Richard Jones

Richard Jones

RICHARD JONES is an anxious, Welsh, bisexual dad and dances accordingly.
  • Phonogram The Immaterial Girl #5 Review

    Phonogram has consisted of three miniseries. Rue Britannia, The Singles Club, and this, The Immaterial Girl. This is the penultimate issue of The Immaterial Girl. This is therefore also the penultimate issue of Phonogram. That’s important. David Kohl was the indisputable protagonist of Rue Britannia. This means there was...
  • Constantine the Hellblazer #7 Review

    There’s something very exciting about the idea of a ‘DCYOU’ John Constantine book; a comic slick, witty, inclusive and modern that belongs next to Batgirl, Grayson, Black Canary and all their friends. There’s nothing exciting about a John Constantine book that’s VERTIGO-lite, a bowlderised and anodyne cover version shorn...
  • Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #4 Review

    Phonogram has a reputation as an inaccessible book, a reputation it affects to be proud of on all those expository pages it provides to help people access it. But the first three issues of this miniseries really have been easy-peasy, haven’t they? We’ve followed one clearly defined, if clearly...
  • Constantine the Hellblazer #6 Review

    This review is going to be very direct and to the point, but I first need to talk briefly about the different ways in which myself and television writer Steven Moffat approach the subject of otherwise naked men in socks. John Constantine spends three pages of this comic being...
  • Constantine the Hellblazer #5

    The first four issues of Constantine the Hellblazer had much to say about youth and walking. Youth we might expect, as the story has an unavoidably difficult relationship to it. It has had to sell the idea that a young and fresh John Constantine can stand as the current...
  • Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #3 Review

    One thing that never worked for me in Grant Morrison’s The Invisibles was the characters’ apprehension that they were living in a movie. My problem wasn’t with that understanding itself, which I could see served the series in all sorts of ways; It served the commentary on our world...
  • Constantine the Hellblazer #4 Review

    There are reasons to dislike this series. They are really boring reasons. I advise you don’t bother with them. It’s a bit odd though that this issue insists we keep those reasons at the very forefront of our minds. Some readers, especially from my hoary and exhausted generation, might...
  • Phonogram The Immaterial Girl #2 Review

    “It has a career on its own, completely, irrespective of what we do – it’s been like that for 30 years now.” Two days after Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #2 was published, Morton Harket of a-Ha was to be found reflecting on the video for Take on Me. “We’re...
  • Constantine The Hellblazer #3 Review

    The third issue of Constantine the Hellblazer leaves New York behind to take us to two new worlds, the Britain that John’s from and the Britain that’s there for him to go back to. We’ve two new art teams to guide us through them. I think we all wanted...