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Al Plastino: Last Superman Standing by Eddy Zemo (book review).

May 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Al Plastino: Last Superman Standing by Eddy Zemo (book review).

After Jerry Shuster, there were three significant artists in Superman’s early comicbook life: Wayne Boring, Al Pastino and Curt Swan. Plastino was told to adopt the style of Wayne Boring so the transition between them wouldn’t be too obvious. As seen from other samples in this book, Plastino could draw and ink in all number […]

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Alter Ego # 140 June 2016 (magazine review).

May 29, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Alter Ego # 140 June 2016 (magazine review).

I have to confess that there are still some gaps in my knowledge regarding the Golden Age of comics. With National Periodicals/DC Comics, this was hardly helped with the lack of credits. However, if you have read comics from this period then you will certainly have come across the late artist Irwin Hasen’s work. He […]

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Showcase Presents: Batman Volume 6 by Dennis O’Neil, Neal Adams and, Frank Robbins (graphic novel review).

May 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Showcase Presents: Batman Volume 6 by Dennis O’Neil, Neal Adams and, Frank Robbins (graphic novel review).

I read an interview with Denny O’Neil a while back in which he was asked how his famous pairing with Neal Adams that resulted in so many classic stories came about. He said it was just random chance. When he handed in a script he had no idea which artist would be drawing it. Just […]

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Jack Kirby Collection Sixty-Seven (magazine review).

May 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collection Sixty-Seven (magazine review).

‘The Jack Kirby Collector’ keeps rolling along with its usual mix of tribute panels, articles, essays, old interviews with Jack, new interviews with experts and so on. It’s a glossy, nicely produced magazine with lots of colour though the text, I’m glad to say, is black on white. Some modern magazines put pink on yellow […]

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Alter Ego #139 May 2016 (magazine review).

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Alter Ego #139 May 2016 (magazine review).

With Roy Thomas’ 75th year, this edition of ‘Alter Ego’, is the second part of a massive interview by Jim Amash covering his freelancing career from 1990s to the present. The first part was ran in Alter-Ego # 136 which is a shame as it looks like I missed that. Although I’m not a fan […]

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Back Issue # 88 May 2016 (magazine review).

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Back Issue # 88 May 2016 (magazine review).

Back Issue # 88 gets right down to business as publisher John Morrow starts off with a examination of the advertising promotion that DC failed to deliver when Jack Kirby went to work for them after Marvel. His analysis is very good and I suspect in more modern times, would have spread about where to […]

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Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (film review by Frank Ochieng)

March 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (film review by Frank Ochieng)

One would think that the ultimate showdown between two of the most iconic super-heroes would make for some downright compelling action-oriented exploits against a landscape of angst and destruction. Plus, it certainly did not hurt that exhilarating filmmaker Zack Snyder (‘300’) was at the helm in bringing together the colorfully and concocted confrontation between The […]

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Showcase Presents: DC Comics Presents Superman Team-Ups Vol. 1 (graphic novel review)

March 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Showcase Presents: DC Comics Presents Superman Team-Ups Vol. 1   (graphic novel review)

This book collects, in glorious black and white, DC Presents Superman Team-Up # 1 through to DC Presents Superman Team-Up # 26. It came out a while ago but is still available for $700 dollars if you’re mad enough to pay that. Shop around. The cover price is £13.99. It’s worth snapping these things up […]

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Back Issue # 87 (magazine review)

March 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 87    (magazine review)

It’s hardly likely to be surprising that with a certain Batman/Superman film on the horizon that ‘Back Issue’ wouldn’t have a look at their historic confrontations with their eighty-seventh issue. Where better to start that a look at ‘World’s Finest’, which often as not, was one step away from their individual titles at the time. […]

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Doctor Who: Four Doctors by Paul Cornell and Neil Edwards (graphic novel review).

March 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Four Doctors by Paul Cornell and Neil Edwards (graphic novel review).

A couple of weeks back I watched ‘The Three Doctors’ again, which was originally aired before I was born, but I’ve seen at some point in the murky past. I like all the ‘Doctor Who’ crossover episodes, so I was keen to see what Paul Cornell has devised for his five-part comic event ‘Four Doctors’. […]

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