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Star Wars World at Disneyland: behind the scenes.

July 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Star Wars World at Disneyland: behind the scenes.

The first official video of the Star Wars theme park at Disneyland and Disney World has hit the web – showing the architect’s model for what the park will look like. If even half of this comes good, I might just brave for the first time the Sith-like Hell which I have heard Disneyland is […]

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On The Origin Of Superheroes by Chris Gavaler (book review)

July 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
On The Origin Of Superheroes by Chris Gavaler  (book review)

Chris Gavaler says in his introduction to his book, ‘On The Origin Of Superheroes’, that the term ‘superman’ started long before 1938 and the Man Of Steel. I agree with him that it can be difficult to where do you define what a superman actually is or when it started being defined as such in […]

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Umbrella Academy comic will be new Netflix live action series.

July 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Umbrella Academy comic will be new Netflix live action series.

Netflix is to screen a ten-episode TV series adaption of Dark Horse Comics’ The Umbrella Academy in 2018. Based on the graphic novels written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy is a live action series that follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes (The Umbrella Academy) – […]

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Alter Ego # 147 July 2017 (magazine review)

July 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego # 147 July 2017   (magazine review)

An unusual twist from the usual ‘Alter Ego’ format as we have a graphic examination of Otto Binder’s material for Quality, Timely and DC Comics. As Binder kept reasonably accurate records all shown here but this puts things into perspective and you see samples of his work and the artists he worked with over his […]

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Wonder Woman by Noah Berlatsky (book review)

July 7, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Wonder Woman by Noah Berlatsky   (book review)

The sub-title of Noah Berlatsky’s ‘Wonder Woman’ book is ‘Bondage And Feminism In The Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948’. Psychologist William Marston created Wonder Woman feeling that there was a need for a female counter-part to Superman but not necessarily a duplicate. As she and her female team were often tied up, Berlatsky contends that this was […]

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Editorial – July 2017: Should politics be the next SF frontier or has it beaten us there already?

July 2, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Editorial – July 2017: Should politics be the next SF frontier or has it beaten us there already?

Hello everyone Like with all my material, I have files for story, article and editorial ideas. These might be a brief idea or several paragraphs, left to percolate for a time for when it might be suitable to be used. Age can put an often different perspective on things. If I haven’t got anything topical […]

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Super-Speed: Faster Than A Speeding… a rushed article by: GF Willmetts

July 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Super-Speed: Faster Than A Speeding…  a rushed article by: GF Willmetts

There are a lot of problems with super-speed. Fortunately, the few super-human characters who can genuinely fly under their own power (sic) choose not to run fast on the ground. If anything, it’s harder to stay on the ground. Therein lies the problems outlined below. Indeed, it is these problems that resulted in the original […]

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Jack Kirby Collection SeventyOne (magazine review)

July 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collection SeventyOne  (magazine review)

The theme of this issue og the ‘Jack Kirby Collection’ is Omega, following on from last issue’s Alpha. Omega is about endings or death but, by stretching a point, you can say that anti-life is about death, too, and squeeze in Darkseid and Apokalypse, which is really about endings and so is Ragnarok. To celebrate […]

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Doctor Who season 10 episode 12: The Doctor Falls by Steven Moffat

July 1, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Doctor Who season 10 episode 12: The Doctor Falls by Steven Moffat

Be prepared to be upgraded from here in there are spoilers! Was it me or did the opening of this episode feel like ‘The Family Of Blood’? I had this kind of déjà vu feeling with the previous episode, too. Granted there are a limited number of ways to stop an attack, but duplicating seems […]

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Inhumans – a Marvel TV series people hate?

June 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Inhumans – a Marvel TV series people hate?

At last, a Marvel TV series that people seem to hate – at least before it starts? Well, the online world seems to be reacting badly to this new Inhumans adaption for the small screen. Hey, teleporting mega-dog – what’s not to like? See the trailer and make your own mind up …

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