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Alphas Season One (TV series DVD review)

February 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alphas Season One  (TV series DVD review)

Buying ‘Alphas’ was more of a curiosity as much as anything. When you have a mentor leading a group of younger super-humans, you immediately have to draw comparison to the X-Men. In this case psychologist Lee Rosen (actor David Strathairn) runs a team of variable aged adults with enhanced senses. Two of them, Bill Harken (actor […]

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The Art of He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe by Tim and Steve Seeley (book review)

February 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Art of He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe by Tim and Steve Seeley    (book review)

Growing up in the 80s meant that the ‘He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe’ cartoon was a staple part of my childhood. The over-the-top heroics, bombastic music, comforting moral at the end of each episode alongside the opportunity to pester my mum to buy me lots of He-Man toys was a tremendous source of […]

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Jack Kirby Collector Seventy (magazine review)

February 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collector Seventy   (magazine review)

The theme of this 70th issue of ‘Jack Kirby Collector’ is ‘Kirby: Alpha’, to be followed next issue by ‘Kirby :Omega’. ‘Beginnings And Endings’ or if you will, ‘Life And Anti-Life’ to quote editor John Morrow in the ‘Opening Shot‘. He mentions that Kirby saw the loss of free will as equivalent to death and […]

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Movie Comics: Page To Screen/Screen To Page by Blair Davis (book review)

February 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Movie Comics: Page To Screen/Screen To Page by Blair Davis   (book review)

To many people, the first SF comicstrip that went on film was ‘Flash Gordon’ in 1936. However, I was surprised to discover that it wasn’t the first comicstrip. Back in the silent movies era, the ‘Katzenjammer Kids’ appeared in 1898 followed by a dozen shorts of ‘Happy Hooligan’ from 1900-1903. When it comes to the […]

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Thor (doth payeth rent with a pumpkin).

February 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Thor (doth payeth rent with a pumpkin).

What happens when Marvel demi-god Thor tries to pay his rent with a pumpkin (and some ancient coins)? Well, dude. you’ll just have to watch this video to find out, I guess. Of course, mayhaps this could just be a cunning teaser for Thor: Ragnarok? Perish thy evil thoughts, frogster.

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Logan movie (new poster).

February 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Logan movie (new poster).

The new upcoming Wolverine movie, Logan, gets a rather 1970s-style poster for the film. Looks, good, though. Thanks to the director, James Mangold, for pushing out this bad boy.

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Iron Fist (2nd big trailer for Marvel TV series).

February 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Iron Fist (2nd big trailer for Marvel TV series).

Fifteen years after being presumed dead in a plane crash, Danny Rand (actor Finn Jones) mysteriously returns to New York City determined to reclaim his birthright and family company. Same story-line as Arrow, basically, for those who have been watching the DC-based TV series (as we have on Amazon Prime). However, when a long-destined enemy […]

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Comic Book Creator # 14 Winter 2017 (magazine review).

February 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator # 14 Winter 2017 (magazine review).

Although the latest edition of ‘Comic Book Creator’ is mainly devoted to artist Kelley Jones, it starts with Singapore artist Sonny Liew, who describes his rise to fame a slow climb rather than a quick jump. Although I haven’t come across his work before, Liew’s work is stylised with traces of sources from all over […]

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Back Issue # 94 February 2017 (magazine review)

January 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 94 February 2017   (magazine review)

If ever there is a cover that will guarantee sales, then put one illustrated by Neal Adams on it. The opening interview in this issue of ‘Back Issue’ examines his creation of Ms. Mystic and several other characters who essentially were designed as part of a limited edition portfolio before becoming comicbook series. I have […]

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Logan (new trailer for X-men film).

January 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Logan (new trailer for X-men film).

In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. Following the events of X-Men: Days of Future Past, an ageing Logan sees his healing factor starting to fail. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young […]

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