Release date: 23 August 2017
Monday, 22 May 2017 17:30
I don’t make it a secret. I’m a huge X-Men fan. Have been my whole life. Ever since first seeing the team’s guest appearance on the Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends cartoon when I was very young, I was very enamoured by the team. At first it was the original Beast that caught my eye. A superhero with huge, goofy ape feet? Crazy! Weird! I loved the originality. Then it was me “stealing” my big brother’s Uncanny X-Men comics from his stash (even though I was too young to even know how to read) and seeing these lavish, out-there costumes and characters that in any other superhero story would probably be the villains. Nightcrawler, Rogue, Storm (with the mohawk, of course), Colossus, Kitty Pryde, Rachel Summers....and of course, Wolverine. They were so cool beyond words. They were edgy and gritty and never ever got a break in the world, but that never stopped them from being heroes. I was born without the ability to walk and I identified with these heroes who were also born a little different. Their leader was in a wheelchair. I was and will be bonded to the X-Men forever. Read more...
Published in Let's Talk Comics
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 11:08
Demons in the Discourse From the Desk of DAMM- Senior Editor eXPress News and Reviews Monsters, robots, dinosaurs and zombies…well with Rob that’s where it USUALLY starts. But when I read this interview I knew I would be writing yet another paragraph to introduce this piece. You see In February ,Rob Richardson attended the first ever London Super Comic Con. The first of its kind in the SDCC model for the U.K. I read the interview and it was clear that what was happening there was special. The exchange was warm, personal and open. There were gems of perspective, insights into process and a few real surprises for me. If you remember the Jimmy Palmiotti interview you will know how Rob can genuinely show a creator as he is without too much gloss or distortion. I believe has done it again here. Paul Cornell is a spectacular example of the craft at the highest level. His interviews deserve no less. He is also a first class gentleman. Ladies and Gentlemen I proudly give you.. Read more...
Published in Convention Circuit