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75 Years Of Marvel by Roy Thomas (book review).

October 28, 2015 | By | 4 Replies More
75 Years Of Marvel by Roy Thomas (book review).

  I know Taschen has a reputation for doing some odd-shaped books but this one is off the scale. It is both massive in size and weight even the delivery man struggled to bring it to my house. Mind you, there were another three books in the box, more on that in later reviews, but […]

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Universal War Volume One by Denis Bajram (graphic novel review).

October 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Universal War Volume One by Denis Bajram (graphic novel review).

Before this graphic novel ‘Universe War One’ explodes with vibrant colour, there’s a three page grey prologue. The inhabitants of Titan are revolting and Lieutenant June Williamson is ordered to ‘clean up’ a sector. Euphemisms for murder will obviously remain popular with authoritarians in the future. Williamson refuses to follow orders because the only people […]

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Batman Collectables by Rob Burman (book review).

October 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Batman Collectables by Rob Burman (book review).

This ‘Batman Collectables’ by Rob Burman owes more to the 1966 version, whose DVD/blu-ray volumes came out this year than the recent films. Indeed, there is only a couple items noted from the Michael Keaton films and nothing from beyond. At least in terms of related merchandise with only a Hot Wheels large Batmobile from […]

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Whosoever holds this hammer: Thor’s hammer prank!

October 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Whosoever holds this hammer: Thor’s hammer prank!

Mix up a prankster, a finger-print scanner and super-magnets and what do you get? A real life Hammer of Thor, Mjölnir protected by the power of Asgard. Thou art truly Masters of Evil! “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.”

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Showcase Presents Batgirl TP Volume 01 including the work of Neal Adams and Gardner Fox (graphic novel review)

October 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Showcase Presents Batgirl TP Volume 01 including the work of Neal Adams and Gardner Fox    (graphic novel review)

Beautiful actress Yvonne Craig passed away in August 2015. She played the slave girl Marta in classic ‘Star Trek’ episode ‘Whom Gods Destroy’ (1969) but was best known for playing Batgirl in the third and final season of the camp/pop-art 1960s ‘Batman’ television series. That being so, I thought a review of the ‘DC Showcase’ […]

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The Fantastic Four (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) By Marco Beltrami and Philip Glass (CD theme review).

September 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Fantastic Four (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) By Marco Beltrami and Philip Glass (CD theme review).

The fact that Phillip Glass co-scored this Marvel movie alongside Marco Beltrami is something of a surprise. Whilst the renowned US minimalist composer has flirted with genre before with films such as ‘Candyman’, this is the first time that he’s worked on a bona fide Hollywood blockbuster in ‘The Fantastic Four’. Alongside Beltrami, who has […]

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Arrow fourth season badassery.

September 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Arrow fourth season badassery.

Arrow took fans by surprise when it debuted the first footage from its upcoming fourth season at Dragon Con on Friday, September 4, 2015. The Season 4 highlight reel offered fans their first on-screen peek at several new suits, including Stephen Amell’s updated Arrow look and John Diggle’s (David Ramsey) inaugural form of concealment. The […]

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13 Coins by Simon Bisley, Martin Brennan and Michael B. Jackson (graphic novel review).

August 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
13 Coins by Simon Bisley, Martin Brennan and Michael B. Jackson (graphic novel review).

’13 Coins’, illustrated by Simon Bisley and written by Martin Brennan and Michael B. Jackson, is a blend of fantasy and, maybe, Science Fiction. Two warring sects of angels battle over the Earth and the bad tribe loses. The good angels take the bad bound leader, Semayaza, to Earth and turns his chains being turned […]

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Marvel Comics In The 1980s by Pierre Comtois (book review).

August 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Marvel Comics In The 1980s by Pierre Comtois (book review).

Pierre Comtois is a big fan of Marvel Comics in the 1960s when they changed the way comics were done. In the first flush of the revolution, they were led by the Big Three: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. He’s not such a big fan of Marvel comics in the 1970’s where, as […]

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The Art Of Rocksteady’s Batman by Daniel Wallace (book review).

August 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Art Of Rocksteady’s Batman by Daniel Wallace (book review).

Although I’ve known of the recent Arkham Batman computer games, I’ve only recently picked up the ‘Arkham Origins’, which goes beyond the remit of this book. However, seeing ‘Asylum’, ‘City’ and ‘Knight’ here, in ‘The Art Of Rocksteady’s Batman’ by Daniel Wallace, I can see the roots of the artwork used there. When Rocksteady were […]

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