Sir Billy Connolly knew he had to stop drinking for good after he almost killed Sir Michael Caine by covering the eyes of their driver as he drove by the edge of a steep ravine.
'Blade' filmmaker Bassam Tariq has revealed the nature of the comics mean his movie will be less restricted than other Marvel blockbusters.
Recently republished, Alan Davidson and Phil Gascoine’s “Fran of the Floods” is a surprisingly grim tale in the otherwise unthreatening “Jinty” UK comics. As if it wasn’t bad enough for poor teenage Fran to lose her home when a freak storm floods Britain, she also loses her family and friends while trying to find out if her sister has somehow survived the storms.
On the outset, this memoir sounds entirely serious: a young man, born to a European father and Xhosa mother during the rule of apartheid in South Africa (meaning his very existence is a crime), explores growing up in an era marked by violence. After all, the book opens with the Immorality Act of 1927, which states that “illicit carnal intercourse between Europeans and natives” is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years!
England is usually a punchline when it comes to food. “The Trip” argues that, while its cuisine may once have sucked, it’s now world-class. The improvised comedy features comics Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as versions of themselves, traveling around rural England, competing to see who does a better Michael Caine impersonation and enjoying the heck out of the fare at country inns. The two enact a toxic relationship but they’ve reunited, nevertheless, for sequels in Italy, Spain and Greece.
The new reboot fails to capture what makes the comic that inspired the movie great.
The comics page is where we turn for relief from the fussin’ and fightin’ among our political leaders.
Superman is 80 years old. He first appeared in Action Comics No. 1, which was published in 1938. Though Superman and members of his supporting cast have appeared in other titles, Action Comics launched the character and the superhero genre.