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Sunday, 5 December 2010

Hellblazer: Archbishop Bomb

I Started collecting Hellblazer comics, detailing the exploits of street Magician/conman John Constantine when I was a teenager. One story in particular had a particular resonance for me.

"Archbishop Bomb" was a two parter ("Early Warning" & "How I Learned to Love the Bomb") written by Grant Morrison in 1990 that wove together strands such as pagan folklore, MoD military sites, nuclear Armageddon and ultra low sound frequencies.








2 comments:

  1. mmm - David Lloyd too...

    he's always had a bit of a thing for the MoD and associated weirdness has our Grant - I'm sure he even managed to squeeze Porton Down into his New X-Men romp at one point.

    the first and last arcs in The Invisibles are particularly Found Objects-friendly too...

    Grant Morrison - most hauntological comic book writer? discuss...

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  2. His recent Batman & Robin #7 was a very fun attempt to splice hauntological preoccupations with the modern UK of the DC Universe. Standing stones, ley lines, abandoned mines, Quatermass, Red Riding, Radio Ghosts, Morris Men, Only Fools & Horses, Pearly Kings, radioactive miners... & Batman!

    Mention should go to David Hine & Shaky Kane's current The Bulletproof Coffin as the finest haunto-critical-paranoiac comic of the minute.

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