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21st Century Tank Girl Hardcover by Philip J. Bond, Jim Mahfood, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, etc. (graphic novel review).

November 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
21st Century Tank Girl Hardcover by Philip J. Bond, Jim Mahfood, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, etc. (graphic novel review).

This is an odd book. Odd, not funny, at least not to me. It might be funny if you are of an age where you think swearing is inherently funny, along with mentions of ‘evil smelling farts’ and ‘dark, creepy, unnatural shits’. It is odd because there are a few comic stories done in the […]

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The Golden Age Of DC Comics: 1935-1956 by Paul Levitz (book review).

November 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Golden Age Of DC Comics: 1935-1956 by Paul Levitz (book review).

The Golden Age Of DC Comics: 1935-1956 by Paul Levitz was originally the first part of ‘75 Years Of DC Comics’ and traces National Periodicals and All-American Comics worked in tandem before merging with M.C. Gaines controlling them at the start of the industry. As the original book is out of print and kind of […]

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In The Days Of The Mob by Jack Kirby (graphic novel review).

November 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
In The Days Of The Mob by Jack Kirby (graphic novel review).

When I was young, over forty years ago, we grew up watching old black and white Warner Brothers gangster films on black and white televisions, thrilling to the rise and demise of various villains played by James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart. When Fantastic Four # 91 came out, we were deeply impressed by Kirby’s gangsters. […]

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The Avengers: Kree/Skrull War by Roy Thomas, Sal Buscema, Neal Adams and John Buscema (graphic novel review)

November 20, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
The Avengers: Kree/Skrull War by Roy Thomas, Sal Buscema, Neal Adams and John Buscema   (graphic novel review)

One of the of gaps in my comicbook collection was getting all the issues of the Kree/Skrull War in The Avengers # 89-97 together in my youth, mostly because the price of the Neal Adams issues and their availability at the time made it difficult on my budget. After those interview magazines by TwoMorrow I’ve […]

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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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