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Doctor Strange (2016) (Blu-ray film review).

March 27, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Doctor Strange (2016) (Blu-ray film review).

Even before I picked up the ‘Doctor Strange’ blu-ray, I had mixed feelings. A female Ancient One. A black Baron Modo, not even called a Baron. Straying from the source material to tick off representative of different types of people seems an odd compromise to the well-known source. Even a female Ancient One but still […]

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The Spectacular Sisterhood Of SuperWomen by Hope Nicholson (book review).

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Spectacular Sisterhood Of SuperWomen by Hope Nicholson (book review).

As with any books looking at a selection of characters, with a title like ‘The Spectacular Sisterhood Of SuperWomen’, you do expect the author, in this case, Hope Nicholson, has covered all of the major ones. In her introduction, Nicholson cites only America and Canada, yet Barbarella is included and she’s French. Would it have […]

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The Legion Of Regrettable SuperVillains by Jon Morris (book review).

March 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Legion Of Regrettable SuperVillains by Jon Morris (book review).

‘The Legion Of Regrettable SuperVillains’ by Jon Morris is a sequel to his ‘The Legion Of Regrettable SuperHeroes’, only this time showing a selection of super-villains who are equally inept across the Golden, Silver and Modern Ages. For those keeping count, for the Golden Age 55, Silver Age 32 and Modern Age 32, a grand […]

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Back Issue # 95 April 2017 (magazine review).

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 95 April 2017 (magazine review).

This specific issue of ‘Back issue’ is devoted to ‘creatures of the night’ on the cover although this is a wide brief or why include Marc Spector aka Moon Knight for its opening volley cos he’s hardly a creature. Here we have an intensive interview with his creator/writer Doug Moench and artist for much of […]

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Wonder Woman, princess of the Amazons (new trailer).

March 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Wonder Woman, princess of the Amazons (new trailer).

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside […]

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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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