Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Since Marvel's latest Sci-Fi action hit "Guardians of the Galaxy" hit cinemas in early August, more and more comic book fans are getting hitched. Once again Marvel and Disney Studios made a good choice when selecting their director, cast and crew. The result is a colossal box-office succes...


Goodbye to a Great Visionary of the 21st Century: H.R. Giger

Giger, you slice my tissues into thin microscopic slidesfor the world to see.Giger, you razor-shave sections of my brain and plaster them still pulsing across your canvas. Timothy Leary, 1991 When Timothy Leary wrote these great words about a great artist of our times in 1991, he wa...


Review: Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)

Shingeki no Kyojin – Attack on Titan started screening in Japan this April and if you are looking for a really fascinating anime shonen newcomer, you might well discover it here – or at least be in for a big surprise. Hajime Isayama developed his first episode of the manga Att...


Gay Pride Parade - The Simpsons

Almost right from the start, The Simpsons turned into an unrivaled phenomenon of modern pop culture. In 1987 the family of weirdos had their first appearance on a US television screen. Season One consisted of seven episodes - and hit the mark immediately. There are few other US television...


Game Review: The Walking Dead Board Game

Early this year we received an offer to add The Walking Dead Board Game by Z-Man Games and Skybound to our Webshop. A non digital board game in the days of online games and mobile demon slayage – how’s this going to work out? However – as true fans of the Walking Dead comic boo...


Review: Evangelion 3.0 You Can (not) Redo

In 1995 Hideaki Anno and Studio Gainax aired their Sci-Fi TV series Neon Genesis Evangelion (Shin Seiki Evangerion, in short NGE or EVA). It received huge recognition on an international scale which probably surprised noone more than director Hideaki Anno himself: „It is strange that Ev...


Review: Durango – Les Forces de la Colère by Yves Swolfs

Born in Bruxelles in 1955, Yves Swolfs belongs to the realm of classics of french-belgian comic book artist who know their trade. His lonesome comic book heroes all seem to originate in a time when heroism was a simple business – no matter which genre: the noble knight, brave soldiers,...


Review: No Book for Black-and-white Attitudes – Zeina Abirached’s A Game for Swallows

Colour is as absent in Zeina Abirached’s work as shades of grey. In the course of her career as comic book artist the 32 year old graphic designer has internalised one thing completely: less is more. And yet. Her work is filled with an abundance of nuances, patterns and repetitions. Domin...


Review: C.O.P.S. Rule California in 2031

C.O.P.S. Vol. 1 by Sautriot, Sarchione, LouAll Verlag, 2013 Blade Runner, Mad Max, The Omega Man, Escape from New York – post apocalyptic scenarios have been dominating the creative industry for several decades. Just recently the genre has been revived and moved on to new heights all a...


Review: The Walking Dead Vol. 2 - Miles Behind Us

A Roadmovie to Hell. The Journey Commences. In his first volume of The Walking Dead series Robert Kirkman brilliantly introduced his characters setting the foundation for an enthralling story. Volume 2 "Miles Behind Us" provides an excellent and well staged sequel in the course of which...


Review: The Walking Dead

Ex-Cop Rick Grimes’ personal drama in the impending Zombiecalypse has turned out a comic book shooting star in almost no time. First prints of the original US series have already reached absurdly high prices, that will probably do some damage to your brains when studying them too closely....


Review: Quelques pas vers la lumiere by Bruno Marchand

This is the Age of Superheroes. Batman, Spiderman & Co. are following us around every day. We meet them in book shops, hardware stores and cinemas alike and this way they form our imagination of "supernatural" powers. Which – no doubt – exist and we simply would love to have them. Still we...