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Dredd by Gordon Rennie, David Bishop and Matthew Smith (book review).

November 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Dredd by Gordon Rennie, David Bishop and Matthew Smith	(book review).

‘Dredd’ is an anthology of three previously published novels about Judge Dredd, the twenty-second century lawman who has spent the last thirty-five years as the most popular character in British comic, ‘2000AD’. The anthology was published in North America to coincide with the release of the live action film ‘Dredd 3D’, starring Karl Urban in […]

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Alien actor Lance Henriksen turns comic-book writer.

November 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Alien actor Lance Henriksen turns comic-book writer.

Early this December Dark Horse is to publish the first in a new five-issue western horror comic-book tale, To Hell You Ride: White Man’s Guilt , by Alien actor, Lance Henriksen and co-writer, Joseph Maddrey with art supplied by Tom Mandrake. Lance Henriksen is, of course, best known for acting in movies like the Alien […]

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Shakara: The Destroyer by Robbie Morrison and Robbie Flint (graphic novel review).

November 28, 2012 | By | Reply More
Shakara: The Destroyer by Robbie Morrison and Robbie Flint (graphic novel review).

Cosmic, man! But confusing, too, for the uninitiated so it’s worth going over the back story, which is revealed half-way through the first yarn here, ‘The Destroyer’. That makes this a bit of a spoiler. Sorry. The Shakara, a spindly looking bunch of aliens, were a very warlike race, always killing each other. Then there […]

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The Intrinsic # 2 (comicbook review)

November 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Intrinsic # 2 		(comicbook review)

The second issue of The Intrinsic’ comic starts where the first edition left off. Ishmael Stone (Philosopher Rex), his accomplice Blind Jack and the two new recruits are being attacked by a demonic hoard from another dimension. Given that the new recruit Tori was until late in the first episode a dancer, it’s not surprising […]

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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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