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Power Games (article).

December 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Power Games (article).

an article by: GF Willmetts Something that comicbook fans have often debated over the decades is just who is the most powerful in their particular favoured universe. It becomes complicated when mixing across realities, mostly because the criteria for abilities varies. I mean, if you had to match Doctor Strange against Doctor Fate, the latter […]

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Modern Masters Volume Five: J.L. García-López edited by Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

December 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Modern Masters Volume Five: J.L. García-López edited by Eric Nolen-Weathington (book review).

I have a confession to make. When I was allowed to make a selection from the TwoMorrows back catalogue to review, top of my list from their ‘Modern Masters’ collection was the book about artist José Luis García-López. Although I hadn’t seen a lot of his early non-super-hero work and then only his occasional fling […]

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Judge Dredd: The Dark Judges by John Wagner, Alan Grant, Brian Bolland, Brett Ewins, Cliff Robinson (comic-book review).

December 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
Judge Dredd: The Dark Judges by John Wagner, Alan Grant, Brian Bolland, Brett Ewins, Cliff Robinson (comic-book review).

Warning! Warning! ‘Judge Dredd: The Dark Judges’ is a super little book but beware duplicating stuff you may already have. Dredd is featured in the title because he’s the big name Judge of Mega-City One but he doesn’t feature all through. Pages 54-114 have the story with the overall title of ‘Four Dark Judges’ which […]

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The Batman/Judge Dredd Collection by John Wagner, Alan Grant and Simon Bisley (comic-book review).

December 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Batman/Judge Dredd Collection by John Wagner, Alan Grant and Simon Bisley (comic-book review).

This luxurious hardback edition of ‘The Batman/Judge Dredd Collection’ features four long stories printed on glossy, high quality paper. All are written by John Wagner and Alan Grant who cut their teeth on Judge Dredd and other strips at ‘2000AD’ before moving on to even greater fame and glory. The first is ‘Judgement On Gotham’ […]

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Legion Of Super-Heroes Volume 1: Hostile World by Paul Levitz, Francis Portela and Walter Simonson (comic-book review).

December 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Legion Of Super-Heroes Volume 1: Hostile World by Paul Levitz, Francis Portela and Walter Simonson (comic-book review).

If there’s one aspect of the DC Universe that can be affected by the reality changes in the current time period, then it’s the 30th-31st century which houses the Legion Of Super-Heroes continuity that has existed since the early 1960s. Originally seen as a means to allow Superboy to be part of a team of […]

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Legion Lost: Run From Tomorrow Volume One by Fabian Nicieza, Pete Woods and Tom DeFalco (comic-book review).

December 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Legion Lost: Run From Tomorrow Volume One by Fabian Nicieza, Pete Woods and Tom DeFalco (comic-book review).

I haven’t read any of DC’s ‘New 52’ material yet but there was a need to see what changes had been made to Element Lad for an article I’m preparing. As there are two ‘Legion Of Super-Heroes’ graphic novel releases from the big change over, dividing the team, it made sense to read them both […]

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Marie Severin: The Mirthful Mistress Of Comics by Denny Cassell with Arron Sultan (book review).

December 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Marie Severin: The Mirthful Mistress Of Comics by Denny Cassell with Arron Sultan (book review).

When I was a youngster, I was captivated by Marie Severin when she did a stint as penciller on ‘Doctor Strange’ in ‘Strange Tales’, mostly because she was the only lady comicbook artist I had seen and she was on par with the male artists. It always seemed odd that she would work far more […]

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Essential Thor Volume 4 by Jack Kirby, Neal Adams, John Buscema and Stan Lee (comic-book review).

December 21, 2012 | By | Reply More
Essential Thor Volume 4 by Jack Kirby, Neal Adams, John Buscema and Stan Lee (comic-book review).

Kirby soldiers on! For 12 more issues anyway and does a pretty good job of them, too. Just before he left Marvel, that company or Stan Lee had decided to revert from multi-issue stories to yarns that were full and complete in one comicbook. The theory was that potential new fans were put off by […]

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Essential Thor Volume 3 by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee (comic-book review).

December 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Essential Thor Volume 3 by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee (comic-book review).

Here be another ‘Essential Thor Volume’ for ye to read, mortals. This is the point at which the Thunder God became more godly, more cosmic and yea, more awesome. Stan Lee contributed to the elevated atmosphere by having the Asgardians speak in an old-fashioned, cod Shakespearian dialogue. Verily, I remembreth a letter in the pages […]

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Essential Thor Volume 2 by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee (graphic novel review).

December 20, 2012 | By | Reply More
Essential Thor Volume 2 by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee (graphic novel review).

‘Essential Thor Volume 2’ opens with a magnificent battle scene in which Odin, Thor and a bunch of other Asgardians fight the demon men of Jutenheim. As they are defeated in two panels, they obviously weren’t all that tough. ‘For Asgard and freedom!’ cries Odin, which is a bit rich coming from an absolute monarch. […]

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