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Sunday, 20 March 2016

More Research

I usually aim to do a blog post every weekend, but earlier this year I said I might skip an occasional week if I ran short of ideas. Today is a case in point – but just so you know I’m still here, here’s a photo of some more research material for the book I’m writing. All these items were bought since my previous post on the subject three weeks ago!

As you can see, I managed to get hold of one of the two missing issues from the near-complete run of Skull the Slayer I acquired this time last year. I spotted the missing issue on a shopping trip to London last week, which also yielded four of the books shown in the photo. The other two books were bought online, while the DVDs came from my local HMV store.

In broad terms, the book is about the crossover of ideas between science fiction and Fortean-style speculation. I picked that subject partly because I already know a bit about it, but mainly because it’s the perfect excuse to indulge in lots of lowbrow “research material” of the kind pictured above!


Kid said...

I can't recall if I ever bought Skull at the time, but I have a reprint of the first ish in one of the great 'Marvel Firsts' books. Looking forward to reading what you've got to say about it.

Andrew May said...

Thanks Kid. Actually you left a comment to similar effect when I wrote last year's post, so you must have already read it! That first issue is the one I still don't have, but having read a synopsis of it I don't think it gives a real flavour of the wackiness to come. I absolutely love issues 2 to 8, but then I have pretty offbeat tastes. Shortly after I wrote my original post, Marvel issued the whole series as a Trade Paperback (that probably wasn't cause-and-effect, though).