Author Archive | Simon Chadwick


Barracuda Vol 6: Deliverance

By Dufaux & Jérémy Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849183543 The series draws to its conclusion with this sixth and final book, and it’s got everything going on. Sea battles, deception, ambush, murder, and a lot of bloodshed, but then again none of the protagonists play particularly nicely with others, so all of that was to be […]

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The Complete Peanuts

By Schulz Publisher: Fantagraphics/Canongate ISBN: Various volumes I’ve written a couple of reviews, here and here, about some of the earlier collections in this series, and now some six years later I’ve managed to make my way through to the 26th and final volume, so here’s a little run down of the package as a […]

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Gomer Goof 1

Gomer Goof 1: Mind The Goof!

By Franquin, Delporte & Jidehem Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849183581 Well, it’s been a long time coming, but one of Europe’s most famous characters has made it into English. On the continent he’s Gaston Lagaffe, but in the 1990s he had a brief American reprint as Gomer Goof, and this is what Cinebook have stuck with […]

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Porcelain Bone China

Porcelain: Bone China (Book 2)

By Read & Wildgoose Publisher: Improper Books ISBN: 9781473320277 Many years have passed and Child has grown up behind the mansions high walls into a young woman, and is now known as Lady. She has inherited Uncle’s wealth and knowledge, and what’s more has taken the alchemy that breathes life into the porcelain figures one […]

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The Last Templar 4

The Last Templar Vol 4: The Falcon Temple

By Khoury & Lalor Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849183222 The modern day narrative of this series has existed hand-in-hand with the tale of the last of the Templars some 700 years before, weaving between the two to reveal more secrets, and now those story threads are drawing together for this final act. Tess is in Athens, […]

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Corpse Talk: Ground-Breaking Scientists

By Adam & Lisa Murphy Publisher: David Fickling Books ISBN: 9781910989807 The British comic The Phoenix has given us many contemporary gems, but one of the shiniest has to be Corpse Talk, where cartoonist Adam Murphy draws himself interviewing famous and influential figures from the past in the form of animated cadavers. Mixing humour, history […]

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