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Fenton is an occasional writer and journalist. He primarily writes on film and culture. His articles range from film reviews, to coverage of literary festivals and even comic book history.

The Dark and Twisted Legacy of Miracleman

Last week we looked over the dense, messy and admittedly somewhat disputed publication history of Miracleman. Whilst the trajectory of the comic and character has dovetailed with some of the major events of the industry (usually waves of bankruptcy), the ...

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The Long and Sordid History of Miracleman

Sometimes great stories happen behind stories too. In an era where superhero comics dominate so much of other media, it is interesting to look at the more obscure tales that have nonetheless had a profound impact on the medium, industry, ...

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Hail, Caesar!: Would that it’were so simple

It’s Hollywood, folks! The 50s are underway and the studios are churning out westerns, musicals, period dramas, aquatic ballets, and historical epics – all under the shadow of America’s new reality: the Cold War. With abducted film stars, starlets’ pregnancies ...

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A Bigger Splash: Everyone’s obscene.

The world’s biggest rock star, Marianne Lane, has lost her voice and is recovering on a sun-kissed Italian island with her lover, Paul. Restive paradise is shattered, however, by the arrival of her boisterous producer, and former lover, Harry. Bubbling ...

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Rams

Where to begin? The totality of human existence. A harsh life in the unremitting cold. The binds of family. Bitter feuds and recrimination. Moments of abject violence. No, I am not talking about The Revenant. This is Rams. It’s a ...

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