Wednesday, June 07, 2017


The collected Berserkotron is reviewed in the latest issue of Xerography Debt.

Copies with this striking (Grace Jones inspired?) cover are available now here.

Saturday, June 03, 2017


Three new episodes of the podcast are now available online!
The topics are:


From the website:
"This time around the folks here at That Comic Smell are joined by a special guest, Allan Lowson!
Allan is best known for his work “Tinker Tales” in motorbike magazine “BSH (Back Street Heroes)” and we were lucky enough to have him join us for a couple of sessions, with this being the first.
We delve into the dark, funny and incredible world of “Vertigo Publishing”
The folks here discuss it’s inception, some of the beloved titles that have came from the imprint and tell of some of their favourites and firsts.
All of this and more on the podcast that just loves Karen Berger. It’s true.
[These are some of the titles we discuss]
Black Orchid (Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean)
Hellblazer (Peter Milligan, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon)
Fables (Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Mark BuckinghamSteve Leialoha, Craig Hamilton)
Flex Mentallo (Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely)
V for Vendetta (Alan Moore, David Lloyd)
Top 10 (Alan Moore, Gene Ha)
Preacher (Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon)
Shade the Changing Man (Peter Milligan, Chris Bachalo)
We3 (Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely)
Sandman (Neil Gaiman, Various Artists)
Tansmetropolitan (Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson)
Jack of Fables (Bill Willingham, Lilah Sturges, Tony Akins, Andrey Pepoy)
The Exterminators (Simon Oliver, Tony Moore)
The Invisibles (Grant Morrison, Various Aritsts)
Federal Bureau of Physics (Simon Oliver, Robbi Rodriguez)
Greek Street (Peter Milligan, Davide Gianfelice)
DMZ (Brian Wood, Riccardo Burchielli)
Saga of the Swamp Thing (Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette)
Northlanders (Brian Wood, Various Aritsts)
The Books of Magic (Neil Gaiman, Various Artists)
iZombie (Chris Roberson, Michael Allred)
Kid Eternity (Ann Nocenti, Sean Phillips)
Outlaw Nation (Jamie Delano, Goran Sudzuka)
Sheriff of Babylon (Tom King, Mitch Gerads)
Sandman Mystery Theatre (Matt Wagner, Steven T. Seagle, Guy Davis)
American Vampire (Scott Snyder, Stephen King, Rafael Albuquerque)
Ministry of Space (Warren Ellis, Chris Weston)
Lobo (Alan Grant, Simon Bisley)"

From the website:
"This time around the folks here take some time to talk about a specific book. We explore the epic world of our favourite Justice Leaguers in Justice League International Vol.1
We go through the first volume from cover to cover (Almost) and talk about some of our best bits, least favourable bits and answer the main question… Did we all enjoy it?
All that and more on the only podcast that has the biggest affinity for Martian Manhunter. That Comic Smell!
[Some of the other titles we discuss]
Formerly known as the Justice League aka. Super Buddies (Keith Giffen, J.M.DeMatteis, Kevin Maguire, Joe Rubinstein)
Godzilla Oblivion (Joshua Fialkov, Brian Churilla)
Black Science (Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera)
Batman & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Freddie Williams, James Tynion)
Concrete (Paul Chadwick)
Sandman (Niel Gaiman, Various Artists)
Valerian and Laureline (Pierre Christin, Jean-Claude Mézières)
Treehouse (Various Creators & Artists)"


From the website:
"Your ears are being invited to join us in discussing “What makes a Comic meaningful?”
The folks here let us know what comics mean to them and what they define or don’t define as a “Meaningful Comic”
So pull up a chair. Grab a cuppa. Grab a biscuit or a slice of cake. Hell, grab an alcoholic beverage if that’s where you are right now and become the extra member at the kitchen table for another rousing episode of the only podcast to be due some commission from Paco Roca. That Comic Smell!
[Some of the titles we discuss]
The Sketchbook Diaries (James Kochalka)
Wrinkles (Paco Roca)
Death of Superman (Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway)
Battle Angel: Alita (Yukito Kishiro)
Thanos: Redemption (Jim Starlin, Al Milgrom)
Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth (Chris Ware)
Next Wave: Agents of H.A.T.E. (Warren Ellis, Stuart Immonen)
La Muerte De Guernica (Paul Preston, José Pablo García)
Chronology of ALL Star Wars Comics (David Mas)
Concrete (Paul Chadwick)
RASL (Jeff Smith)
David Boring (Daniel Clowes)
An Asterix Adventure: The Mansions of the Gods (Rene Goscinny, Albert Uderzo)
Justice Riders (Chuck Dixon, JH Williams III, Mick Gray)
Justice League of America: The Tornado's Path (Brad Meltzer, Ed Benes)
Strong Female Protagonist (Brennan Lee Mulligan, Molly Ostertag)"