Out of Time Third Review

The nice people at Big Comic Page have always been great reviewing my work. Check out what they had to say about Out of Time

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Out of Time Second Review

The nice folks at Beard Rock have reviewed mine and Cuttlefish’s new comic, Out of Time.


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iHero reviewed by Comics and Cookies

The nice people at Comics and Cookies have reviewed iHero. Here are some of the highlights:


iHero is a damn clever idea. It’s got satire enough to amuse anyone, and could quite easily function as a cautionary tale to the horrors of modern technology when placed in the wrong hands. iHeroworks as a great parody of modern society…

I liked the character of Icon, and found him to be particularly fascinating. His seemingly past-his-prime status as a superhero is rarely explored in comics, but is something I look forward to discovering throughout the course of iHero’s three issue run.


Thank you so much for the review. I really appreciate it. To check out the review in full click here


iHero Review Bag and Bored

iHero has been reviewed by the nice people at Bag and Bored. Here are some of the highlights:


Let’s just say her reaction is both awesome and somewhat horrible.  Revenge through super-powers, super-powers through technology!…

I liked this comic, I really did…

this is a concept I’d love to see explored even further.  It read easily and the artwork is nice and fluid.




Ta for the review and if you want to read the rest click here. 

iHero review inside comix

iHero has continued to garner interest as we have moved into 2014. Inside Comix review ihero. Here are some of the highlights:


the story in this has something of a slow pace to it. Which is nice, as this is rather nicely setting things up for the next issue and onward…

I thought this was a nice first starting point for iHero, and I look forward to more. So do be sure to check this out when able too!
4 out of 5 Stars


Thanks for the review and please check it out in full here 

Another iHero Review

The good people at Comic B*stards have reviewed iHero.


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iHero the comic, the results are a good entertaining read that has a nice mix of playfulness and seriousness with some intrigue and mystery blended in as well. This is a sound opening issue that is well worth a look…


…Credit goes to Halsall for not only recognizing it, but for running with it and making it his own. Using very recognizable concepts and ideas in today’s world, Halsall directs these aspects to make the reader feel comfortable, and then he institutes original ideas that help to keep the reader turning the pages and not dismissing it as something that has been done before. It’s like a new shoe that has an old shoe comfort and feel…


…Halsall gives the reader limited information, but he loads clues all around to help pique interest and leave you craving more.

Greame Kennedy’s art is fresh and does an excellent job of mixing business (the serious occurrences that occur during the investigation of the death) and pleasure (different situations of wearers of the iHero devices and what they do). It works in tandem with the writing to create a balanced work and an entertaining one, with the finished result being a desire of looking forward to Issue #2.


Thank you so much for the great review and if you want to check out the rest of the review click here

Broken Frontier Reviews iHero

The good people at Broken Frontier have reviewed iHero.


Here are a few snippets of what they said:

iHero has a premise that…has some real promise to it.

Halsall’s initial exploration of the social implications of such a situation in the book’s opening pages is concise but witty. There’s a kind of Wagner/Grant dark humour to it and the opportunity for all kinds of tales about the inventive ways people would find for using their newfound abilities is an intriguing one indeed. The pastiche of a popular advertising campaign in this section raised a particular smile

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I would like to thank Broken Frontier for taking the time to review the book and I hope that you check out their great website.

Forbidden Planet reviews iHero

Richard Burton is a great reviewer for the Forbidden Planet International website. He has taken his time to review iHero.


Lets see some of the highlights of what he had to say:


but where it gets interesting for me is when Halsall throws in some more interesting, possible unforeseen problems… what about superpowers for super-adultery, or even better, how would employers react to superspeedster employees blowing through a days work in 5 minutes?


Halsall has a lot of ideas to pack into the first issue, lots of very interesting questions that come from the emergence of the super-tech. And this initial stage of the comic is where the real interest lay for me, the questions posed were intriguing, somewhat original, and well done.


Halsall’s a tenacious writer though, each time I see his work it’s progressing slowly in the right direction. Long may he continue to do so.


Thanks a lot for reviewing it Richard. I really appreciate it. IF you want to see the rest of the review click here 

The Mind Palace: Review Number 2

So The Mind Palace has now got two reviews out there in the world of the Internet. This time it is by Charlene Bennett at Malta Comic Con. Lets see a wee taster of what she had to say:

The first story in the comic “Tick Tock” is drawn by artist Sofi Hjalmarrson. This short is very interesting; it’s poetic and straight to the point. The artist tells the story with great detail, flow and beauty using a gorgeous cross-hatch art style giving this piece a dark and moody feel.

The second addition is “The defender” by artist Rex Kennedy. The story starts with a teen talking to his grandfather who is saying he sees his grandsons deceased father in the stars from time to time, that he is a space ranger called the defender but the teen reminds him that his dad died years ago in a car accident and walks away thinking of his grandfather to be mad and hallucinating. It kicks off when the boy confronts his mother about what his grandfather has been sprouting off about his dad… which I won’t spoil.

The third story “2.8” By artist James Cocoran. This is a very well written zombie story which I really enjoyed. It starts off with a couple of friends dressed up as zombies for a live action zombie game, kind of like a zombie walk. The friends decide to split up to find the starting point and plan on meeting up later. Luke spins a nice web in this story finishing with a lovely twist making the reader want more.

The last but not least, “Martian” by artist Jamie Wright. This short story is based around the time of sending the mars rover onto mars so that we can learn more about the planet. Using a live feed on their website the officials noticed something on the screen and in a hurry disconnect the feed replacing it with images from moments before to keep the public blind. Again, nice writing from Halsall and a great little twist thrown in there.


All I can say is thank you so much for the kind words Charlene.


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