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Amazon jets into the comic-book business.

July 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Amazon jets into the comic-book business.

Amazon are launching Jet City Comics, a new imprint focused on comics and graphic novels. Jet City launches with new comics from George R.R. Martin, Hugh Howey, and Neal Stephenson, starting with today’s publication of “Symposium #1,” the first Foreworld comic from the series created by Neal Stephenson, Greg Bear, Mark Teppo, Nicole Galland, Erik […]

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Do Super-Heroes Pay Their Taxes? an article by: GF Willmetts.

June 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Do Super-Heroes Pay Their Taxes?  an article by: GF Willmetts.

It was the book ‘Superman And Philosophy’ last month that got me pondering on this particular problem of just how legal and lawful are super-heroes? I mean that beyond being vigilantes and working outside of the law, although that will be examined as well. So perhaps it would be best to start with the Man […]

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Green Lantern And Philosophy edited by Jane Dryden and Mark D. White (book review).

June 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Green Lantern And Philosophy edited by Jane Dryden and Mark D. White (book review).

Interestingly, ‘Green Lantern And Philosophy’ starts off with the Green Lantern Corps before moving on specifically to that of the Earth Green Lantern, Hal Jordan and his back-up team in the opening section of this book. If anything, Earth seems to be unique for the number of Lanterns it has because it doesn’t appear to […]

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Hellblazer: Original Sins by Jamie Delano, John Ridgway, Alfredo Alcala, Rick Veitch & Tom Mandrake (graphic novel review).

June 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Hellblazer: Original Sins by Jamie Delano, John Ridgway, Alfredo Alcala, Rick Veitch & Tom Mandrake (graphic novel review).

John Constantine is the everyman’s hero. In fact, part of his charm comes from the fact he’s a comicbook hero without the over-blown super prefix. Truth be told, he’s actually a total bastard, but then again, that is the crux of his charm. Constantine is a contemporary wizard, sorcerer, mage, whatever title you want to […]

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Transmetropolitan Vol 3: Year Of The Bastard by Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos (graphic novel review).

June 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Transmetropolitan Vol 3: Year Of The Bastard by Warren Ellis, Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos (graphic novel review).

‘Transmetropolitan’ is a great example of comics at their most gloriously grim, absurdly awesome and fantastically unfiltered. The book is an off the rails, hyper-real bastardised look at our society in the form of future shock. Following the journalist Spider Jerusalem, a thinly veiled cyberpunk take on Hunter S Thompson, ‘Transmetropolitan’ is comicbook satire at […]

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Essential Fantastic Four Volume 7 by John Buscema, Joe Sinnott, Rich Buckler, Ross Andru, Bob Brown, Dick Ayers, Joe Staton, Gerry Conway, Tony Isabella, Len Wein, Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Marv Wolfman, Chris Claremont and Steve Englehart (graphic novel review).

June 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Essential Fantastic Four Volume 7 by John Buscema, Joe Sinnott, Rich Buckler, Ross Andru, Bob Brown, Dick Ayers, Joe Staton, Gerry Conway, Tony Isabella, Len Wein, Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Marv Wolfman, Chris Claremont and Steve Englehart (graphic novel review).

‘Essential Fantastic Four Volume 7’ features stories from Fantastic Four # 138 through to Fantastic Four # 159 with a couple of ‘Giant-Size’ issues thrown in for good measure. Over 500 pages, as usual with ‘Essentials’, so good value at least so far as pages per pound/dollar/euro pint of yak milk or whatever currency you […]

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The Simon and Kirby Library – Science Fiction by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby and Dave Gibbons (graphic novel review),

June 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Simon and Kirby Library – Science Fiction by Joe Simon, Jack Kirby and Dave Gibbons (graphic novel review),

‘The Simon and Kirby Library – Science Fiction’ another fine big themed collection of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby from Titan Books, printed on high quality paper and lovingly restored. This one focuses on their Science Fiction work. The book is divided into decades and we are provided with stories, all very short, from the […]

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Constructing Green Lantern: From Page To Screen by Ozzy Inguanzo (book review).

June 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Constructing Green Lantern: From Page To Screen by Ozzy Inguanzo	(book review).

Think what you may about the 2011 film ‘Green Lantern’, one has to admire the designs that went into their making. After all, it’s a tough order to create a three-dimensional galaxy spawned police force in a year or so from a two-dimensional comicbook that was created over half a century. From my perspective, I […]

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The Shadow Out Of Time by H.P. Lovecraft and illustrated by I.N.J. Culbard (graphic novel review).

June 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Shadow Out Of Time by H.P. Lovecraft and illustrated by I.N.J. Culbard (graphic novel review).

While HP Lovecraft himself had problems writing ‘The Shadow Out Of Time’ and never considered it entirely satisfactory, subsequent critics have generally regarded it as one of his masterpieces. Part thriller, part monster story, part psychological study and part political manifesto, ‘The Shadow Out Of Time’ is in its entirety a superb piece of Science […]

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Spider-Man And Philosophy edited by Jonathan J. Sanford (book review).

June 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Spider-Man And Philosophy edited by Jonathan J. Sanford (book review).

If anything, I’m kind of surprised how late in the line a book release associating Spider-Man with philosophy is, considering how many other books in this series has already been released. After all, Peter Parker’s motivation for being a crime-fighter was owning up to his responsibility for using his powers for more than self-serving purposes. […]

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