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The Joker: A Serious Study Of The Crown Prince Of Crime edited by Robert Moses Pleaslee and Robert G. Weiner (book review)

June 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Joker: A Serious Study Of The Crown Prince Of Crime edited by Robert Moses Pleaslee and Robert G. Weiner  (book review)

Editors Robert Moses Pleaslee and Robert G. Weiner assert in the introduction that of all the comicbook villains, the Joker stands head and shoulders as the most memorable. I imagine he has a laugh about that, too. The runner-up is Marvel’s Magneto, so it would be interesting to see a serious book on the magnetic […]

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Superheroes On World Screens edited by Rayna Denison and Rachel Mizsei-Ward (book review)

June 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Superheroes On World Screens edited by Rayna Denison and Rachel Mizsei-Ward   (book review)

I was rather amused by the introduction saying there wasn’t many books out there about comicbook characters being adapted into movies when I have two more in my current pile on the subject from the same publisher. The title, ‘Superheroes On World Screens’ is a bit of a misnomer because what this book is mostly […]

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Adam West (1928-2017) a remembrance by: GF Willmetts

June 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Adam West (1928-2017)    a remembrance by: GF Willmetts

Looking at Adam West’s IMdB entry, he might have had a long list of acting credits, he is probably best known as the first TV Batman in 1966-68, although prior to it he has also featured in the likes of ‘The Outer Limits’ (The Invisible Enemy’), ‘Robinson Crusoe On Mars’ (1964) and even ‘Bewitched; (‘Love […]

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Black Panther roars (first trailer).

June 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Black Panther roars (first trailer).

And the first trailer for the Marvel movie Black Panther drops, with the backdrop of the secret tech-advanced African super-state revealed in more detail. The film’s official blurb reads: Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed […]

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Spider-Man Homecoming: more than the tech (trailer).

June 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Spider-Man Homecoming: more than the tech (trailer).

Here’s the new Spidey movie trailer, focusing 0n the Stark Industries supplied suit that Spider-Man gets to love just a little too much. In the cinemas July 5th 2017. Here’s the official blurb …. A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound […]

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Back Issue # 97 July 2017 (magazine review)

June 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 97 July 2017   (magazine review)

This issue of ‘Back Issue’ is devoted to bird people or rather super-heroes with name associations to them more than powers similar to birds. Editor Mike Eury gives a list of characters that have already been covered in earlier issues and this issue is predominately DC characters. Having said that, both lists seem to omit […]

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Wonder Woman interviews: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Patty Jenkins and Charles Roven.

June 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Wonder Woman interviews: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Patty Jenkins and Charles Roven.

Via the wonder of the intertubes, we bring you interviews with the people behind the new Wonder Woman film. Yes, DC have actually gone and made a decent superhero flick (if you discount the occasional non-Turkey Batman movies – usually featuring the Joker). Gal Gadot and Chris Pine interviewed. Robin Wright interviewed. Patty Jenkins interviewed. […]

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Your ticket sales are a wonder, Wonder Woman!

June 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Your ticket sales are a wonder, Wonder Woman!

Director Patty Jenkins’s comic-book movie, Wonder Woman, soared to the top of the box office on its opening weekend, earning £6,180,000 in cinemas across the UK and Ireland, and still climbing. The Warner Bros. Pictures release, which stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince / Wonder Woman and Chris Pine as her ally Steve Trevor, marks, […]

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Preacher (second season mayhem) trailer.

June 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Preacher (second season mayhem) trailer.

Are you looking to find God? Well, the good – or bad – news, depending on your take on such things, is that Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy are also on a shocking road trip to find a somewhat missing God hiding out on Earth. Hell wants to stop them, dead. Naturally. Doh! The Season 2 […]

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A Super-Hero Trashed My Property: a review of your rights by: GF Willmetts

May 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Super-Hero Trashed My Property:  a review of your rights by: GF Willmetts

Super-hero films, like their original comicbook counterparts, don’t address the problem of the aftermath of these super-battles. Generally speaking, these don’t tend to happen in the city suburbs but in the middle of the cities, like the shopping districts not the usual haunts like the warehouse district or by the docks which are less civilian […]

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