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Warhammer 40,000: Will Of Iron by George Mann, Tazio Bettin, Enrica Eren Angiolini and Rob Steen (graphic novel review)

July 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Warhammer 40,000: Will Of Iron by George Mann, Tazio Bettin, Enrica Eren Angiolini and Rob Steen   (graphic novel review)

‘Warhammer 40,000: Will Of Iron’ collects Warhammer 40,000 # 0-4. It’s part of the extensive Warhammer universe, based on games, which can be confusing if you’re new to it as I am. To give credit where it’s due, there’s a useful cast list preceding the actual story to let you know who’s who. Pictures and […]

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Deadpool: Too Soon? by Joshua Corin and Todd Nauck (graphic novel review)

July 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Deadpool: Too Soon? by Joshua Corin and Todd Nauck   (graphic novel review)

Deadpool! He’s funny, yeah? The spandex wearing breaker of fourth walls might be able to slice someone in two whilst being virtually indestructible but it’s his razor-sharp sarcasm that sets him apart from the rest of the Marvel Universe. But let’s not forget there have been other purveyors of puns and destructive denizens of double […]

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Panel To The Screen by Drew Morton (book review).

July 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Panel To The Screen by Drew Morton (book review).

It’s rather weird how in chapter 2 of the book, ‘Panel To The Screen’, author Drew Morton says he wants to make the book accessible to all and promptly swallows a dictionary for his phraseology. Nothing wrong with that in itself, the use of words depends on what you would normally use although it might […]

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On The Origin Of Superheroes by Chris Gavaler (book review)

July 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
On The Origin Of Superheroes by Chris Gavaler  (book review)

Chris Gavaler says in his introduction to his book, ‘On The Origin Of Superheroes’, that the term ‘superman’ started long before 1938 and the Man Of Steel. I agree with him that it can be difficult to where do you define what a superman actually is or when it started being defined as such in […]

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Umbrella Academy comic will be new Netflix live action series.

July 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Umbrella Academy comic will be new Netflix live action series.

Netflix is to screen a ten-episode TV series adaption of Dark Horse Comics’ The Umbrella Academy in 2018. Based on the graphic novels written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy is a live action series that follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes (The Umbrella Academy) – […]

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Alter Ego # 147 July 2017 (magazine review)

July 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego # 147 July 2017   (magazine review)

An unusual twist from the usual ‘Alter Ego’ format as we have a graphic examination of Otto Binder’s material for Quality, Timely and DC Comics. As Binder kept reasonably accurate records all shown here but this puts things into perspective and you see samples of his work and the artists he worked with over his […]

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Wonder Woman by Noah Berlatsky (book review)

July 7, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Wonder Woman by Noah Berlatsky   (book review)

The sub-title of Noah Berlatsky’s ‘Wonder Woman’ book is ‘Bondage And Feminism In The Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948’. Psychologist William Marston created Wonder Woman feeling that there was a need for a female counter-part to Superman but not necessarily a duplicate. As she and her female team were often tied up, Berlatsky contends that this was […]

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Super-Speed: Faster Than A Speeding… a rushed article by: GF Willmetts

July 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Super-Speed: Faster Than A Speeding…  a rushed article by: GF Willmetts

There are a lot of problems with super-speed. Fortunately, the few super-human characters who can genuinely fly under their own power (sic) choose not to run fast on the ground. If anything, it’s harder to stay on the ground. Therein lies the problems outlined below. Indeed, it is these problems that resulted in the original […]

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Jack Kirby Collection SeventyOne (magazine review)

July 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collection SeventyOne  (magazine review)

The theme of this issue og the ‘Jack Kirby Collection’ is Omega, following on from last issue’s Alpha. Omega is about endings or death but, by stretching a point, you can say that anti-life is about death, too, and squeeze in Darkseid and Apokalypse, which is really about endings and so is Ragnarok. To celebrate […]

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Inhumans – a Marvel TV series people hate?

June 30, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Inhumans – a Marvel TV series people hate?

At last, a Marvel TV series that people seem to hate – at least before it starts? Well, the online world seems to be reacting badly to this new Inhumans adaption for the small screen. Hey, teleporting mega-dog – what’s not to like? See the trailer and make your own mind up …

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