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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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Spider-Man/Deadpool Vol. 1 – Isn’t It Bromantic? by Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness (graphic novel review).

December 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Spider-Man/Deadpool Vol. 1 – Isn’t It Bromantic? by Joe Kelly and Ed McGuinness (graphic novel review).

If you want to get another comicbook title on the shelves to make sure you’re getting even more money, then a tip from me is to do a team-up. Get two characters who are selling their individual titles like gangbusters. Then join them together for a series of wacky adventures. Then sit back and watch […]

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Machine Man Paperback by Tom Defalco, Herbe Trimpe and Barry Windsor-Smith (graphic novel review).

December 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Machine Man Paperback by Tom Defalco, Herbe Trimpe and Barry Windsor-Smith (graphic novel review).

I was telling my dear brother about ‘Machine Man: The Complete Collection’ by Jack Kirby & Steve Ditko. ‘Complete?’ said he. ‘So it’s got the Barry Smith stuff as well?’ No, I admitted. In fact the ‘Complete Collection’ is quite incomplete as it doesn’t have the stories from Kirby’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ neither but, […]

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Machine Man: The Complete Collection by Jack Kirby & Steve Ditko (graphic novel).

December 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Machine Man: The Complete Collection by Jack Kirby & Steve Ditko (graphic novel).

The first thing to say is that this ‘complete collection’ isn’t. ‘Machine Man’ originally featured in Jack Kirby’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ stories which may never be reprinted because of copyright issues, alas. He’s also reappeared in a mini-series illustrated by Barry Windsor-Smith in 1984 and another one in 1999 where he was turned into […]

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Invulnerability Vulnerability : an article by: GF Willmetts

December 4, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Invulnerability Vulnerability     :  an article by: GF Willmetts

Don’t confuse invulnerability with having dense enough tissue to bounce bullets off of as you might not be able to survive more powerful artillery shot at you. The one thing you never see with Marvel characters is the bruises. We’re talking the kind of invulnerability that Superman has that, with few exceptions, nothing can get […]

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Back Issue # 93 December 2016 (magazine review)

December 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Back Issue # 93 December 2016   (magazine review)

There are a lot of captains in comicbooks. One has to wonder why, outside of Nick Fury, that few come with a higher rank starring in their own comicbook. Certainly, none of them ever rose to a higher rank. The first is the original Captain Marvel and his tenure at DC Comics. Something I didn’t […]

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Tales From The Crypt Vol. 3 # 1 (comicbook review)

December 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Tales From The Crypt Vol. 3  # 1   (comicbook review)

In the tradition of EC Comics, ‘Tales From The Crypt’ has been raised from the dead by the Papercutz’ Super Genius imprint and promises to deliver horror unfit for children, so be warned. As in days of yore, the tales are hosted by the Crypt-Keeper, the Old Witch and the Vault-Keeper. The Crypt-Keeper introduces the […]

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