Monday, November 06, 2006

Comic Clippings - 6 November

A few random bits of news...
  • David Bishop's Thrill Power Overload is due out from Rebellion on 28 February 2007 covering in detail the 30-year history of 2000AD. I've been lucky enough to read the text so I can thoroughly recommend the book. Forbidden Planet are offering a 35% discount.
  • Lew Stringer (on John Freeman's Down the Tubes) opens his review of Paul Gravett's Great British Comics with the words "In my opinion Great British Comics is the closest to a definitive book on British comics to date." High praise indeed.
  • Rich Johnson's Lying in the Gutters column (6 November) has some news of a new adaptation of Kidnapped by Alan Grant and Cam Kennedy. Grant is in discussions to use Kidnapped (due for publication in early February) as the launch of a line of classic adaptations, the next being Treasure Island.
  • The New Statesman (6 November) has a review of City of Laughter: Sex and Satire in 18th-century London by Vic Gatrell (Atlantic Books). Lots of discussion about pre-comics satirists and caricaturists like Rowlandson and Gillray.

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