Abstract: The Marching of Cybermen. Identity, Reality and Science Fiction

Dear readers of The ComicBook Imperative I am happy to share with you the abstract from my presentation for the 8th International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference that will be held at the University of Dundee, Scotland, between 25-29 of June, 2017. The Marching of Cybermen: A tale of identity, reality and science fiction By George… Continue reading Abstract: The Marching of Cybermen. Identity, Reality and Science Fiction

Extremis: Living in a Computer Simulation. Transhumanism in Popular Culture (Part 3)

Hello from your friendly neighbour, the ComicBook Imperative Guy! Just a few week's from one of Doctor Who's most intriguing episodes and I am still thrilled about it! Extremis was truly one of the best episodes in recent years! I have to admit that I am still excited with the way they handled all the… Continue reading Extremis: Living in a Computer Simulation. Transhumanism in Popular Culture (Part 3)

The 8th International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference

It's been awhile dear readers of The ComicBook Imperative! I hope that you are enjoying the new layout of the blog. And, let me tell you, this is only the beginning! There are more things to come in the not so distant future. But, this a story for another time... (Stay Tuned!)  I would like… Continue reading The 8th International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference

Welcome to the DOLLHOUSE: Transhumanism in Popular Culture (Part 2)

It has been quite some time dear friends of The ComicBook Imperative! It's me, your friendly neighbour, the ComicBook Imperative Guy! This time round, I want to share with you a thrilling show, that I only just had the chance to watch properly. That series is Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, starring Eliza Dushku. Bit late to the party,… Continue reading Welcome to the DOLLHOUSE: Transhumanism in Popular Culture (Part 2)

Killing Joke(r)

Hello from you friendly neighbour, The ComicBook Imperative Guy! For quite some time now I have been thinking of Batman’s choice to not kill the Joker, and their overall relationship as well. Batman is truly a landmark in popular culture. He is one of the most recognisable superheroes for more than 70 years and his… Continue reading Killing Joke(r)

Reed Richards and the Future Foundation: Transhumanism in Popular Culture (Part 1)

Hello once again from your friendly neighbour, the ComicBook Imperative Guy. My new post is one of the reasons why I wanted to create this blog. This was the first connection between comicbooks and philosophy that I was passionate about. As I point out in the title of this entry, this is only the first… Continue reading Reed Richards and the Future Foundation: Transhumanism in Popular Culture (Part 1)

Digimon Tri: The aftermath of an adventure 

With the premiere of the fourth instalment of the Digimon Tri series, named Loss (喪失 Sōshitsu), I wanted to write about Digimon and the thrill of reviving a much beloved show in the right way, at the right time and for all the right reasons. Firstly, I have to admit that I have been a huge… Continue reading Digimon Tri: The aftermath of an adventure 

What does your loneliness look like? An adventure in the world of Lonesomes

"Lonesomes" is one of those unexpected surprises that I am grateful for. Ryan Little, the creator of this comicbook series, has reached out to me and he offered me a generous sneak peek to the brilliant story of a lonely boy and his new friend, a creature of incredible power and beauty. "Lonesomes" is a story… Continue reading What does your loneliness look like? An adventure in the world of Lonesomes

A World in Ruins

If the world you know is one of Marvels, where men without fear face horror unarmed, and women in flight ride the upper reaches of the weather then, only a misstep or a stopped heartbeat away, is a world of Ruins. -Warren Ellis, Ruins  It's the dawn of a new day (and quite possibly a… Continue reading A World in Ruins

Moon Knight: Identity & Perception of Reality

Moon Knight has been a comicbook that I only found out about recently. I knew Moon Knight as a character of course, but I never really read any of his stories. And yet, through a twist of fate you might say, I read the new run from Jeff Lemire and art by Greg Smallwood and I was… Continue reading Moon Knight: Identity & Perception of Reality