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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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Spaceship Away Part 29 Spring 2012 (magazine review).

June 16, 2013 | By | Reply More
Spaceship Away Part 29 Spring 2012 (magazine review).

In many respects, the latest issue of ‘Spaceship Away’ is more text dominated than usual. This is, in part, because writer Charles Chilton, who allows them to reprint his ‘Journey Into Space’ comicstrip died in January at the great age of 95. There is also a continuing part of ‘Shadow Over Britain’ where Chilton’s lead […]

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The Wolverine… slicey slicey.

June 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Wolverine… slicey slicey.

Possibly the first good standalone Wolverine movie is heading our way, as this trailer suggests. Thrill to the Silver Samurai and very vicked Viper!

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300 Rise of an Empire… first poster.

June 12, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
300 Rise of an Empire… first poster.

Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, this new chapter of the saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. 300: Rise of an Empire pits Themistokles against the massive invading […]

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Agents of SHIELD… beyond secret.

June 11, 2013 | By | Reply More
Agents of SHIELD… beyond secret.

And another trailer for the Agents Of SHIELD TV series from the fertile mind of Joss Whedon arrives to stuff the inter-tubes.

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Mjolnir: Tap Two Times an article of numbers by: GF Willmetts (feature).

May 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Mjolnir: Tap Two Times an article of numbers by: GF Willmetts (feature).

The Asgardian thunder god Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, has a rather unusual set of abilities. By a determination of magic by his father Odin, only someone worthy can pick it up, not necessarily Thor himself. Back in the days when Thor could transform into the human Doctor Donald Blake and thanks his birth that the writer […]

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Comic Book Creator # 1 Spring 2013 (magazine review).

May 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Comic Book Creator # 1 Spring 2013 (magazine review).

‘Comic Book Creator’ is the replacement title for ‘Comic Book Artist’, that lasted two years. Although not stated, the implication within this edition that the comicbook artist, especially those who use the Marvel method, contribute greatly to the storytelling so calling it ‘creator’ covers those who can do both and covers some aspect of writing […]

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The Ballad Of Halo Jones by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson (graphic novel review).

May 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Ballad Of Halo Jones by Alan Moore and Ian Gibson (graphic novel review).

‘The Ballad Of Halo Jones’ is a rather oddball in the ‘2000AD’ comic-book cannon. It’s not overtly violent in the opening two books in this volume and the lead character is an ordinary girl in the future. Still, this is Alan Moore and, at that time in the mid-80s, if he wrote a story based […]

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Dan Dare: Pilot Of The Future (The Anastasia, Tempus Frangit, Nimbus, Zylbat And Associated Interplanet Space Fleet Craft by Rod Barzilay and Graham Bleathman (book review).

May 31, 2013 | By | Reply More
Dan Dare: Pilot Of The Future (The Anastasia, Tempus Frangit, Nimbus, Zylbat And Associated Interplanet Space Fleet Craft by Rod Barzilay and Graham Bleathman (book review).

Back in the 1950s, it was largely believed that the British would lead the space race, which care of ‘The Eagle’ comic and the talents of Frank Hampson and his team brought out into the fictional world of ‘Dan Dare’ set some forty-five years into the future, As writer Rod Barzilay points out in his […]

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The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo, David Hine and Mark Stafford (graphic novel review).

May 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo, David Hine and Mark Stafford (graphic novel review).

‘The Man Who Laughs’ is a graphic novel adaptation of the little-known Victor Hugo novel originally published in 1869. Before you ask what this has got to do with genre fiction, I should point out two things. The first is that Gwynplaine, the hero of this story, is the inspiration for the hideous forced grin […]

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