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Nathan Scatcherd climbed out of a swamp in 1892 with no memory and a thirst for rum, and has since been giving the benefit of his opinion to any poor fool who sticks around long enough.

Comic Spotlight: Runners – Bad Goods

Runners, with its ‘space-faring smuggler’ setting, sharp dialogue and wide-eyed, devil may care atmosphere, is…

The Weekly Retrospective: Three in One

The Lounge Lizards – Voice of Chunk (1988) One of the most distinctive jazz outfits…

Comic Spotlight: The Bulletproof Coffin – Volume 1

A couple of years ago, quite by accident I came across a trippy, violent, breathlessly…

The Weekly Retrospective: MF Doom – Mm..Food (2004)

Daniel Dumile is one of the most enigmatic figures in rap music, recording under numerous…

Comic Spotlight: Batman Gothic

Batman is a character easily suited to tales of the supernatural and paranormal. And in…

The Weekly Retrospective: Big Black – Songs About Fucking (1987)

From the title to the cover to the music itself, Songs About Fucking is the…

Comic Spotlight: The Adventures of Tony Millionaire’s Sock Monkey

Billed on its cover as “a delightful tale of adventure, imagination, ant farms, and shrunken…

The Weekly Retrospective: Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters (1973)

The twelfth album from jazz master Herbie Hancock, Head Hunters is a seminal piece of…

Comic Spotlight: Marshal Law – The Deluxe Edition

In recent years there has been a massive shift in popular culture towards superheroes. Of…

The Weekly Retrospective: Melvins – Stag (1996)

Melvins (also known as ‘The Melvins’ or ’Melvins Lite’ depending on who you ask/which album…