20th Oct2017

‘Assassin’s Creed Reflections’ Graphic Novel Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Ian Edginton | Art by Valeria Favoccia | Published by Titan Comics Creatively, Assassin’s Creed is the gift that keeps on giving. Its core concept, of using the Animus to jump into any specific point of time, is essentially a free licence for creators to have fun. And they have, ever since the […]

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03rd Oct2017

‘Batman The Dark Night: Master Race’ Graphic Novel Review

by Phil Wheat

Written by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello | Art by Frank Miller, Andy Kubert, Klaus Jansen, Brad Anderson | Published by DC Comics | Distributed by Penguin Random House The ideas behind Batman The Dark Knight: The Master Race are huge in scope, touching on race, religion, society, etc. There’s a reason this collected book is […]

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11th Jul2017

Interview: Armando Iannucci talks ‘The Death of Stalin’

by Phil Wheat

July 25th sees the bookstore release of The Death of Stalin – ​the graphic novel​ ​​that​ ​inspired the new Armando Iannucci movie,​ ​which hits cinemas soon and includes an all-star cast – Steve Buscemi (Broadwalk Empire, Reservoir Dogs), Rupert Friend (Homeland),​ ​Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), Simon Russell Beale (Penny Dreadful) and Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent, Arrested […]

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10th Jul2017

Graphic Novel Review: ‘The Death of Stalin’

by Dan Clark

Written by Fabien Nury | Art by Thierry Robin | Published by Titan Comics What happens when one of the most powerful men in history passes away? Who is left to pick up the pieces? Does society fall into chaos or erupt into celebration over the news that one of history’s most vicious tyrants has succumb […]

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07th Jul2017

Back This! Special – ‘Aliens in the Outfield’

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to the latest edition of our regular crowdfunding feature here on Nerdly – Back This! – where we take a look at some of the cool content taking the crowdfunding route on sites such as Indiegogo, Sponsume and Kickstarter. This special edition is for a campaign very close to Nerdly’s heart: a Kickstarter to […]

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22nd Jun2017

Graphic Novel Review: ‘Ravina the Witch?’

by Richard Axtell

Written by Junko Mizuno | Art by Junko Mizuno | Published by Titan Comics A bewitching and beautiful tale of an orphan girl who was raised by crows in a trash heap. One day, a dying witch gifts her with a mysterious magic wand and her life changes forever! Now, the human world is hers […]

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21st Jun2017

Graphic Novel Review: ‘Warhammer 40K: Will of Iron’

by Richard Axtell

Written by George Mann | Art by Tazio Bettin | Colour by Erica Erin Angiolini | Published by Titan Comics | Format: Paperback, 112pp After a thousand years of warp storms, the Calaphrax Cluster has re-opened to the universe, and Baltus and his fellow Dark Angel Space Marines join a strike force sent to explore and […]

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30th May2017

Catching Up With the Classics: ‘Y – The Last Man Vol.1′

by Dan Clark

Written by Brian K. Vaughan | Art by Pia Guerra, José Marzán Jr. | Published by Vertigo Synopsis: “Y” is none other than unemployed escape artist Yorick Brown (his father was a Shakespeare buff), and he’s seemingly the only male human left alive after a mysterious plague kills all Y-chromosome carriers on earth. But why […]

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17th May2017

‘Faith Vol.3: Superstar’ Review

by Dan Clark

Written by Louise Simonson, Jody Houser | Art by Jody Houser, Rafer Roberts, Louise Simonson | Published by Valiant Getting a new character to work in comics is nearly impossible. The harder a company tries to push a character the more comic fans often reject their efforts.  Faith is not necessarily a brand new character. She has […]

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09th May2017

Catching Up with the Classics: ‘Preacher Vol.1: Gone to Texas’

by Dan Clark

Written by Garth Ennis | Art by Steve Dillion | Published by Vertigo Synopsis: Merging with a bizarre spiritual force called Genesis, Texan Preacher Jesse Custer becomes completely disillusioned with the beliefs that he had dedicated his entire life to. Now possessing the power of “the word,” an ability to make people do whatever he […]

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25th Apr2017

Catching Up with the Classics: ‘Maus’

by Dan Clark

Welcome to another new blog series I am starting with the focus on graphic novels and comics. I have long been a comic fan. Growing up in the 90’s most of my Saturday mornings were spent watching X-Men, Batman, and Spider-Man cartoons. Although I have been a fan of comic book properties for some time […]

