Take the easily skippable filler out of the equation and what’s left is an embarrassment of riches.
Bud Sagendorf’s classic Popeye comics from the 50s are reprinted here but do they hold up?
A bold, sweeping and visually sumptuous tale about man’s quest to reach the stars, Wings of Honneamise is an easy film to admire, but might be a tough one to love.
A cold, challenging film of staggering beauty, Ghost in the Shell is still the purest, most influential example of the cyberpunk sci-fi so synonymous with the medium during the 1990s and perhaps the last gasp for anime’s original golden age.
PREVIEW: Star Slammers: Re-mastered! #7 Walter Simonson (w & a & c) Walter Simonson’s classic tale continues! The Starship Meredith is cranked up to nearly light speed, and is taking aim at the heart of the Empire in a suicide mission that looks to put an end to any number of promising careers, our hero’s […]
Rogue Trooper Classics #6 (of 8) Gerry Finley-Day (w) • Brett Ewins, Eric Bradbury, Cam Kennedy, Colin Wilson (a) • John McCrea (c) The adventures of the only surviving Genetic Infantryman continue! In this issue, take in the finale of “Bagman Blues,” meet the oddball “Body Looters,” and begin the epic “All Hell […]
Popeye Classics #27 Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c) This issue contains the single most bizarre, funny, surreal and outright weird story of the entire run of Popeye comic books! Wait until you read, “Thimble Theatre Presents Popeye in a Dismal, Distressing and Doleful Story entitled ‘The Happy Little Island!’ ” Cast of characters: Popeye, […]
A frothy comedy one-shot from 1986, Prefectural Earth Defense Force is a fairly obscure title in the English speaking world, but it still provides an amusing, sentimental pastiche of Japanese science fiction.
For my last column, I finally made some inroads into the vast Mobile Suit Gundam anime franchise by watching the very solid war yarn, Stardust Memory. On the back of that, I thought I’d try to strike while the iron was hot and follow it up with another Gundam series I’d been recommended; 1989’s six […]
Like all great stories, it had at its heart, a love triangle. This one was between a man, a woman and a tank. But I’m getting ahead of myself here. This week, I’m looking back at Dominion Tank Police, an anarchic sci-fi comedy about an armoured police unit set up to deal with spiraling urban […]