Author Archive | Simon Chadwick

Trent Vol 1: The Dead Man

By Rodolphe and Leo Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849183611 Following on from the previous Mountie-themed review, here’s another, this time by the creative team behind Kenya. This is a very different book, and is the first Leo book I’ve read that doesn’t involve giant wildlife of terrestrial or extraterrestrial origins. Although Leo’s books may always have […]

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The Man From The Great North

By Hugo Pratt Publisher: EuroComics IDW ISBN: 9781684050581 If you’ve ever picked up a Corto Maltese story you’ll be familiar with Hugo Pratt’s relaxed and loose storytelling, both in terms of the story and the artwork. His characters are often scallywags, scoundrels or down-right psychopaths with loose morals, base impulses or hidden agendas to the […]

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Marsupilami Vol 2: Bamboo Baby Blues

By Franquin, Batem & Greg Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849183642 The Marsupilami, the creation of cartooning genius Franquin during his time on the splendid Spirou and Fantasio, now has his own series, and long overdue it is too. Although this new series is not created by Franquin himself, he has overseen it, and huge credit to […]

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The Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop The Reign?

By Darrow & Stewart Publisher: Dark Horse ISBN: 9781506703657 Considering the gargantuan amount of detail Geof Darrow puts into his Shaolin Cowboy pages it’s a wonder that there’s another Shaolin Cowboy book out so soon after the previous volume. But there is, and that makes us the lucky ones. Having previously battled a mind-boggling horde […]

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Tamsin And The Dark

By Cameron & Brown Publisher: David Fickling Books ISBN: 9781910989951 Tamsin returns for a second magical tale set against the folklore and history of Cornwall, and this time it’s not the ocean the holds the danger, but the dark. Tamsin is becoming accustomed to her status as the Last Pellar, a protector of humanity against […]

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