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The Art Of The Simon And Kirby Studio by Mark Evanier, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (book review).

December 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Art Of The Simon And Kirby Studio by Mark Evanier, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (book review).

Firstly, I should mention that my copy of this book, ‘The Art Of The Simon And Kirby Studio’ by Mark Evanier, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby is a pdf file sent by the publisher, which is great and I’m grateful but I suspect the whole darn thing will look even better as the real big […]

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Vandroid by Tommy Lee Edwards and Dan McDaid (graphic novel review).

December 17, 2014 | By | Reply More
Vandroid by Tommy Lee Edwards and Dan McDaid (graphic novel review).

Since comicbooks became respectable, more or less, there are many films based on that medium in our modern era: ‘From Hell’, ‘V For Vendetta’ and all the super-hero stuff that’s taken over the cinema. ‘Vandroid’ is something different, a comic based on a film that was never made. A studio fire and other disasters kept […]

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The Ages Of Superman (No. 1) edited by Joseph J. Darowski (book review).

December 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Ages Of Superman (No. 1) edited by Joseph J. Darowski (book review).

‘The Ages Of Superman’ is the first of four books looking at how super-heroes have changed over the decades. I suspect familiarity with the stories will help you to assess the eighteen writers essays here. I was expecting to see them focusing purely on the Man of Steel but was glad to see diversity to […]

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Marvel Vehicles Owner’s Workshop Manual by Alex Irvine (book review)

December 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Marvel Vehicles Owner’s Workshop Manual by Alex Irvine (book review)

In many respects, I would have thought Haynes would have covered the Marvel Universe before now but finally we have the ‘Marvel Vehicles Owner’s Workshop Manual’, with material from the US Insights Edition. It might not show you how to repair them but you can see the inner workings and how much of Iron Man’s […]

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The Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014) (DVD film review).

December 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014) (DVD film review).

Considering how quickly copies of ‘The Guardians Of The Galaxy’ have vanished off my local supermarket’s shelves in the past week, it won’t be much of a guess what will be opened on Yuletide morning this year for a lot of teens and probably adults. My first reaction while watching it is the next ‘Star […]

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Marvel’s Agent Carter second preview.

November 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Marvel’s Agent Carter second preview.

SHIELD goes all Boardwalk Empire meets Mad Men on your ass in the second preview peek into Agent Carter, agent of, what was it again?

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American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1970s: 1970-1979 by Jason Sacks (book review).

November 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1970s: 1970-1979 by Jason Sacks (book review).

The latest volume ‘American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1970s: 1970-1979’ is credited to Jason Sacks but inside the book, five writers were involved. There is special emphasis on sales figures from the start explaining their importance if not necessarily their accuracy in why so many titles were stopped throughout the 1970s. Some of this wasn’t […]

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The Gerry Anderson Comic Collection (graphic novel).

November 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Gerry Anderson Comic Collection (graphic novel).

Looking at the cover of ‘The Gerry Anderson Comic Collection’ and its quick to surmise that it contains a variety of stories from ‘TV21’, ‘Lady Penelope and ‘Joe 90 Special Agent’ comics. What is significant from the ‘Lady Penelope’ comic is one story that I haven’t seen reprinted before, explaining how Marina and her father, […]

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An Alex Ross Interview by Geoff Willmetts.

November 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
An Alex Ross Interview by Geoff Willmetts.

As seen with the latest Andrew Loomis book, ‘I’d Love To Draw’, artist Alex Ross contributed a new introduction and added some comments to fill the gaps in this prototype book. If I need to tell you who Alex Ross is, then you haven’t been paying attention to his watercolour work on ‘Marvels’ for Marvel […]

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Thunderbirds Volume Five (graphic novel review).

November 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Thunderbirds Volume Five (graphic novel review).

Last year, Egmont released a large volume containing ‘Thunderbirds’ stories http://sfcrowsnest.org.uk/thunderbirds-the-comic-collection-graphic-novel-review/. This year, they have split these further eighteen stories over five softcover volumes, with ‘Thunderbirds Volume Five’ being the last of five. Only the first story is drawn by Frank Bellamy, with the remaining two, contrary to the opening credits, by John Cooper and […]

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