Posts Tagged ‘Aama’

Podcast Episode 50 – The Best Comics of 2015

ConSequential Podcast Episode 50 - The Best Comics of 2015Here at the old Consequential.net, we like to think that we cover the very best comics week on week. So it stands to reason that our selections for the best of the year are a rarefied breed indeed, yes? Yes. We’re not saying these books will get you laid, but they probably won’t get you sent to prison either. Great! Plus, someone wins a prize! Could it be you? Yes!*
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Podcast 46 – Comics Continuity (Where To Start With Marvel and DC)

ConSequential Podcast 46 - Comics Continuity

Do you want to get started reading the lycra-clad adventures that Marvel and DC peddle, but you’re put off by the huge gnarled continuity that has built up over the best part of a century? Batman, X-Men, Superman – all have accreted a vast mythology full of plot holes, reboots, crises many and various, but fear not – we’re here to help with some surefire techniques to get you past the initial confusion, and to make sure you find the good stuff. Read On…

Podcast 41 – Warren Ellis’ Spies

ConSequential Podcast 41 - Warren Ellis' SpiesIn the run-up to Warren Ellis’ James Bond comics launch, we look at the espionage highlights of Weird Uncle Warren. The man writes about the fallout and faded glory of the intelligence agencies with a weird panache. Plus new releases and the end of Hawkeye, because we’re good to ya. Read On…

Podcast 36 – Sci Fi Roundup

Thought Bubble 2014 – Roger’s comics haul

This weekend, as has probably be annoyingly obvious from our Twitter account, we went to Thought Bubble. It was aces.

If you spent the weekend hiding under a rock, or just muted the hashtag because you didn’t want to hear about my hangover, Thought Bubble is a fantastic comics con in Leeds. It’s been growing like crazy, and is now a brain-buggeringly vast opportunity to discover new comics, talk to comics creators, and make a right old tit of yourself on a dancefloor.

Roger's Thought Bubble swag

Roger’s haul o’ comics

Here’s a quick run-down on what we bought, what we liked, what we missed, and possibly some other things as well.

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Podcast Episode 11 – The Best Comics of 2013

Podcast Episode 11 - Best Comics of 2013

Holy hell, it’s the end of the year. That means only one thing: lists. Here’s our review of the best comics of 2013, plus some that we didn’t want to leave out so we just included them anyway but talked faster. Read On…

Aama – Frederik Peeters

Aama is one of the books I picked up on the ConSequential jaunt to Thought Bubble this year, and it’s tremendous fun. It’s Big Weird Sci-Fi of the kind we talked about on the podcast, heavily influenced by Mœbius, and drawn like something Tintin hallucinated. Although personally, I think it takes The Incal to the cleaners.

Aama - opening pages

There are – I think – three volumes of Aama currently available to those who can read well enough in French. Since that doesn’t include me, I’m stuck with the first volume only: The Smell of Warm Dust. It was first published in English at the beginning of November, by the lovely Self Made Hero. Please buy it – I want the numbers to look good enough that they translate and publish the rest.

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