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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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The Incredible Herb Trimpe by Dewey Cassell & Aaron Sultan (book review),

August 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Incredible Herb Trimpe by Dewey Cassell & Aaron Sultan (book review),

The release of ‘The Incredible Herb Trimpe’ by Dewey Cassell & Aaron Sultan is at an unfortunate time, as the comicbook artist died on 13 April 2015 at the age of 76. Considering he had a career largely known for drawing the likes of the Incredible Hulk, Trimpe confessed that he wasn’t keen on super-heroes […]

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Fantastic Four (film review by Frank Ochieng)

August 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Fantastic Four (film review by Frank Ochieng)

So the question remains: does Marvel Comics continue its movie-making tradition of escapist excess on the big screen with the latest superhero entry in the rebooting of the ‘Fantastic Four’ being brought into the cinematic forefront in the summertime of 2015? The easy reply is YES! Now for the important question at hand: does co-writer/director Josh […]

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Deadpool (first trailer): cracks heads, cracks wise.

August 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Deadpool (first trailer): cracks heads, cracks wise.

And here’s the first movie trailer outing for Deadpool, the wise-cracking potty-mouthed superhero who proves you can never have enough humour in a superhero comic – or movie. Looks about what you’d expect.

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Comic Book Artist Collection Volume 1 (book review)

August 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Artist Collection Volume 1    (book review)

Remember me saying a few months back that I wished TwoMorrows did paper reprints? Back in 2000, they did for their ‘Comic Book Artist’, reprinting the first three issues under one cover and if you look around, like I did last year, might actually be able to still pull a copy. Do I really have […]

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The League Of Regrettable Superheroes by Jon Morris (book review)

July 31, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
The League Of Regrettable Superheroes by Jon Morris    (book review)

No, you haven’t missed a super-hero team. ‘The League Of Regrettable Superheroes’ is a book by Jon Morris about American super-heroes from across the three ages with sillier names than usual. Some vanished without a trace. Some survived a while. Some even made a comeback as different people. After all, DC also had an Amazing […]

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