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Dinnusos Rises by Tej Turner (book review)

May 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dinnusos Rises by Tej Turner (book review)

Dinnusos Rises is a new club in town, gathering place for the fringes of society. Artistic types flock there to enjoy the murals and enjoy the haunting melodies of the house band, Sunset Haze. The political group Taxus Baccata is gaining followers and many of the club’s patrons find themselves caught up in their growing […]

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Back Issue # 96 June 2017 (magazine review)

May 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 96 June 2017  (magazine review)

This issue of ‘Back Issue’ is devoted to the sixty issues of ‘Marvel Fanfare’. In his interview, Al ‘Editori-Al’ Milgrom explains how it came to be. Editor-In-Chief Jim Shooter at the time explained to Milgrom that they advertising money wasn’t going to production so a direct distribution comic was possible without adverts, so they went […]

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (3rd trailer fun).

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Spider-Man: Homecoming (3rd trailer fun).

The trailer for the Spider-Man: Homecoming movie has a sneak peek at Peter’s Stark-supplied suit with A.I. and all the gadgets. No wonder he cries like a little baby when he loses it! How’s a teen student going to save the world?

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Draw! # 33 Spring 2017 (magazine review)

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Draw! # 33 Spring 2017  (magazine review)

It shouldn’t come as a surprise from ‘Draw!’s cover that the first 40 pages are devoted to an interview with Bill Sienkiewicz and editor Mike Manley which is mostly shop talk about techniques and equipment. On the latter, it’s interesting to discover that’s been a drop in quality standards for pens and paper in America. […]

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Black Lightning hits your TV screen.

May 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Black Lightning hits your TV screen.

Black Lightning is a new CW television series, based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Actor Cress Williams stars as the superhero (aka Wyatt in Prison Break) while Christine Adams (Terra Nova‘s Mira) plays his ex-wife. Think a middle class Luke Cage exported via Marvel into the DC universe. Teacher Jefferson Pierce […]

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Alter Ego # 146 May 2017 (magazine review).

May 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego # 146 May 2017 (magazine review).

The cream at the top of the latest ‘Alter Ego’ magazine has to be the interview with the extremely prolific comicbook writer, Doug Moench. If you’ve ever read Marvel’s ‘Master Of Kung Fu’ you can tell how his various artists rose to his writing. Richard J. Arndt’s interview covers Moench’s career through to his time […]

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The Gifted (big trailer): Young, mutated & on the run!

May 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Gifted (big trailer): Young, mutated & on the run!

Marvel’s X-men young teen mutant spin-off treads early Logan territory, in a world where being a mutant lands you floating in a lab tank with your powers neutralised. Who wants that? Not this mutant teen brother and sister who must go on the run with their family – including an ex-mutant hunter dad. Purge them all, […]

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Marvel Platinum: The Definitive Guardians Of The Galaxy Reloaded by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Gene Colan, Jim Valentino, et al (graphic novel review).

May 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Marvel Platinum: The Definitive Guardians Of The Galaxy Reloaded by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Gene Colan, Jim Valentino, et al (graphic novel review).

As the world currently enjoys ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’, ‘Marvel Platinum’s latest release gathers together a gaggle of origin stories, amongst them first appearances of Groot and Drax The Destroyer as well as some more up-to-date adventures featuring the Guardians as a group. With so many individual continuities being bound together when you […]

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The Gifted trailer (X-Men spin off TV series): teen mutants on the run.

May 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Gifted trailer (X-Men spin off TV series): teen mutants on the run.

The Gifted TV series from Marvel has Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker (from the fab Person of Interest) as ordinary parents who have to take their family on the lam after they discover their children have mutant powers. They join an underground mutant movement who fight to survive in a hostile anti-mutant world. Here’s the […]

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Hero-A-Go-Go! by Michael Eury (book review).

May 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hero-A-Go-Go! by Michael Eury (book review).

If your first reaction to Michael Eury’s book, ‘Hero-A-Go-Go!’, and the cover are what an awful selection of comic-book characters, wait until you get inside. No, only joking, Well, maybe not. Some of them really are truly awful but this is the nature of the 1960s where many of the super-heroes and super-villains were more […]

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