Shatter: Volume 1 (First Comics)

-Review by Paul Ewbank- The world of comic books is a fascinating mess of countless franchises and publishers, twisted, recycling continuities, obscure masterpieces and bizarre detours. Throughout its history comic writers and artists have often experimented with their medium in all kinds of ways, from developing new artistic techniques to twisting old conventions into something…

Saga: Volume 1 and Volume 2 (Image Comics)

-Review by Paul Ewbank-   Image Comics are totally owning the world of sci-fi comics right now. Image have always had some quality titles under their belt, and with the likes of Prophet and this, Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples’ Saga getting into full swing in the last year or so, they really are…

Terry Pratchett and Steven Baxter: The Long Earth

-Review by Paul Ewbank- I don’t get along with Terry Pratchett as well as most people I know. However he is perceived in the general public domain, within my group of friends you are likely to find about ten discworld books lying about each house (with the other seven million of the damn things tucked…

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

-Review by Paul Ewbank- The first Thor movie had the unenviable task of introducing the genuine, full on, unironic Norse God of Thunder to the superhero world, and it pulled it off by matching totally straight faced high fantasy concepts like ice trolls and parallel dimensions with Shakespearian level drama and hilarious fish out of…

Paul’s Top 10 Coolest Robots in Apocalyptic/Dystopian Media

It was only a matter of time. 10) The Terminator You’re probably wondering why Arnold Schwarzenegger’s classic, nigh indestructible killer-from-the-future is so low on this list. Well if you think about it, the Terminator is actually kind of crap. It gets sent back in time to a point where no existing weapons can harm it…

Top 10 Badass Women of the Apocalypse

Often, when calculating my chances of survival when the world ends, I feel somewhat betrayed by my gender – men are seen to be far more capable when it comes to not getting themselves killed than women (I blame high heels). If I’m honest, being female is the least of my worries when it comes…

The Passage by Justin Cronin

“If you only take one book away with you this summer, make it THE PASSAGE. It’s an absorbing, nightmarish dream of a book, a terrifying apocalyptic thriller, populated by believable, sympathetic characters. Once you start reading it, you won’t want it to end.” (THE TIMES) I’m sat trying to figure out how to start this…