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Batman The Dark Knight: Master Race by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson and Brad Anderson (graphic novel review)

September 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Batman The Dark Knight: Master Race by Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson and Brad Anderson  (graphic novel review)

Now how much to say about the plot of this mammoth book without becoming spoiler. This is some time after Batman and Superman battled in the previous older ‘Dark Knight’ adventure. Bruce Wayne is thought to be dead and Carrie poses as him from time to time. Superman has gone into a meditative mood in […]

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The Comic Book Film Adaptation by Liam Burke (book review)

September 18, 2017 | By | 6 Replies More
The Comic Book Film Adaptation by Liam Burke  (book review)

Liam Burke’s book, ‘The Comic Book Film Adaptation’, is different to others on the subject I’ve read in recent months as he has been able to interview, albeit briefly, and quote from various sources. I think the prize one in the introduction is from Paul Levitz who explains the problem of which version of Batman, […]

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Doctor Who: Emperor Of The Daleks by Paul Cornell, Dan Abnett and Scott Gray (graphic novel review).

September 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Emperor Of The Daleks by Paul Cornell, Dan Abnett and Scott Gray (graphic novel review).

This collection of Seventh Doctor comicstrips from the pages of ‘Doctor Who Magazine’ is centred around an epic Dalek story which sees the return of Davros and a cavalcade of continuity from both the TV show as well it’s expanded universe. Written at the time the show was in the midst of its hiatus, the […]

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Creepy Presents Bernie Wrightson (book review).

September 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Creepy Presents Bernie Wrightson (book review).

When I learnt that Bernie Wrightson had died in March, I decided I really ought to look at some of work and what’s available on the market. I was never much of a fan of ‘Swamp Thing’ so opted for this volume, ‘Creepy Presents Bernie Wrightson’ from 2011. Actually, it should be called ‘Creepy And […]

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Frank Miller’s Daredevil And The Ends Of Heroism by Paul Young (book review).

September 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Frank Miller’s Daredevil And The Ends Of Heroism by Paul Young (book review).

I have to confess I wasn’t really sure what to make of Paul Young’s book, ‘Frank Miller’s Daredevil And The Ends Of Heroism’. Was it going to be hero-worship of the comicbook creator or a proper analysis of faults and all. Thankfully, it was the latter. He also did the curtsey of giving an extended […]

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The Sign Of The Four: adapted from the original Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by I.N.J Culbard and text adapted by Ian Edginton (graphic novel review).

September 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Sign Of The Four: adapted from the original Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by I.N.J Culbard and text adapted by Ian Edginton (graphic novel review).

‘The Sign Of The Four’ is the second and one of the most well known of the Sherlock Holmes series adapted for the graphic novel form. A complex plot with a very long story that explains everything. I found this rather too long when trying to read the original. The story is also notable as it […]

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A Study In Scarlet: adapted from the original Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by I.N.J Culbard and text adapted by Ian Edginton (graphic novel review).

September 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Study In Scarlet: adapted from the original Arthur Conan Doyle, illustrated by I.N.J Culbard and text adapted by Ian Edginton (graphic novel review).

Originally released in 2010, ‘A Study In Scarlet’ is the first of four original Sherlock Holmes stories has been transformed into a graphic novel. Inside the front cover there is a succinct outline and way-in to the book even explaining the title and its roots. There is also an introduction by Paul Johnston, who was […]

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Jerry And The Joker: Adventures And Comic Art by Jerry Robinson (book review).

September 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jerry And The Joker: Adventures And Comic Art by Jerry Robinson (book review).

If Bob Kane deserves his place in comicbook history for creating Batman then Jerry Robinson is equally deserving of his spot in the comics hall of fame for his creation of the Joker and also his tireless work for expanding appreciation of the art form and its artists. After all, what are heroes if they […]

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Alter Ego #148 September 2017 (magazine review).

September 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego #148 September 2017 (magazine review).

Back in 9-11 June 2000, Joe Petrilak ran the ‘All Time Classic New York Comic Book Convention’, where he had pros mainly from the Golden and Silver Ages of comics. With some of them in their advanced ages, this would be one of the last times that it would be possible to gather them all […]

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Noche Roja by Simon Oliver and Jason Latour (graphic novel review).

August 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Noche Roja by Simon Oliver and Jason Latour (graphic novel review).

‘Noche Roja’ (English translation: ‘Red Night’) is a graphic novel take on the classic hard-boiled, film noir detective genre, but this time set on the Mexican-American border at some vaguely unspecified 1970s/1980s point in time. A number of young Mexican women have been found dead and horribly mutilated, but local law enforcement seems to have […]

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