You really shouldn't have smashed his shield again.

Talking point: Which is your favourite Comic Character?

Talking point is a new idea we are looking to try out here at 8Bitalliance.com. Each week we will take one questions and do a few minutes discussion on it before handing it over to the comments on Facebook, youtube & the site.

For this first week, Paddy picked the question – Which is your favourite comic character? You will agree the outcome was interesting but now it is over to you guys & gals.

Let us know in the comments below which is your favourite and suggest a possible question for the next Talking Point. Everything is fair game, from politics to movies, music to games, hell we will even discuss our favourite womble if you so desire it.

Simply let us know below.

I bet pinhead is glad his isn't Marvel with all these hammers around

Comic Catchup: Fear Itself

I bet pinhead is glad his isn't Marvel with all these hammers around
I bet pinhead is glad his isn’t Marvel with all these hammers around

So as I mentioned the other day, we have planned including more content on this site outside gaming. To that end here is the first of a series of reviews on graphic novels.

Now as a warning do not expect there to be a large amount of organisation to the order these are done in.

When I was at university I was an idiot, I sold the entire of my comic collection and got a pittance for it. Since then I have been slowly rebuilding my collection but never got back to a point where I pick them up as individual comics.

Instead now I prefer to pick up graphic novels as they don’t rely on me having kept up with what has gone on in the universes. If there is anything that they really need me to know about in the timeline, that is not covered in the book itself, they generally put it in the foreword.

The first one that I going to review is the of the Fear Itself graphic novel, that brings together the core issues of that ark (Fear Itself Prologue: Book of the Skull & Fear Itself #1-7)  into one unified story.

What follows is an overview of the key points of the story, if you want to jump to the my opinions of the comic as a whole then click here

Otherwise continue to the overview