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Zombo: You Smell Of Crime And I’m The Deodorant by Al Ewing and Henry Flint (graphic novel review).

March 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Zombo: You Smell Of Crime And I’m The Deodorant by Al Ewing and Henry Flint (graphic novel review).

Just before I started writing this review, I noticed on social media that it was the thirty-ninth birthday last week of the British comics institution that is ‘2000AD’. The galaxy’s greatest comic may be best known for the exploits of 22nd century lawman Judge Dredd but it has spawned a huge number of other characters […]

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God Is Dead Volume One by Jonathan Hickman, Mike Costa and Di Amorim (graphic novel review).

March 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
God Is Dead Volume One by Jonathan Hickman, Mike Costa and Di Amorim (graphic novel review).

Bringing together the first six parts of the ongoing ‘God Is Dead’ series, there’s a lot to encourage this reader to pick up the next collected volume. The premise is an interesting one, a world where the old gods have come back to the Earth in expectation of dominion and sacrifice. The different pantheons divide […]

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Modesty Blaise: Ripper Jax by Peter O’Donnell and Enric Badia Romero (graphic novel review).

March 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
Modesty Blaise: Ripper Jax by Peter O’Donnell and Enric Badia Romero (graphic novel review).

The ‘Modesty Blaise’ newspaper strips are down to the last four books now. If you’ve been missing out on my praise for this series or just wondering if you can backtrack to the earlier volumes, I’ve been told that once complete, Titan Books do intend to republicise the lot from the beginning. If, on the […]

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TinTin – The Art Of Hergé by Michael Daubert (book review).

February 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
TinTin – The Art Of Hergé by Michael Daubert (book review).

Comic fans are known for their obsession but countries like Japan and Belgium take it to different extremes. For Belgium, its TinTin, Hergé’s nineteen year-old reporter/detective with his hair in a constant quiff having been blown that way in his first adventure. He even has a museum dedicated to him. Can you imagine that with […]

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Back Issue # 86 (magazine review).

February 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 86 (magazine review).

Although I missed out on Back Issue # 81 which explored DC Comics reprints so can’t compare them, with Back Issue # 86, there is an exploration of the reprints from Marvel Comics. Over the years, I’ve known fans who collected reprints simply because they were cheapest way to get the early stories. I did […]

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Showcase Presents Dial H For Hero by Dave Wood (graphic novel review).

February 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Showcase Presents Dial H For Hero by Dave Wood (graphic novel review).

Sockamagee! I have a vague memory of fondness for ‘Dial H For Hero’ when I was very young, so I bought this ‘Showcase’ volume to see what it’s like. The fun started in House Of Mystery # 156 (Jan 1966) when boy genius Robby Reed accidentally falls into a cavern and finds a strange dial. […]

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Crossed +100 Volume 1 by Alan Moore and Gabriel Andrade (graphic novel review).

February 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Crossed +100 Volume 1 by Alan Moore and Gabriel Andrade (graphic novel review).

The adverts say that no prior knowledge of the ‘Crossed’ series by Garth Ennis is needed to enjoy this book which is just as well because I don’t have any. This volume collects the first six issues of the comicbook ‘Crossed + 100’ which completes the first part of the story arc. After a six […]

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Will Eisner: Champion Of The Graphic Novel by Paul Levitz (book review).

February 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Will Eisner: Champion Of The Graphic Novel by Paul Levitz (book review).

Author Paul Levitz says from the start that there have been many books written about Will Eisner and as the title ‘Will Eisner: Champion Of The Graphic Novel’ says, he wants to focus on the evolution of the graphic novel and the cartoonist’s involvement in it. After all, it was Eisner who first coined the […]

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Showcase Presents: Green Lantern, Vol. 2 by John Broome, Garner Fox and Gil Kane (graphic novel review).

January 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Showcase Presents: Green Lantern, Vol. 2 by John Broome, Garner Fox and Gil Kane (graphic novel review).

My new year’s resolution is to read my stack of ‘DC Showcase’ at the rate of one comic magazine per day. As they usually contain over twenty issues I should get through one and a bit per month. I can’t do more than one a day as they tend to blend into each other in […]

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The Art Of Vintage DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Edition (postcards review)

January 26, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
The Art Of Vintage DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Edition   (postcards review)

Several years back, after reviewing a box of postcards devoted to selected Marvel Comics covers, wondered why there wasn’t a DC Comics equivalent. With ‘The Art Of Vintage DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Edition’ you have this version of postcards. The most obvious thing you will want to know is what is inside the sealed box, […]

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