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Hand of Fire – The Comics Art Of Jack Kirby by Charles Hatfield (book review).

November 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Hand of Fire – The Comics Art Of Jack Kirby by Charles Hatfield (book review).

One is always wary when the academics get their hands on popular culture. I was recently re-reading Kingsley Amis on the subject in his introduction to the anthology ‘The Golden Age Of Science Fiction’. Academic himself, Amis nonetheless thought that the Science Fiction field became too self-conscious and was irreversibly changed when literary types stopped […]

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The Intrinsic (comicbook review)

November 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Intrinsic (comicbook review)

The first edition of ‘The Intrinsic’ covers chapter 1 ‘Torment’. Before getting further into the plot I should mention that the story was written by Sean Patrick O’Reilly, Casey Jones and Erik Hendrix with Allan Oterd doing the pencilling. The colorist for this edition was Chandran Ponnusamy and EriK Hendrix did the letters. The artwork […]

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The Hobbit: An Illustrated Edition by J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Dixon and David Wenzel (book review)

November 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Hobbit: An Illustrated Edition by J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Dixon and David Wenzel (book review)

You don’t step on Superman’s cape, you don’t spit into the wind and above all else, you don’t mess with the classics. Thankfully, David Wenzel and Charles Dixon have resisted the urge to give their graphic novel translation a modern look to reflect the super-duper high definition look that will grace our screens this Christmas. […]

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Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q & A by Keith RA DeCandido (book review).

November 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Q & A by Keith RA DeCandido (book review).

Anniversaries are funny old events. They’re a celebration of the past while at the same time, an opportunity to look to the future. This is especially the case with ‘Q & A’, written for ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’s 20th anniversary in 2007, it looks to the very first meeting we had with Picard, et […]

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Stan Lee deserves Lifetime Achievement Award “100 percent”!

November 1, 2012 | By | Reply More
Stan Lee deserves Lifetime Achievement Award “100 percent”!

Comic book guru Stan Lee has received the Lifetime Achievement Award given at the 15th annual Savannah Film Festival for his co-creation of Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, the Avengers and the Fantastic Four. Accepting the award, Lee cheekily noted, “First of all, I want to thank you for your taste, your judgment, your […]

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The Wolverine gets postered.

October 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Wolverine gets postered.

The Wolverine movie has a new poster that looks like it’s come right off a recent Marvel comic cover. The last Wolverine movie was quite good, but never quite caught the breaks for a large audience. Will this one be the charm for our adamantium-boned chum? We’ll see.

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Showcase Presents: The Spectre (Vol. 1) by Jerry Siegel and Bernard Bailey (comic-book review).

October 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Showcase Presents: The Spectre (Vol. 1) by Jerry Siegel and Bernard Bailey (comic-book review).

The Spectre was originally a Golden Age super-hero, created by Jerry Siegel and Bernard Baily. First appearing in More Fun Comics # 51 (Jan 1940) he soon became a member of the Justice Society of America. It was an unusual origin story. Police officer Jim Corrigan was murdered but an entity called ‘The Voice’ refused […]

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Strontium Dog: The Life And Death Of Johnny Alpha by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra (graphic novel review).

October 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
Strontium Dog: The Life And Death Of Johnny Alpha by John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra (graphic novel review).

Johnny Alpha is dead. Only there is some mystery about it as journalist Precious Matson gets Middenface McNulty to help find out the truth. I was a bit puzzled as to what made Precious a mutie until several pages in there was a hint of a multiple cleavage. How much to say without giving anything […]

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Iron Man 3 movie photo cornucopia!

October 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Iron Man 3 movie photo cornucopia!

We know how to whet your appetite for the first trailer for the third Iron Man movie due out tomorrow – a load of photos and posters from the movie. Oh, Mister Stark, do please marry Ms Pepper Potts. If you don’t, we will! Thanks to EW for the pic of the Big Bad in […]

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Arrow… the gang’s all here.

October 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
Arrow… the gang’s all here.

The new trailer for Arrow (as in Green: we hate explaining that, but hey-ho) has a whole host of bad guys from the D.C. comic-book version… such luminaries as Deathstroke, China White and Deadshot… and John Barrowman! What, Torchwood is in the new Arrow too? Come on, that’s a crossover too far, isn’t it?

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