop with artist Neil Roberts 12th November 2011 1:00 – 4:00pm at Nottingham Central Library Cost [...]

Publisher SelfMadeHero acquired by Abrams

October 16, 2011

US art and illustrated book publisher Abrams Books has acquired the UK-based graphic novel publisher, SelfMadeHero.  SelfMadeHero are the publishers of the British Fantasy [...]

Madame Xanadu: Extra-Sensory by Matt Wagner. Graphic novel review

September 6, 2011

Madame Xanadu: Extra-Sensory by Matt Wagner. Vertigo $17.99

Reviewed by Peter Coleborn

This is the third and final volume in Matt Wagner's Madame Xanadu sequence (collecting issues 24-29). The six chapters are all set in New York of the 1960s, that time of change (actually, there were many times of change, but'). The first five deal with the senses: sight, hearing, taste, etc, each with different characters ' and with brief cameos by the seer; the exception is 'Don't Touch Me There', in which she does more than just offer supernatural advice. The episodes tend to be slight tales, perhaps they are a little moralising.

But 'Don't Touch Me'' is the strongest by far. Neon is a supermodel and rock diva, one of Randy Warsau's entourage, part of The Foundry, where also reside the avant garde musicians Subterranean Suede. Then there's The Portals from California ' you get the idea? Neon isn't just a model, though; she's something much older ' and very evil. It's up to Xanadu to stop her trail of death.

Extra-Sensory lists eight artists, and all do justice to their tasks. It's astonishing, the range of artists working in the comics field, on a single title ' I recall the days when the only artists were Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko (or so it seemed). I prefer the variety of today.