Detail from ‘Marvel Atlas’ (2007)

May was a busy month for me. As with every month, my We Want Comics tackled a property I want continued in a comic book. With the release of Detroit: Become Human, this month’s pick was Quantic Dream’s previous divisive video game, Beyond: Two Souls:

As part of Multiversity Comics’ Summer TV Binge, I began a weekly retrospective of one of my all-time favourite cartoons - Disney’s Gargoyles, which you can start reading below:

I wrote a massive introduction to Marvel’s superheroes based in countries outside North America (and Wakanda), which is one way to honor my West and East Asian heritage I guess:

Then to mark the new Chvrches album, I compiled all of Jamie McKelvie’s promotional art for the band into one neat little package. By the way, the new album is awesome: we as a society are so blessed as to have “Forever,” it genuinely sounds like an undiscovered ’80s gem.

Speaking of music, I saw Pale Waves at Heaven in London, they were great, their lead singer is a lot more charismatic on stage than I thought she would be. I also spent the last weekend watching the BBC’s Big Weekend on iPlayer, including Chvrches, and Florence and the Machine’s barnstorming set. (Praise the spirits of the Pre-Raphaelites — I’ve got tickets to see the latter at the O2 in November.)

I also saw Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story, and quite enjoyed both actually. I have some thoughts/retorts on the former that I’d develop into a blog post if I were smarter/less tired:

Here’s a thread and some more tweets I would’ve written up if I had more time, following Afua Hirsch’s documentary The Battle for Britain’s Heroes:

Overall, May was a pretty good month wasn’t it? Tommy Robinson got locked up, Brookly Nine-Nine was renewed and Roseanne was cancelled, Arkady Babchenko is still alive, and Ireland voted to repeal the 8th amendment. A reminder, here’s how you can now help women in Northern Ireland:

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