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Deadpool V Gambit: The ‘V’ Is For ‘Vs’ by Ben Blacker and Ben Acker (graphic novel review)

April 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Deadpool V Gambit: The ‘V’ Is For ‘Vs’ by Ben Blacker and Ben Acker  (graphic novel review)

Another day, another Deadpool team-up as The Merc With The Mouth teams up with the ‘Ragin’ Cajun’ Gambit in order to pull an elaborate con job. As with all con jobs within fiction, nothing goes to plan and both heroes must discover who is lying and who is telling the truth. Which won’t be too […]

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Doctor Who: The Highgate Horror by Mark Wright, Jonathan Morris, Steve Lyons, Roger Langridge, Scott Gray, etc. (graphic novel review)

April 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: The Highgate Horror by Mark Wright, Jonathan Morris, Steve Lyons, Roger Langridge, Scott Gray, etc.    (graphic novel review)

This latest collection of strips culled from recent issues of ‘Doctor Who Magazine’ perhaps shows just how difficult to get a handle on the character of the twelfth Doctor. The darkness at the heart of Peter Capaldi’s version of the Time Lord, as well as the occasional lightness of touch, is a balance that many […]

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Illustrators Special Issue # 1: Warren Magazines – The Spanish Artists (magazine review)

April 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Illustrators Special Issue # 1: Warren Magazines – The Spanish Artists   (magazine review)

People like to be in on the first of anything so having a special edition specialising in a particular subject has to have some pull. Read the title: ‘Illustrators Special Issue # 1: Warren Magazines – The Spanish Artists’. You want a crash course on these artists, then you’re in the right place. Reading the […]

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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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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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Rocket & Groot (first free episode of Marvel’s new online series).

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rocket & Groot (first free episode of Marvel’s new online series).

Here’s Marvel’s Rocket & Groot cartoon series – the first in a 12-part new animated online series based on two of the most popular characters from Guardians of the Galaxy – but it ships with one serious flaw. You can currently only view it on Youtube if you are in the USA. Oh, Disney. Oh, Marvel. […]

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Marvel Essential: Sgt. Fury And His Howling Commandos Vol.1 by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers (graphic novel review).

March 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Marvel Essential: Sgt. Fury And His Howling Commandos Vol.1 by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers (graphic novel review).

Like all ‘Marvel Essential’ and ‘DC Showcase’ volumes this is in black and white on cheap paper. Marvel has discontinued the ‘Essential’ line, sadly, but I think DC are still doing ‘Showcase’. The first issue of ‘Sgt. Fury And His Howling Commandos’ was dated May 1963 with story by Stan Lee and art by Jack […]

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James Bond Volume 2: Eidolon by Warren Ellis and Jason Masters (graphic novel review).

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
James Bond Volume 2: Eidolon by Warren Ellis and Jason Masters (graphic novel review).

The next volume of Warren Ellis’ take on James Bond, ‘Eidolon’, follows many of the same beats he established in his first story ‘Vargr’ (which was reviewed here http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/james-bond-volume-1-vargr-by-warren-ellis-and-james-masters-graphic-novel-review/). Again, Bond is the archetypal blunt instrument, sent in to do the government’s dirty work. He’s cold, efficient and ruthless and the globetrotting playboy we’ve come […]

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Alter Ego # 145 March 2017 (magazine review).

February 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego # 145 March 2017 (magazine review).

Despite having a ‘Monark Starstalker’ cover, this issue of ‘Alter Ego’ is devoted to that little known film from 40 years ago called ‘Star Wars’, long before it got referred to as ‘A New Hope’. Actually, it’s more to do with the comicbook adaptation. In the editorial, Roy Thomas says they couldn’t get permission in […]

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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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