awaiting GM review. BD in French Amazon.fr blurb: ‘Un soir, un clochard s’enfuit de la maison de repos où il a été placé pour passer l’hiver. Pieds nus, en pyjama sous la neige, il traverse la campagne glacée à cause d’une infirmière qui lui a servi une soupe froide. Pour lui, c’est pire qu’une insulte. La soupe froide est tout juste bonne pour les chiens, pas pour un être humain. Humilié, il préfère risquer sa vie que rentrer dans cet hospice si peu attentionné à son égard Inspirée d’un fait divers véridique, cette histoire prend le lecteur aux tripes pour… Read More
doctors and nurses
as yet unreviewed on Graphic Medicine. French language graphic novel by a comics artist who is also an otolarygologist.
not reviewed yet by GM.org Sparkplug blurb: What is NURSE NURSE? It is a comic book about the future. It is a prediction about television. It is a cautionary tale about butterflies. It is science fiction for all kinds of people. It collects all seven issues of the mini-comic series and the never-before-seen eighth issue. Please have an adventure.
pEarlier this year Prion books brought out “Love on Ward B”, a compendium of “6 of the best Hospital Nurse Picture Library romances ever!” edited by Melissa Hyland. The original comic books, published in the 60s were presumably aimed to provide romantic titillation to girls and young women. It would be difficult to argue that they are great literature, the reason for republishing as a collection might be purely nostalgia based, to provide a gimmicky present for nurses or old fans of emergency ward 10. In their time, however, as Hyland points out, such comics will have had a small… Read More
Proudly bearing the comics code stamp of approval, this comic tells of the exciting exploits of the eponymous blond haired doctor, who is first seen risking his life by going into an armed shootout to treat the gunmans wounds. He impresses the cops by capturing him. His heroic credentials determined, an argument follows between young and old doctor masters which illustrates the rift between traditional family medicine with its emphasis on clinical judgement, and personal relationships and the new, impersonal scientific medicine, represented by Young Dr Masters. Later our hero courageously climbs the girders of a building in construction to… Read More
This is issue number 4 of volume 1. I bought it on ebay, out of curiosity really. I don’t think I’ll be combing the internet or comics conventions for the other issues. It is pretty terrible, fits into the genre of “medical melodrama”. There is not a lot to commend it, other than it is “of its time”, a time when EC comics, hobbled by the comics code authority, was apparently producing tame, sentimental, wholesome pap. It contans four stories (sample title: “So That Others May Walk”), each preceded by a diagnosis (poliomyelitis) and procedure (physical therapy). The doctors may… Read More