August 14, 2019

Hello! It's been a while since the last Waffle - partly because I've been crazy busy, but mostly because I didn't have anything to say I thought would be interesting. Now, as a result of a social media post, I really do. So, here I am.

Here's how things panned out.

Last...

June 27, 2019

As Pride Month draws to a close for another year, we're taking a look at some more of the fantastic trade paperbacks and graphic novels that feature LGBTQI+ characters, or which are created by people from the LGBTQI+ community.

We've already talked about Harley Quinn, P...

June 19, 2019

As we type, Harrogate Pride in Diversity was last weekend. A fantastic celebration of the diversity of human experience held in the Valley Gardens. We were proud to be there with our gazeebo and a selection of comics which either featured characters who were LGBTQI+ or...

June 5, 2019

It has been reported that DC's long running "mature readers" imprint Vertigo is facing the axe. This is saddening news, if true - this is why...

Vertigo was born back in January 1993. John Major was Prime Minster, Bill Clinton was being sworn in as President of the Unit...

April 3, 2019

Rob Liefeld is an incredibly popular but polarising artist. His fans adore him, his detractors (and for a long time, I was one one them) deride him as a no-talent hack with no understanding of anatomy.

This is the story of why my attitude changed...

I'm making a point of...

March 20, 2019

A new Firefly comic hits the rack today, and the arrival of Farscape to streaming services has made me want to dig out my old Farscape comics. We see many adaptations of comics into movies and TV shows - how do we feel about franchises that go the other way?

Firefly of...

March 13, 2019

We're all very passionate about the things we like - but we live in times where most people are much more vocal about the things we hate.

Here's why that's a bad thing...

Let me take you back to a night in July 1999.  Twenty Eight year old me is sitting in the Odeon (bec...

March 7, 2019

So. You might have noticed, there's a new Marvel movie in town. At time of writing we haven't seen it, but here's why we're excited about Captain Marvel, and why we're bored of internet trolls.

 I mean, first of all - are you actually kidding me?! It's a Marvel mov...

February 27, 2019

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