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Iron Fist (first trailer).

October 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Iron Fist (first trailer).

Netflix continues its roll-out of the Marvel Universe with a little glowing fist sub-Bruce Lee action in Iron Fist – hitting your TV screen (and other devices) March 2017.

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Mer-People: an article by: GF Willmetts,

October 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mer-People: an article by: GF Willmetts,

The mythology of merman and mermaids have been quite prevalent in legends, so it’s hardly surprising that it also infiltrates modern day media. The likes of the films ‘Miranda’ (1948) and Madison in ‘Splash’ (1984) as a true mermaids siren looking for a breeding male stays pretty close to the traditional myth. The latter even […]

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Captain America: Civil War (2016) (Blu-ray film review).

October 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Captain America: Civil War (2016) (Blu-ray film review).

In many respects, the film ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is an ‘Avengers’ film in all but name. It even introduces the Black Panther and a certain webcrawler into the fold and shows how effective a force such as a Giant Man can be as he defies the Square-Cube Law and takes on anyone in sight. […]

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Comic Book Fever: A Celebration Of Comics: 1976-1986 by George Khoury (book review).

October 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Fever: A Celebration Of Comics: 1976-1986 by George Khoury (book review).

As the title of George Khoury’s book, ‘Comic Book Fever: A Celebration Of Comics: 1976-1986’ says, he’s going to be looking at the last decade of comics before big changes happened in the big two’s realities, let alone the companies and fans. However, having lived through these years, I also know a lot to things […]

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High Stakes (A Wild Cards novel) edited by George R.R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass (book review).

September 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
High Stakes (A Wild Cards novel) edited by George R.R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass (book review).

The problem with the ‘Wild Cards’ mosaic these days is that after 23 books, started back in the later 1980s, which makes co-editor George RR Martin’s more recent fantasy series look like a small excursion in comparison, you do have to a little knowledge to break into. That doesn’t necessarily mean you have to read […]

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Batman Illustrated Vol. 1 by Neal Adams (graphic novel review).

September 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Batman Illustrated Vol. 1 by Neal Adams (graphic novel review).

This book’s contents are described in the title. It’s ‘Batman Illustrated’ by Neal Adams starting with World’s Finest Comics # 175 (April 1968), among the first Batman adventures drawn by Adams. The story opens with a couple of hoods forming the Batman Revenge Squad to get back at the hero who caught them. They are […]

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Gotham – The Complete Season 2 boxset (DVD TV series review).

September 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Gotham – The Complete Season 2 boxset (DVD TV series review).

Considering he’s basically a man dressed as a bat who hits criminals, it’s surprising the myriad of ways in which the Batman mythos can be interpreted. He’s the grim Dark Knight Detective. He’s the campy hero always ready with a can of ‘Bat Anti-Shark Repellent’. He’s the arch manipulator always one step ahead of everyone […]

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The Conclave Of Shadows (Missy Masters book 2) by Alyc Helms (book review).

September 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Conclave Of Shadows (Missy Masters book 2) by Alyc Helms (book review).

Missy Masters adopted her grandfather’s super-hero persona, Mr. Mystic, when he disappeared several years ago. Now the Argent Aces need Mr. Mystic’s help to recover an artefact from the shadow realms. The Conclave of Shadow, no longer held in check by the dragon Missy defeated, is growing bolder, creating more knights and attempting to bring […]

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Supergirl – The Complete First Season DVD Boxset (DVD review).

September 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Supergirl – The Complete First Season DVD Boxset (DVD review).

Kara Zor-El aka Supergirl has never been treated too kindly by mediums outside of the world of comicbooks. She turned up in one season of ‘Smallville’ but was never given too much of a focus, whilst many remember the flop 1984 film starring Helen Slater as the eponymous lead. So would Superman’s cousin fare much […]

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The Essential Doctor Strange vol # 1 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (graphic novel review).

September 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Essential Doctor Strange vol # 1 by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko (graphic novel review).

One of this year’s big Hollywood films had humble beginnings. Doctor Strange, portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch in the soon to be released movie, first appeared in Strange Tales # 110, July 1963. ‘Strange Tales’ was a comicbook anthology of short Science Fiction and fantasy stories and the character was almost certainly named to fit in […]

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