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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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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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