All posts by Matt Colver

The Top 10 Mistakes Comics Make

Comics can be a fantastic doorway into another world, they can be a tool for telling compelling visual stories, and they can be a plodding pedestrian mess, of less interest than a documentary about beige paint drying. Once you’ve read a few of these text-laden

The Joy of Bad Films

You might think to enjoy bad films, and deliberately seeking them out is a bit strange. After all, no-one sits down to what they know will be a sub-standard meal when the more tantalising fare is available. But think of it in a different way,

Skyrim (A.K.A. the many deaths of Hrun the Barbarian)

Video games, especially of the fantasy RPG variety, have their own internal logic. This doesn’t often make a great deal of sense. Eating or sleeping can somehow heal first degree burns or gaping chest wounds. Your character can carry up to 300lbs of equipment and

Brik Wars: Gloriously Ridiculous Lego Battles

There are reasons I don’t tend to play war games, despite having an unhealthy appetite for moving little tanks and soldiers around a miniature world, cackling maniacally to myself while wearing a general’s hat. The main ones are the high entry cost, the assumption that

Monster Mayhem: When board games go bad

Once a film is successful it will be remade, rebooted, reimagined, prequelled, sequelled, and trequelled with reckless abandon, often with less than stellar results. The end products tend to be weak imitations of the original; the Star Wars prequels, the fourth Indiana Jones film, the

Agatha Christie: Nice Mysteries, Shame About the Prejudice

Agatha Christie has a certain reputation. If you’ve never read her books, you might associate her with twee, cozy, country mysteries featuring genteel and civilised murderers who delicately despatch their victims, perhaps a body in a library, the kind of coffee-table read favoured by older

Locke and Key

Locke and Key is a dark fantasy comic series expertly penned by Joe Hill and beautifully illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez. With gorgeous artwork and a strong narrative, this is superb storytelling through sequential art. Be warned though – here be dragons. Horror, bloodshed and brutality