The Book of the Colossus

Archive for April, 2012

Angel’s Egg

The first batch of Japanese anime to appear in video shops in the UK were resolutely aimed at the disturbed 13 year old boy market. The choice was limited to […]

Worlds of If – part two

My last post about the magazine Worlds of If generated quite a bit of interest so I thought I’d post a few more covers so you can see how it […]

Future Past – Worlds of If

I first came across the magazine Worlds of If in 1974, in a little news kiosk on the Via Veneto in Rome. It was amongst a bunch of comics with […]

Alexander Thynn – The King is Dead

Two reviews stand out on the back of Alexander Thynn’s self-published 1976 epic The King is Dead. Princess Zouina Benhalla (yes she really does exist and you can see her […]

Rodney Matthews

Rodney Matthews appeared out of nowhere in the mid 1970s. At that time the one-stop shop in the UK for posters to adorn bedroom walls was Athena, which made its […]

Brontë country

I’ve just spent a week in Yorkshire visiting my parents, who live in the shadow of Ilkley Moor. It’s not far from Haworth where the Brontë sisters lived. We drove […]

Evoluon – future past 1969

Holiday afternoons were a bit of  a wasteland in the late 1960s. There were three TV channels in the UK and no video recorders. Nothing interesting came on until round […]