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Brett Summers

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

Cult Comic Essentials: Marvels

Welcome to New York. Here, burning figures roam the streets, men in brightly coloured costumes scale the glass and concrete walls, and creatures from space threaten to devour our world. This is the Marvel Universe, where the ordinary and fantastic interact daily. This is the world of Marvels. […]

Cult Comic Essentials: Preacher

Garth Ennis’ savage epic Preacher exemplifies why some comics are only for the grown-ups! Preacher focuses on narrative storytelling with an unapologetic handling of religious and supernatural themes. Preacher’s full-on, with dark and frequently violent humour, plus a wide range of allusions to popular culture outside of comic books. […]

Cult Comic Essentials: Ghost World

A darkly comic, intermittently sombre exploration of friendship and modern life, Ghost World has become renowned for its frank treatment of adolescence. Daniel Clowe’s cult classic tells of the adventures of Enid Coleslaw and Beck Doppelmeyer, two bored, supremely ironic teenage girls as they spend their days wandering […]

Cult Comic Essentials: 300

Writer-artist Frank Miller and colourist Lynn Varley retell the Spartans’ heroic stand at Thermopylae. The story focuses on King Leonidas, the young foot soldier Stelios and the storyteller Dilios to highlight the Spartans’ awe-inspiring toughness and valour. Miller’s retelling and Varley’s art is terrific, as always; the combat scenes […]

Cult Comic Essentials: Criminal!

Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips Eisner Award-winning series crime noir series – Criminal! With razor-sharp dialogue, believable emotion, and enough twists and turns to keep anyone on their toes, it’s a fantastically-designed graphic novel par excellence! When criminals need justice, Tracy Lawless is their best—and only—hope! But just who’s behind […]

Harley Quinn Annual STINKS!

In this first-ever Harley Quinn Annual, take a trip to Harley’s home of Coney Island in a groundbreaking “scent-ticular” issue, featuring actual, honest-to-gosh smells. This issue comes polybagged to contain the stench. The ‘rub and smell’ scents featured in Harley Quinn Annual #1 were chosen in an effort […]

Cult TV Essentials: Twin Peaks

Twin Peaks is an American television serial drama that was created by Mark Frost and David Lynch. Its pilot episodes was first broadcast on April 8th 1990 on ABC. Seven more episodes were produced, and the series was renewed for a second season that aired until June 10, 1991. The show’s title […]

Cult Comic Essentials: Invisibles

Grant Morrison’s Invisibles takes you to the world of The Invisible College, a secret organization battling against physical and psychic oppression using time travel, magic, meditation and physical violence. Throughout history, the secret society of the Invisibles, who count among their number Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, work against […]

The Confessions of Dorian Gray series 3 news

Big Finish have today revealed the cover for the third series of The Confessions of Dorian Gray, and added some final details about the November release: CAST Alexander Vlahos (Dorian Gray), Christopher Allen (Zak), Annette Badland (Gwynne Smith), Sean Biggerstaff (Ivor), David Blackwell (Simon Darlow), Nicola Bryant (Claudia Markham), Tracey […]