Waves lapped at the shore while rain fell from a slate grey sky. Half of Brighton was still asleep. Niamh found she preferred the quiet. She wandered down the beach, hands in the pockets of her grey satin overcoat, her shoulders hunched against the cold. The salt spray in her face was a bitter reminder of days long past. She owed it to herself to make the walk, to hold on to the good it would do. Wind swept through her chestnut hair as she strolled along the shore, pebbles crunching beneath her feet.
As a comic fan I think it’s important to help others discover characters and stories they’ve never heard of. So, I’m putting Daimon Hellstrom in the spotlight. Hellstrom, also known as The Son Of Satan and Hellstorm, is the son of a demon called Marduk Kurios, who claimed to be the biblical Lucifer. Daimon and his sister Satana trained in dark magic, with Daimon choosing to renounce his infernal heritage. He dedicated his life to fighting monsters and demons.
“You see this, you plague, you cloud, you curse, whatever you are? Deep down in whatever passes for your mind…do you finally start to understand this about us, about life? You may be relentless and ravenous — but so are we! We will never stop fighting — we will never give up!” – Morbius, The Living Vampire.
The thing I’ve noticed in comics is that the supernatural element of a universe is very underrated, compared to the mainstream superhero factor. This can be said for DC and Marvel, but steps are being taken to shed more light on them. It’s why I’m reviewing Marvel Zombies 4, written by Fred Van Lente and drawn by Kev Walker. It features The Midnight Sons, a team of supernatural heroes that consists of Morbius The Living Vampire, Werewolf By Night, Daimon Hellstrom and Jennifer Kale.
The crowd was large, but it didn’t stop me getting to the front. (The thing I’ve noticed about this generation is your obligation to step aside for anyone who looks over the age of 60. We’re not all three steps away from a heart-attack I’m pleased to inform you) I shuffled in between a young lady with spiky blonde hair and a man holding a little girl high on his shoulders.
Today’s review is on Red Hood And The Outlaws 7, written by Scott Lobdell and drawn by Mirko Colak. This month’s issue has a slower pace than the Black Mask arc, with the story concentrating on the relationship between Jason Todd and Bizarro. I’ll start by saying I love the cover because it has an Of Mice And Men quality to it, which is a strong influence in the comic.
Homeofcomics has put a request in for The Pop Culture Playlist, and I’m happy to oblige by putting together music for Iron Man. Tony Stark is a genius, who’s done a lot to help the world with his inventions. He’s also egotistical, has messed up spectacularly and used to be an alcoholic. There’s plenty of material to cover in the epic story of Iron Man.
Over the weekend, I appeared on Hannah’s Bookshelf, which plays on North Manchester FM every Saturday. Hosted by Hannah Kate, the show is about the world of writing and publishing. Hannah runs an independent press called Hic Dragones, and it was a pleasure to go on live radio for the first time.