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24th Mar2017

Graphic Novel Review: ‘The Assignment’

by Dean Fuller

Written by Walter Hill, Dennis Hamill | Adapted by Matz | Art by Jef | Published by Titan Comics Can lightning strike twice? The team of Walter Hill, Matz, and Jef did a great job on their Triggerman book, a book I really enjoyed reading earlier this year. This title, The Assignment, originally came out […]

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22nd Mar2017

Graphic Novel Review: ‘Doctor Who – Supremacy of the Cybermen’

by Dean Fuller

Written by Cavan Scott, George Mann | Art by Ivan Rodriguez, Walter Geovanni | Published by Titan Comics The Cybermen, bar none, have always been my favourite Dr Who villains. In fact, not only my favourite Who villains, but in my top ten of science fiction villains ever. I could also bore you with reasons […]

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20th Feb2017

Graphic Novel Review: ‘Vikings – Godhead’

by Dan Clark

Written by Cavan Scott | Art by Staz Johnson | Published by Titan Comics | Format: FC, 112pp When you think about it vikings may be the world’s first antiheroes. They are these groups of savage men that are utterly fascinating due to their deep mythology, love of battlefield, and unusual moral code. So it […]

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16th Feb2017

‘Scotland Yardie’ Review (Knockabout Comics)

by Kevin Haldon

Written by Bobby Joseph | Art by Joseph Samuels | Published by Knockabout Comics Usually the last thing I want in my comic book or graphic novel is politics… Usually I am looking for a book that takes me out of the real world a little bit and gives me some surreal fantastical story… Usually. […]

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10th Feb2017

Graphic Novel Review: ‘Independence Day – Dark Fathom’

by Kevin Haldon

Written By Victor Gischler | Art By Steve Scott, Alex Shibao, Tazio Bettin, Rodney Ramos, Ivan Rodriguez | Published by Titan Comics They came from the stars to destroy us… And we rose up as one to defeat them, but devestation still lurks in the ocean depths! In the wake of humanity’s triumph against the […]

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28th Nov2016

‘The Adventures of Puss in Boots: Amazing Tails’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Chris Cooper, Max Davidon, Alex Matthews | Art by Egle Bartolini, Maria Sanapo, Dave Alvarez | Published by Titan Comics Well this looked a little different from my normal comics reading diet. Not a grown man in spandex to be seen for sure, although a cat in boots probably trumps that anyway. Puss […]

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23rd Sep2016

‘Towerkind’ Review (Graphic Novel)

by Chris Cummings

Created by Kat Verhoeven | Published by Conundrum Press Towerkind is a weird book, let’s get that out of the way before we get into the meat of this review. It’s odd, at times confusing, and a little bit mismanaged in terms of the plot. That doesn’t mean I hated this book, because I didn’t. Towerkind […]

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21st Sep2016

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vol.14: Order From Chaos’ Review

by ApolloXL5

Written by Tom Waltz, Kevin Eastman, Curnow | Art by Ken Garing, Michael Dialynas, Ronda Pattison PLOT: A new age begins for the TMNT. The epic events of the past have created new opportunities for the future and new dangers. Will the Family stay united in the face of a devastating new foe? VERDICT: Well with […]

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07th Jun2016

‘Independence Day: The Original Movie Adaptation’ Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by Phil Crain, Ralph Macchio | Art by Leonard Kirk, Rod Whigham, Terry Pallot | Published by Titan Comics As the marketing for Independence Day: Resurgence really shifts into high gear, Titan Comics have decided to re-release the original Marvel Comics adaptation of the first Independence Day movie. A cash in? Sure. A worthy […]

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20th May2016

‘Straitjacket’ Graphic Novel Review

by Dean Fuller

Written by El Torres | Art by Guillermo Sanna | Published by Amigo Comics I hate it when the title of a book sometimes has no relation to the content within, or has very little relevance. No problem with that here, we have a title and a book that does exactly what it says on […]

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01st May2016

Graphic Novel Review: ‘Moose’

by Chris Cummings

Created by Max de Radigues | Published by Conundrum Press | Format: Paperback Moose is a graphic novel from Conundrum Press that I’ve had my eye on for a while, so when it was sent to me to read and review I was over the moon, and I read it the day it plopped through […]

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