Author Archives: Bevan Thomas

Coping with Mental Issues: Making Batman’s Enemies Insane

What would Batman’s enemies be like if they were truly crazy. Continue reading

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Coping with Mental Issues: Batman’s Enemies

omics sadly have a bad history of treating people with mental issues respectively. This is especially true in superhero comics, where insanity is often used as a villain’s motivation, and especially especially true in Batman comics, where most of his villains are considered insane and sent to Arkham Asylum as opposed to prison. Continue reading

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Coping with Mental Issues: King Arthur’s Men

“A wretched and insane expedition is this…. Come thou and see Arthur; he is thy lord and thy cousin.”
“I will not,” said Geraint, “for I am not in a fit state to go and see any one.” Continue reading

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Coping with Mental Issues: Frankenstein’s Monster

To honour Mental Health Month, I explore various fictional characters with mental issues, starting with Frankenstein’s Monster. Continue reading

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Welsh King Arthur vs Seven Soldiers of Victory

One of my favourite comic book authors is Grant Morrison. He writes with so much energy and creativity, such a sense of fun, that so many of his comics are a psychedelic thrill ride exploring so many crazy ideas. One … Continue reading

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The Magician in Middle-Earth

I have always found the archetype of the “magician” compelling and empowering. The idea that someone, through their own introspection and hidden lore, could access supernatural power – could gaze into the future, turn into a bird, do all sorts … Continue reading

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Welsh D&D 1: Races

Here are three (or rather four) different races for a version of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition based in Welsh folklore. Though these are the most obvious ones, other races could be selected as well with the DM’s will. For … Continue reading

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Fantasy Writers’ Cardinal Rule on Fantasy

I love fantasy fiction for numerous reasons, and one of the big ones is that it has no set rules. You can create whatever stories you want — stories with dragons and wizards, time running backwards, conversations with God, whatever … Continue reading

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Welsh Folklore in “Call of Cthulhu”

Call of Cthulhu is the role-playing game based on H. P. Lovecraft’s series of famous short stories of nihilistic dark gods and monstrous aliens. Here’s how I would link the various forces of Lovecraft’s universe with Welsh mythology. THE GODS CTHULHU … Continue reading

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Welsh King Arthur vs Mary Stewart

 If you told people you were looking for a modern retelling of the original version of King Arthur, they’d likely assume you meant a pseudo-historical one and would most likely direct you towards Mary Stewart’s Arthurian series: The Crystal Caves, … Continue reading

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