Category: COMICS

Comics of every kind

ACCORDING TO JACK KIRBY (REVIEW)ACCORDING TO JACK KIRBY (REVIEW)

According to Jack Kirby

According to Jack Kirby is a historical book written by Michael Hill examining the claims of Jack Kirby to the creation of several seminal Marvel Comics characters of the 1960s. In the wake of the immense popularity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), one key question emerges – who created the icons that underpin the MCU’s success viz. Iron Man, Thor, Hulk and the Avengers. What about the other characters that paved the way for the MCU e.g. the X-Men, the Fantastic Four and Spider-Man? Would it surprise you to discover that all these characters were created by one man? And not the one you might think – JACK KIRBY. 

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OFFWORLDER #1 (REVIEW)OFFWORLDER #1 (REVIEW)

Offworlder #1

Offworlder #1 is the first issue of this star-spanning science fiction comic book saga by writer Mike Baron and artist Jordi Armengol. Imagine Edgar Rice Burroughs (John Carter, Tarzan et al) pulp scifi concepts melded with the brutal barbaric sensibility of Robert E. Howard’s Conan books.

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DUNE GRAPHIC NOVEL (REVIEW)DUNE GRAPHIC NOVEL (REVIEW)

Dune Graphic Novel cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

This Dune Graphic Novel is a godsend. It’s no secret to visitors to Power of Pop that I love comic books. So a chance to read one of my favourite scifi novels in comic book form was, like I said, a godsend. In addition, the Dune Graphic Novel is of critical interest while we wait for the Denis Villeneuve film adaptation coming only in 2022.

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GEEK OUT! SPEECH BUBBLE – OPENING NIGHTGEEK OUT! SPEECH BUBBLE – OPENING NIGHT

From BigO circa 1993, lyrics from Gum, illustrations by Eric Khoo.

From BigO circa 1993, lyrics from Gum, illustrations by Eric Khoo.

Organised jointly by cartoonist Sonny Liew and writer-historian CT Lim in conjunction with the National Library, Speech Bubble is a exhibition showcase of the marginalised art form popularly known as comic books. The opening night event was held last night at the National Library, Basement 1 Central Public Library and I was fortunate to get invited!

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