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Panel To The Screen by Drew Morton (book review).

July 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Panel To The Screen by Drew Morton (book review).

It’s rather weird how in chapter 2 of the book, ‘Panel To The Screen’, author Drew Morton says he wants to make the book accessible to all and promptly swallows a dictionary for his phraseology. Nothing wrong with that in itself, the use of words depends on what you would normally use although it might […]

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Alter Ego # 147 July 2017 (magazine review)

July 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Alter Ego # 147 July 2017   (magazine review)

An unusual twist from the usual ‘Alter Ego’ format as we have a graphic examination of Otto Binder’s material for Quality, Timely and DC Comics. As Binder kept reasonably accurate records all shown here but this puts things into perspective and you see samples of his work and the artists he worked with over his […]

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Wonder Woman by Noah Berlatsky (book review)

July 7, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Wonder Woman by Noah Berlatsky   (book review)

The sub-title of Noah Berlatsky’s ‘Wonder Woman’ book is ‘Bondage And Feminism In The Marston/Peter Comics, 1941-1948’. Psychologist William Marston created Wonder Woman feeling that there was a need for a female counter-part to Superman but not necessarily a duplicate. As she and her female team were often tied up, Berlatsky contends that this was […]

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Super-Speed: Faster Than A Speeding… a rushed article by: GF Willmetts

July 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Super-Speed: Faster Than A Speeding…  a rushed article by: GF Willmetts

There are a lot of problems with super-speed. Fortunately, the few super-human characters who can genuinely fly under their own power (sic) choose not to run fast on the ground. If anything, it’s harder to stay on the ground. Therein lies the problems outlined below. Indeed, it is these problems that resulted in the original […]

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Jack Kirby Collection SeventyOne (magazine review)

July 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Jack Kirby Collection SeventyOne  (magazine review)

The theme of this issue og the ‘Jack Kirby Collection’ is Omega, following on from last issue’s Alpha. Omega is about endings or death but, by stretching a point, you can say that anti-life is about death, too, and squeeze in Darkseid and Apokalypse, which is really about endings and so is Ragnarok. To celebrate […]

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Neil Gaiman’s Lady Justice Vol. # 2 (graphic novel review)

June 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Neil Gaiman’s Lady Justice Vol. # 2   (graphic novel review)

Lady Justice is a vengeful spirit who lends her powers to downtrodden women. When they don the white blindfold they become her avatars and have kickass powers. This is the second volume of ‘Lady Justice’ stories and it starts anew with number one. The first run was cancelled but they had another stab at it. […]

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Neil Gaiman’s Lady Justice Vol. # 1 (graphic novel review)

June 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Neil Gaiman’s Lady Justice Vol. # 1  (graphic novel review)

Initially, I thought ‘Neil Gaiman’s Lady Justice’ fit in with the ‘Neil Gaiman’s Teknophage’ and ‘Neil Gaiman’s Mr. Hero’ saga and it does but there’s no evidence of that in this volume. However, I snuck a peek at Neil Gaiman’s Lady Justice Vol. # 2 and Mister Henry Phage puts in an appearance there so […]

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Neil Gaiman’s Mr. Hero Complete Comics Vol. 1 (graphic novel review)

June 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Neil Gaiman’s Mr. Hero Complete Comics Vol. 1  (graphic novel review)

Neil Gaiman’s Mr. Hero is a character in the Teknophage epic which was dreamed up by Neil Gaiman in the early 1990s but folded in a comicbook bust the like of which happens every ten years or so. It’s fair to point out that this volume can be read as a standalone but does tie […]

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Neil Gaiman’s Teknophage Vol. # 2 (graphic novel review)

June 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Neil Gaiman’s Teknophage Vol. # 2   (graphic novel review)

Neil Gaiman’s Teknophage Vol. # 2 is the follow up to ‘Neil Gaiman’s Teknophage Vol. # 1 which is part of a series of comics with one epic story. This volume starts with a revolt against Henry Phage, powerful and crafty reptilian ruler of Kalighoul for several million years. Kalighoul is a parallel Earth and […]

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Neil Gaiman’s Teknophage Vol. # 1 (graphic novel review)

June 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Neil Gaiman’s Teknophage Vol. # 1   (graphic novel review)

Big picture first. ‘Teknophage’ is one of several comics published back in the early 1990s by Laurie Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein, who created the Sci-Fi Channel. Comics were booming and they thought the time was ripe for it. Neil Gaiman, a rising star then, a superstar now, was invited to come up with concepts to […]

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