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Alter Ego # 144 January 2017 (magazine review)

January 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego # 144 January 2017  (magazine review)

A new ‘Alter Ego’ for the new year. Yah! Editor Roy Thomas announces that the magazine is going bimonthly because he’s doing too much and that list is staggering, so not surprised so less of an ‘Oh!’. The good news is the next issue will be up to 100 pages, so you’re only going to […]

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Doctor Who: Evening’s Empire by Andrew Cartmel, Marc Platt, Dan Abnett and Scott Gray (graphic novel review)

January 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Doctor Who: Evening’s Empire by Andrew Cartmel, Marc Platt, Dan Abnett and Scott Gray  (graphic novel review)

‘The Cartmel Masterplan’ has always been one of the most intriguing ‘What If’s’ in the storied history of ‘Doctor Who’. As script editor of the show in the final three seasons of its original run, Andrew Cartmel brought a more nuanced approach to Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor. Hinting that he was more than […]

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Comicbook Covers: Adventure Comics # 354 : an article of a tidy mind by: GF Willmetts

January 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Comicbook Covers: Adventure Comics # 354  :   an article of a tidy mind by: GF Willmetts

By their nature, covers are used to entice you to buy a product. More so with American comicbooks in the 1960s. You might recognise the characters but it often the actions and the activities that are going on that will convince you to read the adventure. With the Golden Age and the resurrection of comicbook […]

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Legion Of Super-Heroes: The Beginning Of Tomorrow (graphic novel review)

December 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Legion Of Super-Heroes: The Beginning Of Tomorrow   (graphic novel review)

‘Legion Of Super-Heroes: The Beginning Of Tomorrow’ is the reprint of the 1994-1995 re-build of the LSH from Legion Of Super-Heroes 0, # 62-65, Legionnaires 0, 19-22. As such there are a large handful of writers, pencillers and inkers with probably the first issue being the sketchiest before the art standard jumps up. This is […]

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The Can Opener’s Daughter (book 2) by Rob Davis (graphic novel review)

December 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Can Opener’s Daughter (book 2) by Rob Davis  (graphic novel review)

I enjoyed ‘The Can Opener’s Daughter’ by Rob Davis but it is one weird graphic novel. Mind you, men wearing their underpants on the outside to fight criminals in New York are weird, too, but we are used to super-heroes. Just as Radio can be used for the ‘Today Programme’ or ‘The Goons’, so comics, […]

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Trish Trash: Rollergirl Of Mars Vol. 1 by Jessica Abel (graphic novel review)

December 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Trish Trash: Rollergirl Of Mars Vol. 1 by Jessica Abel   (graphic novel review)

‘Trish Trash: Rollergirl Of Mars’ is a graphic novel by Jessica Abel with background and design by Lydia Roberts and colours by Walter. I’m not sure what background and design means. With 64 pages, it’s quite a thin hardcover edition but a very nice one and I guess you’re paying for those lush production costs. […]

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Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary, Volume 1 by M.R. James, adapted by Leah Moore and John Reppion with art by Aneke, Kit Buss, Fouad Mezher and Alisdair Wood (graphic novel review)

December 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary, Volume 1 by M.R. James, adapted by Leah Moore and John Reppion with art by Aneke, Kit Buss, Fouad Mezher and Alisdair Wood  (graphic novel review)

M.R. James is seen by many as the master of the English ghost story. A British academic of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, he wrote over thirty ghost stories, many of which have become classics frequently heard on radio or television at Christmas. Published to coincide with the eightieth anniversary of the author’s […]

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The Legion: Foundations by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Chris Batista (graphic novel review).

December 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
The Legion: Foundations by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning and Chris Batista (graphic novel review).

If you used the opening three pages of ‘The Legion: Foundations’ as the means to gauge the artistic merits of this graphic novel compiled from The Legion # 25-30 and The Legion Secret Files 3030’ from 2003-2004, you would probably put it back on the shelf. According to the back cover and opening credits, apart […]

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Legion: Secret Origin by Paul Levitz, Chris Batista and Marc Deering (graphic novel review).a

December 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Legion: Secret Origin by Paul Levitz, Chris Batista and Marc Deering (graphic novel review).a

I picked up this copy of ‘Legion: Secret Origin’ to confirm some research for any article on the Legion Of Super-Heroes that will go on-line end of the month. The material from this graphic novel was taken from Legion: Secret Origin # 1-6 in 2011-12. Unlike the other origins from the other 30th centuries, this […]

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Comic Book Creator #13 Fall 2016 (magazine review).

December 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator #13 Fall 2016 (magazine review).

The dual cover of Comic Book Creator # 13 shows what is the meat of this issue, namely interviews with artists Ramona Fradon and Michael W. Kaluta, which tends to make light of the other material contained. Not being American, I’m not really that familiar with ‘The Wacky Pack’ stickers and an excerpt from the […]

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