Author Archives: John Lees

About John Lees

John Lees is a writer best known for the award-winning, critically-acclaimed superhero comic, THE STANDARD.

REVIEW: Headspace #1

I’ve talked before about the good work MonkeyBrain Comics have been doing, publishing quality projects from some exciting up-and-comic indie comic creators, people who I’ve watched develop and grow as storytellers and seem well placed to benefit from the larger … Continue reading

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REVIEWS – Land of the Rats: Gastrolithicus, Trip, Leftovers #4, Dober-Man, Poop Office #2

Another review round-up!  Let’s get right to business… LAND OF THE RATS: GASTROLITHICUS Cartoonist: Mark Nasso Publisher: The Underground Forest Price: $4.00 Land of the Rats is something of a visual delight.  Writer/artist Mark Nasso crafts this graphic novel around … Continue reading

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REVIEWS – Lightweightz: The Anthology, Part Two, New-Gen: New Dawn #4, Diskordia #1, Deathridge #1, Z-Girl and the 4 Tigers #4, Noctua #2

Sorry for the long absence of these reviews.  Real-world stuff has got in the way of me being able to keep on top of stuff like this.  I can’t promise a return to regularly-scheduled programming going forward either, but I … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Strange Nation #4

For anyone out there who has followed my creator-owned comics reviews from the beginning, Strange Nation must seem like something of a dream team.  It’s written by Paul Allor, a writer I’ve spent quite some time over the past couple … Continue reading

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My Top Twenty Comics of 2013

Welcome back once again to my annual countdown of my favourite comics from the year that was.  You might have noticed that while on the previous three occasions I’ve ran this countdown on my blog the list has been a … Continue reading

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REVIEWS: A Visitor’s Guide to Dempsey, Theodicy, Sticky, Zombolette’s Floppy, Life Through the Lens

It’s another review medley this week, as I try to plough through my backlog.  Let’s get right down to business! A VISITOR’S GUIDE TO DEMPSEY #1 Writer: Thom Compton Publisher: Self-Published Price: Free I should qualify this review by saying … Continue reading

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30 Character Showcase #30: Forever Carlyle

This month marks the arrival of the 5th annual 30 Characters Challenge, the excellent event run by ComixTribe publisher Tyler James, where participants have to create a new comic character for every day of the whole month of November.  I … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Five Ghosts #7

Here is a comic that begins with a man fighting a shark.  I really should be able to end the review right there, because if that first sentence doesn’t make you want to stop reading and go buy this book … Continue reading

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30 Character Showcase #29: Raygun Roads

This month marks the arrival of the 5th annual 30 Characters Challenge, the excellent event run by ComixTribe publisher Tyler James, where participants have to create a new comic character for every day of the whole month of November.  I … Continue reading

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30 Character Showcase #28: Lucas

This month marks the arrival of the 5th annual 30 Characters Challenge, the excellent event run by ComixTribe publisher Tyler James, where participants have to create a new comic character for every day of the whole month of November.  I … Continue reading

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