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The Avengers Vault by Peter A. David (book review).

March 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Avengers Vault by Peter A. David (book review).

The most unusual thing from the start was the text being double-lined to space things out a bit, especially with the potted history of the Avengers which you would have expected to have a lot more detail. For me, these tend to be indicators of eking out the material to fit the page count. That […]

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Avengers Age of Ultron: second TV spot (trailer).

March 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Avengers Age of Ultron: second TV spot (trailer).

And more Marvel-related mayhem when the Avengers take on a Stark-designed A.I that is to proud to bow down before humanity and kiss our feet. Damn toasters.

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Essential Daredevil Volume 6 by Marv Wolfman and Bill Mantlo (graphic novel review).

March 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Essential Daredevil Volume 6 by Marv Wolfman and Bill Mantlo (graphic novel review).

As Daredevil is soon to make an appearance on those new fangled television things, this might be a good time to read the ancient texts. ‘Essential Daredevil Vol. 6’ includes Daredevil # 126-146 and Daredevil Annual # 4 along with Iron Man # 88-89 and Ghost Rider # 20. With nearly 500 pages, it’s a […]

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The Ages Of The Avengers (No. 4) edited by Joseph J. Darowski (book review).

March 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Ages Of The Avengers (No. 4) edited by Joseph J. Darowski (book review).

The fourth ‘Ages Of’ book focuses on Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’. They might not be a family like the Fantastic Four or have a mutual interest in survival like the mutant X-Men, but the Avengers were the team that could be best described equivalent to super-powered police force or as their numbers grew, practically a military […]

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The Ages Of The X-Men (No. 3) edited by Joseph J. Darowski (book review).

February 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Ages Of The X-Men (No. 3) edited by Joseph J. Darowski (book review).

  Despite assurances in the introduction that the nineteen essays in ‘The Ages Of The X-Men’ would spread throughout its forty year history, the opening essays focus entirely on the same subject, that of the book’s initial creation. Although John Darowski draws parallels with the Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants being a metaphor for communism, which […]

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Grail Pages by Steven Alan Payne (book review).

February 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Grail Pages by Steven Alan Payne (book review).

‘Grail Pages’ are not biblical comicbook pages but they are certainly as rare as them. As the sub-title ‘Original Comic Book Art And The Collectors’ should give a broader hint, this book is about the one thing from a comicbook that is literally a one-off, the original pages that the artist and inker with a […]

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Kingsman: The Secret Service (film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Kingsman: The Secret Service (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The kinetic super-spy caper ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ will serve as a boisterous blueprint for those teen fanboys out there that will fancy an elaborate overload of James Bond-esque high-powered hedonism. It certainly does not hurt that the high-wire hysteria as showcased in the twitchy ‘Kingman’ is based upon the acclaimed comicbook series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. […]

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Alien Legion: Dead And Buried by Chuck Dixon, Larry Stromm and Carl Potts (graphic novel).

January 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
Alien Legion: Dead And Buried by Chuck Dixon, Larry Stromm and Carl Potts (graphic novel).

I haven’t read ‘Alien Legion’ since the mid-80s when it was printed under Marvel’s Epic line. Some of the stories I recognise here so it makes this book a good one to buy to understand this reality and read before the next volume which will have all new material. Double checking, this volume looks like […]

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Judge Dredd: Year One Omnibus by Matt Smith, Michael Carroll and Al Ewing (graphic novel).

January 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
Judge Dredd: Year One Omnibus by Matt Smith, Michael Carroll and Al Ewing (graphic novel).

‘Judge Dredd: Year One’ is an omnibus of three novellas, each detailing a separate case from the Dredd’s first year on the streets of Mega-City One. It gives the reader a unique perspective on the Judge that was only really presented during the ‘2000AD’ story ‘Origins’. Otherwise, Dredd’s story has been told from about the […]

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Comic Book Creator # 6 Presents Swampmen (magazine review).

January 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator # 6 Presents Swampmen (magazine review).

I often wondered about the American love of swamps. Certainly, they have more of them than we have, so it’s pretty much a climate thing. When you include how dark and murky they are, it’s a natural fodder to think big beasties, other than alligators could stalk out of it or bond with humans and […]

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