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Brass Sun: The Wheel Of Worlds mini-series # 3 by Ian Edginton and I.N.J. Culbard (e-comic review).

September 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
Brass Sun: The Wheel Of Worlds mini-series # 3 by Ian Edginton and I.N.J. Culbard (e-comic review).

The Wheel of Worlds has problems. The sun is dying. Our heroine is Wren and her home world, Hind Leg, is slowly freezing. There is a transit system between the worlds, largely forgotten by most people, and the Station Master has sent Wren and Conductor Seventeen to the Keep, a planet ruled by the Scarlet […]

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Brass Sun: The Wheel Of Worlds mini-series # 2 by Ian Edginton and I.N.J. Culbard (e-comic review).

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Brass Sun: The Wheel Of Worlds mini-series # 2 by Ian Edginton and I.N.J. Culbard (e-comic review).

Brass Sun # 1 ended with Wren safely in the hands of Conductor Seventeen, one of the Prime Numbers in charge of the transit system for the Wheel of Worlds. She used the Quaycard left her by her grandfather to get there. In Brass Sun # 2, Wren learns that the worlds used to co-operate […]

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Essential Ant-Man Volume # 1 by a lot of creators (graphic novel review).

September 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Essential Ant-Man Volume # 1 by a lot of creators (graphic novel review).

Ant-Man is a very early Marvel hero, first appearing in Tales To Astonish # 27 (January 1962). When scientist Henry Pym first tried his reducing solution, he shrank too fast and ended up in an ant hill. By means of judo, a friendly cat, a match lit by throwing a rock at it and a […]

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Essential Killraven Volume 1: War Of The Worlds by a lot of creators (graphic novel review).

September 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Essential Killraven Volume 1: War Of The Worlds by a lot of creators (graphic novel review).

The story of Killraven began in Amazing Adventures #18 (May 1973) and carried on until issue # 39 of that magazine. Then there was Marvel Graphic Novel # 7 and then… Killraven # 1. This latter pair of stories were doomed attempts to revive the title. The original idea by Roy Thomas was a good […]

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Dead Girls – The Graphic Novel by Richard Calder and Leonardo M Giron (graphic novel review).

September 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dead Girls – The Graphic Novel by Richard Calder and Leonardo M Giron (graphic novel review).

‘Dead Girls’ is a cyberpunk story that started life as British Science Fiction author Richard Calder’s 1992 debut novel, written while he was living in Thailand. Many years later, after converting the book into a screenplay for a planned film that didn’t come off, Calder decided to give the story a new lease of life […]

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Don Heck: A Work Of Art by John Coates (book review).

September 25, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Don Heck: A Work Of Art by John Coates (book review).

I’ve always tended to regard comicbook artist Don Heck as one of the unsung heroes of the comics world. Getting any lengthy interview from him was a problem for writer John Coates, who had to pull from many sources after his death in 1995. Heck was very much a private quiet man who got on […]

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Batman Odyssey by Neal Adams (graphic novel review).

September 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Batman Odyssey by Neal Adams (graphic novel review).

Having reviewed TwoMorrow’s Comic Book Creator # 3 earlier in the month, I decided it was time to look at Neal Adams’ DC opus ‘Batman Odyssey’. Spread over thirteen issues originally, it was important to remember that at the opening of each issue there was going to be a lot of exposition recapping would be […]

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) (Blue-ray film review).

September 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) (Blue-ray film review).

Sony captured Spider-Man a couple of years ago and this is their second rendition of the Marvel comicbook hero. Every year there are blockbusters portraying old Marvel guys, subjects of our fantasies for half a century and, every year, in order not to be outdone, they try to make the best movie ever by surpassing […]

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Comic Book Creator # 3 (magazine review).

September 19, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Comic Book Creator # 3 (magazine review).

‘Comic Book Creator’ combines looking at both comicbook writers and artists under one title. With a magazine format, what would be classified as gold will depend on your age or what you find interesting about the medium. This issue focuses way back but if you just like looking at and reading about talented people, you’ll […]

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Legion Of Super-Heroes Volume 3: Fatal Five by Paul Levitz, Francis Portela and Scott Kolins (graphic novel review).

August 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Legion Of Super-Heroes Volume 3: Fatal Five by Paul Levitz, Francis Portela and Scott Kolins (graphic novel review).

The literal final volume of ‘The New 52’ version of ‘The Legion Of Super-Heroes’ is an all out confrontation between the LSH and the Fatal Five, probably their most dangerous opponents. Tharok, their leader, has hit the United Planets where it hurts, their technology, and turned their quantum connectors against them, giving the LSH an […]

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