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Superheroes!: Capes, Cowls And The Creation Of Comic Book Culture by Laurence Maslon and Michael Kantor (book review).

July 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Superheroes!: Capes, Cowls And The Creation Of Comic Book Culture by Laurence Maslon and Michael Kantor (book review).

This is a book about the history of super-heroes in the media. The super-hero is now a mainstay of popular culture on television and the silver screen but some of us older folk recall a time when they were only available on paper. Low paid men with typewriters did the scripts and other chaps with […]

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Superman: The Golden Age Sundays 1943-1946 by Jack Schiff, Wayne Boring, Jack Burnley and Whitney Ellsworth (graphic novel review)

July 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Superman: The Golden Age Sundays 1943-1946 by Jack Schiff, Wayne Boring, Jack Burnley and Whitney Ellsworth (graphic novel review)

The ‘Superman Sunday’ pages were written and drawn during World War II and that’s important to remember. One of the most perceptive comments about that war I ever read was made by Len Deighton, the British thriller writer, who also dabbled in history. He pointed out that during the war we didn’t know we were […]

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Creating Graphic Novels by Sarah Beach (book review).

July 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Creating Graphic Novels by Sarah Beach (book review).

I have to confess from the start that I did wonder where publisher Michael Wiese was going with releasing Sarah Beach’s book, ‘Creating Graphic Novels’ but was soon enlightened from the introduction. This book is for scriptwriters who having been told to do something more visually orientated to sell their story first than as a […]

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Essential Thor volume 7 by Len Wein and David A Kraft (graphic novel review).

July 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
Essential Thor volume 7 by Len Wein and David A Kraft (graphic novel review).

‘Essential Thor volume 7’ collects, in glorious black and white, The Mighty Thor # 248-271 and The Mighty Thor Annuals # 5-6. It opens with Annual # 5, scripted by Steve Englehart, in which the Asgardians have a war with the gods of Mount Olympus. It’s well done and Odin the All-Wise actually demonstrates some […]

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Death Sentence by Monty Nero and Mike Dowling (book review).

July 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Death Sentence by Monty Nero and Mike Dowling (book review).

This graphic novel brings together the first six ‘Death Sentence’ comics with additional bonus content. The six part comic series was published monthly starting in October 2013 with issue six appearing in March 2014 and was created by Monty Nero and Mike Dowling. ‘Death Sentence’ introduces us to a world where people infected with the […]

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Dredd Needs Help, Citizen!

July 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Dredd Needs Help, Citizen!

In May, 2000 AD appealed to its readers to help solve a mystery – and they replied in spades! The legendary British comic book asked fans to track down key episodes from the Judge Dredd comic strip that ran for around 2,980 episodes from 1981-1998 in the national Daily Star newspaper. Thanks to their detective […]

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American Comic Book Chronicles: 1965-69 by John Wells (book review).

June 28, 2014 | By | Reply More
American Comic Book Chronicles: 1965-69 by John Wells (book review).

The 1960s was an expansive time for comics, so it’s hardly surprising that these ‘American Comic Book Chronicles’ would need more than one volume to cover this decade and this is the second of these 1960s volumes covering 1965-1969. If anything, this was the period where Marvel Comics was rapidly becoming the teenagers favourite company […]

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The Dark Knight Manual by Brandon T. Snider (book review).

June 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Dark Knight Manual by Brandon T. Snider (book review).

There are two different editions of this book, ‘The Dark Knight Manual’. The original US edition from Insight Editions as I discovered when doing some research had a CD whereas the Titan Books edition didn’t. Ever the curious reviewer, I sought out the Insights Edition to see what was in it. Beneath the Gotham City […]

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The World According To Spider-Man by Daniel Wallace and Mirco Pierfederici (book review).

June 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
The World According To Spider-Man by Daniel Wallace and Mirco Pierfederici (book review).

As should be expected with a book called ‘The World According To Spider-Man’, Spidey is more likely to be flippant and extremely focused on his life as a super-hero or, as he describes it in the introduction, ‘Crime-fighting while wearing tights’. The illustrious Peter Parker also points out that you need more than being bitten […]

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Death Sentence by Monty Nero and Mike Dowling (graphic novel review).

June 24, 2014 | By | Reply More
Death Sentence by Monty Nero and Mike Dowling (graphic novel review).

This graphic novel brings together the first six ‘Death Sentence’ comics with additional bonus content. The six part comic series was published monthly starting in October 2013 with issue six appearing in March 2014. Created by Monty Nero and Mike Dowling. ‘Death Sentence’ introduces us to a world where people infected with the sexually transmitted […]

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