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Kirby: King Of Comics Paperback – Special Edition by Mark Evanier (book review)

August 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Kirby: King Of Comics Paperback – Special Edition by Mark Evanier   (book review)

Jack Kirby was born in 1917 and grew up in the slums of New York. He was short and had to fight. He was mad for movies and the comicstrips in newspapers and drew all the time. His first proper job was at the Max Fleischer Animation Studios in 1935 and he hated the boring, […]

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Doctor Who: Paper Dolls by Ben Morris, Simon Guerrier and Christel Dee (book review).

August 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Paper Dolls by Ben Morris, Simon Guerrier and Christel Dee (book review).

In many respects, ‘Doctor Who: Paper Dolls’ is trying to hit several targets. With the introduction, Christel Dee suggests using the information from the pictures in this book as guidance in cosplay and how to make charity shops your favourite places to visit to find the kinds of clothes you can modify cheaply. As the […]

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Star Wars: Widevision: The Original Topps Trading Cards Volume One with an introduction by Gary Gerani (book review).

August 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: Widevision: The Original Topps Trading Cards Volume One with an introduction by Gary Gerani (book review).

Following the success of the ‘Star Wars Galaxy’ trading cards series in 1993, Topps were looking for another new direction in which to take George Lucas’ franchise. In hindsight, the decision seems obvious given the proliferation of retail widescreen VHS. Topps decided that they were going to take a ‘Panavision look’ at the ‘Star Wars’ […]

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Reed Crandall: Illustrator Of The Comics by Roger Hill (book review).

August 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Reed Crandall: Illustrator Of The Comics by Roger Hill (book review).

I have to confess to not really knowing much about comicbook artist Reed Crandall. He came to prominence in the 1940s-50s and a little before my time and I wasn’t really picking up that many Warren magazines in his last phase in the 1960s. None of which is helped by not having a by-name associated […]

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Mr. Spock: Logic & Prosperity Box (Star Trek) (UK title: Spock In A Box) by Steve Mockus (book/statue review)

August 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mr. Spock: Logic & Prosperity Box (Star Trek) (UK title: Spock In A Box) by Steve Mockus    (book/statue review)

Being greeted by the top half of Spock in the form of a statuette with the words ‘Live long and prosper’ around his waist is a strange experience. The ‘Logic & Prosperity’ box comes with the statue and the little book with has an introduction to Spock and a few pages with stills from the […]

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Star Wars: 99 Stormtroopers Join The Empire by Greg Stones (book review)

August 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: 99 Stormtroopers Join The Empire by Greg Stones   (book review)

In Greg Stones’ admittedly funny book of illustrations, ‘Star Wars: 99 Stormtroopers Join The Empire’, the Empire’s finest, the stormtroopers, are put through the wringer as a whole ninety-nine of them sign-up for duty. In a series of mishaps, rebel attacks and acts of plain old stupidity the numbers of the stormtroopers are whittled away […]

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Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Volume 7 – War Of Gods by Nick Abadzis, Giorgia Sposito and Elonora Carlini (graphic novel review)

August 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Volume 7 – War Of Gods by Nick Abadzis, Giorgia Sposito and Elonora Carlini  (graphic novel review)

‘War Of Gods’ is the conclusion to the story about Anubis which started in the previous volume, ‘Sins Of The Father’. The writers are Nick Abadzis and James Peaty with artwork by Giorgia Sposito and Warren Pleece. It has a bonus adventure from year 3. There is a lot to juggle here with the Doctor […]

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Superman: The Persistence Of An American Icon by Ian Gordon (book review)

August 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Superman: The Persistence Of An American Icon by Ian Gordon  (book review)

As Ian Gordon’s book title, ‘Superman: The Persistence Of An American Icon’, reveals, he is interested in the longevity of the world’s most famous alien immigrant, the Man Of Steel. He points out from the start that Superman’s creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, were guided by editorial management. More so with Siegel as the […]

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Michael Giacchine (CD review)

July 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Spider-Man: Homecoming (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Michael Giacchine  (CD review)

What we have here is ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’ which was released on Audio CD on the 7th of July 2017. It is another fine composition by Michael Giacchine who also composed the music for the film ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’. That soundtrack had a bleak if not dysfunctional start […]

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Editorial – Aug 2017 : Why Science Fiction isn’t keeping up?

July 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Editorial – Aug 2017  :  Why Science Fiction isn’t keeping up?

Hello everyone Although I’ve been reading more non-fiction for review than current Science Fiction, something that has struck me is how little modern technology has filtered into it. When you see American TV films acknowledging the using mobile phones to text message and showing the message on screen, you do have to wonder why instant […]

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