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Machine Man Paperback by Tom Defalco, Herbe Trimpe and Barry Windsor-Smith (graphic novel review).

December 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Machine Man Paperback by Tom Defalco, Herbe Trimpe and Barry Windsor-Smith (graphic novel review).

I was telling my dear brother about ‘Machine Man: The Complete Collection’ by Jack Kirby & Steve Ditko. ‘Complete?’ said he. ‘So it’s got the Barry Smith stuff as well?’ No, I admitted. In fact the ‘Complete Collection’ is quite incomplete as it doesn’t have the stories from Kirby’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ neither but, […]

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Machine Man: The Complete Collection by Jack Kirby & Steve Ditko (graphic novel).

December 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Machine Man: The Complete Collection by Jack Kirby & Steve Ditko (graphic novel).

The first thing to say is that this ‘complete collection’ isn’t. ‘Machine Man’ originally featured in Jack Kirby’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ stories which may never be reprinted because of copyright issues, alas. He’s also reappeared in a mini-series illustrated by Barry Windsor-Smith in 1984 and another one in 1999 where he was turned into […]

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LEGO Batman movie trailer (for your kids?)

December 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
LEGO Batman movie trailer (for your kids?)

Not sure if the LEGO Batman movie trailer is for your kids, or for the big kid inside you, but whatever, enjoy!

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Spider-Man: Homecoming (first trailer).

December 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Spider-Man: Homecoming (first trailer).

The Spider-Man: Homecoming movie starring Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr. and others, in the cinemas next year (2017) on July 7th. Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City with fighting crime as his superhero alter ego […]

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Legion (another trailer).

December 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Legion (another trailer).

Here’s yet another trailer for the Marvel X-men spin-off TV series, Legion. Looks odd. Looks good. Can’t wait.

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Invulnerability Vulnerability : an article by: GF Willmetts

December 4, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Invulnerability Vulnerability     :  an article by: GF Willmetts

Don’t confuse invulnerability with having dense enough tissue to bounce bullets off of as you might not be able to survive more powerful artillery shot at you. The one thing you never see with Marvel characters is the bruises. We’re talking the kind of invulnerability that Superman has that, with few exceptions, nothing can get […]

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Back Issue # 93 December 2016 (magazine review)

December 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 93 December 2016   (magazine review)

There are a lot of captains in comicbooks. One has to wonder why, outside of Nick Fury, that few come with a higher rank starring in their own comicbook. Certainly, none of them ever rose to a higher rank. The first is the original Captain Marvel and his tenure at DC Comics. Something I didn’t […]

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DC Universe Illustrated By Neal Adams Volume One (graphic novel review).

November 26, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
DC Universe Illustrated By Neal Adams Volume One (graphic novel review).

When I spotted Forbidden Planet UK selling ‘DC Universe Illustrated By Neal Adams Volume One’ at such a low price and the opportunity to see his early work before he hit the spotlight with ‘Batman’ and ‘Green Lantern/Green Arrow’ titles. Reading the introduction and had National Periodicals had taken on the 18 year-old artist earlier, […]

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Legion second trailer 2 (Marvel X-Men spin-off TV series).

November 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Legion second trailer 2 (Marvel X-Men spin-off TV series).

Here’s the TV series which explores the life of Legion, the mutant son of Professor Charles Xavier and Gabrielle Haller. Legion usually plays the role of an antihero and has a severe mental illness, including a form of dissociative identity disorder, with each of his personas controlling one of his many superpowers.

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Essential Doctor Strange Volume 2 by Roy Thomas, Dan Adkins and Gene Colan (graphic novel review)

November 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Essential Doctor Strange Volume 2 by Roy Thomas, Dan Adkins and Gene Colan  (graphic novel review)

‘Essential Doctor Strange Volume 2’ is similar to the second half of Volume 1 in that it’s more piecemeal with several different creative teams at the helm. Volume 1 had a long stretch of Steve Ditko to establish the character, beginning with five page tales and slowly stretching to ten and then to long continued […]

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