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Brett Summers

Crawled out of the Black Lodge in 1976, only to find himself in the Village.

Cult Comic Essentials: Black Hole

Suburban Seattle, the mid-1970s. We learn from the outset that a strange plague has descended upon the area’s teenagers, transmitted by sexual contact. The disease is manifested any number of ways – from the hideously grotesque to the subtle (and concealable) – but once you’ve got it, that’s […]

Cult Comic Essentials: Epileptic

The most acclaimed European graphic novel of the last ten years, “Epileptic” is David B.’s story of his brother’s battle with epilepsy – but it turns into a penetrating and sometimes lacerating self-examination on the author’s part, as he delves into his own complex emotions and his family’s […]

Cult Comic Essentials: Astro City

Astro City explores all the niggling questions we have about superheroes: how do they really live? Are they really good guys? When shouldn’t we trust them? These highly acclaimed novels by Kurt Busiek investigate how people – both ordinary people and the heroes and villains themselves – react […]

Cult Comic Essentials: Scott Pilgrim

Scott Pilgrim’s life is totally sweet. He’s 23 years old, he’s in a rock band, he’s “between jobs,” and he’s dating a cute high school girl. Nothing could possibly go wrong, unless a seriously mind-blowing, dangerously fashionable, rollerblading delivery girl named Ramona Flowers starts cruising through his dreams […]

Cult Comic Essentials: Tank Girl

Jam-packed with quirkiness, cyberpunk roots and general anarchy, Tank Girl is a beer-obsessed tank driver travelling through post-apocalyptic Australian landscapes with companions Sub Girl and Jet Girl, not to mention the mutant kangaroo boyfriend, Booga. Mad Max designed by Vivienne Westwood Tank Girl is disorganized, anarchic, absurdist, and […]

Cult Comic Essentials: The Boys

The Boys is an American creator owned comic book series written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by Darick Robertson. It was originally published by Wildstorm before moving to Dynamite Entertainment. The series is set between 2006–2008 in a world where superheroes exist. However, most of the superheroes in the series’ […]

Cult Cartoon Essentials: M.A.S.K.

M.A.S.K. was a animated television series produced by the French-American DIC Enterprises Inc and Kenner. The series had its own range of M.A.S.K. action figures and vehicles.  It was animated in Asia by studios; KK C&D Asia, Studio Juno, Studio World, and Ashi Productions. It ran from September 16th 1985 – […]

Benji, Zax and the Alien Prince

Benji, Zax & the Alien Prince was a live action Hanna-Barbera and Mulberry Square children’s science fiction television series created by Joe Camp (the creator of the Benji film franchise). The series originally aired Saturday mornings on CBS between 17th September 1983 – 17th December 1983. It consisted of 13 episodes. It […]

Marcia Strassman passes away

CULT FACTION is sad to report that actress Marcia Strassman has passed away at the age of 66 following a battle with breast cancer. “Curb Your Enthusiasm” director Bob Weide, a long-time friend of Strassman’s, was one of the first to break the news of her passing. He wrote […]