❉ Life begins at 40 in the second volume of Kenneth Womack’s biography of the legendary producer.
❉ Stuart Douglas presents us with is that rarest of things: a completely original Holmes story, which remains true to the work of the original author.
❉ Obverse Books have done it again with this release: classy, intelligent, easy to read, thought-provoking and a bit of a thrill.
❉ O’Connell writes with wit and repartee on the influence of “George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, a shark, two motherships, some gremlins, ghostbusters and a man of steel”.
❉ Kara Dennison visits Galopin galaxies in Peel and Skilleter’s first Doctor Omega novel.
❉ Dowie may have left stand-up behind but his bone-dry sense of humour certainly hasn’t abandoned him, writes Andy Murray.
❉ It feels like only yesterday that Obverse Books launched The Black Archive. How fitting that this particular story is celebrated in volume 20, a milestone for the range.
❉ Ben Baker returns with another love letter to the programmes, presenters and spin-off shows that he’s fallen for down the years.
❉ Marco Polo is the one story from the very first season of Doctor Who for which no footage exists at all, so how can we know what it was really like?
❉ The monthly comic’s ability to carry on with new stories for decade after decade is a fascinating case study in how ongoing narratives work.