DAVE GIBBONS: THE ORIGINALS

NEWSARAMA – DAVE GIBBONS TALKS THE ORIGINALS
DC COMICS Interview
Modculture.co.uk’s Book Review

Dave Gibbons: “I discovered Mod when I was about 15 and have a vivid memory of seeing my first scooters. They were fantastic, almost science-fiction machines, gleaming with chrome and accessories. They rolled up one night at my local dance-hall, the riders dismounting and undoing their military-surplus parkas to reveal smart shirts and jackets.”

It’s a straightforward Mods vs Rockers story, similar to Quadrophenia. Lead character is part of a mod gang, meets girl, fights Rockers (who are called The Dirt), has a revelation… loses scooter. Straightforward, simple, violent Mod story with names changed for everything. Lambrettas are called Hovers, Parkas are called Mantles… etc

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One Response to “DAVE GIBBONS: THE ORIGINALS”

  1. Yeah, I’m a bit disappointed that this focuses on the violence between the two groups. For something that’s based on the Mod, this comic comes across as definitely lacking in style. -Eddie

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