Since Bram Stoker’s Dracula, vampires have captivated readers, and literature is filled with them. In my opinion, the most interesting vampires are the ones who break the mould and don’t fit the traditional image. Comics are a good example of this, with Morbius The Living Vampire and Emplate being two characters who stand out. Another unconventional vampire is Sauron, a vampiric pterodactyl that terrorises the Savage Land. Considered an enemy of the X-Men, Sauron is unique among his kind.
“What makes me so angry? Loss. Time. Inheritors. Ezekiel. The fact that nowadays everyone is together but they’re all staring at small screens.”
It’s no secret that Spider-Man is one of the most beloved comic characters of all time, and it’s led to several other people inheriting spider powers. One of the newest characters to follow Spidey’s legacy is Cindy Moon, AKA Silk. She was bitten by the same radioactive spider, only to be locked away in a bunker for ten years. Silk Vol 1: Sinister, written by Robbie Thompson, sees Silk try to reclaim her life and find out where her family has gone.
Giving a property some personality is important because it helps it feel more like a home. Personal flair provides a sense of identity, which is why I enjoy collecting decorative statues of my favourite characters. The latest one I’ve purchased is the Magneto Marvel Now! ARTFX statue. The statue was crafted by Junnosuke Abe in collaboration with the Japanese figure company Kotobukiya. Here are my thoughts on whether it lives up to the Master of Magnetism’s infamous reputation.
Discovering a new character is exciting because you’re exposed to something you’ve never experienced before. This was the case for me when I read Moon Knight: From The Dead by Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey. I’d heard of the character before, but all I knew about him was that he was tied to Egyptian mythology and people thought he was crazy. I had no idea what to expect when I read the graphic novel and here are my thoughts on Moon Knight and his world.
It’s been established that Wolverine is one of Marvel’s most famous characters and a lot of that can be credited to Chris Claremont and Frank Miller. The pair are responsible for creating Wolverine’s original solo series, which redefined the character. Claremont and Miller introduced Japan as a major part of Logan’s backstory and here’s my review of the graphic novel.
The Avengers are arguably the most famous comic book team, and there have been various members. One of the most underrated members is Dane Whitman, who goes by the alias of Black Knight. With a heritage that dates back to the time of King Arthur, Whitman is the wielder of a supernatural sword called the Ebony Blade. The Comic Vault is looking into the character’s history to discover what makes Black Knight a hero.
Looking after your mental health is crucial, but we can all suffer difficulties at time. Depression, anxiety and low self-esteem can be symptoms of an image-obsessed society. Some people might feel as if they’ll be stigmatised if they talk about their mental health issues. But superheroes struggle with their mental health too, and perhaps the greatest example of that is with Dr Hank Pym. As a founding Avenger, Pym is meant to stand for the classic ideals of heroism. But his mental health issues have made him as fallible as any of us, which is why he’s a good role model for people who have disorders.