The Epic of the Last Arrival

Hello dear readers of The ComicBook Imperative. As August slowly comes to an end and we are getting back from our vacations, it is time to pick up new comicbooks and start new literary journeys. Because the thirst for more stories and more journeys to fantastical places will never be quenched. The Last Arrival by …

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Re-inventing Prometheus

Dear readers of The ComicBook Imperative, hello! I am really glad to share with all of you some really great news. Fans of The ComicBook Imperative know that a few months ago I had the opportunity to discuss with an amazing writer and independent comicbook creator, Ryan Little, about his latest work, Lonesomes. I know …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …