Tom Murphy
171 Articles0 Comments

A London-based writer and editor, Tom Murphy has been holding comics up to the light to see how they work for decades.

Map of Days

Ambitious storytelling meets exquisite design in Robert Hunter’s lovely fable, marking another triumph for Nobrow Press. Emerging graphic novelist Robert Hunter and the design-led British publis…

Maria M Book One

After a couple of decades and hundreds of pages, the latest ‘B-movie’ comic from Gilbert Hernandez sees a lot of pieces fall into place. “When the film [Maria M] was released years a…

Protectors Inc. #1

JMS’s latest series for Image, illustrated by Gordon Purcell, is a low-energy, poorly executed dose of non-superheroics that never gets off the ground. Now I’m not really the superhero guy…

Unity #1

Matt Kindt and Doug Braithwaite bring a touch of class to Valiant’s great leap forward into geopolitical super-action. The Valiant universe isn’t somewhere I’d ever imagined myself s…

Pretty Deadly #1

Kelly Sue DeConnick, Emma Ríos and Jordie Bellaire start their eagerly awaited supernatural Western series with a slow sizzle rather than a big bang. Alongside Brubaker and Epting’s Velvet, the …

Battling Boy

Paul Pope’s eagerly awaited new book is a rollicking good all-ages adventure that shows an artist at the height of his powers. Good things do come in small packages… A new book by Paul Pop…

Velvet #1

Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting’s first Image project is an atmospheric Cold War yarn that has plenty going on beneath the surface. After a string of successes with long-time collaborator Sean Phil…