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Brett Summers

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

Cult Comic Essentials: Watchmen

Watchmen by Alan More and Dave Gibbons redefined what superhero comics could be and re-introduced the medium to an adult audience with a gripping, labyrinthine script and ultra-detailed artwork. Set in the 1980s, the novel follows a motley crew of costumed superheroes in an alternate universe where the […]

Cult Comic Essentials: From Hell

Legendary comics creators, Eddie Campbell and Alan Moore, have created a gripping, hallucinatory piece of crime fiction about Jack the Ripper, the most infamous serial murderer of all time. Detailing the events that led up to the Whitechapel murders and the cover-up that followed, ‘From Hell’ has become a […]

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 […]